Radio: The Week in Review

Having gorged itself on plays, books, short stories, musical comedies, old movie plots and original scripts, television last week plunged into biography. Since it was dealing with real people, TV took a reverent tone; its opinions were uncritical and its emotions lachrymose.

E=mc2. The most ambitious project was Robert Montgomery's Portrait of a Man, which struggled to compress into less than an hour the life and times of Albert Einstein. Properly despairing of trying to explain E=mc2 to his audience, Producer Montgomery tried instead to build up a lovable Mr. Chips....

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