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industry came to that luncheon, and I, as chairman, was in
charge. It was another piece of hamming that I enjoyed
Could you show or give an example of how the decision
was made at one time for an award?
Oh, we used to. have terrible fights. Often the final
choice was decided by who could yell the loudest. I was
chairman, you see. I'd get the last yell in. If it was an
award that I particularly wanted, I wouldn't stop yelling
until they gave it to me.
How many people were on the committee?
About a dozen. But, as is always true with these
things, a few people carried the most weight. Ted Weeks
had a great deal of influence. John Crosby, while he was
on, Paul Porter who joined us after he left the FCC....
John Daly came aboard at my suggestion, a couple of years
ago. The four of us used to decide ahead of time what we
Would you watch particular shows?
No. All around the country there were monitors from
whom we would get advice. None of us could see the shows
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