Radio: Calling All Fronts

Americans who have listened through radio's well-meant, sometimes brilliant but often talky, overdone, and unrealistic attempt to propagandize the war since Dec. 7 had something to stand up and cheer for last week: The Army Hour. A brand-new, 60-minute Sunday afternoon show put on by the U.S. Army, it had the welcome ring of authenticity.

Army Hour is a worldwide show with a worldwide cast. It is designed for three fronts: the U.S. (over NBC), the United Nations, and the U.S. troops abroad (by RCA short-wave radio). Last week all three could hear something...

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