|"I think Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme are great," he answered. "We're using name guest, not just people who'll get up and take a bow, but interesting personalities who perform. Most important, I think we have a fine group of writers.
"We try to come up with one good sketch each show," he continued. "Steve is a very funny guy and a good singer. We're not doing anything to stop him - or Eydie - from proving they're complete entertainers.
"Steve and Edyie don't yet have the status of a Dinah Shore or a Perry Como. But by the end of the summer I think they'll have proved that they can carry a whole hour."