Television: CBS Cliffhanger

As evening news time approached, star-struck CBS executives in New York, Washington and Los Angeles began clearing their throats and straightening their ties. Many of them had already been pressed into service behind the cameras because of a strike against CBS by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, which represents cameramen, audio and lighting men and other technicians. But now the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists had ordered its members—who include newsmen and the casts of live programs such as soap operas—to honor the IBEW picket lines at CBS broadcast sites. Such stellar AFTRA members as Newsmen Roger Mudd,...

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