NOT SO WILD A DREAM
by ERIC SEVAREID
522 pages. Atheneum. $12.50.
In television, last impressions are all. For a dozen years now Eric Sevareid, 63, has been the Dr. Johnson of the two-minute essay on the CBS Evening News. With his "somewhat forbidding Scandinavian manner" (as he has described it) and "a restraint that spells stuffiness to a lot of people," he has delivered so many thousand editorials, sermonets and sit-down comedy routines that the unkind younger generation has begun to refer to him as Eric Everyside.
Not So Wild a Dream proves that...