Television: Smile!

When it's dismissal time in TV's gold-paved wasteland, some show folk go quietly, while others go kicking the wastebaskets. Last week, after CBS canceled his Candid Camera program, Creator-Host Allen Funt, 52, went out with a bang and a whimper. Deciding that it was time "for a man to make a public happening of a catastrophe in his life," Funt appeared on a late-hour Manhattan radio show to detail the in glorious mistreatment he had met at the hands of show biz in general and CBS in particular.

What galled Funt was that CBS did not even give him the...

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