Radio: The Busy Air, Sep. 20, 1948

Amos 'n' Andy sold their program to CBS for $2,000,000. Then CBS sold radio's most durable comedians to Lever Bros. For serving as "technical advisers" on their own show, Amos 'n' Andy will get an additional annual fee from CBS. The plan behind this dizzying high finance: Amos 'n' Andy can now look the Collector of Internal Revenue squarely in the eye and declare that the $2,000,000 is subject to a capital gains tax (25%) instead of income tax (up to 80%).

Ella Mason, chatty hostess of a daytime food quiz show on Manhattan's WHN (which this week changes its name to...

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