Radio: Back-Fence Chat

"It's kind of like leaning over the back fence chatting," explains Earl Selby, a top reporter and columnist on the Philadelphia Bulletin. "The problems may not be earthshakers, but they hit the neighbor where he lives." Selby's chats take place Mondays through Fridays at 6:25 p.m. on Mr. Fixit, a local show telecast by Station WCAU-TV. Sometimes blond, crew-cut Earl Selby, 37, uses his five minutes to point up some civic horror, as when he appeared unshaven and in tattered clothes to talk about Skid Row and what it costs the city—$650,000 in relief...

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