Show Business: A Need for Reform

Somewhere in the 15,000-word catalogue of deception, corruption and negligence, hopeful TV viewers might find a promise of better programs for the future.

But for the broadcasting industry and for the federal agencies that control it—technically at least—Attorney General William P. Rogers' report to President Eisenhower made sobering New Year's reading.

From the start Rogers made it plain that he does not consider radio-TV just another communications medium.

Broadcasting, said he. needs not merely "a traffic policeman of the ether" to regulate frequencies—about all there is now—but supervision to ensure that broadcasters are motivated by what ex-President Hoover called "something more than naked...

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