TELEVISION: Don't See It Now

To Murrow and to Murrow and to Murrow crept in this petty pace many of the bell-clanging news stories of the past quarter-century. By 1941, after covering the blitz in Britain, Edward Roscoe Murrow was prestigious enough to be an intimate of F.D.R., and by 1946 (it took a bit more doing), important enough to be a vice president of CBS. But within two years he had abandoned his desk and paper-shuffling, and by 1951 was spending most of his energy on See It Now, the high-cost (up to $100,000 per show) documentary which, on subjects from Nasser to...

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