California: Sam's Show

Each Sunday night from 7:30 on, in the vast Los Angeles metropolitan area, the TV screen is an electronic Valhalla in which Ben Cartwright grapples with the Smothers brothers, Walt Disney with Perry Mason. For millions of viewers, the keenest new prime-time contender is a show-biz nonentity. Nevertheless, as star of the Sam Yorty Show, the mayor of Los Angeles, at 5 ft. 9 in., is a jolly big giant.

Ninety minutes long, in color and with a theme song groaned by Bing Crosby, Yorty's show on its first two exposures proved at...

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