Picks and Pans Review: Attica
ABC (9-11 p.m. ET)
Step by agonizing step, this TV movie analyzes the 1971 New York prison riot that killed 43. The tension and tempers on both sides are convincingly portrayed by a cast including Charles Durning, Roger E. Mosley, Glynn Turman and George Grizzard. The drama takes on new importance in the aftermath of last month’s savage riot in New Mexico.