Radio: Quality Begins at Home

One big criticism of radio and television has always been that the networks not only sell commercial spots to their sponsors but often let the advertisers control the programs as well. This week NBC made a major move to reverse the trend. It signed an unprecedented contract with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Dramatist & Biographer Robert Sherwood (Idiot's Delight, Roosevelt and Hopkins], guaranteeing him more than $100,000 for a series of nine original hour-long TV plays to be written during the next three years. An even more important and unusual stipulation: Sherwood may write about any subject he chooses (except religious controversy), and...

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