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Nicholas Johnson: A Bibliography


January 1996

Copyright © 1995, 1996 by Nicholas Johnson


[Note: The primary purpose of including a table of contents in this online edition is (a) to provide an overview of the contents of the entire bibliography, and (b) to continue the practice throughout of maintaining the online edition as a reproduction of the hard copy edition. However, (c) the only online guide to the entire bibliography is to Return to Bibliography Main Page . (d) The page references here do not refer to any references within this online edition. -NJ January 31, 1997]

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x

Books, Sole Author . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . 1

Books, Teaching Materials. . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . 1

Books, Other . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 2

Books, Contributions to. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . 2

Articles, Law Review and Law-Related . . . . . . . . . 8

Articles, Popular Magazine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Articles, Publications, General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

"Communications Watch" Columns . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Opinions, Federal Communications Commission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Congressional and Other Testimony. . . . . . . . . . .109

Speeches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128

Television and Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .171

Audio and Video Tapes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187

International Executive Forum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221

Appendix I: Texts Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Appendix II: Opinions of Judge Brown and Justice Black. .243

Appendix III: Nicholas Johnson Chronology . . . . . . . 255

Appendix IV: Nicholas Johnson Resume. . . . . . . . . . .257

Appendix V: Library Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263

Appendix VI: New York Times Stories . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271


This Bibliography is designed to serve a number of purposes and individuals.

(1) The 21st Century public policy questions surrounding telecommunications, broadcasting and the Internet in the 1990s are not unique to this time. Many of these issues were debated during the Radio Conferences of the 1920s, and throughout the years since. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 raises as many questions as it answers. The material cited in this Bibliography may be of some help in seeking those answers.

(2) The 1960s and early 1970s were a tumultuous time in America. Central to that tumult, as well as reporting about it, were the broadcast media. Some of the sources listed here may be helpful to historians examining that period generally.

(3) The F.C.C. itself is occasionally the subject of study by academics and their graduate students, lawyers, and government officials. The pieces of F.C.C. history recorded here may be of help to them in putting together that picture.

(4) Finally, and deliberately last, it is a personal record which contains not only references to the years Johnson served as a F.C.C. Commissioner, but to material before and after those years. The period covered by this Bibliography (1952-1995) coincides with the coming of today's "Information Age": black and white and then color television; cable television; citizens band radio; communications, direct broadcast and geo-positioning satellites; touch tone, portable and cellular telephones and pagers; VCRs and CDs and, of course, the mainframe, mini, desktop, laptop, notebook and palmtop computers now interconnected globally through the Internet. Thus, his is a personal history which closely overlaps, and is interwoven with, the evolution of the Information Age itself.

This Bibliography represents a "work in progress" in two senses.

It was first compiled in 1973-1974, primarily as a record of publications during the years Nicholas Johnson served as an FCC Commissioner (1966-1973). Although some subsequent updating was attempted, it was not until 1995 that a concerted effort was made to locate most of the material before, during and after that period.

So it is a work in progress in the sense that the task of tracking down appropriate citations to all of this material turns out to be unending.

It is also a work in progress, of course, in the sense that publication and other production continues, and citations to the new material are added periodically.

Omissions. In a work of this kind, omissions and errors are inevitable. In this case, in addition to oversights, the following four categories of omissions can be noted. (a) Although many of the lectures, talks and other presentations including Congressional testimony have been tracked down in one form or another, it is in the nature of oral presentations that frequently no record of text, transcript or notes remains. Indeed, there may be no record or memory of the event itself. Citations to additional oral presentations become increasingly difficult to uncover with the passage of time, though they occasionally do come to light. (b) Throughout the period covered by this Bibliography there have been literally hundreds of radio and television guest appearances and interviews for which no contemporaneous record was made. Audio or video tapes were made and preserved for a very small proportion of those appearances, as well as some speeches and other presentations. They have been listed chronologically in the section "Audio and Video Tapes." (c) There have also been a number of radio and television presentations for which records might be (but have not yet been) found and compiled. During the 1970s there were numerous presentations over National Public Radio, including the production of some hour-long programs, reporting on the Democratic and Republican Presidential nominating conventions and the cross-Iowa bicycle ride ("RAGBRAI"), and a series on BBC Television. During 1983-84 there was a PBS series called "The New Tech Times" for which Nicholas Johnson was contributing editor and host. There were also, from 1982 to 1986, a series of weekly radio commentaries distributed via satellite to NPR stations. The Bibliography contains some information about these latter two series. (d) Finally, there is little or no reference here to book, magazine, newspaper, television and radio coverage that would include quotations (unless of sufficient length to have been categorized, and entered, as the transcript of an interview). In some future revision of this Bibliography there may be an effort to list some of the major articles about Johnson as well as those written by him. In this edition, selections from the New York Times abstracts of stories mentioning Johnson have been included in "Appendix VI: New York Times Stories."

