Radio: Not Much to Look At

Last week TV, the cub reporter who had cut such a figure at the Philadelphia conventions, plunged jauntily into a bigger—and what looked like an easier— assignment. Ten to 15 hours later, haggard and unshaven, he staggered away from one of the biggest and toughest political stories of a generation. The cub did a so-so job for a beginner, but nothing like the whiz-bang Philadelphia performance. The chief reason: the. conventions were shows that a TV camera could get its eye on, but an election, even an eye-opener like, this one, offered nothing much to look at.

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