Picks and Pans Review: 1986

UPDATED 06/30/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 06/30/1986 at 01:00 AM EDT

NBC (Tuesdays, 10 p.m. ET)

B-

NBC resurrected American Almanac, a magazine show I did like, and revised it with tricks from West 57th, a show I don't like. The product, called 1986, has wowy graphics and busy background music and stories that are, as they say in TV, hard-hitting. 1986 still has Roger Mudd looking serious and Connie Chung sounding nervous, and it still has respectable reporting. But the show lost its light stories about real Americans; it lost the one thing that separated this show from all the others: charm.

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