Television: Fine Hours

Television last week tautened its slack season with some of its finest hours, a reprise of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman and a pastoral homily by Lyndon Johnson.

Soul & Heels. When Miller's drama was first performed in 1949, the public pronounced it pretty strong stuff. But the jet age and the Great Society have intervened, and the traveling salesman may some day go the way of rent control and the propeller-driven plane. Many viewers who tuned in to CBS's Xerox special were just curious to see whether the play had gone...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!