Chapter One: In the BeginningStanton and Paley Invent CBS NewsIt is a marvelous and frightening instrument, broadcasting, as part of this marvelous and frightening century. But ordinary men must use it as ordinary men have made this century what it is. Bad men can use it to their advantage, but in free societies, only for a time -- and a shorter time, I think, than in previous eras.
The camera's unblinking eye sees through character faster than the printed word.
Eric Sevareid on his retirement, November 28, 1977Face the Nation
was Frank Stanton's idea. Stanton always knew what he wanted...