Ebbitt, David R.
February 1956
New Republic;2/20/56, Vol. 134 Issue 8, p21
This article focuses on the television show "See It Now," with specific reference to the U.S. farm problems. The recent examination of the American farm problem on the show was painful to Secretary of Agriculture. The bulk of the hour-long show was not "live" but on film, and the film had been intelligently edited. There were scenes at a "closing-out" sale in Iowa and sweeping shots of the nation's stored surpluses--in bins and tents and warehouses--accompanied by a commentary by the radio and TV journalist, Edward Murrow. For the most part, the films showed farmers engaging in thoughtful discussion of the problems they are up against, of surpluses, subsidies, soil-banks, and administration policies.


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