CTVA US Anthology - "Insight" (Paulist/syndicated) Seasons 16 to 20 (1975-80)

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 Seasons 16 to 20 (Paulist/syndicated) (1975-80)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:  Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide / Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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UCLA Film and Television Archive


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[--] Insight: Unknown title
14Sep1975
Synopsis:
South America revolutionaries plan to kill a hostage

 to avenge the death of one of their men. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Unknown title
21Sep1975
Synopsis:
A pilot's conscience begins to affect his combat capability. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: Unknown title
12Oct1975
cast:
Audrey Totter
Synopsis:
An over-bearing widow is threatened with eviction. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: GRADUATION DAY
30Dec75 (rerun from 22Jun75)

 

[--] Insight: FOR THE LOVE OF ANNIE
04Jan1976
cast:
John Astin .......... Patrick Grogan
Patty Duke Astin .... Annie
Harold Gould ........ Jonathan
Allan Lurie ......... Doctor
Robert Dugan ........ Bartender
Synopsis:
A self-pitying, middle-aged man whose every wish

 is granted fails to attain happiness. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: MISMATCHED
02May1976
cast:
Richard Jaeckel
Arlene Golonka
Synopsis:
The woes of a mismatched couple.

 

[--] Insight: Title SAM
09May76 (rerun 23Oct77)
cast:
Jack Albertson ...... Sam
Michael James Wixted ... Boy

Synopsis:
A comedian is searching for a feeling of humanity in a computerized world. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: JESUS B.C.

10Jul1976

Written by John T. Dugan

Directed by John Meredyth Lucas

Cast:

William Windom ...... Father
Paula Kelly ......... Grace
Tim Matheson ........ Chris

James Cromwell ...... Norman
Irene Tedrow ........ Deidre
Synopsis:
In this drama, the Trinity is depicted as a three-member family

 who meet to discuss the father's creation of humankind. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: JUVIE
1976
cast:
Michael Brandon

 

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##### season 17 1976-77 #####

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[--] Insight: RIDE A TURQUOISE PONY
12Sep1976 (rerun from 23Mar75)
 

[--] Insight: WATTS MADE OUT OF THREAD
10Oct1976 (rerun from 08Dec74)

 

[--] Insight: Unknown title
14Nov1976
cast:
Andrew Duggan ...... Muldoon
Richard Yniguez .... Lightfeather
Robert Hogan ........ O'Connor
Frank Aletter ....... Cardinal
Michael Richardson .. Newscaster
Peggy Doyle ......... Lady

Synopsis:
The story of a confrontation between a Mohawk Indian

and a priest on the steps of a cathedral. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
A confrontation between a Mohawk Indian and

a priest occurs on the steps of a cathedral. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: GINNY
02Jan1977 (rerun from 06Jan74)
 

[--] Insight: THE SIDE OF EDEN
09Jan1977 (rerun 25Dec77)

written by Lan O'Kun

directed by Jay Sandrich

cast:
Edward Asner....... God
Carol Burnett.......Eve
Walter Matthau ....... Adam

Synopsis:
Adam and Eve don't see eye to eye after events in the garden.
Synopsis 2:
Guilt-stricken over Eden and appalled at Cain's murder of Abel,

are alienated from each other. A humorous, yet profound,

examination of guilt, forgiveness and reconciliation. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: THE TURN ON
May1977
cast:
Helaine Lembeck ...... Iris

 

[--] Insight: THE SECRET

10Jul1977

cast:

Tommy Rollerson

Tracie Goudlock

Ricky Greenwood

 

[--] Insight: THE WAR OF THE EGGS

17Jul1977 rerun from 05Jan75

 

[--] Insight: NO MORE MANANAS

24Jul1977

cast:
Rafael Campos ....... Richard

Synopsis:

The story of a ghetto social worker trying to help a paroled addict. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Unknown Title
28Aug77 (rerun from 05May1974)
 

[--] Insight: GOD AND THE ATHEISTS
1977
cast:
Eduardo Ciannelli
Morris West
Kathryn Crosby
Art Carney
Bob Newhart
Synopsis:
A dramatization of the ideas and ideals of Friedrich Nietzsche. [RF]
 

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###### season 18 1977-78 #####

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[--] Insight: Unknown Title

04Sep1977

cast:

Edward Asner

Synopsis:

