Television: An Underdose of Talent

The networks' handling of election returns last week should have been television's finest hour, but instead it was only the longest day (see THE PRESS). That was doubly unfortunate, since viewers have come to expect more from TV journalism than TV entertainment. On any night of the week, the 1966-67 season has proved to be so dreary and derivative that even the networks have given up and are tossing out a big block of expensive shows that only recently were touted as hot stuff.

So many of the shows are being dropped, in fact, that Milton Berle, one of the...

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