For spot news, U.S. radio now regularly scoops the press. At the Democratic Convention last week, CBS scored a notable scoop, not only on the press but on its airborne rivals.
Press and radiomen were told on Monday that Indiana Senator Samuel Jackson would read President Roosevelt's long-awaited letter about Henry Wallace to them that night. The press took this in stride. So did all the networks except CBS.
From their fifth-floor headquarters in the Stevens Hotel, CBS engineers began to lay 600 feet of microphone cable. They had to work past NBC's headquarters, past the rooms of other radiomen. Their rivals...