Show Business: Climbing the Pedestal

Since the Federal Communications Commission was set up to look after the public interest as affected by the broadcasting business, how could all those rivers of payola flood the land without provoking so much as a "tut, tut" from the commissioners? Scoring the FCC (and the Federal Trade Commission as well), the New York Herald Tribune's Washington Columnist Roscoe Drummond wrote: "They were supposed to be watching, and it wasn't until after they began to be scorched by public opinion that they showed any evidence that they thought they had much to do...

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