Reporting: Manning the Barricades in Paris

Fuzzy picture of Chet Huntley in Paris. "This is Chet Huntley in Paris," says the picture, relayed to New York via communications satellite at a cost of $122.50 per minute. Switch channels. Fuzzy picture of Walter Cronkite, also in Paris, also costing $122.50 per minute. Neither had anything of substance to report about the Viet Nam peace talks that had brought them to Paris. Television never looks so hollow as when it focuses on an event that takes place behind closed doors or in men's minds. But there they were, along with more than 1,300 accredited newsmen from 39...

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