Radio: Dissenter Durr

For eight years after the Civil War, the Judkinses would have no truck with the Union. They spent those eight years in Brazil. Many a U.S. broadcaster wishes they had stayed there.

The cause of this anti-Judkins feeling is FCCommissioner Clifford Judkins Durr. He fathered the recent FCC report on radio's behavior (TIME, March 18), insisting that radio's business was FCC's business. He has continually demanded better programming—more public service, fewer commercials—and opposed the purchase of stations by corporations with no knowledge of radio. He dissents so often from his fellow commissioners' decisions that it is big news when he votes "yes."


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