Television: The Season

As the bloodstained 1960-61 season crawled toward its grave last week, it had proved one thing to everybody's satisfaction: it was the worst in the 13-year history of U.S. network television.

Described by a New York critic as a surrealistic mishmash of "Eliot Ness, Together Ness and Pointless Ness," the season was one of unhappy comedy and unhealthy violence, of defections, dismissals and dismay. CBS lost its able News Division President Sig Mickelson. and ABC squeezed out veteran Newscaster John Daly. CBS's Edward R. Murrow took his tobacco habit to Washington as...