Radio: What a Family

U.S. radio's favorite juvenile has almost no chance of growing up. Crack-voiced Henry Aldrich has been about 16 years old now for the last four years. His protracted adolescence earns his creator (Playwright Clifford Goldsmith) radio's fattest writing fee ($3,000 for one show a week). Goldsmith is hardly likely to let the youngster get any older before his contract expires in 1948.

Henry is the agonizingly adolescent star of The Aldrich Family (NBC, Thurs.

8:30-9 p.m., E.W.T.), whose earthbound tribulations manage to keep some 20,000,000 U.S. listeners in a weekly tizzy.

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