Radio: Such Sweet Sorrow

There was scarcely a dry eye last week on a trio of radio & TV shows. On CBS, Funnyman Red Buttons' career came to a halt almost as suddenly as it began. Two years ago Buttons came from nowhere (small parts in show business) to rank in the first five of TV's most popular shows. This year his rating dipped sharply and, though it strengthened in the past few months, Sponsor Maxwell House Coffee decided to drop him for a completely new show this fall.

Buttons will undoubtedly be back, but the award-winning Your Show of Shows said goodbye forever. The five-year-old...

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