"This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire." #readingToday

[ED: E.R. Murrow in 1958, talking about the future of the "new medium" of television. Try replacing "television" w/ "twitter" and see if it sounds about right.]

This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and even it can inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise, it's nothing but wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful.

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