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...

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