Radio: The Trouble with News

In the first years of television, U.S. newspaper editors worried that the new medium would capture many of their readers by covering news as it happened. So far, the worries have been groundless; TV news programs have added little to the technique of reporting, have often been no better than radio newscasts—and sometimes not as good. Last week, in an effort to change all that, NBC launched an ambitious, two-hour global news roundup —with records and special events thrown in—called Today (Monday through Friday; 7-9 a.m. E.S.T.).

All Set. How did the experiment turn...

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