CBS Reflections in a Bloodshot Eye Author:Robert Metz Front cover teaser: — The anecdote-packed, uncensored inside story of America's greatest entertainment factory and communications empire. — Back Cover Description: — The bloodiest CBS dramas aren't on TV. — They're in this inside story of one of the most glamorous and influential corporations on earth where - in an era that stretches from _Amos 'n' ... more »Andy_ to _All in the Family_ - you'll read how stars and executives can sky rocket to glory, but lose everything at the drop of a rating point.
CBS introduces you to Bill Paley, the remarkable chairman and bon vivant .. Jim Aubrey, "the Smiling Cobra," ruthless emperor of entertainment dethrones by shocking rumors about his private life ... Ed Murrow, who survived the London blitz and the McCarthy nightmare, but could not win his battle with his bosses ... Jackie Gleason, who had a multi-million-dollar last laugh on CBS ... Arthur Godfrey, who tried to destroy one underling too many .. .Walter Cronkite who probably scared Lyndon Johnson out of office .. . Jack Benny, who tool CBS to the top, then was brutally axed ... Lucille Ball ... Ed Sullivan ... the Smothers Brothers ... Jim Arness ... Dan Rather ... all just part of the most entertaining, explosive, warts-and-all, behind-the-tube drama ever brought to totally revealing light!« less