The Hemisphere: Empire-Building Educator

One sweltering day last week Publisher Franciscode Assis Chateaubriand Bandeira de Mello ushered the President of the Republic and other wilted dignitaries into a cable car for the dizzy ride to the top of Sugar Loaf Mountain. The occasion: formal inauguration of Rio's first television station. High above the shining crescents of the capital's white beaches, the party sipped champagne, listened to speeches and to songs by a choir from one of Publisher Chateaubriand's child-care centers. Across the vast reaches of Brazil, Chateaubriand's radio stations and newspapers proclaimed the significance of the occasion....

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