Television: Review

In Washington's strife-spiced Senate caucus room last week, witnesses before the Senate Labor Rackets probers squirmed through the best soap opera that daytime TV could provide (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). Although the major networks decided that one of the year's best running stones did not justify the heavy cost of carrying it, Manhattan's public-service-minded Du Mont Broadcasting Corp. was forking out $50,000 to cover the 5½ hours of hearings daily for three weeks. The telecast unfolded first on Du Mont stations WTTG in Washington and WABD in New York, by week's end was being transmitted to three other cities.

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