Show Business: Classy Mass

Wanted: TV producer to turn out 30 NBC spectaculars for Ford Motor Co. Budget: $12 million. Salary: $250,000.

For months the unofficial want ad buzzed along the network grapevine. Gossip said the job was going begging, and many a hopeful hotshot managed to get his name noised about as a candidate. But the yearners never had much of a chance. Last week one of the plushiest producing jobs in the television business went to CBS Vice President Hubbell Robinson Jr., 53, the man who had dreamed up the Ford series in the first place.

The new job more than eased the pain of...

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