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By Michael B. Kassel

Although it grew to become some of the most profitable courses in syndicated tv historical past, WKRP in Cincinnati confronted an uphill fight attempting to receive prime-time luck. Kassel chronicles the choices and difficulties that affected WKRP's primetime luck, and explores the explanations why it went directly to develop into a classic.

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Wilson's leadership style cannot be underestimated. Wilson hadhas-the incredible ability to allow great amounts of creative input from others while maintaining his own ground and enforcing his own demands. Perhaps his greatest strength was-is-his ability to listen and learn while he talks and teaches. This rare gift made for a very rare show. "The Bastard Son of MTM" Though it shared a common bond with other MTM shows, WKRP was different in both look and content. This "bastard son of MTM," as Wilson described it, was a little louder and a little faster than its MTM siblings, in part because of its rock and roll format, in part because the show was video taped.

Smithers also began studying art at the California Institute of the Arts (Esterly, "I Felt... " 12). At 19, Smithers decided to become a professional actress. Though she lost some roles because of her scar, Smithers persevered. She studied acting, started doing more commercials, and eventually began earning some film credits as well. She appeared in Where the Ulies Bloom and Our Winning Season. In 1978, she auditioned for the part of Bailey Quarters. Wilson had very definite ideas about the role.

That's why 1 think these shows have a 3S 36 America's Favorite Radio Station singularity about them-and that couldn't happen if these scripts were coming in from allover the place" (Wilson). Wilson's leadership style cannot be underestimated. Wilson hadhas-the incredible ability to allow great amounts of creative input from others while maintaining his own ground and enforcing his own demands. Perhaps his greatest strength was-is-his ability to listen and learn while he talks and teaches. This rare gift made for a very rare show.

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