Specials: From the Waterfront

Every once in a while, television interviewers have journalistic sense enough to put a good subject in front of a camera and just get out of the way. It worked so successfully last September with Eric Hoffer: The Passionate State of Mind that CBS rescheduled the 60-minute show for this week (Tuesday, 10 p.m.). Though Eric Sevareid is the reporter of record, the program is Hoffer, the shirtsleeved philosopher from the San Francisco waterfront, whose aphorisms and world views have sold 700,000 books (The True Believer, The Temper of Our Time) and have...

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