Picks and Pans Review: Flour Babies

UPDATED 01/15/1990 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 01/15/1990 at 01:00 AM EST

CBS (Tues., Jan. 16, check local listings)

B-

For a number of years, San Francisco high school teacher Robert Valverde has assigned his students to carry around and watch over five-pound sacks of flour for three weeks to give them some idea of the responsibilities of parenthood. Linda (Alice) Lavin directed this School-break Special, which dramatizes Valverde's lesson in a simple, unambiguous fashion. All right, maybe it's a little too unambiguous. At times you'll get the creeping sensation that you're watching the matinee at a Lutheran teen retreat. But Lavin is helped by a fresh, appealing cast, especially Susan Vanech as the sweet ingenue and Ian Ziering as her track-star lothario.

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