March 04, 1991 12:00 PM

Lifetime (Wed., Feb. 27, 9 P.M. ET)


Amy Irving is the host of a documentary detailing violations of child-labor laws. In factories, fields and fast-food restaurants, youngsters are engaged in tedious, often dangerous and sometimes illegal labor.

The worst abuses involve Asian and Hispanic immigrants. But the most visceral segment of the program presents the testimony of Iowa mothers who lost young sons in fatal heavy-equipment accidents because the boys had been allotted too much responsibility on family farms.

Though the footage seems slapdash, the narrative is strong.

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