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Journalist Eric Sevareid takes issue with a story that mentions him

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Eric Sevareid


I must protest your article about me [TIME, Jan. 26]. You quote me as severely criticizing radio reporting as superficial and radio reporters as unthorough. . . . Out of a two-hour conversation with your reporter in which I tried to give an honest estimate of what is fine and what is bad about radio journalism, you have chosen to print four sentences. These . . . have rather cruelly misrepresented my views and have done injury to my position vis-à-vis my profession and my colleagues in radio for most of whom I feel the greatest respect.

Eric Sevareid, WASHINGTON, D.C.