The Last Taboo
Sir / While reading your article on the brave new TV season [Sept. 25], it occurred 19 me that perhaps the only taboo television has not yet toppled is the one against intelligent programs.
Sir / Your review of the new TV season, which concentrated on the success of the Lear-Yorkin team, was slick and commercial; but like their comedy, it misses the mark.
Comedy is basically a social corrective, not just a form of entertainment. It is Lear and Yorkin's preoccupation with putting society's evils into a...