Speeches, Articles, Op-eds

“New ‘All-American Roads’ and scenic byways will take travelers on a journey around the USA” by Andrea Smith, February 17, 2021

“Old Frankfort Pike added to National Scenic Byways routes” by Steve Rogers, February 16, 2021

Bus Shelters on the Wrong Path” by Patrick Frank, February 2, 2021

“Is San Jose Ready for as Many as 112 Digital Billboards?” by John Miller, January 6, 2021

“Maryland’s scenic byways, a drive through history” by David Healy, November 3, 2020

“Is it time for Utah to ban billboards?” by John Wyman, October 13, 2020

“Utah billboards are a form of visual junk” by Shanna Francis, July 25, 2018

“Billboard legislation represents the worst of Utah politics” by Ralph Becker, February 24, 2018

“Billboards, billboards everywhere? No thanks.” by The LA Times Editorial Board, June 5, 2017

“Perfect Storm Could Unleash Billboard Blizzard” by Ronald Lee Fleming, April 2017

“In Response to Oceanside, CA’s Digital Billboard Proposal” by Mary Tracy, February 2016

“The Goodliest Land,” an address by Charles Kuralt to Scenic America
This is the full text of a speech given by famous CBS personality Charles Kuralt to Scenic America’s national conference in Baltimore in May 1997.

“How to Look at Billboards,” by Howard Gossage
Howard Gossage was an ad man in the 1950s and 1960s. He was a true advertising innovator and iconoclast during the “Mad Men” era.  He was also a brilliant writer and a vocal critic of advertising’s deleterious impact on the public — including the public space. This famous article, from the February 1960 issue of Harper’s, included a comment card to be mailed back to him asking the reader to vote whether there “ought or ought not to be billboards.”

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