Television: $$$$$$$$

Prisoners often write merely to keep themselves sane. Perhaps it was the same impulse that caused Les Brown to produce a book. After 17 years on the beat, the television editor of Variety set out to chronicle a full year of TV not only from in front of the set, but from behind it, at the corner offices of the networks. He did so in 1970, which, to be sure, was not an average year. It was a period of attacks by Vice President Agnew, of diminishing revenue from cigarette advertising, of unusual audience...

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