CTVA US Anthology - "Insight" (Paulist/syndicated) Seasons 21 to 25 (1980-85)

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 Seasons 21 to 25 (Paulist/syndicated) (1980-85)
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


################### Insight ##################
############## season 21 1980-81 ##############
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[--] Insight: THE LONG ROAD HOME

03Oct1980

prod px-426

cast:

Martin Sheen .......Jamie Conklin

Harold Gould ....... God

Summary:

Jamie Conklin panics at his wedding and meets God. God tells him about

the pain he has gone through but he has faith that everything will be all right. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: SOUP MAN

12Oct1980 (copyright date 06Oct80)

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Mike Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: GOD IN THE DOCK

10Nov1980

cast:

Richard Beymer ....... God
Ray Duke ....... Bailiff
Ellen Geer ....... Dr. Sally Calin
Peter Haskell ....... Donald Quinlan
Howard McGillin .......God's Attorney
Della Reese ....... The Judge
Marcia Rodd ....... Prosecuting Attorney
Don Stroud ...... Gary Schneider

Synopsis:
God is put on trial to account for the world's pain and suffering. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: 17 GOING NOWHERE

15Nov1980

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Mike Rhodes

cast:
Emilio Estevez
Ramon Bieri
Ellen Geer

Synopsis:
A father tries to reconnect with his rebellious son to show him that he is loved. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: HIGH POWDER

03Jan1981

Written by Richard Fielder

Directed by Mike Rhodes

cast:
Dick Van Patten
James Van Patten
Tim Van Patten
Synopsis:
The story of how one young man faces the problems of drug use by his ski

team and how he decides he cannot remain passive in the face of evil. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: WHO LOVES AMY TONIGHT?

03Apr1981

Written by William McGivern

Directed by Mike Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: A STEP TOO SLOW

05Apr1981

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Mike Rhodes

cast:
Judge Reinhold
Paula Kelly
Jeanne Mori

Synopsis:
Bill, a high school basketball player, is cut from the team and

collapses into self pity. After several meaningful experiences with

other people, he realizes how fortunate he really is

 and how small his own problems are. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: JOSIE

08May1981

Written by Jim Moser

Directed by Mike Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: GOODBYE

28May1981

cast:
Richard Benjamin

 

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###### season 22 1981-82 #####

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[--] Insight: THE NEEDLE'S EYE

04Oct1981

no. 435

Directed by Robert Butler

cast:
Ron Howard
Nan Martin
Jerry Hauser

Synopsis:
On an African excursion, two students witness the

ravages of disease and poverty. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: RENDEZVOUS
11Oct1981
no. 439
Directed by J.D. Lobue

 

[--] Insight: THE MISSING PERSON'S BUREAU
18Oct1981 (rerun from 06Jan80)

 

[--] Insight: GOD'S GUERILLAS

22Oct1981 (rerun 10Apr82)

no. 438

Producer Terence Sweeney

Written by John McGreevey
Directed by Delbert Mann
cast:
Patty Duke
James Farentino
Bibi Besch
Sherry Hursey
Michael Pataki
A. Martinez
Synopsis:
The story about a convent in El Salvador which is occupied

by a group of communist guerrillas. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: THE SIXTH DAY

01Nov1981

no. 434

Directed by Richard Bennett

 

[--] Insight: DECISION TO LOVE

08Nov1981

no. 441

Directed by Buzz Kucik

 

[--] Insight: LITTLE MISERIES

15Nov1981

no. 440

Directed by Jay Sandrich

cast:
Audra Lindley

Edward Andrews

John Ritter ........ Frankie
Synopsis:
An aunt's stranglehold on her nephew prevents both of them from finding love. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: TO CLIMB A MOUNTAIN

16Nov1981

Written by Richard Fielder

Directed by Michael Ray Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: TEDDY

23Nov1981 (rerun from 10Apr70)

 

[--] Insight: THE TROUBLE WITH GRANDPA

21Jan1982

(aka Grandpa's Day)

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Michael Ray Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: ALL OUT

29Jan1982

 

[--] Insight: UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1982
cast:

Bill Quinn .......... Mac
Jack Bannon ......... Jim
Marcia Rodd
Synopsis:
A workaholic is snapped out of his business life when his father becomes ill. [RF]


[--] Insight: GOD'S GUERILLAS
10Apr1982 (rerun from 22Oct81)
 

[--] Insight: WHEN HEROES FALL

20May1982

no. 432

Written by James E. Moser

Directed by Mike Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: THE DOMINO EFFECT

04Jun1982

no. 437

Written by William McGivern

Directed by Joe Gannon

 

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###### season 23 1982-83 #####

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[--] Insight: THE WHITE STAR GARAGE

22Oct1982 (rerun from 12Jan69)

 

[--] Insight: FOR LOVE OR MONEY

27Oct1982

no.449

Directed by J.D. Lobue

 

