Radio & TV: Coast to Coast

Last week workmen were tightening bolts on the last of 107 steel and concrete towers, spaced approximately 30 miles apart, that will carry television from coast to coast. Started three years ago by American Telephone & Telegraph, the $40 million New York-to-San Francisco microwave relay project* will be fully completed next month—just in time to carry this year's World Series games to the biggest audience in baseball's history.

*Not to be confused with TV's coaxial cables. Throughout most of the East and Middle West, both microwave relays and coaxial (underground) cables are used for network TV transmission. A coast-to-coast coaxial cable was...

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