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updated 07/17/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/17/1989 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Hi, I'm John, and I'll be your TV critic this week. Let me tell you about our tasty summer specials: We've got a Jim Henson Hour, with some zesty new Muppet creations; a saucy Charlie Parker profile; a meaty documentary on the evolution of democracy; and a program about Soviet police, for roughage. Ham lovers have a treat in store too: from the creators of Dynasty, a badly acted nighttime soap opera pilot. Bon appétit.

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