Television: Problem of Identity

The ads for Manhattan's biggest department store sirened: "Guess who's opening Macy's camp center this year? Captain Video himself." Exulted a Macy publicity man: "He has a fantastic pull with the kids. He can pack 2,000 in 400 square feet!" Nobody seems to care that Captain Video is no longer battling extraterrestrial badmen in outer galaxies. For though the show is dead, the character lives on, like a stubborn ghost, to haunt Actor Al Hodge, who portrayed the gallant captain for five years on the nation's TV screens. "I've made more personal appearances...

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