November 5, 2018

What's on TV? Wednesday, November 6, 1968

How many people, I wonder, stayed up all night watching the election returns, waiting to see who the next president was going to be—or if there was going to be a new president, at least without the House of Representatives becoming involved? Well, did you stay up all night in 2000 or 2004? I didn't even watch them, but I suspect I would have back in 1968, or at least if I didn't have to be in school that morning. I offer these listings from the Day After, with the proviso that election coverage probably continues. Our TV Guide covers New York City and the surrounding areas.




 2  WCBS (CBS)

Morning

    6:30
SUNRISE SEMESTER   COLOR 
“English Literature: Ben Jonson” Part 1

    7:00
NEWS C

    7:05
NEWS—Joseph Benti   COLOR 

    7:30
NEWS—Joseph Benti   COLOR 

    7:55
NEWS   COLOR 

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO   COLOR 

    9:00
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Comedy

    9:30
DONNA REED—Comedy

  10:00
LUCILLE BALL—Comedy   COLOR 

  10:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES

  11:00
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy   COLOR 

  11:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

Afternoon

  12:00
LOVE OF LIFE   COLOR 

  12:25
NEWS—Joe Benti   COLOR 

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial   COLOR 

    1:00
FARMER’S DAUGHTER

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial   COLOR 

    2:00
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING—Serial   COLOR 

    2:30
GUIDING LIGHT   COLOR 

    3:00
SECRET STORM   COLOR 

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT   COLOR 

    4:00
HOUSE PARTY   COLOR 
Guest: Dorothy Lamour

    4:25
NEWS—Edwards   COLOR 

    4:30
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Mel Torme; Hines, Hines & Dad; Phyllis Newman; Chuck Eisenmann and his dog act

    5:00
PERRY MASON—Mystery

Evening

    6:00
NEWS—Jim Jensen   COLOR 

    7:00
NEWS—Walter Cronkite   COLOR 

    7:30
DAKTARI—Adventure   COLOR 

    8:30
GOOD GUYS—Comedy   COLOR 

    9:00
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES   COLOR 

    9:30
GREEN ACRES   COLOR 

  10:00
ELECTION REPORT   SPECIAL    COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS—Bob Young   COLOR 

  11:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Restless Years” (1959)

    1:15
NEWS   COLOR 

    1:20
MOVIE—Drama   COLOR 
“The Deep Six” (1958)

    3:25
MOVIE—Drama
“The Last Angry Man” (1959)

I've never seen The Last Angry Man, but I really should, since it has to do with television. It's the story of a TV executive (David Wayne) whose job depends on his ability to get a Brooklyn doctor (Paul Muni) on his program. Muni, a four-time Oscar nominee who won for The Life of Louis Pasteur, received his final nomination for this, his final film—22 years after his previous last nomination.


 3  WTIC (HARTFORD) (CBS)

Morning

    6:30
SUNRISE SEMESTER   COLOR 
“English Literature: Ben Jonson” Part 1

    7:00
NEWS, WEATHER   COLOR 

    7:05
NEWS—Joseph Benti   COLOR 

    7:30
OUR WORLD—Education

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO   COLOR 

    9:00
HAP RICHARDS   COLOR 

    9:15
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND   COLOR 

    9:30
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

  10:00
LUCILLE BALL—Comedy   COLOR 

  10:30
DONALD O’CONNOR—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Peter Breck, Edgar and Frances Bergen

Afternoon

  12:00
LOVE OF LIFE   COLOR 

  12:25
NEWS—Joe Benti   COLOR 

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial   COLOR 

    1:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM—Interviews   COLOR 
Guests: Carole Shelley, Dorothy Vann, Toni Lee Scott

