Years of the electric ear!
The heavens crackling with report: far-flung,
nearby, idle, inconsequential
The worst of bad news and the best of good
Seizures of opinion
The massive respirations of government and
Sofa-sitters taken by kilocycle to the ball park,
the concert hall, the scene of the crime
Dramas that let us dress the sets ourselves
Preachments and prizefights
The time at the tone, the weather will be, and
now for a word
The coming of wars and freeways
Outcroppings of fragmented peace
Singing commercials and The Messiah.
On the 50th anniversary of CBS for the television program, “Network at Fifty” (1978)