Milestones: Nov. 12, 1990

DIED. Herbert Brodkin, 77, innovative television producer who examined such subjects as Nazism (Holocaust and Skokie), euthanasia, blacklisting and abortion (episodes of The Defenders); in New York City. Brodkin charged that the networks claimed to give viewers what they want, but in failing to give them "anything good," they "have reduced the audience's level of receptivity to a bunch of monkeys asking for the same peanuts."

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!