Television: The Free Air

"That's what this network needs—a little guts." Thus speaks a character in The Commentator, a TV script about a newscaster who runs afoul of his employers by editorializing. The network is a fictitious company called Amalgamated Broadcasting, but there are only three TV networks in the U.S., and perhaps it was unrealistic to expect any of them to broadcast such lines or dramatize such a situation. Last week CBS, which had canceled a broadcast by its own Analyst Eric Sevareid for editorializing (TIME, Feb. 25), canceled the scheduled performance of The Commentator on next week's Studio One.

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