Radio: Citizen Fixits

People who make speeches are used to having their grammar corrected, by listeners who write in and tell them. Now these Citizen Fixits are being encouraged: a new radio program offers prizes for catching celebrities in grammatical slips. At present a menace no bigger than a man's hand, the program is strictly local, just a month old, already it draws 50-odd letters a week.

The show, on Manhattan's WNEW (2-2:15 p.m. Sunday), is presided over by a schoolteacher—bespectacled, balding Maxwell Nurnberg. He explains the origins of words, dramatizes the English language and its common...

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