Cinema: NATO News Blackout

In Paris' Palais de Chaillot last week, workmen put the finishing touches on NATO's elaborately furnished, brand-new press conference room. At one end of the well-appointed room rises a stage for briefing officers, flanked by a photographers' gallery, a glass-enclosed television room and simultaneous translation booths so that newsmen would not miss a word of what was said. There is only one trouble. The 160 newsmen regularly covering NATO know from past experience that comparatively little will be said for publication. Reason: NATO and its military arm SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Powers in Europe) have been blanketed by such...

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