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“CBS Radio Workshop” – originally broadcast August 3, 1956. Episode titled “Subways are for sleeping.” A fine adaptation of the fascinating short story from the March 1956 edition of Harpers Magazine about a homeless man (but not a bum!) in New York. “Subways Are For Sleeping” is a true story of one man’s strange adjustment to mid-century materialism in the largest city in the world. Have you ever gotten fed up with rent, taxes, bills, and the clatter of telephones with all that our complicated civilization puts upon us? Henry Shelby finally did. When they locked him out of his hotel room, he stayed out.