NBC (Mon., April 15, 9 P.M. ET)
Mare Winningham plays Prudence Crandall, a teacher in 1830s Connecticut who risked public censure and a jail term for admitting blacks to her girls school. Ben Cross plays William Lloyd Garrison, the Boston abolitionist who supported her.
Taurean Blacque and Robert Desiderio also appear in this historical morality play, which is oppressively sanctimonious and stiff as a whalebone corset.