Video: The Best of 1984: Video

THE BURNING BED (NBC). Farrah Fawcett proved she could act, and television proved it could do an "issue drama" without preaching, simplifying or sentimentalizing, in this gripping TV movie about a woman who takes incendiary revenge on her brutal husband.

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (Showtime). Jessica Lange was a sizzling Maggie and Rip Torn an offbeat Big Daddy in this lively and well-directed (by Jack Hofsiss) classic. TV's finest posthumous tribute to Tennessee Williams.

CONCEALED ENEMIES (PBS). Alger Hiss, the alleged spy; Whittaker Chambers, his accuser; and Congressman Richard Nixon, the investigator. These were the true- life protagonists of...

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