Newton N. Minow
Newton N. Minow

United States attorney and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

Newton Norman Minow (born January 17, 1926) is an American attorney and former Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. His speech referring to television as a "vast wasteland" is cited even as the speech has passed its 60th anniversary. While still maintaining a law practice, Minow is currently the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Chicago.Minow has been active in Democratic party politics. He is an influential attorney in private practice concerning telecommunications law and is active in many nonprofit, civic, and educational institutions. Barack Obama named him a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for 2016.

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Television and the Public Interest authored-by Newton N. Minow on 1/16/2020, 6:14:42 PM