Radio: Stupid & Irresponsible

Is the gigantic broadcasting industry, with its wealth of communication facil ities and its boasts of "public service," actually serving the people? Last week, with a firm case in point, the New York Times answered with a resounding no that rocked Manhattan executive suites. The networks' failure to carry the crucial session of the U.N. Security Council (at which the U.S. split with France and Britain) was roundly denounced by the Times's TV Critic Jack Gould as "stupid, selfish and irresponsible—an absolute mockery of the industry's obligation to serve the public interest." Where...

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