Radio: Information & Christianity

"The central institution of [British] national culture" last week underwent a significant change. After nearly four years as director general of the BBC, liberal, charming Frederick Ogilvie resigned the job and was succeeded by two men: a hard-driving business executive, Robert Foot, and a Roman Catholic gentleman of long BBC experience, Sir Cecil Graves.

Foot's job: to achieve something like esprit de corps among BBC's 10,000 low-paid employes while at the same time linking BBC more closely to the Ministry of Information—i.e., the Churchill Government. This had been in prospect for months. It was viewed with alarm last November even by the...

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