Television: Viewable Alternatives

Educational TV, once sobersided, is offering the brightest addition to this year's midseason schedule. Three programs from the Public Broadcasting Service are somewhat flawed but highly viewable alternatives to commercial TV's flavorless pap.

The Great American Dream Machine is the most ambitious series since they turned off the electricity at the old Public Broadcasting Laboratory in 1969. The show, produced by NET, combines elements of the CBS newsmagazine 60 Minutes and NBC's Laugh-In, with a useful admixture of iconoclasm. It goes those shows some better by eliminating the anchor men and hosts. Instead,...

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