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial   COLOR 

    2:00
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING—Serial   COLOR 

    2:30
GUIDING LIGHT   COLOR 

    3:00
SECRET STORM   COLOR 

    3:30
HOUSE PARTY   COLOR 
Guest: Cleveland Amory

    3:55
RANGER STATION   COLOR 

    4:30
HAZEL—Comedy   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
WEATHER   COLOR 

    6:05
SPORTS—Ehrlich   COLOR 

    6:15
NEWS—Al Terzi   COLOR 

    6:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite   COLOR 

    7:00
MOVIE—Science Fiction   COLOR 
“Destination Inner Space” (1966)

    8:30
GOOD GUYS—Comedy   COLOR 

    9:00
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES   COLOR 

    9:30
GREEN ACRES   COLOR 

  10:00
ELECTION REPORT   SPECIAL    COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS—Bill Hanson   COLOR 

  11:15
WEATHER   COLOR 

  11:20
SPORTS—Arnold Dean   COLOR 

  11:25
MOVIE—Drama
“Slander” (1956)

    1:00
NEWS AND WEATHER   COLOR 

    1:15
MOVIE—Drama
“Guadalcanal Diary” (1943)

Given that CBS didn't project Nixon's victory until 10:45 Wednesday morning, I doubt that much of WTIC's morning lineup aired as planned.


 4  WNBC (NBC)

Morning

    6:30
EDUCATION EXCHANGE   COLOR 
“Feeding and Eating”

    7:00
TODAY   COLOR 

    9:00
FOR WOMEN ONLY   COLOR 

    9:30
JOAN RIVERS   COLOR 
Guests: Morey Amsterdam, Sidney Margolius

  10:00
SNAP JUDGMENT—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Don DeFore, Bess Myerson

  10:25
NEWS—Dickerson   COLOR 

  10:30
CONCENTRATION   COLOR 

  11:00
PERSONALITY—Game   COLOR 
Celebrities: Ethel Merman, Joan Rivers, Dick Shawn, Connie Stevens

  11:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES   COLOR 
Players: Kaye Ballard, Shari Lewis, Paul Lynde, Edward Mulhare, Jan Murray, Cliff Robertson, Charley Weaver, Rose Marie, Wally Cox

Afternoon

  12:00
JEOPARDY—Game   COLOR 

  12:30
EYE GUESS—Game   COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS—Newman   COLOR 

    1:00
PDQ—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Ethel Merman, Joan Rivers, Dick Shawn

    1:30
MAKE A DEAL   COLOR 

    2:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial   COLOR 

    2:30
DOCTORS—Serial   COLOR 

    3:00
ANOTHER WORLD   COLOR 

    3:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Jonathan Harris, Nancy Kulp

    4:00
MATCH GAME   COLOR 
Guests: Ed McMahon, Joanne Carson

    4:25
NEWS—Kalber   COLOR 

    4:30
MOVIE—Comedy   COLOR 
“The Wheeler Dealers” (1963)

Evening

    6:00
NEWS—Lew Wood   COLOR 

    7:00
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley   COLOR 

    7:30
VIRGINIAN—Western   COLOR 

    9:00
BOB HOPE   SPECIAL    COLOR 
Guests: Ray Charles, Barbara Eden, David Janssen

  10:00
OUTSIDER—Crime Drama   COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS—Jim Hartz   COLOR 

  11:10
WEATHER—Frank Field   COLOR 

  11:15
NEWS—Jim Hartz   COLOR 

  11:25
SPORTS—Kyle Rote   COLOR 

  11:30
JOHNNY CARSON   COLOR 
Guest: Bill Cosby

    1:00
NEWS—Bob Teague   COLOR 

Interesting paring on The Match GameJoanne Carson is the current wife of Ed McMahon's boss, Johnny.


