Nation: Voice of Reason: Eric Sevareid

Last week in Chicago, Vice President Agnew proposed that television news commentators be publicly examined on their "underlying philosophy" by a panel of Government officials. On the CBS Evening News, Eric Sevareid replied:

WHAT really hurts is the thought that maybe nobody's been listening all this time. If, after some 30 years and thousands of broadcasts, hundreds of articles and a few books, one's general cast of mind, warts and all, remains a mystery, then we're licked and we fail to see how a few more minutes of examination by Government types would solve the supposed riddle.

Mr. Agnew wants to know where...

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