Radio: The New Shows

Meet the Veep (Sun. 5:30 p.m., NBCTV) helps reduce the ranks of unemployed Democrats by paying ex-Vice President Alben Barkley a reported $2,500 a week for 15 minutes of his time. With the assistance of 72-year-old Newsman Earl Godwin, 75-year-old Barkley fills his show with political anecdotes, sidelights on such personages as Franklin Roosevelt ("He went back to the horse & buggy days in his shaving—he used a straight-edged razor"), and cheery comment on world affairs ("I think Korea is tragic but not insoluble"). For his first show, Barkley won high praise from...

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