Television: Review

Omnibus: "For all its goodies, it'll never be commercial," said an adman when Omnibus opened five years ago. Last week, as it began its first season without Ford Foundation support (and its first on NBC), Omnibus proved Madison Avenue more wrong than ever. With two-thirds of the show sold (to Aluminium Ltd. and Union Carbide), and the other third bid for, Omnibus kicked off with a slickly attractive white-shoe production of Stover at Yale, a tongue-in-dimpled-cheek musical adaptation by Douglass (Damn Yankees) Wallop of the old Owen Johnson stories. Much of the play lived up to Alistair Cooke's introduction of it...

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