Radio: The New Shows

Comedy Hour (Sun. 8 p.m., NBCTV) is the first live, commercial TV show to be broadcast to the nation from the West Coast. What the nation got: an hour-long trouper's travelogue dominated by swivel-eyed Eddie Cantor, who sang such showstoppers as Makin' Whoopee and Bye, Bye, Blackbird, bounced through an old-time burlesque routine, delivered a flood of show business anecdotes in an emotion-choked voice. As usual, Cantor narrowly escaped the final plunge into bathos, came closest to it while singing Ida to his wife as the TV camera sought her downcast face in...

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