Radio: Audience Reaction

In Chicago last week, Northwestern University's Professor Paul Witty released his third annual report on the TV reactions of schoolchildren, parents and teachers. About the only thing they all agreed on was I Love Lucy—easily the most popular show among elementary moppets, teen-agers and parents. Even teachers, who placed news shows first, ranked Lucy as a popular fifth preference.

As an example of the "worst TV shows," the parents and teachers named Milton Berle. The children said they disliked Howdy Doody, Captain Video, old westerns and murder mysteries.

Some of the top favorites:


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