SHOW BUSINESS: Wide, Wide Shake-Up

Wide, Wide, Shake-Up

When euphoric Ideaman Sylvester L.("Pat") Weaver was boosted from president to chairman of the board of the National Broadcasting Co. last year, he knew that it was just a matter of time before he would boost himself right out of a job. As president. Pat Weaver's career was as spectacular as the TV "spectaculars" he invented—which were sometimes spectacular flops. He experimented relentlessly and volubly with new ideas (Wide, Wide World; Monitor; Today; etc.) that got good critical notices, but NBC's total billings were dragging their heels. As chairman of the board,...

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