TELEVISION: The Return of St. Paarnard

"Five-four-three-two-one." Announcer Hugh Downs did the Canaveral countdown, then launched his rocket: "Here's Jack!" Into public view again loomed Jack Paar, returning to his bereft nighttime audience after his headline-making walkout (TIME, Feb. 22). Home from three weeks in the wise old Orient, he was full of sweetness and contrition. He gave NBC another chance, despite its censorship of the now celebrated W.C. joke, and he admitted that his tantrum had been childish and emotional. "I don't really need enemies," he said, "when I have me." Then he went right after...

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