Radio: Mac on TV

Boasted one TV executive: "We'll follow MacArthur from the time he arrives until he's down to his shorts in his hotel room." The television industry almost lived up to the threat. From the moment the Batoan touched U.S. soil at Hawaii's Hickam Field to the triumphal procession through Manhattan's ticker-tape blizzard five days later, TV kept its relentless eyes on General Douglas MacArthur.

In getting their pictures, TVmen were knocked about by MPs in Hawaii, trampled by crowds in San Francisco, manhandled by police in Washington. TV film was flown across the Pacific from Hawaii to the U.S., hurtled in a souped-up...

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