J.D. Tuccille on How Bureaucrats Tried and Failed to Make TV Suck



Television permeates our culture and enters our homes and lives in a way that would certainly horrify the early self-appointed gatekeepers between electronic media and the American public. That's a good thing, writes J.D. Tuccille, because the broad realm of video entertainment that we now call "television" would be a hell of a lot less interesting if innovators hadn't put much of the medium beyond the gatekeepers' grasp.