Other Sources. As noted below, at least four other sources exist, both for additional citations and for locations where documents may be found. The best resource usually proves to be a skilled research librarian. The availability of computer-accessible online databases and full text services make searching significantly easier today than formerly. (a) Library resources. "Appendix V: Library Resources" provides some illustrations of the range of library collections where some of these materials can be found. OCLC (the Online Computer Library Center) and RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network) provide computer access to composite databases of the collections of member libraries. Occasionally items may be found listed there that are not included in this Bibliography. Obviously, the places to begin are the local and other libraries that are most easily accessible. Most, today, have "electronic card catalogs" of their own collections that make searching relatively quick and easy. If the desired material is unavailable there, OCLC and RLIN can provide the names of the libraries, if any, that do have it. Inter-library loan is then usually available. (b) Archival collections. The primary depository library is the Special Collections of the University of Iowa Library in Iowa City, Iowa. Additional material (little or none of which is listed here) is contained in the President Lyndon B. Johnson Library in Austin, Texas. (c) Online texts. Much of the material in the Bibliography pre-dates the beginning of many online collections. Lexis and Westlaw, however, contain full text for the FCC opinions listed here. Nexis, and the comparable Westlaw online libraries, contain the full text of such articles as are contained in included publications after those collections' starting dates. "Appendix I: Texts Online" lists texts contained in the collection accessible through Johnson's World Wide Web home page at the time of this compilation. (d) Hard copy resources. Of course, there are numerous library research tools in hard copy as well as electronic form, some of which may be essential in searching for pre-electronic materials. As examples, some libraries maintain both a conventional card catalog for their older materials and an "electronic card catalog" only of materials acquired after the computerized system was installed. The New York Times Index remains a generally available and useful reference to citations of news stories about Johnson prior to the beginning date for full-text New York Times stories in Nexis and other online collections. Once again, the best general reference is a professional research librarian.

Format. The Bibliography attempts to conform wherever possible to both The Chicago Manual of Style (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 14th ed., 1993), a generally-accepted all-purpose style manual, and A Uniform System of Citation (Cambridge: The Harvard Law Review Association, 15th ed., 1991) ("The Bluebook"), a style manual used by law reviews and other legal publications. In general, preferences of The Bluebook have been followed within sections of legal materials, and those of The Chicago Manual of Style elsewhere. To aid non-lawyers unfamiliar with The Bluebook, its stylistic preferences have sometimes been slightly altered to make the information more generally accessible. When either style would be appropriate, the style that includes the greater amount of information has been chosen. To further aid the reader, the Bibliography's references sometimes include additional relevant information as well. One variation from both manuals is the listing of works in chronological, rather than alphabetical, order. (See reference to "Appendix III: Nicholas Johnson Chronology," below.) Although there is not compulsive adherence to "proper style" there is an effort to achieve reasonable consistency, particularly within each section.

Appendices. Since May 1993 a small sampling of this material has been made available online, in full text, to anyone with computer access to the Internet or World Wide Web (either through the "home page" or an "ftp" transfer). Information regarding its electronic home, as well as a listing of the full-text material included as of this time, is contained in an appendix to this Bibliography, "Appendix I: Texts Online." Full, conventional, citations to that material can be found, of course, in the Bibliography itself. In the nature of online materials, the contents (and even existence) of the home page is subject to change at any time. (Similarly, the nature and rapid expansion of "the Web" is such that others' home pages can easily provide links to Johnson's material, and a number have done so.)

There is also appended a list of citations to the court opinions of Judge (later Chief Judge) John R. Brown, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (1958-59), and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black (1959-60) the years during which Johnson clerked, respectively, for each of them ("Appendix II: Opinions of Judge Brown and Justice Black"). As noted there, it would be inappropriate to list any of the opinions in the Bibliography itself. Nonetheless, it was thought that anyone sufficiently interested to have consulted this Bibliography at all might at least welcome having access to the citations.

