Programming: Documentary as Art

Despite Harry Reasoner's discontent with the unbroken, hour-long documentary, the format is hardly in danger of falling into disuse. On one night alone next week ABC will pre-empt its entire schedule, including Peyton Place and Big Valley, for a compote of four documentaries. The network will open its evening with No. 5 in Jacques Yves Cousteau's series of hymns to the sea. To Love a Child, a study of adoption's triumphs and travails, will follow. Kitty Le Champion will show the skier involved in snowless pursuits. As it happens, the last of the evening's documentaries...

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