Television: The Emmy Awards

Actors started for the wrong exits and had to be turned around, others failed to pick up their cues, events ran more and more behind schedule. This was not a high school convention, but the tenth annual Emmy ceremonies of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, in which TV's most skilled practitioners hail the past year's best performances. Confessed Danny Thomas, the Hollywood M.C. on a Hollywood-Manhattan coaxial hookup: "They should never have comedians as presenters. Any comic on a dais figures he's got to do four or five minutes or...

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