Radio: Time Machine

History embarrasses the Columbia Broadcasting System. The subject is regarded at CBS as a gallingly large number of news events that the network's crack news staff was unable to cover. Last week, CBS covered its embarrassment with a series called CBS Is There. This week, the network time-machined a broadcaster back to 1492 and the deck of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria. He reported:

"This is John Daly . . .calling CBS in London. . . . I've good news—great news. . . . Land is near. . . . Flocks of migrating birds have been flying overhead. . . . A...

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