May 8, 1989 |
The debate over commercial TV's so-called "reality" programs--which feature dramatized versions of actual events--is again heating up. Do they exploit? Do they distort? Do they do more harm than good? Have they run their course? Meanwhile, the real reality is occurring elsewhere. A three-part documentary airing on consecutive Mondays, "The U.S. and the Philippines: In Our Image," premieres at 9 tonight on Channels 28 and 15, and at 10 on Channel 24. No actors. No re-creations.