Is There a Case for Petrillo?

Smith, Bernard B.
January 1945
New Republic;1/15/1945, Vol. 112 Issue 3, p76
Reports that in the final session of the seventy-eighth U.S. Congress, the Senate, acting upon the unanimous approval of the Interstate Commerce Committee, passed a bill which would proscribe interference from any quarter with the broadcasting of non-commercial cultural programs by educational institutions. Closure of the session before the bill could be introduced into the House; Indication given by Senator Arthur H. Vandenberg that he would reintroduce the bill before the new Congress; Refusal made by James Caesar Petrillo of the American Federation of Musicians to permit the programs of the National Music Camp held at Interlachen, Michigan, to go on the air.


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