Radio: Back on the Beat

Next month's Italian election will get what radiomen call an "unprecedented coverage" by U.S. radio. In Manhattan last week, Edward Roscoe Murrow, 39, famed wartime chief of CBS's European Bureau, was packing his bags for the trip. He could have included three bright new prizes*: 1) his first Alfred I. du Pont Award (for "aggressive, independent and meritorious" newsgathering); 2) his second Overseas Press Club Award (for the "best interpretation of foreign affairs by radio"); 3) his third National Headliners' Club medal (for his coverage of the British royal wedding).

The Italian election...

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