THE DAY TELEVISION DIED by Don McGuire

THE DAY TELEVISION DIED

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This idiot box idiocy is all about Marvin Lazerus, another disaster area. When he's not at the ball park watching the Mets, or in bed with some girl he has forcibly persuaded, he's in charge of Henry MacClintock's two hundred million dollar account which has three hours of fun-filled shows, Danny and the Ozarks and Robbie the Robot-- the best worst. Well, MacClintock's a certifiable nut too and he decides to sponsor Marvin's plan to re-program SILENCE in the public interest which hopefully will seek out other interests and this leads to a nationwide incident and a Committee investigation and Presidential protest (he does own a network) etc. etc. McGuire's situation comedy is not as funny as it should be and rowdier than you might expect. In fact it's in living colorful language.

Publisher: Doubleday