One of those things that'll really make you think.
Dan Harmon, creator and former showrunner of the much-beloved, yet poorly rated NBC sitcom "Community" was selected as a Keynote speaker at XOXO, an arts and technology conference in Portland. He makes some really compelling/somewhat polarizing points here, a lot of which have to do with what the television industry has become--how the almighty dollar has created a rung of middle-managment that stagnates the creative process, necissitates the production of irredeemable garbage, and creates an environment where thoughtful and legitimate artistic expression is extremely difficult to pull off. He provides a really great example with the current model of FX--where money isn't unlimited, but creative freedom is.
A lot of the talk has to do with the internet, and while certainly radical (most of which revolve around the fact he thinks money is an evil, blood-sucking vampire), there are some extremely poignant tidbits. Particularly at the end, where he discusses the tendency for people/institutions to veer away from their built-in integrity to chase temporary notoriety. Not sure if the "if you stick to your vision, the rewards will follow" works out everytime--that vision has to be good, and the execution has to be even better--but nonetheless some solid substance. Absolutely worth a watch or listen.