As would be true for most persons, the largest proportion of this material bears some connection to positions held at the time it was created. To aid in understanding the historic time, place and activities, a time line is included as "Appendix III: Johnson Chronology," a biographical resume is appended as "Appendix IV: Nicholas Johnson Resume," and the abstracts of relevant New York Times stories have been included as "Appendix VI: New York Times Stories."

- The Editors

Acknowledgements and a personal word from Nicholas Johnson. Most of the 1994-95 revisions and updating of this Bibliography were done by my able personal assistant, Mike Brau. Chris Bunce willingly and professionally assumed the painstaking task of conforming the citation style. Kathy Forbes keystroked the "Audio and Video Tapes" section and "Appendix VI: New York Times Stories." Others, in earlier years, whose names I now recall, are Robert Thorpe and Mary Ann Tsucallas (both of whom accompanied me from the Maritime Administration to the FCC, and therefore shared, and skillfully helped guide me through, much of the professional life represented here). Over 100 additional legal assistants, staff, interns and graduate students also shared in portions of that experience. Assistants since include Leslie Davis and Juli Gumbiner and many others to whom I apologize that passing time and fading memory preclude my listing here. All of us are very much in debt to the professional guidance and assistance provided by Robert McCown, Head of the University of Iowa Library Special Collections Department.

Few wordsmiths work in total isolation. Especially is that so for those in government or the academy, with their ready access to legal and research assistants, interns, librarians, clerical and other staff. Even outside those environments, other writing has benefitted from the patience and skill of book and magazine editors. Although there is neither sufficient space nor memory to list them all here, their contributions of friendship and professional ability are hereby acknowledged with respect, appreciation and often affection.

I thank Dean N. William Hines and my colleagues at the University of Iowa College of Law who, since my return from Washington in 1980, have provided me a home with the intellectual stimulation, collegiality, good humor, staff, students, physical facilities and library that make Iowa among the very best law schools in the country. Nancy Jones of its highly regarded Writing Center kindly cast a professional editorial eye over much of what I've produced from there. Finally, thanks are owed to my parents, Edna and Wendell Johnson, late former wife, Karen, our children, Julie, Sherman and Gregory, and my wife and editor, Mary Vasey, for the substantial price they have paid for these materials.

Nicholas Johnson

Iowa City, Iowa

January 1996



Postal: Box 1876, Iowa City IA 52244-1876, U.S.A.

Voice phone and messages: 319-337-5555

Fax: 319-335-9019

Home page: [Note: As anyone who has reached this point knows, the current best single home page address is:

-NJ January 31, 1997]

Books, Sole Author

How to Talk Back to Your Television Set. Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970.

How to Talk Back to Your Television Set. New York: Bantam, 1970.

How to Talk Back to Your Television Set (Japanese ed.). Translated by Yujiro Hayashi. Tokyo: Diamond, 1971.

Test Pattern for Living. New York: Bantam, 1972.

Books, Teaching Materials

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 2 vols. Berkeley: University of California Law School, 1962.

Cases and Materials on Communications Law. 2 vols. Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, 1981.

Cases and Materials on Communications Law and Policy (with Charles Firestone). 2 vols. Los Angeles: UCLA Law School, 1982.

Cases and Materials on Communications Law and Policy (with Charles Firestone). 2 vols. Los Angeles: UCLA Law School, 1983.

Cases and Materials on Communications Law and Policy (with Charles Firestone). 4 vols. Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, 1984.

Cases and Materials on Communications Law and Policy (with Charles Firestone). 2 vols. Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, 1985.

Cases and Materials on Communications Law and Policy (with Charles Firestone and Tracy Westen). 2 vols. Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, 1986.

Introductory and Background Readings for Law of Electronic Media. Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, 1993.

Readings Supplement [Law of Electronic Media]. Iowa City: University of Iowa College of Law, 1994.

Books, Other

Broadcasting in America: The Performance of Network Affiliates in the Top 50 Markets. Washington: Federal Communications Commission, 42 FCC 2nd 1, 1973.

Life Before Death in the Corporate State. Berkeley: University of California, 1971.

Electronic Passages [manuscript only; 1995].

Books, Contributions to

Allen, Don. The Electric Humanities. Dayton, Ohio: Geo. A. Pflaum, 1971,

p. 146.

Aronoff, Craig E., ed. Business and the Media. Santa Monica: Goodyear, 1979, pp. 237-45. "Free Press or Profitable Press?"

