Public TV: Wait Till Next Week?

Arriving at Manhattan's NBC news studios, leased for the premiere of the Public Broadcast Laboratory (TIME, Nov. 10), Executive Director Av Westin last week found a note left by the regular occupants. "The moneymen of Huntley-Brinkley," the message read, "hope you do-gooders do good. Good luck!" PBL will need some luck; it didn't do so good.

For a project that promised "to use television as it has never been used before," the 21-hour program seemed rather familiar. Correspondents skipped breathlessly across the mayoralty-campaign battlegrounds of Gary, Cleveland and Boston, concentrating on the racist atmosphere....

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