Radio: Satirist

Ever since Fred Allen joined Benny, Bergen, McGee & Hope, no rival network has been able to break NBC's hammer lock on humor. Last week, little ABC weighed in a promising challenger: droll, deadpan Henry Morgan. His first coast-to-coast half hour (Tues., 8:30-9 p.m., E.D.S.T.) was the freshest and funniest new show in years. Morgan's secret weapon: a needle that tickles.

Jabbing Radio Row has been Henry Morgan's favorite pastime for 14 years. He has lost good jobs and good sponsors by ridiculing commercials, mocking soap operas, burlesquing bigwigs and romping through childish pranks. Philadelphia's WCAU once sacked him when he listed...

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