Television: Equal Sequel

In election season, Lar Daly of Chicago puts on his Uncle Sam suit and runs for office on the America First ticket — any office, from the presidency on down. In 1959, when Firster Daly was a candidate in Chicago's mayoralty race, he learned that CBS had televised the other Daley, Mayor Richard, as he greeted a Latin American diplomat at the airport. Invoking Section 315 (a) of the Communications Act of 1934, Lar Daly demanded — and got — equal time on television to promote his home-canned candidacy.

Sudden Switch. In 1959, with the Daly-Daley precedent in mind,...

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