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It’s a small booth on the far corner of the Natpe exhibition floor, but baby boomers and TV connoisseurs are beating a path to space No. 108 this year to shake hands with a Smothers brother.

Dickie Smothers aims to launch the next chapter of his long career in comedy with the interstitial series “A Minute with Dickie Smothers.” Smothers and his partner, producer Lisabeth Begin, aim to distribute the minute-long spots to local broadcast stations for inclusion as part of newscasts. The spots feature Smothers offering a humorous take on pop culture, getting older, healthy living and a range of other news-friendly topics.

At 75, Smothers is a long way from the era when he and older brother Tommy helped bring the 1960s counterculture into mainstream TV with CBS’ “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour.”

The show was famously axed, despite its popularity, in 1969 when the Nixon administration put pressure on »

- Cynthia Littleton

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