Radio: Old MacDonald

The prima donna of radio's war commentators is stoop-shouldered, professorial Hans von Kaltenborn. In his zyth-floor sanctum off CBS's busy news room, few dare disturb him between broadcasts except the man who brings his meals, prepared to his taste by his German baroness wife. To the bustling, unshaven CBS staff during the last busy weeks, H. V.'s finickiness, as well as his pontifical microphonotony, has brought many a chuckle. One night last week the listening world as well as the studio staff enjoyed an almighty howl at H. V.'s expense.

Announcer Frank Gallop (who...

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