Radio: The Wild Blue Yonder

Arthur Godfrey was complaining that the newspapers had declared "open season" on him. Two weeks ago, he made the front pages when Liggett & Myers (Chesterfield) dropped its seven-year sponsorship of his radio & TV shows. Last week he was making headlines because of charges that he had endangered life, limb and property by buzzing the control tower at Teterboro (N.J.) Airport after taking off in his DC-3 for Virginia.

Flight for Life. Nor was that all. When he flew on to Miami to broadcast from his favorite Kenilworth Hotel. Godfrey scented another conspiracy:...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!