A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 13, 1958

GO out and see a show," the moviemakers advertise. "Stay home and watch television," the networks plead. "Ignore such frivolities," urge the publishers, "and read a good book!" Surveying this relentless but stimulating competition for the public's attention, TIME, beginning with this issue, launches a new weekly section that will present:

¶Capsule reviews of what TIME editors judge to be the best movies (U.S. and foreign) and plays (Broadway and on tour).

¶Capsule previews of the most promising television programs. Among the recommendations for this week: the return of Milton ("Mr. Television") Berle to active duty, Jackie Gleason and Betsy Palmer in The...

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