Syndicate, pressured by editors, drops plan to keep late 'Car Talk' co-host's byline on column

"Car Talk" co-host Tom Magliozzi (my-OTT'-see) won't be dispensing automotive advice from the grave after all.

Magliozzi, who hosted the hugely popular public radio show with his brother, died Nov. 3. After his death, New York-based King Features Syndicate said the brothers' newspaper column would continue to be bylined by both Tom and Ray Magliozzi.

Newspaper editors nationwide promptly threatened to cancel the "Click and Clack" column. Providence Journal executive editor Karen Bordeleau said she worried about the ethics of having it appear as though Tom Magliozzi was still answering readers' questions.

King Features managing editor Glenn Mott said Thursday the syndicate rethought the plan, and the column will carry only Ray Magliozzi's byline.