Radio: School's Out

At this time last year, the "Chicago school" of television—short on money and studio space but long on relaxed ingenuity —was blooming. But by last week some of its leading lights (e.g., top Directors Bob Banner and Dan Petrie) had moved on to Manhattan, and some of its most original shows (Crisis, The Ransom Sherman Show, Portrait of America) had been dropped for want of sponsors. This week, when the fall TV season opened, the No. 1 Chicago TV comedian, Dave Garroway, did not open with it. NBC could not sign up enough stations to carry his show (10 p.m. Wednesday),...

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