Radio: Hail to the Chief

Television, which fumbled badly last November in reporting Truman's unexpected election, made a good recovery last week in reporting his inaugural. The show was part travelogue, part carnival, and as American as a Fourth of July parade.

Kaffiyas & Cocked Hats. Cameras spotted strategically about town allowed TV to make panoramic sweeps of Washington's long vistas, and then move in on the columned portico of the Capitol for dramatic close-ups of top-hatted diplomats and politicians, skull-capped Supreme Court Justices, Arabs in flowing kaffiyas, papal knights in plumed cocked hats. The camera eye glanced up at the lazy wandering of a Navy...

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