Radio: It's a Living

Writers who want to work for radio & TV got advice from an expert this week. In the Writer, voluble Norman Corwin, who has turned out a spate of purple-prose documentaries for radio, offered a two-word prescription for success: "Be mediocre."

Now chief of Special Projects of United Nations Radio, Corwin advised his readers that radiomen want "the safe, routine, unspectacular, competent, journeyman script . . . with maybe a fresh twist no bigger than what you give to a lemon peel in a Martini." In TV, the writer is even less important: he "must step aside for Gorgeous George, Garrulous Godfrey...

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