The movie's most famous line was itself a myth.
Number of households v. newspaper circulation:
From State of the Media 2004:
In one sense, penetration reveals the full extent of newspapers’ declining appeal. In 1950, 123 percent of households bought a newspaper (in other words there were 1.23 papers sold per household.) By 1990, only 67 percent of households bought a newspaper. By 2000, it was 53 percent.A picture of LBJ's Oval Office illustrates the dominance of the Big Three Networks:
Meanwhile, on the radio dial:
- Abolition of the Fairness Doctrine
- Satellite technology and toll-free numbers foster national talk radio
Crack babies and the drug war