Television: Call to Sacrifice

U.S. radio and TV networks have fought boldly for the right to editorialize —and timidly let it go virtually unused. Last week, for the second time in network history,* CBS exercised its right. In an editorial prepared by the network's little-known editorial board—headed by Chairman William S. Paley and President Frank Stanton—Washington Newsman Howard K. Smith charged that Americans are "overcomplacent, overaddicted to comfort, and indifferent to good government." He urged changes in the Pentagon to eliminate interservice chauvinism, called for readiness to negotiate for disarmament, warned: "We must be prepared to make sacrifices, to pay higher taxes, to face controls...

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