It's not flashy. In fact, there are moments in which the archival clips are only a cut or two above the stuff of high school science films. Nevertheless, "The GI Bill: The Law That Changed America" (10: 30 p.m.-11: 30 p.m., MPT, Channels 22 and 67) is a PBS documentary not to be missed.
The filmmakers marshal an array of astonishing facts about this landmark piece of legislation and present them in an absolutely lucid manner. The result is an ironclad case for their claim that with one stroke of the pen in 1944, Franklin D. Roosevelt transformed American society by creating the middle class to which most of us now claim membership.