At 9 p.m. every night of the week at Hotel Brickman everyone filed into the theater for the nightly show. I was twelve years old. They had me working the spotlight, even for Tony Bennett. It was easy for me after so many summers there to fall into step with television, with its similar practice of putting on shows at set times. Television was merely following the successful use of that format in radio. Why shouldn’t TV shows go on at certain times, just like radio shows, just like movies, just like vaudeville?
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