TELEVISION: The Disgruntled Cadillacs

"What the engine is to the automobile," said M.C. David Susskind on his talkathon Open End, "the writer is to a theatrical production. Our guests tonight are seven Cadillacs, the key creators of many of TV's finest hours." The Cadillacs: Robert Alan Arthur, Paddy Chayevsky, Sumner Locke Elliott. James Lee, J. P. Miller, Tad Mosel, David Shaw—almost all of whom have abandoned TV. As a producer (Du Pont Show of the Month) and the Custer of live TV drama (TIME, June 2), Susskind wanted to know why the writers had given up....

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