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Profiles In Courage
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PROFILES IN COURAGE
Robert Saudek Associates

for

NBC Sundays 7:00-7:30pm ET (8Nov64-9May65)

Producer Gordon Oliver & Robert Saudek

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Profiles in Courage, written by John F. Kennedy.
 

Original Music by Nelson Riddle

 

 

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NBC Sundays 7:00-7:30pm ET (8Nov64-9May65)

 

1.01 [01] Profiles in Courage: OSCAR W. UNDERWOOD

08-Nov-1964 NBC Sun

Script by David Karp

Directed by Lamont Johnson

guest cast:

Sidney Blackmer ........... Oscar W. Underwood

Victor Jory ............ Charles Carlin
Tol Avery .............. William Jennings Bryan
Woodrow Parfrey ........ Governor William Brandon

Synopsis 1:

Story of Alabama Senator Oscar W. Underwood's opposition to the Ku Klux Klan

during his campaign for the 1924 Democratic presidential nomination. Explains how

this opposition cost him the nomination and, eventually, his Senate seat. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Arriving at the 1924 Democratic National Convention, Senator Underwood

was a leading candidate for the Presidential nomination. But the Ku Klux Klan,

a power in Democratic Party politics during the Twenties, controlled enough

delegates to block the nomination. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
At the 1924 National Democratic Convention, Sen. Oscar Underwood

has the Presidential nomination---but for a Ku Klux Klan bloc. [RF]

 

1.02 [02] Profiles in Courage: MARY S. MCDOWELL

15-Nov-1964 NBC Sunday 6:30-7:30 PM Eastern

Script by Peter S. Feibleman

Directed by Jose Quintero

Music by Nelson Riddle

guest cast:

Rosemary Harris ......... Mary S. McDowell

Audrey Christie ......... Mrs. McDowell

Albert Salmi ............ Mr. Schneider

Ralph Williams .......... Fred Simpson

Frances Sternhagen ...... Miss Koeller

Woodrow Parfrey ......... Principal Ralson

Rae Allen ............... Miss Darvon

George Mitchell ......... Mr. Broomell

Katherine Squire ........ Mrs. Simpson

Jason Wingreen ....... Reporter

Synopsis 1:

Story of the pacifist stand taken by Mary S. McDowell, a Quaker teacher at a New York

School during World War I, who refused to sign a loyalty oath or take part in war

 activities as a matter of religious principle. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

The year is 1917 and anti-German sentiment is rampant in wartime America.

At a school in Brooklyn, all teachers are asked to sign a loyalty oath,

but Mary S. McDowell, a Quaker refuses - and becomes

the object of pressures and vitriolic attacks. [TA]

Synopsis 3:

At Brooklyn's Manual Training High School, the acting superintendent

of schools announces that all teachers in the area will be

asked to sign a loyalty pledge. One teacher refuses. She's Mary

S. McDowell, a member of the Society of Friends. As a Quaker,

Miss McDowell does not believe in violence of any kind. As

a teacher of Latin, she feels her pupils do not rely on her for

instruction in patriotism. [RF]

Synopsis 4:
In 1917, Quaker Mary S. McDowell refuses to sign the loyalty oath required

of all the faculty at a Brooklyn school. [RF]

 

1.03 [03] Profiles in Courage: THOMAS HART BENTON

29-Nov-1964 NBC Sun

Script by A.J. Russell

Directed by Lamont Johnson

guest cast:

Brian Keith .......... Thomas Hart Benton

Carl Benton Reid  ...... Calhoun
Meg Wyllie ............ Eliza
Russell Collins ....... Foote
Geraldine McEwan ...... Jesse
Lamont Johnson ........ Fremont
Jason Wingreen ........ Hanson

Synopsis:

Story of the role of Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton in opposing the extension

of slavery into California and preventing the secession of Missouri from the Union.

Analyzes the varying interpretations of the Constitution that led the country into a Civil War. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
After 30 years in the Senate, Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri is determined

to block the spread of slavery to the West. [RF]

 

1.04 [04] Profiles in Courage: RICHARD T. ELY

06-Dec-1964 NBC Sun

Script by Walter Bernstein

Directed by Michael O'Herlihy

guest cast:

Dan O'Herlihy ............ Professor Richard T. Ely

Edward Asner .......... Oliver E. Wells

Leonard Nimoy ........... Burr Jones

Marsha Hunt ............ Mrs. Ely

Karl Swenson .......... Chynoweth
Ford Rainey ........... Bird

Synopsis 1:

The story of the 1894 hearing at which Professor Richard T. Ely was examined by the

Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin on charges that he advocated strikes and

boycotts. Shows how he is suspected of promoting subversive doctrines because he

insists that his students evaluate all ideas. Examines the impact of his acquittal on

American academic freedom. [RF]

Synopsis 2:

Professor Richard T. Ely, head of the Economics Department at the

University of Wisconsin in 1894, decides to take a stand for academic

freedom. An ambitious politician has accused him of teaching radical

ideas to the students and disapproves of free thinkers. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
In 1894, Prof. Richard T. Ely, head of the economics department at the

University of Wisconsin, takes a stand for academic freedom. [RF]

 

1.05 [05] Profiles in Courage: SAM HOUSTON

13-Dec-1964 NBC Sun

written by A.J. Russell

guest cast:

J.D. Cannon  ........... Sam Houston
Warren Stevens ........ Lt. Gov. Edward Clark
Peggy McCay ........... Margaret
Slim Pickens .......... Rogers
Noah Keen ............. Throckmorton

John Hoyt

Synopsis:

Story of the military and political career of Sam Houston, emphasizing his life

as governor and his fight to keep Texas in the Union. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Because of his anti-slavery stand, Sam Houston is recalled from the Senate.

