Television, the Cinema, and the Stage
When we consider that the stage has been with us for more than three thousand years, the motion picture since approximately 1900, radio for about forty years, and television since roughly 1950, we can begin to comprehend the tremendous growth of this infant in the theatre family. Some continue to look upon the child with disdain, consider it only nuisance value, refer to it as "cheap clap-trap" or "the chewing gum of the eye." There is no doubt that this youngster has grown faster than clothes could be supplied and has attempted to do many things before it was really prepared. It has pushed its way into every avenue of communication--many times when it had nothing worth while to say.
We must recognize these childish traits as part of its growing up, and not permit them to blind us to the potential power the