Radio: Old Law v. New Thing

The U.S. Department of Justice last week brought anti-trust actions against NBC and CBS. The suits were filed on New Year's Eve, thus came under the wire as an event of 1941—the year when the New Deal finally got around to radio. Engaged since October in what they declare to be mortal combat with the Federal Communications Commission, the two big broadcasting companies now faced a second attack.

On the desks of the network executives lay the neat briefs their lawyers had prepared for submission against FCC next week in a New York Federal court. They asked the court to annul the...

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