Television: Poor Emmy

The movies have Oscars, the theater Tonys, so in 1948 television got itself Emmys.

It might better have got itself a case of foot-and-mouth disease. For one thing, there are so many TV programs that nobody can begin to see them all. Then there are the absurd lengths to which the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has gone to spread the joy around, with complicated categories that still leave such impossible competitions as this year's between Leonard Bernstein and Vic Damone for the Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Music. And to make it all even sillier, the...

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