Radio: Ill Wind

Last month Drew Pearson lost both his sponsor (Carter's Little Liver Pills) and his ABC network show. Darkly implying that he was the victim of a conservative conspiracy to drive liberal commentators off the air, Pearson said: "I even offered to work for free until we got a new sponsor, but ABC wouldn't take it."

By this week, the alleged conspiracy was proving strangely ineffectual. Pearson and his staff had decided to put his show on tape, sell it directly to individual stations across the nation at prices ranging from $7 to $100 per program. He was soon signed up by 151...

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