 5  WNEW (IND.)

Morning

    7:30
DAPHNE’S CASTLE   COLOR 

    9:00
PANORAMA   COLOR 
Guests: Lionel Hampton, Allen Drury

  10:00
OUTER LIMITS—Drama

  11:00
ALFRED HITCHCOCK—Drama

  11:30
DEAR ALAN   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Bright Leaf” (1950)

    2:00
SKITCH HENDERSON—Variety   COLOR 
Guest: Aliza Kashi

    3:30
MIGHTY MOUSE   COLOR 

    4:00
BOB McALLISTER   COLOR 

    5:00
FLINTSTONES   COLOR 

    5:30
SEA HUNT—Adventure

Evening

    6:00
McHALE’S NAVY—Comedy

    6:30
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN

    7:00
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

    7:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game   COLOR 

    8:00
PAY CARDS!—Game   COLOR 

    8:30
MERV GRIFFIN—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Richard Prior, Dorothy Loudon, Paul Jabara, Ultra Violet, Ruth McFadden

  10:00
NEWS—Bill Jorgensen   COLOR 

  11:00
DONALD O’CONNOR—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Peter Breck, Edgar and Frances Bergen

  12:30
SCIENCE FICTION THEATER

    1:00
BOLD JOURNEY—Travel

    1:30
BEDFORD-STUYVESANT

    2:00
NEWS

Allen Drury, on Panorama this morning (provided the teachers strike is over) is, in addition to being the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Advise and Consent—you remember, the Saturday movie on WABC—a keen observer of Washington politics, having covered the Senate for UPI and The New York Times. I imagine he was on to provide his analysis of last night's election.


 7  WABC (ABC)

Morning

    6:50
NEWS

    7:00
CARTOONS    COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Biography   COLOR 
“Deep in My Heart” (1954) Part 1

  10:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM—Interviews   COLOR 
Guests: Sigyn Lund, Arlene Demmarco

  10:30
DICK CAVETT   COLOR 
Guests: Mort Sahl, Mary Hemingway

Afternoon

  12:00
BEWITCHED—Comedy

  12:30
TREASURE ISLE   COLOR 

    1:00
DREAM HOUSE—Game   COLOR 

    1:30
FUNNY YOU SHOULD ASK   COLOR 
Celebrities: Judy Carne, Abby Dalton, Stu Gilliam, Paul Lynde, Jan Murray

    1:55
CHILDREN’S DOCTOR   COLOR 

    2:00
NEWLYWED GAME   COLOR 

    2:30
DATING GAME   COLOR 

    3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial   COLOR 

    3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE   COLOR 

    4:00
DARK SHADOWS   COLOR 

    4:30
MOVIE—Comedy   COLOR 
“Island of Love” (1963)

Evening

    6:30
NEWS—John Schubeck   COLOR 

    6:55
WEATHER—Antoine   COLOR 

    7:00
NEWS—Frank Reynolds   COLOR 

    7:30
HERE COME THE BRIDES   COLOR 

    8:30
PEYTON PLACE—Serial   COLOR 

    9:00
MOVIE—Comedy   COLOR 
“John Goldfarb, Please Come Home” (1965)

  11:00
NEWS—Roger Grimsby   COLOR 

  11:10
WEATHER—Antoine   COLOR 

  11:15
NEWS—Roger Grimsby   COLOR 

  11:30
JOEY BISHOP   COLOR 
Guests: John Stewart and Buffy Ford

    1:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Trade Winds” (1939)

Tex Antoine, I've been told, was a legend in New York television, a weathercaster for three decades. Colorful, and controversial. You can read about his adventures on any number of internet sites.


