Television: Spots Before His Eyes

When new FCC Chairman E. Wil liam Henry stood before a thousand broadcasters in Manhattan last week, what could he do to be as wastelandish as his predecessor Newton Minow? Since Minow had attacked TV programming, commercials were obviously the largest remaining target. Henry went after them. Citing a recent case in which a disk jockey was told by his station to "play a record between each commercial," Henry told the broadcasters that there are just too many commercials being rammed at the public. He complained about the "bait, hook, switch, and stuff" tactics of late movies, which offer...

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