Television: Prime Time

The broadcast-rating industry was being rated itself last week. Representative Oren Harris' Special Subcommittee on Investigations summoned industry experts, network executives and station operators to try to determine whether the raters "say what they do and do what they say." Starting with the smaller firms which provide local ratings (there are some 200 firms doing such work in Manhattan alone), the testimony turned up some odd bugs.

> Robert E. West, president of Kansas City's Robert S. Conlan Associates, was called because his firm sold an astonishing 500 reports last year throughout...

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