Show Business: Chayefsky: 'Network Is True'

Paddy Chayefsky is a veteran of what is now known as TV's golden age, that period in the '50s when there was original, live drama every night and when the networks, uncertain of where they were going, were willing to experiment with talent and quality. Though TV has expanded beyond all recognition and is technically light years beyond those pioneering days, it has, in Chayefsky's view, entered its own dark ages. In its frantic race for ratings, it has become debased, an extension of a corporate way of life that Chayefsky sees "dehumanizing all...

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