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John Leonard

February 22, 1999 | Television Review
The Sot-Weed Factor

Who could resist Lauren Bacall as tobacco heiress Doris Duke and Richard Chamberlain as her scheming butler, with all the usual excesses and tragedies?

February 22, 1999 | Television Review
"Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us?"
February 15, 1999 | Television Review
"Funny Valentines" and "Deep in My Heart"
February 15, 1999 | Television Review
No Menace an Island

A stranger comes with the bad weather in "Stephen King's Storm of the Century."

February 8, 1999 | Television Review
We Were Overcome

NBC looks back at the sixties, and maybe the most surprising thing about the mini-series is how much the producers got right -- starting, of course, with the music.

January 18, 1999 | Television Review
Turn, Turn, Turn

An explosive 'Frontline' documentary examines the consequences of federal laws allowing reduced sentences for drug offenders who finger others -- any others.

January 11, 1999 | Television Review
"Homicide: Life on the Street"
January 11, 1999 | Television Review
Shrink-Warped

From HBO, a loopy, wisecracking series about a middle-management mafioso with a "Godfather" complex and Lorraine Bracco as his therapist.

January 4, 1999 | Television Review
Thames the Breaks

A river runs through public TV's splendid six hours of Dickens's dark "Our Mutual Friend," but it's more the Thames of T. S. Eliot than of Shakespeare.

December 14, 1998 | Television Review
Prospero in Dixie

Shakespeare's valedictory has been set in many exotic locales over the centuries; why not the antebellum South, with Peter Fonda brave in the New World?

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