Detractors, both past and present, dismissed Benton's art as "Okie baroque", while supporters praised his efforts to paint realistic images based on American subject matter. During Benton's long life , he constantly moved people to tears -- tears of rage as well as love. Burns considers Benton "a perfect mirror of the American character," warts and all. On the "good side" were ambition, talent and skill. Burns was intrigued by the ironies in Benton's life. For example, his most famous student was Jackson Pollock, whose abstract expressionist paintings are the antithesis, almost an affront, to Benton's own work.
In early May , CBS announced its new schedule plan for the season , with eight new shows including Flying High planned for pm Friday time slot. As executive producer Mark Carliner recounted at the time, when he went to visit the CBS head of program planning Harvey Shephard to pitch the show with three models in tow, the networks sales head saw them on the elevator and after learning they were pitching a show, immediately called the head of programming to say "we need this show. A two-hour pilot aired on August 28, , during the summer re-run season, and was the most-watched prime time show of the week. The first regular one-hour episode aired on September 29, the show was pre-empted the prior week by a special two-hour wedding episode of the Incredible Hulk. By mid-October it was already clear that the show was in trouble due to low ratings. It only ranked 56th out of 65 shows for the week ending October 15, , and maintained that dangerous low rating, leading to its cancellation. Platt then age 40 and Sellecca age 23 met on the set and developed a romantic relationship which led to a brief engagement.
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