Radio: The Busy Air, Nov. 16, 1953

¶ In Chicago, the Admiral Corp., discovering that scores of Great Lakes freighters are now equipped with TV sets, reported that ships can steam 986 miles from Buffalo to Duluth, Minn, with "relatively few non-TV reception areas." Uplift note reported by Admiral: Great Lakes sailors are so entranced by TV that they no longer "have to go ashore to seek entertainment."

¶ In Manhattan, NBC hastily abandoned its experiment of telecasting parts of four different college football games instead of one complete game. The reason: both the sponsor, General Motors, and televiewers (their letters were 7 to 1 against the experiment)...

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