TV Abroad: The Red Tube

The TV scene is unmistakably the old Ponderosa. As the Cartwright family digs in to defend the ranch against a band of rustlers, there is a clatter of hoofs. Suddenly one of the boys shouts: "Nie strzelaj, Hoss! To szeryf!" That's dubbed-in Polish for "Don't shoot, Hoss! It's the sheriff!"

It's also Bonanza, Polish-style. Like most other East European TV establishments, Poland is cutting away from Soviet television imports and is filling its tube with U.S. shows. Dr. Kildare is so popular in Poland that Communist Party meetings are no longer held on Wednesday nights. Perry Mason argues his cases...

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