Television: Truths and Consequences

KING, NBC, Feb. 12-14;

RUBY AND OSWALD, CBS, Feb. 8

The clash and carryings-on over Soap aside, television's instant-history movies have been the season's most hotly debated entertainment. When ABC let loose with its twelve-hour Watergate roman à clef, Washington: Behind Closed Doors, last fall, half the critics and columnists in the country attacked the mini-series for playing fast and loose with recent political fact. Then the same network aired a so-called docudrama, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, to even harsher criticism. Now NBC and CBS are getting ready to take their lumps....

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