Radio & TV: American Family

Writer Carlton E. (for Errol) Morse, 49, sat in a Hollywood studio one day last week, blinking back a sentimental rush of tears. He was listening to Actor J. Anthony Smythe, the Father Barbour of One Man's Family (weekdays 7:45 p.m., NBC), thank the "great American listening audience for its wonderful and sincere loyalty" to the program over the past 19 years.

It was not surprising that Writer-Producer Morse was moved by the tribute. He had composed it himself in honor of the family he had first introduced to the U.S. in 1932. Then...

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