Show Business: Viewpoints

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT by Eugene O'Neill. ABC. Saturday, March 10, 8-11 p.m. E.S.T.

It is odd that the first U.S. television production of America's greatest play comes from England, but even the most rabid "Buy-American" fanatic can welcome this import from Britain's National Theater. It may well be the most interesting Long Day's Journey since the original New York production in 1956.

He wrote the play, Eugene O'Neill said, with pity, understanding and forgiveness for "all the four haunted Tyrones," the name he used for his own family. In most productions of...

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