Radio: After-Hours School

The nation's school kids had an uneasy choice put up to them this week. Radio's No. 1 show devoted to what's good for children (and made as easy to listen to as radio knows how) moved in on Superman, Uncle Don, Dick Tracy, and Terry and the Pirates, who usually clang and bang up the air during radio's nightly children's hour (5-6 p.m., E.S.T.).

The new threat to skulduggery and breakfast-food salesmanship is CBS's formidably titled American School of the Air (5-5:30 p.m., E.S.T.), which has been piling up prestige with educators for 15...

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