Robert Thompson Quotes


53 Robert Thompson quotes:



"The '50s and '60s were an enormous golden age."
"By the time this happened, the whole Martha Stewart style was beginning to show its age. What is strange is her being elevated beyond her fan base to world-class celebrity, thanks to a trial and conviction, and brought to a place in our culture that is much bigger than before."
"There are two things people love in America: attention and money."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: America Quotes
"I think what NBC has figured out is what the model of doing big events is going to be."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Events Quotes
"When Ellen came back with the Emmys (in November 2001), she was coming back to a culture that had been put on total and complete hold, ... a felicitous coincidence."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"When Ellen came back with the Emmys [in November 2001], she was coming back to a culture that had been put on total and complete hold, ... a felicitous coincidence."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"These are fundamental, foundational themes in American culture. And they all get played out here in ... the journalistic perfect storm."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"These kinds of characters are so satisfying to male viewers because culture has told them to be powerful and effective and to get things done, and at the same time they're living, operating and working in places that are constantly defying that."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"Mozart is one of the few great masters who has truly penetrated pop culture. He's the universal donor û you could find something of his to use just for just about anything."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"It's totally possible for this thing not to hit the mass-culture radar screen."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"You can redefine the place of Mars in pop culture. It's close enough to interact with."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"How television and the culture are absorbing Katrina is certainly different than how they absorbed Sept. 11. Four years ago, all culture was put on pause. But people have continued to watch comedies and dramas and reality shows throughout, even when things were at their grimmest."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Culture Quotes
"The star approval in OK! makes it less sleazy on one level and therefore less interesting."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Approval Quotes
"There's no way that (anyone) comes up with a (family) tier that in any meaningful way accomplishes what it's supposed to because you have to include the broadcast networks."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"New Year's Day was the perfect time for football because you could roll out of bed and you could start watching football, even before you manage to mix your aspirin and water. The second (of January) is just not the same. Some people are going to have to get up. The dynamic gets broken. The whole calculus changes."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Bed Quotes
"rough contrivance to lift from the social conscience a burden that should not be either lifted or lightened in any way."
"As soon as distilled spirits were discovered and their effect on one's consciousness known, they became an important part of the tradition."
"Now, I think candidates realize that they've got to collect these constituencies, these audiences, like you would assemble a patch-work quilt,"
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"They have the biggest audience of the year. And what we watch is the modern version of a 1950s variety show."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Audiences Quotes
"Farrah Fawcett was in the prime of her big-haired, buxom beauty. She was the kind of person who could completely make 'Battle of the Network Stars' work. She was kind of goofy and she was such a huge star and you really wanted to see what she was like. And what you saw was a little peculiar and that made it fun."
Author: Thompson Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes



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