I started working at KAIT-TV on July 1, 1963, a few days after my 17th birthday.  When this article was published eight years later, TV GUIDE had over 20 million readers and was one of the most widely-read magazines in the U.S.  (This was before the day of cable networks and local newspaper television guides.) 


They paid me $450 for the article, which was not a bad payday in 1971.  Most of the money went immediately for wine, women, and song.  The rest was wasted.  (rimshot)


Over forty years later I'm finally getting around to working on the follow-up article. J