Radio: Radio Revolution?

Little by little, with gingerly audacity, CBS has been edging toward a radio revolution, based on the radical assumption that listeners—even housewives— have brains.

Among CBS's recent innovations: > Chapter One, an experiment by the Columbia Workshop (CBS, 2:30-2:55 p.m. E.W.T., Sundays). In the belief that much good writing is also good radio, Workshop workmen attempt to transfer a chapter of a book to the air without adapting (i.e., rewriting) it. The first broadcast— the opening chapter of Antoine de Saint-Exupery's Flight to Arras—followed the book faithfully, slipping from narration to...

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