Television: Viewpoints

Given the almost simultaneous rise of the women's liberation movement and TV cop shows, it required no genius to discern that an indifferent idea's time had to come soon. And so we have them this season—not one, but two weekly dramas about policewomen.

ABC's brain-trusters decided to make the female detective a black; if they had thought of it, they probably would have asked Teresa Graves, who plays the title role in Get Christie Love! (Wednesday, 10 p.m. E.D.T.), to improve the package by donning a war bonnet from time to time, thus touching...

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