Radio: Rule Britannia!

The race to bring the coronation films U.S. TV was lost by the fiercely competitive hares (CBS and NBC) and won by the easygoing tortoise (ABC). In fact, stay-at-home ABC did not even realize it was in a race. While CBS and NBC were spending hundreds of thousands on planes, men and technical gadgets, ABC spent only a few thousand on a microwave relay to link up the A.T. & T. at Buffalo to the Montreal outlet of the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. ABC did not even plan to go on the air with its show until the evening of coronation day.


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