Radio: Into the Blue

On war-news coverage, CBS and NBC have lately been Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Last week the balance of power shifted to include Tweedleblue.

When war came in 1939, CBS was probably the network best prepared to cover it, with Edward R. Murrow ready in London, William L. Shirer in Berlin, and other good men on call in many capitals. But as the war wore on, many CBS correspondents came home to cash in on books and lecture trips. The Government paid the network a costly compliment by requisitioning its top commentator, Elmer Davis. Meanwhile NBC...

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