A drama about a hot line for teenage runaways and the generation gap. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: A SLIGHT DRINKING PROBLEM
11Sep1977 (rerun 17Dec1978)
Producers Michael Ray Rhodes & Terrance Sweeney
Written by Charlie Hauck
Directed by Hal Cooper
cast:
Patty Duke .......... Loretta
James Hampton ....... Jimmy
Beth Raines ......... Chrissie
Rue McClanahan ...... Mary Margaret
Amzie Strickland .... Katherine
Gloria Lynn Deyer ... Ruth
Beth Raines ......... Chrissie
Charlie Hauck ....... Bernie
Synopsis 1:
Drama concerning man with a drinking problem that is

slowly threatening to destroy his life. [RF]
Synopsis 2:
Loretta's husband has a drinking problem and takes his anger out on her. [RF]
Synopsis 3:
After realizing that her husband has a drinking problem, a wife seeks

assistance from Al-Anon, a service organization for relatives of alcoholics. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: Unknown Title
18Sep1977
cast:
Rue McClanahan ...... Linda
John Randolph ....... Ozzie
Synopsis:
A story about three family members who feel trapped behind

 the false facades they have created. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: NOBODY LOVES A RICH UNCLE

18Sep1977 (rerun from 04Aug74)

 

[--] Insight: Unknown Title

02Oct1977

cast:

Michael Brandon ....... Bill Manning

Ernest Thomas ....... Tony

Michael D. Roberts .... Jesse
Mary Alice ............ Karen
Tom Rosqui ............ Petchell
William Kirby Cullen .. Little Joe
Chu Chu Malave ........ Carlos

Synopsis:

A headstrong young attorney tries to bring about change in the

juvenile-correction institution where he works. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Unknown Title

09Oct1977

cast:

Lynn Carlin ....... Marge

Davey Davison ....... Dinah

Leslie Ackerman ....... Sissy

Jamie Smith Jackson ....... Liz

Michael Pataki ........ Dom

Synopsis:

A pregnant 16-year old decides to undergo an abortion. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: I WANT TO DIE

16Oct1977

written by Terrance Sweeney

directed by Ralph Senensky

cast:

Grant Goodeve ...... Bill
Jeanne Cooper ...... Angie (TV guide says Joan Cooper)
Laurie Walters ..... Katie
Walter Brook ....... Jack
Synopsis:
A student announces he intends to commit suicide. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

23Oct1977

cast:

Gary Collins

Synopsis:

Fearing he doesn't measure up to the father,

a shy high school senior develops a stutter. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: MAN OF THE YEAR

30Oct1977

cast:

Dick Gautier .......Tommy Granville

Jack Carter .......Johnny Banks

Steve Franken ....... Jocko

Brooke Bundy

Synopsis:

The private life of a public figure, a comedian honored as "Man of the Year",

 is revealed in flashbacks in this dramatization. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

06Nov1977

cast:

Cliff DeYoung .......John

Janet MacLachlan ...... Jill

Dick O'Neill ...... Norman

Eric Laneuville ..... Steve

Jamie Smith Jackson .. Janet
Synopsis:

A drama about teenagers who play out fantasies and hostilities toward

their parents in a group psychotherapy session. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

13Nov1977

cast:

Harris Yulin ...... Knight

Pat Harrington ..... Fitz

Synopsis:

A wealthy man discovers that his struggle for financial

success has left him emotionally empty. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

20Nov1977

cast:

Kenneth Mars ..... Eddie

Ken Olfson ........... Boris

Synopsis:

Three men examine the ironies of their past and

present personal relationships. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: FOR THE LOVE OF ANNIE
27Nov1977 (rerun from 04Jan76)
 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

04Dec1977

cast:

Gary Collins .... Probation Officer

Skye Aubrey ...... Cindy Bowman

Synopsis:

A probation officer comes to the aid of a troubled girl. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

11Dec1977

cast:

Ed Asner

John Marley

Edward Andrews

Synopsis:

Three old men whose efforts to open a child-care

 center run afoul of state bureaucracy. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: I'M GONNA BE FREE
18Dec1977 originally aired 28Apr74)

 

[--] Insight: THIS SIDE OF EDEN
25Dec1977 (rerun from 09Jan77)
 

[--] Insight: Title Unknown

01Jan1978 (rerun from 29Jun75)

 

[--] Insight: IS ANYBODY LISTENING?
1978
cast:
Greg Mullavy  ........ Stanley
William Wintersole .. Jim
Conrad Janis ........ Ned
Christine Avila ..... Jessica Sanchez
Sam Chew ............ Gordon
Carol Mallory ....... Edwina
Synopsis:
A station manager realizes that the success of his news

 program rests on the exploitation of human misery. [RF]

[--] Insight: SECOND CHORUS
02Apr1978
cast:
John Astin

 

[--] Insight: JUST BEFORE EVE
30Apr1978
cast:
Martin Sheen ....... Adam
Flip Wilson ....... God
Darleen Carr ....... Eve
Henry Proach ...... Angel Josh

Synopsis:
A comic parable about man's need for community, set in the

 Garden of Eden, where God (Flip Wilson) encourages a bored

Adam (Martin Sheen) to seek out the cause of his distress. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: LOSER TAKE ALL

30May1978

Written by Terry Sweeney

Directed by Mike Rhodes & Lew V. Adams

Director of photography Ken Lamkin

cast:

Panchito Gomez

Robbie Wolcott

Gregory Sierra

 

