Newswatch: Killer Squads, Liars and Mad Dogs

That quiet Sunday television interlude before the onslaught of football, a time given over to the earnest sobriety of Washington interviews with public figures, has been broken at last. In place of ABC's Issues and Answers, there now looms the hour-long This Week with David Brinkley, the creation of ABC's Roone Arledge, who also invented Monday Night Football. After a wobbly start, the Brinkley show looks like a true innovation in television journalism. In its eerie interview by satellite with Libya's Muammar Gaddafi and then in its commentary afterward—which matched Gaddafi word for...

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