Speeches, Articles, Op-eds

“The Goodliest Land,” an address by Charles Kuralt to Scenic America (PDF)
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 (PDF)
Howard Gossage was an ad man in the 1950s and 1960s, 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 Harper’s, February 1960 issue, included a comment card to be mailed back to him asking the reader to vote whether there “ought or ought not to be billboards.”