Balk, Alfred and James Boylan, eds. Our Troubled Press: Ten Years of the Columbia Journalism Review. Boston: Little, Brown, 1971, pp. 248-58. "What the FCC Must Do."

Cable Television. Proceedings of a Conference by the New York Legislative Commission on Science and Technology. November 19, 1981. Brooklyn: Brooklyn College, 1982, pp. 72-77. "Plenary Address."

Cole, Barry G., ed. Television: Selections from TV Guide Magazine. New York: The Free Press, A Division of The MacMillan Company, 1970, pp. 322-29, 337. "The Silent Screen" (reprinted from TV Guide, July 5, 1969); "Letter" (reprinted from TV Guide, September 27, 1969).

Deming, Caren J. and Samuel L. Becker. Media in Society: Readings in Mass Communication. Glenview: Scott, Foresman, 1988, pp. 166-68. "The Myth of the Marketplace."

Emery, Michael C. and Ted Curtis Smythe. Readings in Mass Communication: Concepts and Issues In The Mass Media. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown, 1972, pp. 38-49. "What Can We Do About Television?" (reprinted from Saturday Review, June 11, 1970).

Fabrizo, R., E. Karas, and R. Menmuir, eds. The Rhetoric of NO. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1970, pp. 189-205. "The Media Barons and the Public Interest" (reprinted from Atlantic, June 1968, pp. 43-51).

Ferrell, Victor E., Jr., ed. Yearbook of Broadcasting Articles. Federal Publications: 1980, pp. 675-736. "A Day in the Life: The Federal Communications Commission" (with John J. Dystel) (reprinted from Yale Law Journal).

Fireman, Judy, ed. TV Book: The Ultimate Television Book. New York: Workman Publishing, 1977, pp. 378-80. "TV's Power and Responsibility."

The First Amendment and Broadcasting: Press Freedoms and Broadcast Journalism. Proceedings of the Edward R. Murrow Symposium. April 23-25, 1978. Pullman: Washington State University, 1978.

Gerbner, George, Larry P. Gross, and William H. Melody, eds. Communications Technology and Social Policy: Understanding the New "Cultural Revolution." New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1973, pp. 133-44. Ch. 10, "Institutional Pressures and Response at the FCC: Cable and the Fairness Doctrine as a Case Study."

Glessing, Robert J. and William P. White. Mass Media: The Invisible Environment. Chicago: Science Research Associates, Inc., 1973, pp. 6-12. "The Crush of Television" (reprinted from How To Talk Back to Your Television Set, Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970).

Glessing, Robert J. and William P. White. Mass Media: The Invisible Environment Revisited. Chicago: Science Research Associates, 1976, pp. 258-63. "What Can We Do About Television?" (reprinted from Saturday Review, 1970).

Greenberger, Martin, ed. Computers, Communications, and the Public Interest. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1971, pp. 64, 70-71, 109-12, 225-39, 244-47, 249-51, 254, 298. "Developing National policy for Computers and Communications" (and discussion).

Grob and Klein. Wort und Wirklichkeit: Beitrage 11 zur Allgemeinsemantik. Haubackweg, Germany: Schwartz & Co, 1973, pp. 297-311. "Das Fernsehen Im Urteil Von Psychiatern" (reprinted from ETC. [Journal of the International Society for General Semantics], June 2, 1973).

Haight, Timothy R., ed. Telecommunications Policy and the Citizen: Public Interest Perspectives on the Communications Act Rewrite. New York: Praeger, 1979, pp. 1-7. "Introduction."

Hammel, William M. The Popular Arts in America: A Reader. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972, pp. 221-34. "What Do We Do About Television?" (reprinted from Saturday Review, June 11, 1970).

Haveman, Robert H. and Robert D. Hamrin. The Political Economy of Federal Policy. New York: Harper & Row, 1973, pp. 261-66. "Economic Analysis and Regulatory Decisions" (reprinted from statement in U.S. Congress, Joint Economic Committee, Subcommittee on Economy in Government, September 1969).

Hayaski, Yujiro, ed. Cho-gi jyutsu shakai eno tenkai (The Prospect for a Postindustrial Society: Information Systems and Mankind). Translated by R. Shirane. Tokyo: Tokyo University, 1969, pp. 247-64. "Tsushim to kigen 2000 nen" (Communications in the Year 2000).

