Show Business: News on the Home Front

The two new anchor men on the KABC-TV news in Los Angeles were so charming that more than 10,000 letters came in—most of them saying things like "Please send me John Schubeck in a plain brown wrapper." Impressed, the station decided to do virtually that. It ran a contest, with the prize being not only Schubeck but also Fellow Newscaster Joseph Benti, a staff of technicians, a truckload of cameras and cables, and all the paraphernalia needed to deliver a newscast straight from the winner's own home.

Winner Linda Jensen, 17, may have been luckier than the rest of KABC-TV's audience. With...

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