Radio: The Week in Review

Two NBC shows stood out from all the rest on TV last week. One was a satirical fantasy, the other a reportorial narrative. The first realistically manipulated fictional characters for laughs. The second dramatically manipulated real people for tears. Each, in its own way, made first-rate entertainment.

Goodyear Television Playhouse presented the satire: young (29) Novelist Gore Vidal's Visit to a Small Planet. The small planet is the earth. The visit is made on an impulse by a cultivated space traveler named Kreton. He taxies his flying saucer from a distant galaxy somewhere in...

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