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Newton N. Minow

Born: 1926 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Minow is a Chicago resident.

Biography: 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.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Newton N. Minow on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Abandoned in the wasteland :
ISBN: 0809015897 OCLC: 32012613

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.

For great debates :
ISBN: 0870782126 OCLC: 15875626

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.

Media & public life
ISBN: 1560008741 OCLC: 35159139

Transaction Publishers, New Brunswick, N.J. : ©1997.

Regulating campaign finance
ISBN: 0803925425 OCLC: 14146221

Sage Publications, Beverly Hills, Calif. : ©1986.

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