Picks and Pans Review: Eyes on the Prize

updated 01/26/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 01/26/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Wed., Jan. 21, 9 p.m. ET)

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Using old news film, fresh interviews and narration from Julian Bond, this series documents America's fight for civil rights, 1954 to 1965. The first of six shows gives a stirring account of the Montgomery bus boycott led by a newcomer, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. If the rest is as smooth and sophisticated as the start, Eyes will be superb.

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