Quotes by: Fred W. Friendly
|Fred W. Friendly
||Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer
October 30, 1915
New York City
||March 3, 1998
Bronx, New York
|Cause of death
||Nichols Junior College (A.A., 1936) 
||Dorothy Greene (m. 1947; later divorced)
Ruth Weiss Mark (m. 1968)
||David T. Friendly
Therese Friendly Wachenheimer 
Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It's a commodity now, just like pork bellies.
A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.
TV is bigger than any story it reports. It's the greatest teaching tool since the printing press.
Television makes so much at its worst that it can't afford to do its best.
The news is the one thing the networks can point to with pride. Everything else they do is crap, and they know it.