Television: Return of the Wizard

As commercial television hopelessly wrestles again with mediocrity in entertainment, educational TV is at least trying harder. Latest evidence is a new prime-time adult science series, Experiment, now running on 16 major non commercial channels.

Experiment was developed by Don Herbert, 49, producer and star of the children's science program Mr. Wizard.

That show ran on NBC for 14 years and won a number of prestigious awards be fore NBC capriciously dumped it. It turns out now that the kids' loss is the grownups' gain. The opening Experiment and the seven others to follow are modest masterpieces that even the...

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