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5 November: Pushed, pulled, clicked, nicked

"When things were going well for him, he'd do something to destroy himself. He just couldn't deal with success."---Arnold Stang (left) on his long-enough-time boss Henry Morgan. (Photo: ABC.)

“When things were going well for him, he’d do something to destroy himself. He just couldn’t deal with success.”—Arnold Stang (left) on his long-enough-time boss Henry Morgan. (Photo: ABC.)

Henry Morgan isn’t now and never will be a ratings champion. Which probably doesn’t bother him when all is said and done. The now 31-year-old satirist is forging a career as something of a contemporary version of Fred Allen: the cerebral cynic who doesn’t quite wrap to broadcasting’s conceits and takes a cheerful bludgeon to them, caring almost nothing for the consequences.

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