[Television as an instrument of communication]

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Seldes comments on the latest news from South America. People in the US have been concentrating on television, of how television should be used for communication. The McCarthy-Stevenson situation. Watching television, not for entertainment, but for information.

People think the prestige of a program rests in its length. Uses crime dramas to disprove this and other related points.

Fairness in discourse and dispute in broadcasting. ACLU.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71513
Municipal archives id: LT3092