Radio: The New Shows

Kate Smith Evening Hour (Wed. 8 p.m., NBCTV) alternates sentimental Kate Smith, as amply amiable as ever, with topflight variety acts. On the opening show Paul Lukas appeared in a dramatic skit; William Bendix in a comedy role; Kay Thompson and the Williams Brothers paid their satiric respects to show business, and Kate herself sang a few songs and waltzed with elephantine grace in the midst of a ballet troupe. Also on hand, and billed as "your host and producer": Kate Smith's ubiquitous manager, Ted Collins, who spent most of his time on the...

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