Newton N. Minow

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Newton Norman Minow "is Counsel to the law firm of Sidley & Austin. He was appointed in 1987 as the first Annenberg University Professor of Communications Policy and Law at Northwestern University. He also served as the director of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies from 1987-1996.

"Mr. Minow is a former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and former chairman of the Public Broadcasting System. Mr. Minow has co-authored and contributed to several books on the public interest and broadcasting, including Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television and the First Amendment; How Vast the Wasteland Now; For Great Debates; and Presidential Television.

"Mr. Minow is a graduate of Northwestern University, and has been awarded honorary degrees by Brandeis University, the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University, Columbia College, Governors State University, DePaul University and the University of Notre Dame." [1]

Married to Josephine Baskin Minow, and he has three daughters, all lawyers, Nell Minow, shareholder activist and movie critic, Martha L. Minow, Harvard law professor, and Mary, a library law expert.

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  1. Newton Minow, Media Institute, accessed April 19, 2008.

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