Television has the power to unite a nation and indeed the world around events happening anywhere. Some countries, Iceland among them, still has televised events that draws over 90% of the population to the screen at the same time. No other home appliance, media, app or computer game has that kind of power. I got my first real job in television 20 years ago. After that I worked in politics for a decade, but have recently gone back to doing TV. It feels like home. Even though politics can be quite satisfying when you see things getting done, the long time influence of television on the ideas that shape the world are clearer to me now than ever before. Turn it on.
(For egta, ACT, EBU)