Television: Art for Money's Sake

The round, owl-eyed oddball in hornrimmed glasses had never seen fit to set foot in Omaha before, but one day last week the town turned out as if he were a returning hero. The Junior Chamber of Commerce met him at Union Station; he was taken on a tour of Boys Town, paid his respects to the archbishop, visited a convent for errant girls, and was named Chief Charging Buffalo by the Omaha Indians. The excuse for all the excitement seemed as zany as the celebration itself: Stan Freberg, visiting comic-turned-adman from California, had...

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