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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Newton N. Minow  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

-- Newton N. Minow on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Minow is a Chicago resident.

Biographical and Professional Information

Minow is an attorney and former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. While still an influential attorney in private practice, Minow is active in many non-profit, civic, and educational institutions and is currently the Honorary Consul General of Singapore in Chicago.

Published Works

  • Equal Time, Private Broadcaster and Public Interest, Antheneum, 1964
  • Presidential Television, A Twentieth Century Fund Report (With Martin and Mitchell), Basic Books, 1973
  • For Great Debates, A New Plan for Future Presidential TV Debates, Priority Press, 1987
  • Lines of Battle, Time Books, 1987
  • How Vast the Wasteland Now, Gannett Foundation Media Center, Columbia University, 1991
  • Abandoned in the Wasteland, Children, Television, and the First Amendment (With Craig LaMay), Hill and Wang, 1995
  • Television`s Values and the Values of Our Children, Northwestern University, 1995
  • As Our Parents Planted for Us, So Shall We Plant for Our Children, A Family Memoir (Co-author), McNaughton & Gunn, 1999
  • Opening Salvos, Who Should Participate in Presidential Debates, Century Foundation, 1999

Selected Titles At Your Library

For great debates :
ISBN: 0870782126. OCLC Number:

Priority Press Publications,. New York :. 1987.

This book explores the history and future of presidential debates. It identifies four themes in assessing the debates as a vehicle for political discourse: the public impact; sponsorship and arrangements; format; and the question of third-party and independent candidates.

Abandoned in the wasteland :
ISBN: 0809023113. OCLC Number:

Hill and Wang,. New York :. 1995.

Argues that the First Amendment can be used on behalf of children, to help make television a force that will nurture and not harm them.



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