Week of December 1, 1957
, snapping back from a recent
mild stroke, presides over a Cabinet meeting and then
hits some golf balls on the White House lawn.
The Navy is set to fire a Vanguard rocket into space,
but the firing of the satellite is postponed due to valve
President Eisenhower tells Congressional leader of
both parties that U.S. defense spending will approach
40 billion dollars next year to meet the Soviet threat - a $2 billion boost in
President Eisenhower asks discretionary power to turn over U.S. atomic
weapons secrets to foreign governments.
Television news -
CBS, NBC and ABC issue directives saying they will not accept or present
subliminal advertising in any form. Subliminal advertising is still in the
experimental stage. The FCC has said it would undertake a study of subliminal
perception as soon as possible and take such action is it deems warranted.
Subliminal Projections Inc. - a company promoting the system, says it will work
with the FCC.
A group of New York educators asks to
block the sale of commercial WATV (Newark
Channel 13) to NTA. The petition asks that
the station be reassigned to the board for
establishment of the area’s first
noncommercial educational TV station.
Don’t miss “Mars and Beyond” on
Disneyland this week. According to Disney’s
show, the Martian climate may support a
totally different sequence of living things following its own pattern of evolution.
There may be plant life that migrates in search of richer soil. If, in the thing
Martian air, there are creatures that fly, their wings, of necessity, must be four
times as large as those on earth. There might be fantastic hunters who kill by
concentrating the heat of the sun on their victims it is speculated.
Week of December 1, 1957
Passing - Tenor
, successor to the
great Caruso. He was 67.
Radio news - ABC says it is experimenting with its New
York station - WABC with a new compatible AM
transmission - one that eliminates both sidebands and
places much of the audio on to one side band (single
sideband). This would reduce interference in the fringe
areas where sky wave and ground waves collide,
Monday night television -
CBS - Douglas Edwards with the news, Robin Hood, Burns and Allen, Godfrey
Talent Scouts, Danny Thomas, December Bride, Studio One
NBC - Huntley-Brinkley news, Price is Right, restless Gun, Wells Fargo, Twenty-
One, Turn of Fate, Suspicion, Tonight with Jack Paar
The Restless Gun - A cowardly desperado shoots his leader in the back and
then tries it on Vint Conner.
Tales of Wells Fargo -
uncovers a clue to
a robbery when he finds a hat with a name
Studio One - “Escape Route - James Daly,
Juano Hernandez. A college professor finds
himself involved with a sinister international group
of assassins after a Latin-American fried is