Radio: The Blue Begins

Since it acquired papers of incorporation (TIME, Jan. 19), Blue Network Co. has been trying hard to live up to its divorce from NBC (though they still cohabit Radio City as RCA subsidiaries). Last week there were several tokens that a sort of selfhood had come to the Blue.

> Dorothy Thompson became a regular Blue news commentator (Thurs. 8:45 p.m. E.W.T.), thus reinforcing that essential service of the successful broadcasting company, a staff of reputable world-scanners.

> A fanciful stroke of the Blue was noted by The New Yorker: a Chinese class for Blue announcers, who have done so well at...

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