Picks and Pans Review: Common Threads

updated 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/25/1989 AT 01:00 AM EST

From infanticide (Small Sacrifices) to wife abuse (The Tracey Thurman Story), television faced harsh realities via dramatizations—many of them memorable. But no fiction could surpass the impact of this documentary about America's AIDS victims and the giant quilt assembled in their remembrance.

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