Television: Mirage

CBS sets its course as a news medium not only by the old journalistic myth of "objective" reporting but by another mirage of its own: CBS news analysts are supposed to interpret the meaning of the news without giving their own opinions. By ignoring this lofty impossibility CBS newsmen have won more radio and TV awards than the staff of any other network. Last week, by zealously chasing the mirage, CBS trod heavily on the toes of its foremost commentators, Eric Sevareid, 44, and Edward R. Murrow, 48.

The mirage blinded a CBS Washington...

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