 8  WNHC (NEW HAVEN) (ABC)

Morning

    6:10
NEWS

    6:15
INFINITE HORIZONS—Religion

    6:45
VISIT WITH MONSIGNOR

    7:00
MR. GOOBER   COLOR 

    8:30
THUNDERBIRDS   COLOR 

    9:00
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Gordon MacRae, Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy

  10:30
DICK CAVETT   COLOR 
Guests: Mort Sahl, Mary Hemingway

Afternoon

  12:00
STEVE ALLEN—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Norm Crosby, Della Reese, Ray Eberle

    1:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

    2:00
NEWLYWED GAME   COLOR 

    2:30
DATING GAME   COLOR 

    3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial   COLOR 

    3:30
MR. GOOBER   COLOR 

    4:30
MERV GRIFFIN—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Duke Ellington, Victor Borge, Anne Jackson

Evening

    6:00
NEWS—Bob Norman   COLOR 

    6:15
WEATHER—Carroll   COLOR 

    6:20
SPORTS—Galiette   COLOR 

    6:25
SPORTS   COLOR 

    6:30
NEWS—Frank Reynolds   COLOR 

    7:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game   COLOR 

    7:30
HERE COME THE BRIDES   COLOR 

    8:30
PEYTON PLACE—Serial   COLOR 

    9:00
MOVIE—Comedy   COLOR 
“John Goldfarb, Please Come Home” (1965)

  11:00
NEWS—Thompson   COLOR 

  11:05
WEATHER—Bob Jones   COLOR 

  11:10
NEWS—Thompson   COLOR 

  11:20
SPORTS—Galiette   COLOR 

  11:30
JOEY BISHOP   COLOR 
Guests: John Stewart and Buffy Ford

    1:00
NEWS

Mary Hemingway, one of the guests on Dick Cavett's morning show, is the widow of Ernest Hemingway.


 9  WOR (IND.)

Morning

    7:40
NEWS AND WEATHER

    7:45
JOB HUNT   COLOR 

    8:00
SCRUB CLUB   COLOR 

    9:00
ROMPER ROOM   COLOR 

  10:00
JOE FRANKLIN   COLOR 
Guest: Raymond Rosenthal

  11:30
JOURNEY TO ADVENTURE   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS—John Wingate, Mary McPhillips   COLOR 

  12:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Judge Steps Out” (1949)

    2:00
LORETTA YOUNG—Drama

    2:30
WEAKER (?) SEX—Discussion   COLOR 

    3:00
DIVORCE COURT—Drama   COLOR 

    3:30
MOVIE—Drama   COLOR 
“Green Grass of Wyoming” (1948)

    5:00
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

    5:30
REAL McCOYS—Comedy

Evening

    6:00
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND—Comedy   COLOR 

    6:30
I SPY—Drama   COLOR 

    7:30
STEVE ALLEN—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Vincent Price, Charley Weaver, Irene Kral

    9:00
WHAT’S MY LINE?—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Joanna Barnes, Bert Convy, Arlene Francis, Nipsey Russell

    9:30
MOVIEDrama   COLOR 
“Second Chance” (1953)

  10:55
SPORTS   COLOR 

  11:00
MOVIE—Drama
“David and Lisa” (1962)

    1:00
FILM   COLOR 

    1:15
NEWS AND WEATHER

Pamela Mason, the ex-wife of actor James Mason (and mother-in-law of Belinda Carlisle) is the host of The Weaker (?) Sex at 2:30 p.m.


11 WPIX (IND.)

Morning

    7:30
SURVIVAL!—Documentary

    8:00
GUMBY—Children   COLOR 

    8:30
MIGHTY HERCULES-Cartoon

    9:00
UNDERDOG—Children   COLOR 

    9:30
JACK LA LANNE   COLOR 

  10:00
MOVIE—Documentary
“Balloon Safari”

  11:30
KIMBA—Children   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
BOZO—Children   COLOR 

  12:30
LITTLE RASCALS   COLOR 

    1:00
ROCKY—Children   COLOR 

    1:30
TOM EWELL—Comedy

    2:00
PERFECT MATCH   COLOR 

    2:30
PATTY DUKE—Comedy

    3:00
CAPTAIN SCARLET   COLOR 

    3:30
SPEED RACER   COLOR 

    4:00
THREE STOOGES   COLOR 

    4:30
SUPERMAN—Adventure   COLOR 

    5:00
MUNSTERS—Comedy

    5:30
BATMAN—Adventure   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
F TROOP—Comedy   COLOR 

