Picks and Pans Review: Trying Times

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

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

You're usually more likely to turn to public TV for Anglo-drama, high-brow slumming and general scourging of the pop-culture blahs. This series of comedy playlets starring such actors as Carrie Fisher and Griffin Dunne showed there's a sense of humor as well as sympathy for the whales over at PBS.

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