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27 January: One new, one old brave world

Aldous Huxley in the 1950s. (National Portrait Gallery.)

Aldous Huxley in the 1950s. (National Portrait Gallery.)

Old-time network radio in 1956 may be rounding third and heading for home, in the phrase of baseball player-turned-evangelist Billy Sunday. But it hardly lacks for grand ideas even entering its terminal period—including resurrecting one of its finest hours of the past, launching tonight, and picking up for the most part where that distinguished predecessor program (Columbia Workshop) left off, even raising it a few by way of one of the most challenging adaptations in the history of the art.

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