The Press: Staggers' Revenge

TV newsmen seemingly won a large victory last summer; the House of Representatives declined to cite CBS and its then-President Frank Stanton for contempt for refusing to cooperate fully with an investigation into the controversial documentary The Selling of the Pentagon. Commerce Committee Chairman Harley O. Staggers, who had chaired the inquiry, was stunned by his defeat. He was not knocked out, however, and for months he has had investigators searching for evidence that TV newsmen have staged events so as to deceive viewers.

Staggers is now considering a new round of committee hearings...

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