The importance of local talk radio
Tue Nov 25 03:11:48 EST 2008
Fronm all accounts they repected him very much. He was a supporter of
the formation of Israel and preached for Catholics to love the Jews.
It is well documented that Cardinal Spellman tried to muzzel him and could not.
Now it leads to an interesting question. I have to assume Channel 7
must have picked up the Dumont feed of Sheen (WBZ certainly could not
show Milton Berle) If Sheen was on WTAO-TV he alone would have sold
thousands of converter boxes in heavily Catholic Boston of the 50's
and the station might have survived. Professor Halper?
Spellman also hated Cushing and was responsible for making him wait a
full decade to become a Cardinal. Cushing did silence another
notorious radio priest (Father Feeny)who was not kindly to the Jews
and exiled him to Harvard, Mass.
On 11/25/08, Don A <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> I remember on Saturday nights that Sheen later went head to head with
>>> Jackie Gleason on ABC after Dumont folded.
>> Bishop Sheen, on DuMont, was on Tuesday nights opposite Milton Berle
>> and was the first program to give Berle ratings competition. Berle
>> commented that Bishop Sheen had better writers: Mark, Matthew, Luke,
> At the time, did having Bishop Sheen on TV every week bother the Jewish
> Community at all?
> Since I grew up thinking everyone was Catholic, I was wondering what the
> perspective of others was...
> What did Jewish people make of this guy?
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