Religion: Maier v. Council

No U. S. religious denomination may buy broadcasting time on the two big radio networks. Why? Because, in general, the chains fight shy of religious controversy; because, in particular, Columbia Broadcasting System was embarrassed seven years ago by the rabble-rousing rise of blatant Rev. Charles Edward Coughlin as a paying speaker on its hookup. Instead of such firebrands Columbia today maintains an innocuous interdenominational Church of the Air, while National Broadcasting Co. gives time to the Federal Council of Churches and the Catholic Hour run by the National Council of Catholic Men. Judged...

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