TELEVISION: Quizzard's Exit

If TV executives often rise with giddy speed to their high perches, teeter briefly, then disappear with the first rough wind, it is perhaps because they have little administrative and command background for the big job. And so some hang on, but many fall.

Sylvester ("Pat") Weaver, late of NBC, came to the network with credentials as program director for a West Coast radio chain, ad manager for the American Tobacco Co., and v.p. of a Madison Avenue ad agency; he was the network's president within four years, its ex-chairman three years later. When NBC's President Robert Kintner (TIME, Nov....