Television: Every Living Room a Nabe

In the old days of TV, the Late Show was really late—decades, in fact. Before 1961, most pictures seen on TV had been made during World War II or before; the freshest was eleven years old. Now the networks are running out of the oldies and are buying newer films at a higher price; the living room is competing more and more with the "nabe" (neighborhood movie house). This fall, for example, the networks will be programming features that premiered just last year. Among the newer attractions for home screens next season: Tom Jones, The World of Henry Orient, The...

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