Radio: Gentlemen, Please!

"Just a moment, please!" cried Moderator Faye Emerson. Helplessly banging her gavel, she tried to get a word in: "Gentlemen! Gentlemen! Excuse me, gentlemen!" The gentlemen disregarded her. At one point, she made a fluttery appeal to the studio audience: "I am only a woman, and I'm not very well able to moderate this—"

Looking pretty but disheveled, Peacemaker Emerson was trying desperately to bring order to last week's Author Meets the Critics (Thurs. 10 p.m., Du Mont). Her out-of-hand panel consisted of Presidential Candidate Senator Robert A. Taft; his strong supporter, Hearst Columnist...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!