Picks and Pans Review: South American Journey

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

The title sounds like the stuff of which snoozes are made, but the made-for-Austra-lian-TV series itself was magnificent. Its host, British journalist Jack Pizzey, turned our too-often-ignored neighbors to the south into places of drama, intrigue, beauty, evil and utter fascination. Every PBS documentary should be half as good.

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