Show Business: The Badge of Courage

NBC saved the fall's best new television series until after the election. Profiles in Courage, premiered last week and based on President Kennedy's book, proves to be a bracing antidote to the plethora of two-dimensional teledramas in which tinsel laurels automatically crown the good guy. Adult in theme, effectively written and excellently acted, the series will for 26 weeks focus on characters from American history, many obscure but united by a common bond—their willingness to risk and if necessary sacrifice their careers for their ideals. Happily scheduled for early Sunday evening, a prime...

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