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Specials Lacking in Distinction
January 18, 1969
Alton Evening Telegraph
Alton, Illinois


None of the following specials was distinction after TOP VIEW voting, but Tennessee Ernie Ford and Pegging Fleming come out in front. Voters give Frank Sinatra the only "awful" (as in past voting):
Tennessee Ernie Ford, NBC 74.7 good.
Peggy Fleming, NBC, 72.6 good.
Helen Hayes, ABC, 69.0, fair.
The Cowsills, NBC, 68.5, fair.
Perry Como, NBC, 67.5, fair.
Elvis Presley, NBC 63.7, fair.
Jack Benny, NBC, 61.6, Fair.
Miss Teenage America, CBS, 27.2, poor.
Frank Sinatra, CBS, 44.8, aweful.

In the above voting, oldsters hailed Ford, Fleming, Hayes and Como. The middle-age group mostly favored Hayes, then Ford and Fleming. Under 21ers rooted for Cowsills, Fleming and Presley.

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