Television: Shoe-Leather Man

New York's 25-member city council was badgered into an unprecedented special session this week because of the insistent door-pounding of a short (5 ft. 7½in.), scurrying radio-TV reporter who feels there is nothing wrong with electronic journalism that a lot of shoe-leather reporting cannot cure.

The busy badger: WRCA's Gabriel Pressman, 33, who a fortnight ago plunked his camera equipment and crew down before a public hearing at City Hall in defiance of the city council's ban on TV. Ordered out, Reporter Pressman replied: "You'll have to eject us." Then he tried to...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!