Radio: The Habit

An announcement that the British Broadcasting Corp. plans to spend more than $11 million on TV during the next three years brought an august warning last week to the august London Times. Its author: T. S. Eliot.*

Missouri-born Poet Eliot, a naturalized British subject, warned his fellow countrymen that, during a recent visit to the U.S., he had found nothing but anxiety and apprehension over TV's effects ("mentally, morally and physically") on children. And even if TV should achieve a lofty cultural level, "the fears expressed by my American friends were not such as could be allayed by the provision of only...

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