What's Wrong with the Comics? (America's Town Meeting of the Air)
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John Mason Brown uses comic books with his kids as a last resort and wishes they would read something with deeper intellectual content. George Hecht praises the entertainment value of the comics in a 'troubled' world and views them as a new means of communication. Marya Mannes discusses the bad effect of the comics on children's growth. She feels they work as a substitute for the imagination and goes on to deplore their violence and grammar. Al Capp implies that the comics have the same content as the news on the front page and in books.

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