Religion: The TV Front

Television has opened up a huge new mission front—millions of unchurched U.S. families with TV sets. News from the front last week:

¶Lutherans of the Missouri Synod launched the first of a 26-week, half-hour television series titled This Is The Life. The program revolves around the Fishers, an Andy Hardy type of family, whose ups & downs will be used to make unobtrusive Christian and ethical points rather than purely Lutheran and sectarian ones. Filmed in Hollywood at a cost of $500,000, the series is carried as a public service feature by 35 stations. ¶ Bishop Fulton J. Sheen, who made his...

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