Picks and Pans Review: American Journey

updated 04/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 04/04/1983 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (8-10 p.m. ET)

Political columnist Richard Reeves traveled from Rhode Island to Alaska, retracing much of the route followed by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1831-32 for his Democracy in America and addressing many of the same issues: immigration, politics and mass communication. But this rambling documentary packs too much into too little time.


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