Picks and Pans Review: The Return of the Wolves

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

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

PBS (Mon., June 12, 9 P.M. ET)

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Although these are not the best of times for wild animals, this 60-minute documentary offers a little hope. It explores a disputed plan to reintroduce the wolf to Yellowstone Park, where it once flourished.

The reintroduction plan has become a heated issue, pitting conservationists against ranchers and hunters. The program does a fine job of dispelling myths about the the wolf, examining the animal's sophisticated social structure and value as a natural predator. Opposing viewpoints of rattle farmers are offered too.

Jeff Jarvis is on special assignment.

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