Television: Organization Man

Every desert has its oasis. Television has George Schaefer. Now that Playhouse 90, the Alcoa Hour, Kraft Theater and Studio One have gone, Schaefer's Hallmark Hall of Fame is virtually the only greenery left. The other directors spawned in the golden days of live and tape television—Arthur Penn, Sidney Lumet, John Frankenheimer, et al.—have all gone to graze in the lusher pastures of Broadway or Hollywood. Only Schaefer still does business at the same old stand. For him 60 feet of studio space still offer acres of opportunity and fulfillment, as he proved...

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