Radio: The Busy Air, Aug. 9, 1954

¶ In Washington President Eisenhower signed a bill setting up a nine-man commission to study the feasibility of a transatlantic television system. The commission, still to be appointed, will report at the end of this year. Primary goal: a method for the U.S. to broadcast TV direct to Europe. Said the House committee report on the bill: "Television can become an important medium in the overseas-information program of the U.S. Its impact upon other peoples could be greater than that of the Voice of America . . ."

¶The Broadcast Advertising Bureau pointed out...

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