Radio & TV: Report from America

To many a Briton, the U.S. is a land of sounding darkness, loud with the cries of wild-eyed politicians and the gunfire of Chicago gangsters, and spottily lit by the glaring floodlights of Hollywood. About a year ago, two specialists on Anglo-American relations were gloomily talking over drinks in a London pub. The problem, they agreed, was to show America in the even light of everyday. "What we want," said Bradley Connors, public-relations counselor of the U.S. embassy, "is something like Alistair Cooke. Something that gets the flavor of America on TV as Cooke does on radio."...

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