Thanks Will. Unfortunately their on-line archives go back only to
Will Gray wrote:
> This is one of those popular Eliot quotes that is
>often misquoted (I found at least 4 versions) and
>hardly ever footnoted. The best information I can find
>Simpsonís Contemporary Quotations, compiled by James
>B. Simpson. 1988.
>AUTHOR: T S Eliot
>QUOTATION: It is a medium of entertainment which
>permits millions of people to listen to the same joke
>at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.
>ATTRIBUTION: On television, NY Post 22 Sep 63
>SUBJECTS: Communications & the Arts: Radio &
>Television: Observers & Critics
>BIOGRAPHY: Columbia Encyclopedia.
>WORKS: T S Eliot Collection.
>Since I haven't seen the Post article, I'm not sure if
>it's the original source or not, but it's a safe bet,
>since you won't find anything else online. Every now
>and then, someone else will be brave enough to list
>the quote as coming in the year 1963, so I would
>assume it's either something he said publicly (which
>was taken down by reporters), or else it was published
>originally in the Post. Either way, it's a start.
>--- Peter Montgomery <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>Anyone know where Eliot said the following?
>>"television is a medium of entertainment which
>>permits millions of
>>people to listen to the same joke at the same time,
>>and yet remain
>>It is referred to in this news article:
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