Radio: The New Shows

The Bickersons (Tues. 9:30 p.m., CBS) have been on & off radio & TV since 1946, mostly as a ten-minute show-within-a-show. Written, produced and directed by Philip Rapp, who introduced Baby Snooks to radio, the new series, sponsored by Philip Morris, is expanded to a half-hour, distinguished by a wry humor, and deals with the misadventures of an indigent vacuum-cleaner salesman (Lew Parker) and his termagant wife (Frances Langford), who takes time out from badgering her husband often enough to sing an occasional song.

Racket Squad (Thurs. 10 p.m., CBS-TV) declares TV war on...

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