Television: The Junior Season Opens

The opening of the new season on children's television traditionally coincides with the start of the school year. Last week's curtain-raising on the fall schedule for children was accompanied by a fanfare of advertising promising, as CBS put it, "quality programming for the young." Unfortunately, few of the shows live up to that billing. Though all three networks are preparing occasional specials for other time slots, Saturday morning—the most concentrated stretch of children's television—remains a particularly bleak wasteland, where flashes of wit or originality are rarely seen.

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