Radio & TV: The Week in Review

Word has gone out that this season's TV dramas are to be "happy stories about happy people with happy problems." NBC's Television Playhouse, which TV-men laughingly called the "neurotic hour" because it pioneered in the realistic plays of Paddy (Marty) Chayefsky and Horton (The Trip to Bountiful) Foote, has had a change of producers and a change of view. CBS Story Editor Don Moore concedes that sponsors are begging for "upbeat" plays, but argues that it is simply because "morbid themes were overdone and a natural reaction set in." Writer Rod (Patterns) Serling...

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