Television: The Lifted Eyebrow

As the FCC completed its investigation of network programming last week, it heard from the American Broadcasting Co., which followed CBS and NBC like a bat boy tagging after Maris and Mantle.

ABC's president, Oliver Treyz, complained that ABC would display more quality if so many cities were not set up for two channels only, cutting ABC out of markets and profits. Thus Treyz came out strongly for Newton Minow's plan to open up the U.S. television spectrum with new Ultra High Frequency channels.

Judgments & Responsibility. ABC's best witness was James Hagerty, Eisenhower's longtime press secretary, who was hired by...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!