Show Business: Viewpoints

For a series that may turn out to be a television rarity— a work of genuine historic importance — Arabs and Israelis (PBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m. E.S.T.) presents itself with almost recessive, if becoming, modesty. Its eight programs run only half an hour each; there is not the slightest hint of showmanship about them. Essentially they are nothing more than interviews with ordinary citizens of the nations locked in permanent cri sis in the Middle East for a quarter of a century.

Nor can it be said that these people reach startling conclusions about...

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