On this day: May 9

POSTED: 11:16 AM PDT May 08, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT May 08, 2014 

Ben Franklin prints his "Join, or Die" political cartoon, the FDA approves the first oral contraceptive, impeachment hearings for President Nixon begin, and "Golden Girls" airs its final episode, all on this day.

OTD May 9 - Wasteland Speech
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1960: Federal Communications Commission Chairman Newton N. Minow gives his "Wasteland Speech" to the convention of the National Association of Broadcasters. In the speech, Minow referred to American commercial television programming as a "vast wasteland" and advocated for programming in the public interest.

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