Show Business: Under the Spreading FCC

In the first week of hearings, the FCC and CBS had tilted with polite amiability. But it was NBC's turn last week, and NBC Chairman Robert Sarnoff bristled from the start. He began by charging that, for all Newton Minow's protestations, what the FCC obviously sought was Government control of network programming. Nettled and irritated, a couple of commissioners broke in to insist that the FCC had never said any such thing. Later, at his press conference, President Kennedy himself reiterated that the FCC had no intention of "changing the basic relationship which...

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