Radio: Paley's Comet

Like a triumphant general retiring to winter quarters, CBS Board Chairman William S. Paley last week stepped aboard a plane bound for Jamaica, B.W.I.

Before he left, there was a final flurry of victorious communiques. Item: Frank Sinatra and Edgar Bergen had joined the talented throng (e.g., Amos 'n' Andy, Jack Benny, Red Skelton) that had deserted NBC for Paley's CBS. Item: Prudential Insurance Co. had lent CBS $5,000,000 to add muscle to the network's already long arm.

The star-snatching, which prompted Variety to call CBS "Paley's Comet," is a one-man triumph for dapper William S. Paley, 47. Born in Chicago and educated...

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