Radio: Newer Than Baseball

In a Brooklyn theater last week, 4,000 junior high school students booed Russia's Andrei Vishinsky and warmly cheered U.S. Delegate Warren Austin. Except for these partisan outbursts, the teen-agers found the long speeches and static drama of the specially arranged telecast of United Nations in Action (weekdays, 11 a.m. & 3 p.m., CBS-TV) neither so funny as Milton Berle nor so exciting as baseball. "Of course," one 14-year-old conceded, "baseball is more known, because it's older than the United Nations . . ."

In the three weeks of televised United Nations sessions (sponsored, without commercials, by Ford Motor Co.), some adult viewers...

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