Radio: Two Views

A cold-war skirmish was fought last week on the German television front. The Communists got their East zone transmitter on the air first, just in time for a heavyhanded salute to Stalin's birthday, featuring such numbing fare as a film called Young Constructors of Socialism and a forum show with the jawbreaking title Tribune for German Patriots in the Fight Against the Enslavery and War Policy of the American West German Monopoly Masters. Trumpeted a Red spokesman: "East zone TV will be a great educational force untainted by the frivolous bourgeois influence of the West."

A hundred hours later, on Christmas...

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