Radio: Network Debut

Gordon Campbell Kerr, 5 Ibs. 7 oz., made his debut into the world last week at Denver's Colorado General Hospital, and instantly became a TV performer on a 49-station NBC network, courtesy of Smith, Kline and French, manufacturers of pharmaceuticals. Though physicians gathered at A.M.A. meetings had previously watched childbirth over closed-circuit hookups (TIME, June 25, 1951), this was the first time that a delivery had been telecast for the general public.

Because normal childbirth cannot be scheduled for any given hour, the A.M.A. and the commercial sponsors chose a Caesarean delivery for last...

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