DOCTORING TIME

"I don't believe this guy is a doctor," said Gay Talese about CBS Evening News correspondent Robert Arnot. "Can you imagine him going to school? Studying? He is the best-looking writer in the Western world. A matinee idol."
Nevertheless, Arnot is an MD as well as the author of "Dr. Bob Arnot's Guide to Turning Back the Clock," and the other day, he was the guest of honor at a book party in New York.
Good looks don't hurt, particularly when you're trying to sell a book that promises to reverse the aging process. Television personalities, particularly sensitive to the pitfalls of aging, were duly represented at the event. Walter Cronkite, Mike Wallace, Steve Kroft, Leslie Stahl, Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose with Amanda Burden in tow, milled around the East Side townhouse of NBC News president Andrew Lack.
Naturally, there was a lot of talk about exercise and diet. Walter Cronkite said he plays tennis every day in the summer. Bianca Jagger said she works out with Radu. Sandy Pittman, of course, climbs mountains, but won't be going on any of her famous treks soon.
Pittman, who was on crutches, revealed she had broken her foot the night before. After having safely scrambled up some of the most challenging terrain in the world, Pittman managed to do herself in by tripping, in the dark, over a pair of stiletto heels lying on her bedroom floor. As a result, she's postponed a date to climb a mountain in Yosemite Valley.

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