Radio: The Great Competitor

The Oswald Nelsons of Hollywood are probably the most self-sustained family in the U.S. They not only live and work together but, each Friday night, sit down to watch themselves on TV film and. an hour later, hear themselves on recorded radio. Both shows are called The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet; both are broadcast by ABC; both star Ozzie Nelson, his wife Harriet, and their two children, 17-year-old David and 13-year-old Ricky. Ozzie's mother-in-law is in charge of answering the fan mail, and Ozzie's brother Don is one of the show's seven...

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