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."

Out on the Farm...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!