Radio: The Elizabethan Age

In Britain, TV sets had been selling at a brisk 1,000 a day in anticipation of next summer's coronation of Elizabeth the Queen. Last week the Duke of Norfolk, who is Earl Marshal, i.e., master of ceremonies, of the coronation arrangements, announced that radio broadcasters, newsreel cameramen and photographers would be allowed to cover the two-hour ceremony in Westminster Abbey. Then he dropped his bombshell: TV will be barred from the scene.

The big trouble seemed to be television's unblinking eye. Explained a spokesman, Sir Robert Knox: "Those moments of coronation will demand...

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