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Old 09 November 2007, 06:08 AM
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Reporter Miraculously, he escaped and got a raise

Comment: I have an old story. I heard it back in my college days and I don't
know if it is true or not. I was hoping you could help. I don't have lots
of details but I'll give you what I have.

In the days of radio serials, a certain writer attempted to get a raise in
his salary. The radio station kept denying it. So he wrote a script for a
popular action serial where the hero was thrown from a plane at 10,000
feet without a parachute. As soon as the show was aired he told the radio
management that he was quitting unless they gave him the raise he wanted.
The station called in all their writers trying to come up with some way of
saving the hero and couldn't do it. They gave the writer the raise he
wanted. The writer returned and started the next show with a narative
line: "Miraculously, he escaped."
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