Television: Brinkley's Journal

The trouble with most news types who set up their own feature shows on television is that their personalities get in the way of their material. A notable exception is NBC's David Brinkley, whose weekly Journal is one of the few bright, if rough-cut, developments in the shabby new TV season. With an eye for a good story and a far-ranging curiosity that has roamed from the Far East to the U.S. Far West, Brinkley has made his reports with a quiet and respectful straightforwardness. He has neither the hollow clangor of...

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