The Press: Fishing Trip

What with Watergate and economic woes, TV news coverage of the Federal Government rarely ventures into whimsy. On Sunday evening, however, CBS will devote a prime-time hour to a documentary about an innocent's tour of the bureaucracy during which the tourist learns little but the viewer gleans much.

In Mr. Rooney Goes to Washington, Veteran TV Writer-Producer Andrew A. Rooney is allowed to poke into agency offices, asking impertinent questions and sizing up the federal establishment. The winner of an Emmy and other awards, Rooney has written TV essays on such subjects as doors, chairs and bridges. His beat...

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