Radio: The Troubled Air

On the air four days before Christmas, Playwright George S. Kaufman said: "Let's make this one program on which nobody sings Silent Night." Most of the estimated 18 million viewers of This Is Show Business (Sun. 7:30 p.m., CBS-TV) were used to Panelist Kaufman's curmudgeon voice and comments. Many even agreed with him. But some disagreed violently. The CBS switchboard lit up with more than 200 phone calls protesting Kaufman's "irreligious remark." Next morning several hundred more complaints hit CBS and Sponsor American Tobacco Co. Even though Show Business had but three weeks to run before the sponsor replaced it...

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