[Ads-l] Request help verifying 1959 quotation from journalist Edward R. Murrow.

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 24 15:22:06 EDT 2016

Thanks to Peter who located a 1919 political cartoon in the
Chronicling America database that depicted the political realm as a
circus. Here is a short link to the newspaper page image. (See Peter's
message below for the full citation)::


Peter Reitan wrote:
> The circus was already there; as demonstrated by this political cartoon from 1919.
> The Non-Partisan Leader (Fargo, ND), June 23, 1919, page 3.
> "When the politicians complain that TV turns their proceedings into a
> circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and
> that TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well
> trained."—Edward R. Murrow.
> [End excerpt]
> Garson
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