TELEVISION: TOUGH LOVE

FAMILY TROUBLE ABOUNDS IN CBS' THE LAST DON

Just in case we haven't sussed out the metaphor from dozens of other movies and books devoted to romanticizing Cosa Nostra, Mario Puzo's The Last Don, a six-hour mini-series (beginning May 11, 9:00 p.m. E.T., CBS) based on the author's best-selling 1996 novel, is here to remind us that the Mob functions no more or less rapaciously than any corporation or government, and at least its employees know a good prosciutto when they see one. Hollywood studios are run by vicious souls, the movie tells us; politicians are a meretricious and evil-thinking breed.

That understood, the Clericuzios, the Corleone-like family around...

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