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

ABC (10-11 p.m. ET)

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.

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