Hayashi, Yujiro, ed. Perspectives on Postindustrial Society: Papers Presented at the Joint United States-Japan Symposium 1968: Postindustrial Society, September 25-27, 1968. Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1970, pp. 211-22. "Communications in the Year 2000."

Hixson, Richard F. Mass Media: A Casebook. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell, 1973, pp. 179-95. "The Media Barons and the Public Interest: An FCC Commissioner's Warning" (reprinted from Atlantic Monthly, June, 1968).

Hogins, James Burl and Robert E. Yarber. Reading Writing and Rhetoric. Chicago: Science Research Associates, 1972, pp. 513-21. "What Do We Do About Television?" (reprinted from Saturday Review, June 11, 1970).

Holmgren, Rod and William Norton, eds. The Mass Media Book. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1972, pp. 183-89. "The Silent Screen" (reprinted from TV Guide, July 5, 1969).

Kakonis, Tom E. and Richard J. Shereikis. Scene Seventy: Recent Nonfiction. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1971, pp. 223-34. "What Do We Do About Television?" (reprinted from Saturday Review, July 11, 1970).

Kennel, Leroy. Ecology of the Airwaves. Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 1971, pp. 5-6. "Introduction."

Kinsley, Michael. Government, Business and Satellite Communication: Outer Space and Inner Sanctums. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1976, pp. 258-63. "What Can We Do About Television?" (reprinted from Saturday Review, July 11, 1970).

The Knowledge Economy: The Nature of Information in the 21st Century. Nashville/Queenstown: Institute for Information Studies, 1993-1994 Annual Review, December 1993, pp. ix-xxiv. "The Nature of Information."

Kuhns, William. Exploring Television. Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1971, pp. 222, 224, 228.

Landers, Ann. The Ann Landers Encyclopedia. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1978, pp. 1089-93. "Television, Violence and Public Interest."

Lindblom, Peter D. Writing the Theme: A Practical Guide. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Winthrop, 1973, pp. 53-55. "Test Pattern For Living" (reprinted from Test Pattern For Living, New York: Bantam, 1972).

Lineberry, William P., ed. The Reference Shelf: Mass Communications. New York: H.W. Wilson Company, 1969, pp. 133-57. "The Media Barons and the Public Interest" (reprinted from Atlantic, June 1968, pp. 43-51).

Littell, Joseph Fletcher. Coping With Television. Evanston: McDougal, Little and Co., 1973, "Public Broadcasting," pp. 47-55; "And Now This Message," pp. 171-73; "What Do We Do About Television?" pp. 205-12.

Livingston, John C. and Robert G. Thompson. The Dissent of the Governed: Readings on the Democratic Process. New York: Macmillan, 1972, pp. 192-207. "The Media Barons and the Public Interest" (reprinted from Atlantic Monthly, June, 1968).

Metropolitan Fund, Inc. Regional Urban Communications. Detroit: Metropolitan Fund, 1971, pp. 20-24, "Urban Man and the Communications Revolution" (reprinted from Nation's Cities, July 1968).

Morain, Mary, ed. Bridging Worlds Through General Semantics. San Francisco: International Society for General Semantics, 1984, pp. 166-77. "Searching for the Right Word: The Semantics of Heterosexual Relationships."

Nelson, Harold L., and Dwight L. Teeter, Jr. Law of Mass Communications: Freedom and Control of Print and Broadcast Media. 2nd ed. Mineola, New York: Foundation Press, 1973. "The Media Barons and the Public Interest" (reprinted from How to Talk Back to Your Television Set, Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970, pp. 596-98).

Pennybacker, John H. and Waldo W. Braden, eds. Broadcasting and the Public Interest. Issues and Spokesmen Series. New York: Random House, 1969, pp. 23-41. "Reevaluating the Regulatory Role" (reprinted from speech given at Iowa Association of Broadcasters Convention, Waterloo, Iowa. May 13, 1967).

The Radio Spectrum: Its Use and Regulation. Proceedings of a Conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution and Resources for the Future. September 1967. Washington: Brookings Institution and Resources for the Future, 1968, pp. 480-98. "The Public Interest and Public Broadcasting: Looking at Communications as a Whole" (reprinted from Washington University Law Quarterly, Fall 1967, no. 4, pp. 480-98).

Raskin, Marcus and Chester Hartman, Winning America. Boston: South End Press, 1988, pp. 56-64. "Communications Policy in the 21st Century."

