Radio: Where Is the Line?

Congress got around to some formal worrying about TV's morals last week, with results that should have made many a TV comic envious.

The star performer, who launched the House investigation of TV: Congressman Ezekiel Gathings of West Memphis, Ark., who enlivened his testimony with an impromptu shimmy to demonstrate how a grass-skirted TV actress danced a hoochie-coochie. Said Statesman Gathings in breathless summary: "The rashest thing I ever viewed."

Colorado's Republican J. Edgar Chenoweth, a member of the subcommittee, was eager for facts & figures on TV's plunging necklines. "In boxing, if a...

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