Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Quote of the Day: George W.S. Trow

"The work of television is to establish false contexts and to chronicle the unraveling of existing contexts; finally, to establish the context of no context and to chronicle it."

—From George W.S. Trow's celebrated New Yorker essay, "Within the Context of No Context".

New York Magazine's Ariel Levy wrote a compelling appraisal of Trow's life and work for this week's issue.

Slate memorialized him in December, 2006 after his death at age 63. The New Yorker's December 2006 obituary for Trow was written by friend and fellow Harvard grad / New Yorker writer, Hendrik Hertzberg.

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