By People Staff
November 06, 1978 12:00 PM

Critically maligned in its original 1968-to-1971 run, the series about a publishing empire had to overcome the counter-charisma of its three stars, Gene Barry, Tony Franciosa and Robert Stack. But it had Susan Saint James and a string of enterprising directors who experimented with camera angles, changes of tone (one episode had a kind of Greek chorus, another was a Western parody) and locale. The program also was prophetic: One of the magazines was named People.