Pioneer Spirit

Ernie Kovacs

Many of the talk-show tropes we think of as hip and new—turning the camera on the stagehands, savaging the empty suits in TV’s executive suites, quick-cutting to sight gags—originated with this Trenton native who started on radio there and was a columnist for the Trentonian.

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