Milton Krents, a broadcast executive who produced the religious drama and discussion series “The Eternal Light” on NBC radio for the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, died Jan. 8 in New York of natural causes. He was 88.
Krents received a lifetime achievement award in 1989 from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for producing “Light” from its inception in 1944 until 1989. He also received a Media Arts award and a medal from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
He was director of radio and television at the American Jewish Committee.
By 1979, “Light” was broadcasting’s oldest continuous drama series. Its dramas ranged from biblical tales to the lives of renowned contemporaries.