    6:30
VOYAGE—Adventure   COLOR 

    7:30
RAT PATROL—Drama   COLOR 

    8:00
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE—Drama   COLOR 

    9:00
NEWS—Lee Nelson   COLOR 

    9:30
PASSWORD—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Paul Anka, Phyllis Newman

  10:00
PERRY MASON—Mystery

  11:00
AFL HIGHLIGHTS—Football   COLOR 

  11:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Ox-Bow Incident” (1943)

    1:00
NEWS—Lee Nelson   COLOR 

It's hard to believe that Password would go into syndicated reruns, but the success of these reruns inspired Goodson-Todman to revive the series. Meanwhile, a few decades later, an entire network would start up based on the premise of rerunning old game shows.


13 WNDT (NET)

Morning

    8:55
CLASSROOM—Education

Afternoon

  12:00
CLASSROOM

    4:30
LITTLE ADAM   COLOR 

    4:45
FRIENDLY GIANT—Children

    5:00
MISTEROGERS—Children

    5:30
WHAT’S NEW—Children

Evening

    6:00
FOLK GUITAR PLUS   COLOR 

    6:30
INGLES PARA TODOS

    7:00
NEW JERSEY SPEAKS

    7:30
BOOK BEAT—Interview
Guest: Han Suyin

    8:00
NET FESTIVAL—Documentary

    9:00
NEWS IN PERSPECTIVE   COLOR 
Panelists: Tom Wicker, Max Frankel

  10:00
NEWSFRONT—Mitchell Krauss

Han Suyin is the author of A Many-Splendoured Thing, the novel on which the movie and the CBS soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing are based. She might be appearing on Book Beat to discuss Birdless Summer, the third volume of her memoirs.


25 WNYE (EDUC.)

Morning

    9:05
CLASSROOM—Education

Afternoon

  12:00
CLASSROOM

Really not much more that can be said about this, is there?


31 WNYC (IND.)

Afternoon

  12:00
IT’S FUN TO READ—Discussion

  12:30
NASA PRESENTS—Science

    1:00
FOCUS ON BOOKS—Discussion

    1:30
INTERLUDE

    3:00
NURSING

    3:30
FILM

    4:00
AROUND THE CLOCK—Police

    4:30
WINGS TO THE WORLD

    5:00
NAVY FILM   COLOR 

    5:30
PERSPECTIVE—Documentary

Evening

    6:00
LEE GRAHAM—Interview
Guest: James Earl Jones

    6:30
DATELINE: PARIS

    6:45
NEWS—Paul Manchester

    7:00
RETURN TO NURSING

    7:30
ON THE JOB—Fire Department

    8:00
IN THE LAW LIBRARY

    8:30
CONTINENTAL COMMENT

    9:00
LAW AND RACE RELATIONS—Lecture

    9:45
NEWS—Herbert Boland

  10:00
INTERNATIONAL INTERVIEW

  10:30
YOUR RIGHT TO SAY IT   COLOR 

I'd actually consider this more of an educational schedule than an independent one, wouldn't you?


47 WNJU (Newark) (IND.)

Afternoon

    5:25
NEWS

    5:30
MOVIE—Drama
“El Hijo De La Calle” (Argentine; 1949)

Evening

    7:30
RAMITO—Music   COLOR 

    8:00
BOBBY CAPO—Variety   COLOR 

    9:30
SPANISH DRAMA   COLOR 

  10:00
VARIETY HOUR   COLOR 

  10:30
NEWS—Corrigan   COLOR 

  10:45
VARIETY HOUR—Lanza

  11:15
MOVIE—Drama
“El Hijo De La Calle” (Argentine; 1949)

  12:45
NEWS—Arturo Rodriguez

Obviamente la estación española. TV  

4 comments:

  1. Thanks for posting this. BTW, Wednesday's date was Nov. 6, not Nov. 5. Election Day was Tuesday, Nov. 5.

    TV Guide's own Cleveland Amory was on HOUSE PARTY, which had less than a year left on CBS by this time.

