Radio: Summer Flash

Couple of months ago political-gossip Columnists Pearson & Allen were tapped by Williams Shaving Cream to serve as a summer fill-in for the True or False quiz program on NBC's blue network. Moderately successful in previous radio appearances (1935-36,1939-40), Pearson & Allen have this time gone to town. Although neither the amicable Pearson nor the pugnacious Allen has much of a voice, they have made their new show as lively as their news copy, have persuaded many a bigwig to appear with them on the air. Among their famous foils to date: William S. Knudsen, Mrs. Roosevelt, Robert Jackson, Lord Lothian,...

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