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updated 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/12/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

With their regular seasons over, the commercial broadcast networks are getting a quick start on their summer doldrums. Time to thank the media gods for the alternatives. PBS has a world premiere opera and two fine documentaries, one on the brutal forces of Mother Nature and the other about endangered wolves. TNT has a wonderful documentary on film director John Huston. And for those in a mood for chiller-slasher action, HBO has a new six-tale horror series.

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