Radio: The Week in Review

Most daytime radio and TV shows seem aimed at ten-year-olds. But on Sunday the rules change. Instead of soap operas and giveaways and cosmetic hints, the Sunday audience is considered grownup enough to hear—as they did this week —readings from Christopher Marlowe's The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus (on NBC's Anthology) and to enjoy an appraisal of Ralph Waldo Emerson by the University of Southern California's Professor Frank Baxter (CBS), who pretends to be nothing more or less than an interested and interesting teacher.

Several explanations are offered for the cultural flowering of Sunday. According to Hubbell Robinson, CBS vice president in...

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