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The Two Most Unusual Shows to Have Sneak Previews this Week: Only One is Worth Your Time.

Television Critic David Bianculli previews two new shows on ABC that debut this Tuesday night (September 12). "Chicken Soup" is a sitcom about a middle-aged Jewish man and Catholic woman who fall in love, in spite of their differences and in spite of his meddlesome mother. "Chicken Soup" stars comic Jackie Mason and actress Lynne Redgrave. "Life Goes On" is a drama about how a family deals with a child with Down Syndrome. Patti Lupone stars as the mother, Bill Smitrovich as the father. The actor who plays the boy with Down Syndrome - Chris Burke - has Down Syndrome in real life.


Other segments from the episode on September 11, 1989

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, September 11, 1989: Interview with Carl Reiner; Review of John Scofield's album "Flat Out"; Interview with Richard Goode; Review of the television shows "Chicken Soup" and…


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