TELEVISION: Back to Books?

There was no fanfare, no fancy set—only an elderly gentleman surrounded by four of his grandchildren in the yard of their home at Pound Ridge, N.Y. It seemed strange to see such a family group gathered anywhere but before a television set. To Poet-Playwright Archibald (J.B.) MacLeish, 67, it was quite natural; he was reading from the works of his late fellow poet, Walter de la Mare, just as MacLeish had read poetry to his own children years ago.

Seen in only five cities (Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Boston, Baltimore, Cleveland), the debut of Westinghouse Broadcasting's Reading Out Loud series proved...

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