Programs: The New Season

In answer to numerous if inaudible requests to dramatize daily life on a weekly newsmagazine, NBC last week unveiled its new series, The Name of the Game (Fridays, 8:30-10 p.m., E.D.T.). The show is all about People, a hard-hitting mag staffed with the hard est-hitting newshawks since Steve Wil son and Lorelei Kilbourne cleaned up Big Town.

Tony Franciosa is People's handsome, daring ace reporter. His editor (Gene Barry) occupies an office that is only slightly more opulent than, say, Hugh Hefner's pad. Expense-account cash is as abundant and accessible as scratch paper. The researchers are not only resolutely clever...

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