Begeman, Jean
February 1953
New Republic;2/23/53, Vol. 128 Issue 8, p12
Focuses on features of television industry in the United States with reference to the merger of the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) and United Paramount Theatres Inc. Statement that the television motion-picture union is the biggest transaction in broadcasting history; Revaelment that ABC during its television lifetime has been unable to match National Broadcasting Company and Columbia Broadcasting System talent and programming for financial reasons; View that the effect of the merger would be substantially to lessen competition and to create monopoly in the television and motion-picture industry; Information that American Broadcasting-Paramount Theatres Inc. controls five television stations; Evident that the motion-picture industry has suffered from television competition.


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