Radio: The Busy Air, Apr. 19, 1954

¶ In Washington, the Supreme Court ended a five-year battle between the networks and the Federal Communications Commission. By a unanimous vote the court, reversing FCC, decided that giveaway shows are not lotteries, and therefore, the networks may put as many of them on the air as they wish.

¶ In Philadelphia, a trash collector put CBS-TV's What in the World temporarily off the air. The show, a panel program on which three experts try to identify various articles from museum collections, had to substitute an old kinescope for last week's show when it was discovered that nine valuable museum pieces...

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