Radio: NBC v. Boston

Boston was not amused last week when NBC decided to rebroadcast Assignment: U.S.A. The city had heard all it wanted to hear last February when the program first went on the air (as one of an NBC series, Words At War—Tues., 11:30 p.m., EWT). But Variety, radio columnists, trade journals, etc. protested that the program said something important and, since NBC put it on at a late hour, without advertising, listeners should be given another chance.

Boston's station WBZ declined to join the 80-station rebroadcast* on the ground that this radio dramatization of...

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