Radio: TV Newspaper

One day early this year, Comedian Dave Garroway got up to go to work at 4 a.m., and before the sun was well up, the television world was pretty well agreed on the morning's work: Dave had laid an egg. He was launching a new TV newscast called Today (weekdays, 7 a.m., NBC), and he had almost no sponsors. But he had more communication gadgets—teletype machines, TV monitors, assorted dials, radio earphones, news films—than he knew what to do with. TV critics earnestly advised Dave Garroway, a nice fellow, to go back to being a funnyman. Dave grinned and went back...

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