Television: The Regency Firing

For James Thomas Aubrey Jr., 46, president of CBS-TV, the weekend promised to be a good one. He had gone to Miami to celebrate Jackie Gleason's 49th birthday, fully aware that his presence was itself a salute to Gleason's TV success. For Jim Aubrey was always conscious of his power.

A Princeton graduate (cum laude, '41), conventionally handsome, inwardly tense and outwardly relaxed, he was the boy wonder who stepped into his job five years ago and played the complex, competitive, split-timing game of network programming with such relentless drive and consummate...

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