On the cover this week are the two stars of The FBI, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. and William Reynolds, although judging by the background one would be forgiven for thinking that they were starring in a series about Grand Prix racers. (By the way, for an excellent review of The FBI and the role played in the series by director J. Edgar Hoover, check out this series from our friends at TVParty.)
Across the top of the cover is a blurb for "The Most Outlandish Game Show Yet," which turns out to be ABC's Treasure Isle. Not only did the show take place outdoors, it was staged on a one-and-a-half acre man-made lagoon in Palm Beach. Probably the most interesting item we find out is that the show was financed and packaged for $800,000 by John D. MacArthur, who's probably better known as the founder of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, supporter of many programs over the years on public television. MacArthur's brother was Charles MacArthur, playwright and co-author of The Front Page Charles MacArthur was married to the actress Helen Hayes, and their son James MacArthur played Danno on Hawaii Five-0. When your geneology is more interesting than the TV show you created, you know you're in trouble.