Television: Pass the Peanuts

Even before the new TV season began, most critics viewed it with alarm. As it unfolded, many saw eye to eye with the Variety headline: NEW TELEVISION SEASON A DUD. Last week the TV industry struck back. Though it had offered little new on the screen, it did come up with some fresh epithets for critics:

¶ Sponsor, a weekly magazine published for Madison Avenue, called them "a peanut gallery spawned out of the police beat by way of the feature desk."

¶ Producer David (Armstrong Circle Theater) Susskind rasped that they are "too flippant, too cursory, too gossipy, not constructive...

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