Critics' Voices: Dec. 9, 1991

TELEVISION

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS (ABC, Dec. 8, 9 p.m. EST). Charles Bronson, as a burned-out newspaper reporter, and Ed Asner, as his editor, compete for Most Crusty in this sentimental holiday movie, which dramatizes the events that led to Frank P. Church's famous editorial.

MUSIC

WARREN ZEVON: MR. BAD EXAMPLE (Giant). Give it Album Title of the Year; give it Song Title of the Year (Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead). Give it, while you're at it, credit for being unapologetically harsh, nasty, ironic and really rather terrific. Zevon's as tough as a film-noir hero;...

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