Radio: Censorship

As of last week, U.S. radio stations had yet to see any Government censors around their studios, and it was the hope of the Government that they never would.

But a kind of censorship was in force: For straight news broadcasts, both domestic and short-wave stations were sticking to press-association material—meaning material that is certainly going to be played safe (see p. 60). Material prepared for short-wave use only, by the Coordinator of Information, the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs or wire services, was censored by the Navy in Manhattan before being sent to stations. Analysts and commentators were still on their own,...

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