Television: Old Wrinkles


With a couple of notable exceptions, the second week of the new season was about the same as the first: depressing.

CBS's The Leslie Uggams Show, and its star, contradicted most of the week's other evidence that the industry is immune to progress. The black singer, after all, made her TV debut in the patronizing Beulah series and then sang along with Mitch before taking over the Smothers' time slot last week. Now, at 26, she has emerged with a sweet, sassy authority that is just right for a variety-hour headlmer. She sang Those Were the Days with a panache that made...

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