Censorship: Fickle Finger of CBS

Why did CBS fire the Smothers Brothers? Tommy Smothers says the network is against free speech. CBS says that Tommy and Dick broke their contract. ABC and NBC say no comment. Dick says ask Tommy. The one sure thing is that the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour — since 1967 one of TV's few sources of new ideas and sparkle —is off the air for this season and next.

CBS's stated reason for canceling the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was one of those rationales distinguished by the fact that just about nobody believed it. According to...

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