Show Business: Producer's Progress

"The trouble with television." says TV Producer-Performer David Susskind, "is that nobody aspires to anything but money." (Personally, he ekes out his $100,000-a-year salary and expenses from his own package firm and draws an extra $100,000 from the annual profits.) The networks, he complains, are copycats, scorning new ideas in a race for the bandwagon. (But his own firm, Talent Associates, Ltd., has made its reputation with such tried old "original" offerings as The Bridge of San Luis Rey, The Swiss Family Robinson and A Tale of Two Cities.)

Happily for television, while David...

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