Radio: The Week in Review

In its long and lusty history, drama has never had as harsh a taskmaster as television, with its demands for a strong, simple story line, effective closeups, tight staging and split-second timing. Last week, with a brilliant series of first-rate plays, TV proved that, with all its demands, it is capable of producing a powerful and effective art form.

The week's most remarkable production was Kraft TV Theater's live adaptation of Walter Lord's A Night to Remember, the story of the first and last voyage of the Titanic. Producer-Director George Roy Hill's task...