TELEVISION: O Sage Can You See

When the TV bunkhouse got so crowded last year, everybody reckoned somebody would have to go. Yet after the usual summer cleaning, none of last season's wagonload of "adult westerns" had moved on, leaving 21 oldtimers right where they were, and for two of them—Gunsmoke, Have Gun, Will Travel—that means a cushy rating spot on the top of the Nielsen Rating's top ten. TV producers recognize a mother lode when they see one, and they have moved with mule-skinner determination to pile it even higher: by last week a nerve-shattering total of eleven new westerns was slogging along the TV...

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