TELEVISION: On the Brink?

As the investigations widened and public suspicion grew, two arguments in defense of TV and allied entertainment fields, kicked up by volunteers and TV's own flashy flacks, were heard again and again: 1) plugs, payola and all that jazz have been around for a long time; 2) why pick on TV when other businesses are corrupt, too? The case was typically put last week by Newscaster Jacques Legoff of Detroit's WJBK-TV (one of the five TV stations owned by the Storer Broadcasting Co.). Legoff, who had not reported the first quiz scandal stories until three days after they broke...

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