[--] Insight: LEAVE ME ALONE, GOD

Oct1982

no. 450

Directed by Michael Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: THE FIDDLER

03Nov1982

no. 443

Written by Ellwood Kieser

Directed by Marc Daniels

cast:
Greg Mullavy

Melinda Dillon
Stephen Keep
Synopsis:
Couples sharing dinner and secrets reluctantly face the

 music of a serenading Gypsy fiddler. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: A GUN FOR MANDY

15Nov1982

no. 447

Written by David C. Field

Directed by Ted Post

cast:
Lois Nettleton

 

[--] Insight: MATCHPOINT

22Nov1982

no. 445

Written by Korby Siamis

Directed by Will Mackenzie

 

[--] Insight: EVERY NINETY SECONDS

09Dec1982

no. 446

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Mike Rhodes

cast:
Greg Mullavy

 

[--] Insight: THE JUGGLER OF NOTRE DAME

12Dec1982

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Michael Ray Rhodes
cast:
Carol Carlsson
Patrick Collins
Melinda Dillon
Merlin Olsen
Synopsis:
A contemporary version of the medieval folk tale that shows

that we are only fully alive when we are giving. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: SO LITTLE TIME

29Dec1982

no. 448

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Dick Bennett

cast:
Lois Nettleton
Synopsis:
A terminal patient must make the most of her time left. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: LEADFOOT

11Mar1983

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Michael Ray Rhodes
cast:
Philip McKeon .... Tom
Synopsis:
Tom continues to drive his first car too fast, even after repeated warnings

at traffic school and a speeding ticket. At a party he starts a reckless

car chase and drives his car off the road. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: HANG TIGHT, WILLY BILL

11May1983

Written by Jim Moser

Directed by Gilbert Moses

 

[--] Insight: ROCCO'S STAR

19Aug1983

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Chris Pechin

 

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###### season 24 1983-84 #####

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[--] Insight: THE BREADWINNER

29Sep1983

Written by Jim McGinn

Directed by Michael Rhodes

cast:
Lee Meriwether
Lance Kerwin

 

[--] Insight: THE DAY EVERYTHING WENT WRONG

25Sep1983

no. 452

Directed by Jay Sandrich

cast:
Beverly Garland
Dick Van Patten
Joel Higgins

Synopsis:
Down on his luck and confronted by by family problems, Joey is challenged

by God to take a new look at himself and to seek joy in his life. [RF]
 

[--] Insight: THE CLEARING HOUSE

02Oct1983

no. 453

Directed by Will Mackenzie

cast:
Ed Begley Jr.

Richard Kline
Judithmarie Bergan ... Louella
Synopsis:
When the directors of a halfway house spurn a donation from a prostitute,

their charges fear that they, too, will be judged. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: THE HIT MAN

08Oct1983

no. 454

Directed by Norman Lloyd

cast:
Patty Duke
Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Al Ruscio
John Anderson
Synopsis:
A professor, a reporter, a salesman and a hired killer

 find themselves fogged in at an airport. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: THE GAME ROOM

16Oct1983

no. 455

Directed by Michael Ray Rhodes

cast:
Leon Askin

 

[--] Insight: DUTTON'S CHOICE

29Oct1983

no. 451

Directed by Ted Post

 

[--] Insight: CUM LAUDE, COME LONELY
1984
cast:
Beth Raines .......... Afton

Synopsis:
An introverted high school senior overcomes his shyness. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: BUTTERFLY

01Feb1984

no. 456

Directed by Mike Rhodes

 

[--] Insight: COURAGE

06Mar1984

Written by Lan O'Kun

Directed by Mike Rhodes

cast:
Lance Kerwin ...... Jody
Synopsis:
A young boy's fear of water comes into play when he must overcome that very fear. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: DEADLINE
22Apr1984
cast:
Lance Kerwin
Ike Eisenmann
Synopsis:
A young man's parents own guns in this drama about gun control. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: CLAY FEET

10May1984

Written by Jim Moser

Directed by Ted Post

 

[--] Insight: THE BET

15May1984

 

[--] Insight: SAFE HARBOR

20Jun1984

 

[--] Insight: THE PILOT

18Jul1984

 

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###### season 25 1984-85 #####

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[--] Insight: BUCHANAN HIGH

21Oct1984

 

[--] Insight: BUCHANAN H.S.

30Nov1984

 

[--] Insight: THE GREAT CHASTITY EXPERIMENT

15Dec1984

cast:
Sherry Hursey
Tom Swerdolow
Synopsis:
A young couple agrees to try chastity for a time and starts to communicate

on new and more exciting levels, recognizing that they can find out who

they are only by seeing themselves in the eyes of the other. [RF]

 

[--] Insight: THE LOYAL OPPOSITION

21Jan1985

 

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