Education: If You Don't Like Milton

When Public Relations Director Lynn Poole first began talking about his idea around the Johns Hopkins University faculty club, some members of the science departments were frankly dismayed. "Appear on a television show?" they cried when Poole approached them. "Certainly not." Most of them pleaded that they were too busy; others candidly damned television as a pest and a bore.

Nonetheless, Poole tapped enough faculty men who did like the idea to start the Johns Hopkins Science Review. In 1948 the Review opened on Baltimore's local station WMAR-TV. Later, after a CBS tryout, DuMont picked it up for a network spot. By...

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