The Press: Proof

In the early days of television, newsmen often made dire predictions that TV would cut deeply into newspaper circulation. But they soon found out they were wrong; TV reporting of major news events seemed to whet readers' appetites for stories about them. Last week, when 40 million TV-viewers watched the British coronation, soaring newspaper sales all over the U.S. proved again that newspaper circulation thrives on TV. Said the New York Daily News: "Movie reels were rushed across the Atlantic . . . and fed into TV as fast as they arrived. The radio . . . brought the sounds of...

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