Radio: The New Shows

The World of Mr. Sweeney (Tues.-Fri. 7:30 p.m., NBCTV) stars Oldtime Cinemactor Charlie Ruggles as a small-town storekeeper who likes to chuckle out warm, homemade philosophical comments while his dowdy customers cluck around palpating tomatoes and cantaloupes. Happily, the 15-minute show steers clear of the heap-o'-livin' or Just Plain Bilge routine and stays easygoing and amusing. Item: Sweeney's young grandson, played by Glenn Walken, asks for a candy bar, then borrows a dime from Sweeney and rings it up on the cash register; this, says Sweeney, "keeps him honest."

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