Radio & TV: Flight of the Comedians

In all its 22 years, NBC had never seen anything like it. First Amos 'n' Andy and Jack Benny went over to rival CBS. Then Fred Allen said flatly that he was through with radio after next June.

Last week, the casualty list continued to grow. Edgar Bergen announced that he was leaving NBC and radio after Dec. 26, and taking Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd with him.

In Hollywood, NBC's Al Jolson said he was getting out in May, complained: "I don't like going on the air and doing the show direct. Frankly, I don't know music and I can go flat....

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