Radio: Sunday Night Scramble

This week, big NBC had the look of a dazed Goliath beset by a nimble David. After a back & forth battle that raged for weeks in the secret conference rooms of Manhattan and Hollywood, CBS had successfully made away with the comedy show that has been an NBC mainstay for more than 16 years: Jack Benny.

Gloomy Evening. The bait that lured Benny to the younger network (beginning Jan. 2) was the same bait that, two months ago, detached Amos 'n' Andy from NBC (TIME, Sept. 20). Reports in the trade said that...

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