Television: How to Succeed Though Married

If the TV screen is any reflection of the household it sits in, marriage is a fading institution. Bonanza's Ben Cartwright is a confirmed old widower and likely to remain so. The Fugitive's Richard Kimble is a wrongly convicted wife-murderer. Combat's Sergeant Chip Saunders is a single sort, and ail-American rubes like Marine Private Gomer Pyle and Small-Town Sheriff Andy Taylor ain't hitched either. Lucy is now a widow, and Constance MacKenzie's single status is the talk of Peyton Place, what with her having a teen-age daughter and all.

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