Radio: Wanted: A Pressagent

For 4½ months—by cable, special emissary and high-level negotiation—CBS tried for the TV coup of the year. Fortnight ago, everything seemed to be set. Arriving in the U.S., Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav M. Molotov agreed by telegram to face a battery of U.S. reporters on CBS's Face the Nation. Details, the telegram said, could be ironed out at San Francisco, where the telecast would originate following the tenth commemorative meeting of the United Nations.

To face the Soviet statesman, CBS lined up three topflight Washington correspondents : Arthur Sylvester of the Newark News, James Reston of the New York Times and James...

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