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 Season 30 (1980-81)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


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Ep 30.01 Hallmark Hall of Fame: MISTER LINCOLN

* 137th Hallmark presentation
09-Feb-1981 PBS
Produced by David Susskind
Written by Herbert Mitgang
Directed by Gordon Rigsby
Hosted by George C. Scott

starring
Roy Dotrice .... Abraham Lincoln
Summary:
A one-man show spanning the lifetime of Abraham Lincoln, from his turning

against slavery as a young man through his reading of the Gettysburg Address.

Note: The first "Hallmark Hall of Fame" program to be shown on PBS rather than a commercial network.

Taped before a live audience at Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.

Ep 30.02 Hallmark Hall of Fame: DEAR LIAR

* 138th Hallmark presentation
15-Apr-1981
Executive producer David Susskind
Produced by Andrew Susskind
Adapted by Jerome Kilty
Based upon the correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell.
Directed by Gordon Rigsby
starring
Jane Alexander and Edward Herrmann
Summary:
Playwright George Bernard Shaw and actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell began

exchanging letters in 1899, when Shaw was beginning to have success as a

playwright and "Mrs. Pat" reigned in the English theater. Taken by her beauty and talent,

the married Shaw "fell head over heels in love" and, in 1911, wrote "Pygmalion"--with

her in mind as Eliza Doolittle. Their preparations and heated rehearsals for that play dominate

Act I of this one, which finds Mrs. Pat apprehensive about playing a teen-age flower girl and

picky about her costar. "If you attempt this play on the one-star system,"

retorts Shaw, "nothing, not even my genius--can save you." In the concluding act,

their letters touch on World War I; their quarrels over her intention

to publish the correspondence; and their disparate fortunes during the 1930s.

Ep 30.03 Hallmark Hall of Fame: CASEY STENGEL

* 139th Hallmark presentation
06-May-1981
Executive producer, David Susskind
Produced by Andrew Susskind
Written by David and Sidney Carroll
Directed by Nick Havinga
Hosted by George C. Scott
starring
Charles Durning ...... Casey Stengel
William Duell ...... Bob Daly
Summary:
Casey Stengel earned a niche in baseball's Hall of Fame by managing the

Yankees to 10 pennants and seven world series triumphs from 1949 to 1960.

But it was his witty and baffling syntax that made him a favorite with sportswriters and fans.

Bits of "Stengelese" highlight a monologue set at a 1969 banquet, where the "Ol' Perfesser"

reminisces about his career. Among his topics: his great Yankee teams,

his lovably pathetic Mets, and growing old ("most people my age are dead").


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