Radio: Dean of Pundits

The most publicly punditical organization in the U.S.—The Association of Radio News Analysts*— came out recently with its first code of ethics. The 20-odd pundits were obviously feeling their very real power. They wanted, principally:

> No censorship of broadcast material beyond that required by the Government "during a national emergency."

>No members who deliver commercial plugs for their sponsors' products.

>Painstaking accuracy, good taste and no sensationalism.

This maiden manifesto drew a sharp reply last week from able Paul White, news chief of CBS's newscasting organization. He reminded the pundits of a few differences between newspapers...

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