Picks and Pans Review: Murder in Coweta County

updated 02/14/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 02/14/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

CBS (9-11 p.m. ET)

Johnny Cash, with haircut and fedora, walks the line as a fearless Georgia sheriff determined to bring the most powerful man in the county (Andy Griffith) to justice for murdering a sharecropper in the taut, suspenseful TV movie. Based on a true incident of the 1940s, the drama expertly evokes the harsh, dreary lives of poor blacks and whites in the deep South.

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