Newton Minow

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Birthday
17, 1926
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1926 (age 92)
Birthplace
Milwaukee, WI

About

Former Chairman of the FCC who is forever remembered for calling television a vast wasteland.

Before Fame

He earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1950.

Trivia

He influenced the growth of television by passing the All-Channel Receiver Act in 1961.

Family Life

He got married to Josephine Baskin and the couple had three children together: Nell, Martha, and Mary.

Associated With

He hired Barack Obama to his law firm Sidley Austin LLP in 1988.