Werner Herzog’s Holy War on Television

“If you switch on television, it’s just ridiculous and it’s distractive. It kills us, and talk shows will kill us. They’ll kill our language. So we have to declare holy war against what we see every single day on television, commercials. I think there should be real war against commercials, real war against talk shows, real war against Bonanza and Rawhide.”

From Les Blank’s 1980 documentary short “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe,” in which Herzog, making good on a bet with Errol Morris, eats his own shoe after boiling it with garlic, herbs and stock at Chez Panisse with help from Alice Waters.