Show Business: His Honor at Six

To news executives of New York City's WNBC-TV it was no secret that their 6 o'clock news show was running a Muskie-like third behind the local ABC and CBS shows. What was needed, obviously, was a little readymade charisma. Where better to find it than in a proven vote getter? If TV can sell politicians, why can't politicians sell TV?

That, briefly, is how Carl Stokes, the former mayor of Cleveland and the first black mayor of a major U.S. city, came to undertake a TV career as one of the station's two anchor men last week. Professional TV newsmen were loudly...

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