People: Dec. 8, 1986

"ABC television network, your services, such as they are, will no longer be required as of 12/20/86 -- Jimmy Breslin." So read the three-line advertisement on the front page of the New York Times last week. Only eight weeks after the premiere of his critically acclaimed late-night talk show, Jimmy Breslin's People, the feisty Pulitzer-prizewinning columnist became, as he put it, "the first person in America to fire a network." Breslin had been miffed that abc aired his show at odd hours, as late as 2 a.m. in some markets, including his hometown of New York City. abc responded to Breslin's...

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