Critics' Choice: May 15, 1989

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GORE VIDAL'S BILLY THE KID (TNT, May 10, 8 p.m. EDT). Turns out he wasn't such a bad kid after all. The author of Burr and Lincoln re-examines the legendary Western outlaw (Val Kilmer) in a made-for-cable movie.

RAY CHARLES IN CONCERT WITH THE NEW YORK CITY BALLET (PBS, May 12, 9 p.m. on most stations). Such Charles classics as Hit the Road Jack and What'd I Say provided the inspiration for Peter Martins' ballet A Fool for You, being presented Live from Lincoln Center.

ROE VS. WADE (NBC, May 15, 9 p.m. EDT). Background viewing for Supreme Court watchers:...

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