Picks and Pans Review: Moyers: in Search of the Constitution

updated 04/20/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/20/1987 AT 01:00 AM EDT

PBS (Thurs., April 16, 8 p.m. ET)


Bill Moyers left CBS and returned to PBS to make smart TV. This is the result. In the opener of a 10-part series marking the Constitution's 200th anniversary, three professors lecture us on history while Moyers asks questions of the sort you'd expect to hear in a freshman seminar. Fine, so Moyers rejects the trappings of network news: slick producing, flashy editing, glitzy graphics. His show is also aimless, not terribly informative and as interesting to watch as a record player. TV doesn't have to be dull to be wise.

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