Letters, Oct. 16, 1972

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.


Waterville, Me.

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...

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