Radio: The Children's Hour

TV spent a good part of last week vigorously denying that it was in any way responsible for juvenile delinquency. During two days of hearings in Washington before the Senate Juvenile Delinquency Subcommittee, children's TV programs were roundly damned and defended. Richard Clendenen, executive director of the committee, told New Jersey's Senator Robert Hendrickson and a jampacked hearing room that grammar-school children spend from 22 to 27 hours a week looking at TV. Then excerpts from TV films shown in an average Washington week were thrown on the screen. Some highlights in the nontelevised proceedings:

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