Radio: A Kind of Pollyanna

By all the rules of TV logic, My Little Margie (Wed. 8:30 p.m., NBC) should have quietly vanished after a brief stint as a summer replacement in June 1952. It was badly written, ineptly acted, and thoroughly panned by the critics (Syndicated Columnist John Crosby described it as "a little stinker"). Margie not only survived, "It flourished, even against such overpowering competition as Arthur Godfrey & His Friends. The latest ARE ratings give Godfrey's Friends a comfortable 52.5, but Margie has 28.1, up nearly three points from last month.

The plot has curious Freudian undertones: round-faced Gale Storm, 31, and her prancing-goat...

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