Television: Here's Looking at You

Soon after the monumental flap over the CBS documentary The Selling of the Pentagon (TIME, April 5), network news crews began prowling side streets and ducking behind bushes. They were not trying to lie low under the barrage of criticism from Pentagon brass and their congressional supporters. Rather they were at work filming another documentary titled Under Surveillance. They managed to photograph plainclothesmen photographing antiwar demonstrators, shadowed FBI agents shadowing a young radical, interviewed 50 people about how they monitor or are monitored by others.

The resulting program, aired last week, covered rather more familiar ground with rather more restraint than Pentagon.


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