The Press: Deferred Analysis

"Instant analysis" was thrust into the political-journalistic lexicon in 1969, when Spiro Agnew denounced the "querulous criticism" of "self-appointed [network] analysts" who dissected presidential TV addresses immediately after delivery. Only slightly daunted, the three major networks continued the practice. But in a surprise move last week, Chairman William S.

Paley announced that CBS, the network that had most antagonized the White House, will abandon instant analysis.

In its place, Paley said, CBS will schedule special programs to carry views opposed to the President's, usually within a week of a presidential TV or radio speech, "on matters of major policy concerning which there is...

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