The Press: The Osgood Muse

Dawn is still some time away when newsmen in radio stations across the country begin to comb the wire-service bulletins and newspapers for the makings of their early programs. Their reach is enormous,* but the product is generally predictable. At its frequent worst, radio news consists of clatters and bleeps strung together by an announcer who has learned to rip and read wire-service copy. Even the morning shows of larger independent stations and network affiliates rarely rise above an intelligent presentation of the moment's headlines.

One measured voice in all this noise is...

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