Press: A Mild Matron Goes Modern

The Christian Science Monitor launches a TV newscast

TV's newest evening newscast contains no crime footage, no clips of Bush and Dukakis trading jabs on the campaign trail, no fluffy features on roller- skating or baseball-card collectors. A typical show last week opened instead with a nearly 6-min. report on the upcoming election in Chile. That was followed by an examination of political unrest in Burma, which began in the leisurely tones of a travelogue: "Burma, a gentle land, devoutly Buddhist, dotted with the spires of golden pagodas, a place where time seems to be standing still . . ."

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