Television: The Moose & the Moneymen

Strikes, like rashes, come and go, but there is a malaise in the TV industry that lingers on: the feverish pursuit of profits at the expense of public service. In a new book, Due to Circumstances Beyond Our Control* former CBS News President Fred Friendly takes the TV pulse and finds it weak indeed.

Three years ago, when Friendly, now 52, was appointed head of the CBS news division, Board Chairman William Paley told him: "You have in your hands the most sacred trust that CBS has. Your job is to keep CBS news...

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