Radio: They'll Look at Anything

The network TV shows that originate in Chicago and New York (or on film in Hollywood) are usually star-studded and popular. But there are 90-odd stations in big & little U.S. cities which must fill up the rest of their TV time with local shows, locally produced.

How good are they? Are local stations developing performers, writers and production men who will set the future course of television? Last week TIME correspondents across the nation reported on what is happening in grass-roots television. With few exceptions, they found dullness, feebleness, failure.

Seamy Side. The prevalent attitude is summed up by a Rochester...