BABY M (ABC) With an intelligent script, restrained direction and riveting performances by JoBeth Williams and John Shea, this docudrama about surrogate mother Mary Beth Whitehead became a stark thirtysomething nightmare.
DEAF AND BLIND (PBS) Cinema verite specialist Frederick Wiseman took his cameras to the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind and came back with four enlightening, often heartrending documentaries.
HOLLYWOOD: THE GOLDEN YEARS (Arts & Entertainment) RKO, the studio where King Kong, Fred Astaire and Orson Welles once roamed, was celebrated in six beautifully crafted, impressively researched episodes. Imported from the BBC, alas.
KENNEDY RETROSPECTIVES Twenty-five years after J.F.K.'s assassination,...