[--] Insight: THE SEX GAME

15Jun1978

written by Lydia A. Wiggins

directed by Jack Shea

cast:

Vincent Van Patten .. Morgan
Hilary Horan ........ Shannon
Helaine Lembeck ..... Iris
Synopsis:
Teen boys arrive at a girls' slumber party. [RF]
 

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###### season 19 1978-79 #####

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[--] Insight: WHERE WERE YOU DURING THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE, KID?
10Sep1978 (rerun from 21Jul74)
 

[--] Insight: THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW

15Sep1978

Written by Mike Rhodes

Directed by Mike Rhodes

Director of photography Richard Beymer

cast:

Troy Goudlock

Greg Gallagher

Lavelle Ruby

 

[--] Insight: IT CAN'T HAPPEN TO ME

15Nov1978

Written by Richard Fielder

Directed by David Moessinger

Director of photography Don Stern

cast:

Lisa Gerritsen

Vincent Van Patten

Diana Muldaur

 

[--] Insight: A SLIGHT DRINKING PROBLEM
17Dec1978 (rerun from 11Sep77)
 

[--] Insight: WHEN, JENNY? WHEN?

01Feb1979

Written by John Farrell

Directed by Ted Post

Director of photography Don Stern

cast:

Maureen McCormick ..... Jenny

Clark Brandon

Olivia Call

 

[--] Insight: THIS ONE FOR DAD

17Feb1979

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Mike Rhodes

Director of photography Richard Beymer

cast:

Johnny Whitaker

Dick Van Patten

Vincent Van Patten

Jimmy Van Patten

 

[--] Insight: THE MAN WHO MUGGED GOD
21Apr1979
cast:
Harold Gould
Warren Oates

Synopsis:
The mugger is a desperate and despairing junkie who demands

 the beggar's wallet. A colorful parable of the power of God's love. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: NELLIE
15Jul1979 (rerun from 1972)

[--] Insight: Unknown title
1979
cast:
Richard Jordan ....... Professor
Grant Goodeve ........ Santon
Laurie Prange ........ Joy
Louise Sorel ......... Anna
Synopsis:
Two students challenge the iconoclasm of a philosophy professor. [RF]

 

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###### season 20 1979-80 #####

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[--] Insight: CHECKMATE

13Nov1979

PX-421

cast:

Efrem Zimbalist Jr. ....... God

Bruce Davison ....... Andy Fry

Rebecca Balding ....... Gallimaufry

Synopsis 1:

Andy Fry likes machines because they are perfect. He finds a store that sells a

robot girl. He finds that she does not have free will and can't return his love. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Andy is forced to face his own imperfection after expecting

 nothing less than perfection from others. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: A FAMILY OF WINNERS

18Nov1979

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Mike Rhodes

Director of photography Richard Beymer

cast:

Brad Rearden

Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.

Andrew Robinson

 

[--] Insight: REBIRTH OF PACKY ROWE

29Dec1979

Executive producer, Ellwood E. Kieser

Producers, Jim Moser, Mike Rhodes

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Jay Sandrich

Cast:

Bob Newhart ....... God
Jack Klugman....... Packy Rowe
Larry Gelman ....... Benny Winkles
Steve Franken ...... Interviewer

Synopsis:
Theatrical agent Packy Rowe has a low opinion of himself and what

he's done with his life. He's in for a few surprises when he dies

 and meets God who thinks otherwise. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: A FRIEND IN DEED

30Dec1979

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Mike Rhodes

Director of photography Paul Glickman

cast:

Paul Sorvino

Noelle North

John Crump

 

[--] Insight: MISSING PERSONS BUREAU
06Jan1980 (rerun 18Oct81)
no. 436
Directed by Linda Day

cast:
Hector Elizondo
Christine Belford
Alan Feinstein
Synopsis:
Where else does a man racked by doubt go to find God? [RF]
 

[--] Insight: RESURRECTION
03Feb1980
cast:
James Farentino ....... Dr. Loki
Joanna Cassidy ....... Lucy
Richard Beymer ....... Josh

Synopsis:
A near death experience gives a careless man a

second chance to rethink his future. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: CHICKEN

18Feb1980

Written by Richard Fielder

Directed by Mike Rhodes

Director of photography Richard Beymer

Cast:

Jackie Earle Haley

Le Tari

Lynn Carlin

 

[--] Insight: GIRL ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

02Mar1980

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Mike Rhodes

cast:
Patty Duke
Sherry Hursey
Brad Wilkin
Billy Green Bush
Synopsis:
A pregnant teenager wrestles with the problem of her unborn child and

 comes to realize that behind the sexual expression of love is commitment

 to the other and to the unborn child. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: PRINCESS

04Apr1980

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Mike Rhodes

Director of photography Richard Beymer

Cast:

Lenora May

Sean Roche

Richard Jaeckel

 

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