The Press: A Beady Eye

Watching the continuing story of rigged quizzes and widespread payola roll off the presses in the past year, many radio and television spokesmen tended to criticize the newspapers for printing the news rather than blame their own industry for making it. Last week, with the chip on his shoulder showing, a Columbia Broadcasting System executive announced that his network plans to turn a beady eye on the press.

At an Advertising Federation of America convention in Lincoln, Neb., Merle S. Jones, president of CBS Television Stations Division, said television "is being attacked systematically, casually, directly and indirectly from every quarter. The public...

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