Radio: People v. Best People

After listening for more than a quarter-century to BBC, Britons are not sure that it is the best possible. According to a Gallup poll, 52% of Britain's men in the street think the BBC monopoly a bad thing: 65% think BBC might be better if it had a broadcasting competitor.

The London Economist, noting the fact that the high-domed Beveridge Committee just last month recommended that BBC keep its broadcast monopoly, commented: "The argument about monopoly in radio is not ended; it is just beginning .. . This is clearly a matter on which the people and the Best People think differently."


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