Show Business: Whither the Buck?

A proposal to get the public to share in the responsibility for TV programing last week highlighted the networks' attitude toward their urgent problems. One night last month Board Chairman Sigurd S. Larmon, of Madison Avenue's topflight Young & Rubicam ad agency, suggested to the major network presidents that a committee of responsible citizens be set up to make recommendations for TV reform. The response of NBC's Robert Sarnoff and CBS's Dr. Frank Stanton were made public last week. NBC took up the adman's idea with enthusiasm, expanded it into an elaborate proposal (complete with preamble) as neatly put up as...

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