Radio: Parallels & Irony

To "help clarify the present by examining the past," the MARCH of TIME dipped this week into a 16-year backlog of M.O.T. films to put on a 26-week TV series called March of Time Through the Years. Cooperatively sponsored by leading U.S. banks, the show is telecast in Manhattan by station WJZ-TV (Fri. 10 p.m.) and at varying times and days in other cities.

For its first program, "Newsfronts of War—1940," M.O.T. compares the crisis climate of 1939 with today. At intervals, the filmed account of Nazi blitzkrieg and Japanese aggression in China is broken for discussion, by Commentator John Daly and...