A tribute to and a lament for Marshall McLuhan continues. If he had lived Marshall would have been 100 on July 21, 2011. Join me in the countdown to his centennial, and an exploration of more of his observations on the way media work in the electric age in which we live.

Will TV elect our next Prime Minister?

Marshall McLuhan (1970, age 59).  Meet the new NBC and CBS.    

“NBC and CBS could easily become the political ‘parties’ of the future, just as the New York Central and the Pennsylvania railroads were once the political parties of the nineteenth century.”

 

Me (March, 2011, age 58).  The future is here…

CTV, Global, and the CBC are hard at work in the current Federal election in Canada.  And so are the more traditional political parties with a little help from TV.

Cordially, Marshall and Me

 

Reading: 

Marshall McLuhan, Culture Is Our Business, 1970, p. 52.

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Michael Hinton Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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