Decline & Fall

Two of television's oldest live dramatic shows were consigned to oblivion last week. Both Kraft TV Theater and Westinghouse's Studio One announced that they were giving up at the end of the present season.

Their demise capped a long decline for TV's live weekly dramas, a once flourishing genre. Philco-Goodyear TV Playhouse and Robert Montgomery Presents have long since preceded them into the long, unsponsored night. Like the others, Kraft and Studio One have both been in a long slide downward; both have been subjected to recent, last-gasp transfusions; neither revived. Studio One...

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