Radio: Out in Left Field

In radio's hierarchy, nothing is much lower than a summer replacement. Few performers make the grade from an easy summer show to the rigorous winter competition. This week a comedian made it. Jack Paar, an unpredictable young man (29) with a windblown sense of humor, was kept on by the American Tobacco Co. and given cozy quarters (9:30 to 10 p.m.—between Abbott & Costello and Bing Crosby) on ABC's Wednesday night program powerhouse.

How he did it was still something of a puzzle. As a summer fill-in for Veteran Jack Benny, Paar has set no...

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