Radio: Busy Air

At U.N. headquarters, Commentator John McVane waited anxiously for NBC to clear the air. Finally, 40 minutes after Bernard Baruch began outlining the U.S. plan to control atomic energy (see INTERNATIONAL), McVane got the green light. The time & place, he said, a little breathlessly, were "the most important in the world today." His network evidently disagreed. During the preceding 40 minutes —while CBS, Mutual and three independent stations broadcast Baruch in full—NBC filled the air with two throbbing soap operas, Barry Cameron and David Harum.

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