Broadcasting: Electronic Hodgepodge

ABC Vice President James Hagerty, who found many a fault with reporters during the years he was President Eisenhower's press secretary, ticked off some new grievances last week. Speaking before the New York State Broadcasters Association in Albany, N.Y., he charged that TV newscasters either "overdo it or lose themselves in a mass of electronic hodgepodge." Recalling all the endless fuss the press made over Ike's illnesses, Hagerty asked whether it was worthwhile, when President Johnson caught the flu, to "flood the air with special programs and breathless bulletins that couldn't help but give the impression that his life...

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