Radio: 30 Know-lt-Alls

A few thousand of the millions of U.S. citizens who listen to radio news commentaries every day got a closer look at the men they hear. Variety published a chart (headed "Gabbers' Dun & Bradstreet"), that listed the experience and political inclinations of 30 of radio's best-known commentators. For what it was worth, Variety also undertook to rate them in merit. Some of the findings:

¶ Of Variety's 30 "Know-it-alls" only one is a woman (continental-mannered Lisa Sergio, "qualified to analyze Italian affairs"), 23 are listed as having gone to college, 17...

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