Picks and Pans Review: American Playhouse: Eleanor—in Her Own Words

updated 03/09/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 03/09/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

PBS (Mon., March 9, 9 p.m. ET)


Thank goodness they didn't try to make Lee Remick look like Eleanor Roosevelt. Instead, Remick only tries to sound like her as she recites the great lady's words. You hear a lot of what she had to say about feminism, the New Deal, the U.N. and more. But the words, since they're taken only from her writings and interviews, are stiff: a skeleton with no flesh, no guts and little life.

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