Rodman, George. Mass Media Issues: Analysis and Debate. Chicago: Science Research Associates, 2nd ed., 1981, pp. 405-407. "The Myth of the Marketplace."

Rosenberg, Bernard and David Manning White, eds. Mass Culture Revisited. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1971. "Television and Violence: Perspectives and Proposals" (reprinted from Television Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 1, 1969).

Scott, Andrew M. and Earle Wallace. Politics USA: Cases on the American Democratic Process. New York: Macmillian, 1974, pp. 138-44. "Why Ma Bell Still Believes in Santa" (reprinted from Saturday Review, March 11, 1972).

Siegan, Bernard H., ed. Regulation, Economics, and the Law. Lexington: Lexington Books/D.C. Heath, 1979, pp. 41-56. "Should the Federal Communications Commission Be Abolished?"

Skolnick, Jerome H. and Elliot Currie, eds. Crisis in American Institutions. Boston: Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970, pp. 147-55. "The Silent Screen" (reprinted from TV Guide, July 5, 1969).

Skolnick, Jerome H. and Elliot Currie, eds. Crisis In American Institutions. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1972, pp. 200-206. "The Silent Screen" (reprinted from How to Talk Back to Your Television Set, Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970).

Stevens, John D. and William E, Porter. The Rest of The Elephant: Perspectives on The Mass Media. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1973, pp. 49-56. "The Media Barons and the Public Interest" (reprinted from How to Talk Back to Your Television Set, 1970, Atlantic-Little, Brown, ch. 2).

Sullens, Idelle. The Whole Idea Catalog: College Writing Projects. New York: Random House, 1971, pp. 449-53. "What You Can Do to Improve TV" (reprinted from Harper's Magazine, February 1968).

Valdes, Joan and Jeanne Crow, eds. The Media Reader. Dayton, Ohio: Pflaum, 1975, pp. 188-98. "Test Pattern for Living" (reprinted from Saturday Review, May 29, 1971).

Vye, Cecile R. and Elizabeth Canar, eds. Different Drummers: Readings for Composition. New York: Random House, 1973, pp. 357-61. "The Myth of Lack of Impact" (reprinted from How To Talk Back to Your Television Set, Atlantic-Little, Brown, 1970).

Weinberg, Sanford, ed. Messages: A Reader in Human Communication. New York: Random House, 1980, pp. 250-62. "The Careening of America. Caution: Television Watching May Be Hazardous to Your Mental Health" (reprinted from The Humanist, July/August 1972).

Articles, Law Review and Law-Related

Note, Statute of Limitation on Action for Pollution of Sub-Surface Water Runs From Time of Discovery, 35 Tex. L. Rev. 145 (1956).

Note, Right of Public and Press to be Admitted to a Criminal Trial, 35 Tex. L. Rev. 429 (1957).

Book Review, 35 Tex. L. Rev. 631 (1957) (reviewing Levin, Compulsion).

Book Review, 36 Tex. L. Rev. 631 (1957) (reviewing Cozzens, By Love Possessed).

Unauthorized Practice of Law by Law Students: Some Legal Advice About Legal Advice, 36 Tex. L. Rev. 346 (1958).

Unauthorized Practice of Law by Law Students: Some Legal Advice About Legal Advice, in Dicta, vol. 57 no. 10 (1958).

Book Review, 36 Tex. L. Rev. 707 (1958) (reviewing Berns, Freedom, Virtue and the First Amendment, and Packard, Hidden Persuaders).

Book Review, 37 Tex. L. Rev. 521 (1959) (reviewing Kupferman, Family Legal Advisor, and Rose, Pay the Two Dollars).

What Do Clerks Do? 22 Tex. Bar J. 229 (1959).

Book Review, 39 Tex. L. Rev. 533 (1961) (reviewing Huie, Walker and Woodward, Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas).

Book Review, 49 Cal. L. Rev. 1011 (1961) (reviewing Hardwicke, Antitrust Laws, et. al. v. Unit Operation of Oil and Gas Pools).

A Judge's Eye View of Computers, M.U.L.L. 146 (1962).

Jurimetrics and the Association of American Law Schools, 14 J. Legal Ed. 385 (1962).

Producer Rate Regulation in Natural Gas Certification Proceedings: Catco in Context, 62 Colum. L. Rev. 773 (1962).

Senator Black and the American Merchant Marine, 14 UCLA L. Rev. 339 (1967).

