NAEB Newsletter (Apr 1948)

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TV RAIVER EXTENDED - 7 - Waiver of I'CC’s rule requiring minimum television operation of 28 hours per week and two hours per day was further extended last week by the Commission to June 30. This extension was made pending study of a petition by Television Broadcasters Association to amend the rule to provide for gradual increase in the operating time requirements over a period of years. CORNELL COLLEGE TIES UP THEORY AND PRACTICE Radio teaching, production and programming at Cornell College (N-A-E-B member in Mt. Vernon, Iowa) have entered an auspicious beginning at this liberal arts college. Supplementing radio course work is a three-way radio activity plan which includes: (1) sending news items and background material to radio station news editors, (2) presenting programs of serious music over commercial station WMT, using dis¬ cussion techniques over commercial station KCRG, and lighter types of programs of KXEL, (3).operation of campus low-power station KRNL, paralleling the same three- way activity on the off-campus scale. 500th AMERICA’S TOWN MEETING OF THE AIR AMERICA*S TOWN MEETING OF THE AIR marked it’s 500th hour on the air March 16. Cele¬ brating this special occasion the same topic assigned the first program was again discussed, "Which Way America— Fascism, Communism, Socialism or Democracy." Winner of 28 awards and citations, TOWN MEETING also claims to be the first radio forum to be televised. ST. JOSEPH COLLEGE MAKES AWARD Eadio’s Fibber McGee and Molly—James and Marian Jordan in private life—received honorary doctor of laws degrees tonight for "all-round good taste and family acceptability" in entertainment. The degrees were awarded at St. Joseph’s College in R.ensselaer, Indiana, which conducts a radio acceptance poll to rate radio shows on the basis of taste and moral tone. The Fibber McGee and Molly show holds the top spot in the poll. The Reverend^, alter Pax, Dean of St. Joseph’s, read the citation honoring the famous radio team. It was a double celebration for "Molly" for today was her birthday, YOUTH CRIME FROM I AD10 S AYS COUNCIL The.National Council of Juvenile Court judges has decided that poorly controlled radio broadcasts are one of the greatest causes of crime by youngsters. That state¬ ment came in a resolution adopted by some 155 judges at the close of their annual meeting in Atlantic City, » Hfte resolution.charged that many radio broadcasts harm the youth of America by jguch_emphasis on crime and violence. " "it said that story serials and ggug.lL epis odes convey lasting and harmful ide as a nd impression s" to the mines of children. - However, the judges praised the Federal Communications Commission for the consider¬ ation it is giving to a stricter control of such broadcasts. The council also adopted a resolution asking for uniform marriage and divorce laws by all states. Broken homes were cited as another major cause of juvenile delinquency.