Radio: Witches & Giants

For nearly a quarter-century, Nila Mack has been against new models in heroes. She doesn't care for spacemen (Buck Rogers), cowboys (the Lone Ranger) or clear-eyed adolescent adventurers (Jack Armstrong). As writer-producer-director of Let's Pretend (Sat. 11:05 a.m., CBS), she has stuck to her conviction that young radio listeners still like giants, witches and fairy godmothers best. Says Nila: "I'll back seven-league boots and magic wands any time against six-shooters and space ships."

Not even TV has cut into the 600-700 letters a week written by Let's Pretend fans. In some families, three...

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