Show Business: Dead or Alive

Critics may carp about the dearth of live television shows, reports the trade magazine Television Age, but so far as the general public is concerned, it could hardly care less. After sending Pulse, Inc. to pry into 1,000 TV-equipped homes, Television Age was surprised to learn that nearly 82% of televiewers never wondered whether a program was live or filmed. So many people guessed wrong about so many programs, said the magazine, "that maybe all the industry polemics regarding live and film is pretty much a waste of time and breath."


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