John Reith – General Director of the BBC

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John Reith (General Director of the BBC)

John Reith (General Director of the BBC)

“I think it will be admitted by all that to have exploited so great a scientific invention* for the purpose and pursuit of entertainment alone would have been a prostitution of its powers and an insult to the character and intelligence of the people.”

* At that time, Reith meant radio, but feel free to input in television, youtube or reality tv shows.