    Was LET'S MAKE A DEAL really listed as just 'MAKE A DEAL'? I wouldn't be surprised if it was.

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    1. Fixed - thanks. Yes, just "Make a Deal" - I can only think that it was due to space; it was listed that way every day of the week. I've got a future issue from NY coming up; it's the same way there as well.

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  2. You brought it up here, so I comment here:

    In '68, I was theoretically eligible to vote for what would have been the first time; my excuse was that my birthday was late in the year, and teenage me wasn't certain about whether I'd made the calendar cut.
    Hindsight is always 20/20; whether my single vote for Humphrey would have been enough to swing the whole state of Illinois - moot at best.

    What I do remember about That Night (and I think I wrote this up here before):

    - The last two states to get called that night were Ohio and Illinois, with a combined total of 52 Electoral Votes (26 each - way more than either state has today).
    Nobody remembers this, but Humphrey was making a huge popular vote comeback nationally; in the swing states (what are now unfortunately called "battleground states"), Nixon and Humphrey were practically in a dead heat on a precinct-by-precinct basis.
    Add in Wallace's detachment of the Solid South, which few of the "experts" took seriously.
    Around midnight (Central Time), David Brinkley turned to Chet Huntley and said:
    "You know, Chet - I don't think we're going to get a President tonight. I think it's going to wind up in the House."
    As it turned out, Brinkley was wrong - by not by all that much.
    (And it formed the foundation of my own personal belief that the Electoral College is the least honest way to conduct a Presidential election - but that's another story … )

    - Did you know that Allen Drury hated Oto Preminger's film of Advise And Consent?
    Drury, a rigidly conservative ideologue, detested the left-of-center Preminger's portrayal of many of the characters - starting with Henry Fonda's Leffingwell, who was a villain in Drury's novel, but became Henry Fonda in the movie (one example to serve for many).
    In subsequent years, Allen Drury turned A&C into a series of novels, in which the more noticeably conservative pols were clearly Good Guys, while the leftward ones were at best painfully naïve, and at worst outrightly duplicitous (in the movie, George Grizzard played Sen. Fred Van Ackerman, who at the time was considered a direct take-off of the Kennedy of your choice).
    There were six Advise & Consent novels all-told.
    The fourth one ended with a newly-elected President and Vice-President attacked by assassins - and only one survived.
    In the fifth and sixth novels, Drury takes the story in two directions, each based on which candidate survived - one of the earliest attempts at "alternative history", and not approved of by literary critics of the time (and that's another story … ).

    - Thought you might want to know that Ken Swofford, one of my all-time favorite character guys (and I hope one of yours), passed away a few days ago, aged 85.
    ***FRANK FLANNIGAN FOREVER!!!***

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    1. Yes, I've read all six of those A&C novels, and I agree with you that they were of declining quality (both in writing and plot) as they went on. I also read Drury's Egypt series, which I thought was entertaining; his space book (The Throne of Saturn, I think), which managed to be both naive and heavy-handed; and I started his Mark Coffin series, but I could tell it wasn't going anywhere new, so I didn't bother to continue.

      On that point, if you read all six of those books, you find that Drury was really sloppy with detail (or he had an incredibly bad editor) - in the convention scenes, for example (can't remember which book that's from) where the vote totals not only don't add up, they keep changing. I just can't believe a book can make it to print with that kind of sloppiness.

      Nevertheless, I have a soft spot in my heart for the original Advise and Consent, which was a good book, if a bit soapy. Did it deserve the Pulitzer? Maybe not, but it's still an adult book, the type of which you don't see much anymore.

      Ken Swofford - indeed. RIP.

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Thanks for writing! Drive safely!