Religion: High on the Air

Religion by radio is usually a routine medley of sermons, prayers, hymns, sacred music by soloists and choristers. Occasionally it is colorful, as when a Eucharistic Congress or the dedication of a cathedral is broadcast. Religious talks, like those of Los Angeles' Rev. Robert Pierce ("Bob") Shuler and Detroit's Rev. Charles E. Coughlin, are often embarrassing and distasteful to churchmen. Last fortnight, for the second time, religion went on the air purely & simply as news. When National Broadcasting Co. decided to build up a "Lowell Thomas of Religion," it went...

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