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The one function that TV news performs very well is that when there is no news we give it to you with the same emphasis as if it were.
If you read a lot of books you are considered well read. But if you watch a lot of TV, you're not considered well viewed.
TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
Fred W. Friendly
The most important thing about a TV set is to get it back against something and not out in the middle of a room where it's like a somber fellow making electronic judgments on you.
Bruce Jay Friedman
TV happens. And once it's happened, it's gone. When it's gone, you move on, no tears, no tantrums, no videotape.
There is no such thing as national advertising. All advertising is local and personal. It's one man or woman reading one newspaper in the kitchen or watching TV in the den.
If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
Art may imitate life, but life imitates TV.
Journalism as theater is what TV news is.
Who bothers to cook TV dinners? I suck them frozen.
You know, when you don't go on TV and talk about how many women you sleep with, some people in Hollywood, that are supposedly 'in the know,' start whispering that you're gay. If I were gay, I wouldn't be ashamed to admit it, but I'm not.
I'm not perfect, I do drink. I do smoke. Carson Daly can't go out and get messed up, he can't smoke in front of kids - he's the face of MTV, and he has to be good. But me? I can.
I'm not one of those people that goes into details of my personal life on national TV to get attention. Some things are better left unsaid.
When you get something like MTV, it's like regular television. You get it, and at first it's novel and brand new and then you watch every channel, every show. And then you become a little more selective and more selective, until ultimately... you wind up with a radio.
David Lee Roth
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.
Frank Lloyd Wright
In California, they don't throw their garbage away - they make it into TV shows.
Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
Today's Little Leaguers, and there are millions of them each year, pick up how to hit and throw and field just by watching games on TV. By the time they're out of high school, the good ones are almost ready to play professional ball.
There's a good deal in common between the mind's eye and the TV screen, and though the TV set has all too often been the boobtube, it could be, it can be, the box of dreams.
Ursula K. Le Guin
I'm really not that special. Really, I'm not. I was on a big TV show, but it was just a TV show.
No one knows if Saddam is still alive. They keep showing old footage of him on TV saying that it's live. You know, it's like the same thing we do with Dick Cheney.
TV - a clever contraction derived from the words Terrible Vaudeville. However, it is our latest medium - we call it a medium because nothing's well done.
Privacy was in sufficient danger before TV appeared, and TV has given it its death blow.
You're not anyone in America unless you're on TV.
I love to put on lotion. Sometimes I'll watch TV and go into a lotion trance for an hour. I try to find brands that don't taste bad in case anyone wants to taste me.
The TV business is uglier than most things. It is normally perceived as some kind of cruel and shallow money trench through the heart of the journalism industry, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free and good men die like dogs, for no good reason.
Hunter S. Thompson
Before deciding to retire, stay home for a week and watch the daytime TV shows.
I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting, but at the same time a little sad.
I would recommend that anyone who wants to do comedy on TV to do radio first.
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