"To those who say people wouldn't look, they wouldn't be interested, they're too complacent, indifferent and insulated, I can only reply there is in one reporter's opinion considerable evidence against that contention. But even if they are right, what have they got to lose? Because if they are right, and this instrument is good for nothing but to entertain, amuse and insulate, then the tube is flickering now and we will soon see that the whole struggle is lost. This instrument can teach, it can illuminate and yes, it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it towards those ends.
Otherwise it is merely wires, and lights, and a box."
- Edward R. Murrow