Radio: The Important 95%

Last month, burly, gimlet-eyed Joseph Dunninger, who describes himself as a "mentalist," titillated his TV audience by reading what was in the mind of Rhode Island's Congressman Aime Forand, who was standing on the steps of the Capitol, 225 miles away. (Forand was thinking: "American citizenship is priceless.") Last week, Dunninger read the mind of a Trans-ocean Air Lines pilot circling 5,000 feet above the Radio City studio. (His thought was a commercial plug for the company.) These feats, Dunninger solemnly avers, were accomplished for the entertainment of TV audiences without the use...

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