Television: Bad Timing

To bring the Floyd Patterson-Hurricane Jackson fight (see SPORT) into focus for America's armchair fans last week over NBC, the Buick Motor Division of General Motors forked out about $250,000. What it got for its money was as distasteful as the fight itself. Between rounds, a glassy-eyed young pitchman trundled before the viewing public one dull, lumpy Buick "salesman" after another. Wearing Panama hats, they muttered mostly about this being a dandy time to get a good deal on a Buick. The clincher came at the fight's crucial moment. As Referee Ruby Goldstein snaffled the bludgeoned Jackson away from his opponent...

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