“Oh, they have to be flexible, casual, Will Roger-ish, Jack Paar-ish. They have to have a kind of informality and casualness that is suited to the medium. But the more ramrodish, rigid types will just not go down with the TV viewing public at all. It’s sort of turning TV over to the casting bureaus, and politics having become show businesses increasingly in the hands of the casting agencies.”

— Marshall McLuhan