Critics' Choice: Apr. 16, 1990

TELEVISION

MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT (CBS, April 15, 9 p.m. EDT). Dick Clark and Leeza Gibbons are this year's hosts, and new onscreen technology will show viewers up-to-the-minute scores as the contestants are winnowed. What is this, a beauty pageant or a game show?

PROFIT THE EARTH (PBS, April 16, 8 p.m. on most stations). Public TV launches a yearlong campaign of environmental programming with this hour-long special that examines free-enterprise solutions to the pollution problem.

THE OUTSIDERS (SUNDAYS, 7 p.m. EDT, FOX). TV has discovered a new genre: working-class romanticism. First came Elvis, with its nostalgic retelling of the King's early...

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