Radio: Stratovision

The big bugaboo in television's dream of a coast-to-coast network is the formidable fact that the world is round. Until television beams are bent, reception will remain limited to line-of-sight distances which seldom exceed 50 miles.

Last week Westinghouse Electric Corp. came up with an idea: instead of building higher & higher towers, why not transmit television from planes flying high in the sky? Westinghouse engineers talked it over with Glenn L. Martin Co., which proposed to build B-29-sized planes for the job. Ground studios would beam programs to the planes, which, at...

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