Picks and Pans Review: News Closeup
updated 04/28/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 04/28/1980 AT 01:00 AM EDT
The Big Brother technology predicted by George Orwell in 1984 is ahead of schedule, according to this news special. The program examines a new computerized phone system that monitors office conversations even when the receiver is on the hook. The show also investigates legal wiretapping by phone companies and police.