The Press: Hagerty's Hard Words

Last week, just a month after he replaced John (What's My Line?) Daly as American Broadcasting Co. vice president in charge of news, James C. Hagerty, 51, served notice that he will bring to his new job the same blunt and outspoken qualities that marked his eight years as press secretary to Dwight Eisenhower. In a speech before an aluminum industry convention in Oberlin, Ohio, Jim Hagerty reported ample room for improvement in TV news coverage—including ABC's. Said he: "Too much emphasis has been placed on well-modulated voices and nice-looking faces. These voices...

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