Radio & TV: A Guy with Ideas

NBC, well along on a lavish campaign to buy up entertainers for its TV network, last week hired a man to tell it what to do with its high-priced talent. In signing a two-year "consultant" contract with pint-sized Showman Billy Rose, NBC Vice President William Brooks explained: "He seems to be quite a guy with ideas, and you've got to take ideas where you can find them."

Rose, 51, who has produced everything from a flea circus to opera, had an operation last month. After that, he gave up his syndicated newspaper column ("I've still got . . . a skinful of...

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