Radio: Dissenters

The radio & TV industry braced itself against another wave of critics:

¶ In Philadelphia, the Rev. Everett C. Parker, director of the Protestant Radio Commission, demanded more religious broadcasts: "We will not bow before the demands that soap and cigarettes be first in people's thinking . . . Religion is not a hobby with the American people, nor is it a hunger felt only by a few."

¶ In Franklin County, Ohio, 600 adolescents, asked what kind of programs they would like to hear more often, chose music over cowboy shows, adventure and children's programs, by more than 3 to 1....

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