Book Review, 46 Tex. L. Rev. 305 (1967) (reviewing Gellhorn, When Americans Complain, and Gellhorn, Ombudsmen and Others).

The Public Interest and Public Broadcasting: Looking at Communications as a Whole, 1967 Wash. U. L.Q. 480 (1967).

TV Service and the FCC: Preface and Context, 47 Tex. L. Rev. 1102 (1968).

Towers of Babel: The Chaos in Radio Spectrum Utilization and Allocation, 34 Law & Contemp. Probs. 505 (1969).

Book Review, Stan. L. Rev. 173 (1970) (reviewing Discretionary Justice: A Preliminary Inquiry).

Freedom to Create: The Implications of Antitrust Policy for Television Programming Content, 8 Osgoode Hall L.J. 11 (1970).

Media Concentration: Some Observations on the United States Experience, with J.M. Hoak, Jr., 56 Iowa L. Rev. 267 (1970).

Freedom to Create: The Implications of Antitrust Policy for Television Programming Content, 1970 L. & Soc. Order 337 (1970).

Consumer Rights and the Regulatory Crisis, 20 Cath. U. L. Rev. 424 (1971).

New Fidelity to the Regulatory Ideal, 59 Geo. L.J. 869 (1971).

Subpoenas, Outtakes and Freedom of the Press, Harv. J. Afro-American Affairs, vol. 2, no. 2 (1971).

Twentieth Century Soapbox: The Right to Purchase Radio and Television Time, with Tracy A. Westen, 57 Va. L. Rev. 574 (1971).

The Mass Media and Drug Taking, 18 Vill. L. Rev. 851 (1973).

Day in the Life: The Federal Communications Commission, with J.J. Dystel, 82 Yale L.J. 1575 (1973).

Fortieth Anniversary of the Federal Communications Commission, 27 Fed. Com. B. J. 159 (1974).

With Due Regard for the Opinions of Others, Cal. Law. 52 (Aug. 1988).

Jefferson on the Internet, 47 Fed. Com. L.J. 281 (Dec. 1994).

Articles, Popular Magazine

Note: These citations are pulled out of the lengthier section below ("Articles, Publications, General") as articles that (a) are more likely to be found in general library collections, (b) had more widespread distribution, and (c) may, therefore, be of greater general interest.

"CATV: Promise and Peril." Saturday Review, November 11, 1967, p. 87.

"Media Barons and the Public Interest." Atlantic, June 1968, p. 43.

"Easy Chair: What You Can Do to Improve TV." Harpers, February 1969, p. 14.

"We Need the Pastore Bill; No, We Don't." New Republic, December 6, 1969, p. 16.

"Public Channels and Private Censors." Nation, March 23, 1970, p. 329.

"What Do We Do About Television?" Saturday Review, July 11, 1970, p. 14.

"Life Party." New Republic, April 10, 1971.

"Test Pattern For Living." Saturday Review, May 29, 1971, p. 12.

"Is Television Messing with Your Mind?" Vogue, July 1971, p. 92.

"Rx for Children's Television." PTA Magazine, December 1971, p. 21.

"Beyond the Fairness Doctrine." New Republic, January 15, 1972, p. 24.

"Nicholas Johnson on Censorship, Violence, Propaganda" (interview with P. Collier). Mademoiselle, March 1972, p. 174.

"On the Air: You." McCall's, March 1972, p. 48.

"Why Ma Bell Still Believes in Santa." Saturday Review, March 11, 1972, p. 57.

"Nicholas Johnson of the FCC." Popular Electronics, April 1972, p. 96 (interview).

"Open Letter: Planks for the Platform." New Republic, July 15, 1972, p. 21.

"His Master's Voice." New Republic, October 14, 1972, p. 23.

"Obtuse Politics and the FCC." The Nation, November 6, 1976, pp. 461-3.

"Giveaway or Breakthrough: A Debate on TV Licensing" (with Karl Meyer). The Nation, September 30, 1978, p. 298.

"Van Deerlin, Round 2: Johnson and Meyer TV Dispute" (with Karl Meyer). The Nation, October 21, 1978, pp. 406-7.

"Our Rights to the Airwaves." The Progressive, September 1979.

"Whose Airwaves?" The Progressive, October 1979, pp. 8-9.

"Save Free Speech in Cyberspace." Wired, June 1995, pp. 131, 134.

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