Radio: Close to Zero

TVmen get their most persistent needling from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters. Last January N.A.E.B. monitored all the shows telecast by New York City stations during a week-long period and found that the cultural content was approximately zero (TIME, Feb. 5). Last week N.A.E.B. reported its findings in a similar study of TV in the Los Angeles area. Items:

¶More than a quarter of TV time is devoted to adult drama (mostly feature films).

¶Domestic shows (cooking, shopping, etc.) account for 16%.

¶News got 12%, but two-thirds of it concerned the local kidnap-murder of ten-year-old Patricia Jean Hull.


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