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updated 10/29/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 10/29/1990 AT 01:00 AM EST

The most riveting thing on TV this week is Frontline's study of schizophrenia, Broken Minds (PBS, Tues., Oct. 30, 9 P.M. ET). Footage of schizophrenics, a number of them living on the streets of New York City, disturbingly displays how disorienting and deracinating this mysterious, widespread malady can be. The program also implicitly notes the secret shame with which our society still regards mental illness.

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