NBC Evening News for Sunday, Apr 21, 1974
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(Studio) New clowns permeate circus.
REPORTER: Floyd Kalber
(NYC) Av. clown now much younger. Chris Bricker is 24 and college graduate. [BRICKER - admits parents had other aspirations for him but they're no longer disappointed with his vocation.] Asked why he decided to become clown. [BRICKER - says job appealed to him. Discusses clown college he attended after he landed job with Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.] Questioned about secret of funniness, but Bricker decides to keep it secret. [BRICKER - says timing very important.] Younger clowns not as committed to profession as older clowns. [BRICKER - insists young people no longer afraid to switch careers.] Younger clowns are better technically, but sense of commitment found in older clowns lacking.
REPORTER: Betty Rollin