Show Business: Giant Killer

Hidden behind locked doors in the CBS program department, so the Madison Avenue legend runs, there is a large bulletin board plastered with the names of next season's shows. Only the network brass—the high-priced officers known as "Dr. Stanton's Book of the Month Club"—are privy to the board's high secrets. Every night the names are scrambled and a canvas curtain is drawn to make doubly sure that spying charwomen will learn nothing they can leak to NBC. Still the dope gets around. Last fall, for instance, the grapevine had it that Garry Moore was coming down. How could his relaxed variety...

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