Television: Speaking from Experience

"Good reviews cannot always save you," wrote TVulcan Walter Winchell, 60, in last week's TV Guide. "We speak from experience. Last year's W.W. variety show, for example." As another example, Winchell might have added this year's Walter Winchell File. For as Walter peered benignly from Guide's cover,† his sponsor, Revlon, announced that as of March 28 Winchell's filmed crime show over ABC will have to go.

Walter refused to believe the newspapers. All week he filled his New York Mirror column with plugs and denials. "ABC Veep Oliver Treyz called and said the stories...

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