This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
Seldes reports on news items related to a controversy related to painting. Huntington Hartford wrote an article attacking non-figurative art and the Citizens Unions took out an advertisement printing the article.
Controversy followed, Art News magazine demanded equal space to reply. This leads to a discussion of newspaper ethical issues related to the radio concept of equal time to reply. This also brings up the question of whether a newspaper should sell advertising space to anyone who can afford it, or if they should ensure the ad will not be place anyone under attack.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 70354
Municipal archives id: LT6400