Radio: Hot Seat

On the surface, at least, Andrew Russell ("Drew") Pearson and Robert Sharon ("Bob") Allen were a team again. A few months ago the two Merry-Go-Roundmen were not speaking, but last week they joined to ask FCC to jerk a radio license from Hearst and give it to them. Neither would discuss their old feud or their new venture. Said redheaded, cavalry-cussing Colonel Allen: "Allen's relations with Pearson are strictly Allen's business . . . and he won't talk."

The Pearson & Allen petition put FCC on a hot seat it had warmed for others. Last spring, FCC's now famous "Blue Book" (TIME,...

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