Radio: British Broadcasting

In a 150,000-word report to Parliament last week, a committee headed by Lord Beveridge concluded that BBC should stay pretty much as it is.

Thorniest problem: where to find the money for radio and the increasingly heavy expenses of television? The committee thought BBC should continue, for the time being, to collect annual fees from set owners ($2.80 for radio, $5.60 for TV). Flatly rejecting advertising on the British air, the seven-man majority said: "Sponsoring . . . puts the control of broadcasting ultimately in the hands of people whose interest is not in broadcasting but in the selling of some goods...

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