Radio: The Biggest Studio (Contd.)

TV blanketed San Francisco with $10 million worth of gadgets on top of Cadillacs, hotels and barns, at airports, inside train stations and cramped hotel corridors. But unlike the strife-spiced Chicago convention, the show itself failed to measure up to the expensive, flexible coverage accorded it. Said CBS's Convention Boss Sig Mickelson: "The Democratic Convention was hard news; the Republican Convention is soft news."

No single network ran away with journalistic honors. All three had their share of beats; CBS cut off Sherman Adams (who had just addressed himself to the "millions watching...

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