New York: Love & Hisses

Forsaking wrestling, homespun comedy, and a war movie on other channels, perhaps as many as 1,000,000 New Yorkers—an impressive 8.1 Nielsen rating—turned one evening last week to a political telecast that combined all three. After ten days of negotiations between staffs, Democratic Incumbent Robert F. Wagner and Republican Challenger Louis J. Lefkowitz met dais to dais in their campaign for mayor of New York.

Most New Yorkers have long since given up hope of ever having a ready effective city government; in the Wagner-Lefkowitz debate they neither expected nor got a serious discussion of municipal problems. But...

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