CANADA: The Bad Example

Washington's TV quiz confessional (see SHOW BUSINESS) had a telling impact in Canada as the newly created, all-powerful Board of Broadcast Governors opened hearings last week on a strict set of ground rules to keep television in Canada as Canadian—and hopefully as pure—as driven snow. The Ottawa hearing had barely begun when an electrifying whisper raced through the room: "Van Doren has confessed." Any lingering hope for easy rules went up in smoke.

The B.B.G. will soon put up for grabs licenses for new private TV stations in the major Canadian cities, which at present have only one station each (some...

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