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The New York Times published two reviews of the PBS series Freedom: The Story of US. Alessandra Stanley described it as a “didactic, worthy and irritatingly timid” signal that “at long last the time has come to consider privatizing public television or turning it over to the state.” In the second review, published a day later, Ron Wertheimer praised it as a “courageous attempt” to encourage the reaffirmation that Americans need in these perilous times. These critics agreed that the series is overburdened with a parade of celebrities doing voice-overs. [Link to the website.]