TELEVISION: BRYANT GUMBEL: AFTER THE BREAK...

BRYANT GUMBEL IS BACK. BUT IS HE TOO NO-NONSENSE FOR PRIME TIME?

First, let it be known that Bryant Gumbel doesn't spend every hour of the workday in the nattiest Joseph Abboud suit. On a midsummer morning at CBS's Manhattan studios, he is wearing slightly wrinkled cotton trousers and a golf shirt as he heads an editorial meeting for his new weekly prime-time newsmagazine show, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel (CBS, Wednesdays, 9 p.m. E.T.).

Gumbel seems like a fun boss (Hey, there's a plastic humanoid M&M behind his desk). He tosses a paper ball in the air as his producers pitch story suggestions, and even digresses from the matters at hand to...

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