TELEVISION: Prime Show, Prime Time

Why Berlin? The question agitates the free world, and last week an NBC news team headed by Commentator Chet Huntley addressed itself to the difficult task of supplying an answer. Their reply, presented in prime evening time (8 o'clock, E.S.T.), was television journalism at its best—the sights and sounds and sad, bitter memories of a divided city, caught by an accident of history far on the wrong side of the Communist border.

Skillfully edited film clips (all shot by NBCameramen) took the TV audience into the dangerous neighborhood of the East Berlin...

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