Radio: The Open Mind

To celebrate the beginning of its 16th year on the air, America's Town Meeting (Tues. 9 p.m. E.D.T., ABC) ran off an unparalleled cluster of four programs in ten days: two regular shows, an hour-long documentary covering its first 15 years, and a broadcast of the award of a commemorative plaque by ABC President Mark Woods.

From its first program in 1935 ("Which Way America-Fascism, Communism, Socialism or Democracy?") to this week's show ("When Arer We Too Old to Work?"), Town Meeting has averaged close to 7,000,000 listeners and 2,000 letters a week. Last...

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