People: Jul. 27, 1998

CBS AFFILIATE GOES POSTAL OVER LETTERMAN

Sometimes even small guys like to flex their muscles. Nick Evans, owner of Spartan Communications, a CBS affiliate, was miffed when some advertiser-friends of his had trouble getting into the Late Show with DAVID LETTERMAN. Seats were found for them eventually but apparently not fast enough. Evans yanked the show off the air for a week on the six stations he runs because of "the arrogance of the Letterman organization and the weak ratings," he says. Viewers were treated instead to infomercials, reruns of Married...with Children and Judge Judy. Perhaps that's why a local lawyer...

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