Critics' Voices: Mar. 18, 1991

TELEVISION

THE JOSEPHINE BAKER STORY (HBO, Mar. 16, 18). The first of two planned TV movies about the legendary chanteuse, who faced raced prejudice in America while winning acclaim in France. Star Lynn Whitfield flashes her bare breasts but provides few other clues to Baker's stage appeal.

A SEASON OF GIANTS (TNT, Mar. 17, 18, 8 p.m. EST). The life and times of Michelangelo (British newcomer Mark Frankel) are the subject of this lush- looking, silly-sounding four-hour mini-series, which also gives us the skinny on the "eccentric" Leonardo (John Glover -- who else?), Pope Julius II (F. Murray Abraham), Raphael and...

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