Television: Sunday Sops

To TV's hucksters, Sunday afternoon is known as an "intellectual ghetto" where the networks stow their small sops to the minority. Thus when two unsponsored NBC shows landed quietly in the ghetto this week, it was not surprising that both turned out to be far more impressive than the season's new commercial fare (see below). Wisdom, a filmed series of interviews with "the world's foremost seminal doers and thinkers," and Look Here!, a live, remote interview show with public figures, proved again that the most effective TV comes straight from life.

Wisdom offered an extraordinary visit with Pablo Picasso, whose serene and...