Radio: Operation Crossroads

From his flagship, westward bound for the Marshall Islands, the commander of the Bikini atom-bomb test broadcast to the U.S.: "Another Operation Crossroads is about to be executed by the Columbia Broadcasting System in ... the Library of Congress. . . . Representative Americans . . . have gathered to consider with you the great crossroads to which the splitting of the atom has brought mankind. ... I think it will be of great importance. . . ." Thus Vice Admiral William H. P. Blandy last week introduced one of radio's greatest public-service programs.

Around the red-carpeted stage in the Library's...

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