 He responds by running for Texas governor. [RF]

 

1.06 [06] Profiles in Courage: GOVERNOR JOHN M. SLATON

20-Dec-1964 NBC Sun

written by Don Mankiewicz

guest cast:

Walter Matthau ........ John Slaton
Michael Constantine ... Watson
Betsy Jones-Moreland .. Sally
Frank Marth ........... Grant
Anthony Costello ...... Burley

Whit Bissell

Alan Baxter

Synopsis:

The story of the hysterical atmosphere surrounding the 1913 trial of Leo Frank,

an accused murderer, who is sentenced to death. Shows how John M. Slaton,

governor of Georgia, ignores public sentiment and conducts a personal investigation,

commuting Frank's sentence to life imprisonment. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
With 16 days left in office, Georgia governor John Slaton is asked

 to commute the death sentence of a man convicted of murder. [RF]

 

1.07 [07] Profiles in Courage: JOHN ADAMS

27-Dec-1964 NBC Sun

guest cast:

David McCallum  ........ John Adams
Torin Thatcher ........ Sewall
Andrew Prine .......... Josiah Quincy
Gene Lyons ............ Samuel Adams
Paul Comi ............ Samuel Quincy
Russell Collins ....... Dr. Warren
Phyllis Love .......... Abigail Adams
Jeff Cooper ........... Killroy

Synopsis:

A documentary profile of John Adams. Describes how John Adams risked his future

political career by accepting the defense of the British soldiers accused of murder

because of their participation in the Boston Massacre. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
On the evening of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fire into a threatening crowd -

 and when the soldiers are charged with murder, young John Adams agrees to

 represent them although his hostility toward the Crown is well-known. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
Young John Adams tries to defend British soldiers charged

with murder after firing into a hostile crowd. [RF]

 

1.08 [08] Profiles in Courage: ROBERT A. TAFT

03-Jan-1965 NBC Sun

guest cast:

Lee Tracy  ............. Senator Robert A. Taft
David Opatoshu ........ Professor Goldman
Lou Frizzell .......... Jensen
Sue Randall ........... Joan
Loring Smith .......... Marsden
Louise Lorimer ........ Martha

George Furth

Synopsis:

Dramatizes Senator Robert A. Taft's courage in condemning the Nuremburg war crimes

 trials because of his belief that it was unjust to hold the trials under an ex post facto law.

Evaluates Taft's judgment in terms of equal justice under law and the

concept of international law. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1946, Sen. Robert A. Taft risks political suicide by taking a public

stand against the Nuremberg Trials. [RF]

 

1.09 [09] Profiles in Courage: ANNE HUTCHINSON

10-Jan-1965 NBC Sun

written by Jonathan Killer

directed by Cyril Ritchard

guest cast:

Wendy Hiller  .......... Anne Hutchinson
Rhys Williams ......... Hutchinson
Donald Harron ......... Cotton
Michael Pate .......... Wilson
Neil Hamilton ......... Governor Winthrop

Arthur Gould-Porter

Synopsis:

Anne Hutchinson rebelled against religious intolerance in Puritan New England.

A documentary profile of Anne Hutchinson. Describes Anne Hutchinson's

struggle with the Puritan Church hierarchy over rigid theocratic control of Massachusetts

Bay Colony, her conflict with Governor Winthrop in the courts, and her excommunication

from the church. Shows how Anne Hutchinson's stand reaffirmed the principle of separation

of church and state and the guarantee of freedom of religion. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1636, Boston housewife Anne Hutchinson challenges the religious

doctrines of Preacher Wilson and the Massachusetts Bay Colony. [RF]

 

1.10 [10] Profiles in Courage: GENERAL ALEXANDER WILLIAM DONIPHAN

17-Jan-1965 NBC Sun

written by Don Mankiewicz

guest cast:

Peter Lawford  ......... Gen. Alexander W. Doniphan
Robert Emhardt ........ Governor Lilburn Boggs
Simon Oakland ......... Captain Bogart
Paul Stevens .......... Smith
James Callahan ........ Barnes
Tim O'Connor .......... Rigdon
Don Collier ........... Kinkle
George Lindsey ....... Black

Michael Constantine

Synopsis:

Profile of the frontier lawyer, Alexander William Doniphan. Portrays his courage

in defending the rights of Mormons to vote in the election of 1838. Explores the decisions

that faced Doniphan, as a general in the Army, when his commanding officer ordered him

to execute the Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1838, Gen. Alexander Doniphan lends his support to Mormon

settlers who are being persecuted for their religious beliefs. [RF]

 

1.11 [11] Profiles in Courage: JOHN PETER ALTGELD

24-Jan-1965 NBC Sun

written by Philip S. Goodman

directed by Daniel Petrie

guest cast:

Burgess Meredith  ...... John Peter Altgeld
John Kerr ............. Whitlock
Howard St. John ....... Hinrichsen
John Cassavetes ....... Parsons
Milton Selzer ......... Schilling
Roy Barcroft .......... Judge

Synopsis:

Profile of John Peter Altgeld, one-time Governor of Illinois. Shows how Governor Altgeld

sacrificed his career by granting full pardon to a group of anarchists, whom he believed

had been unfairly convicted in a murder conspiracy trial. Includes scenes of their trial. Traces

the philosophy of anarchism in American history and examines the social pressures of the

new industrialism that led to the Haymarket riots of 1886. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
As judge, John Peter Altgeld felt powerless to intervene for the anarchists

convicted in the Haymarket Riot of 1866. But now he's governor. [RF]

 

1.12 [12] Profiles in Courage: FREDERICK DOUGLASS

31-Jan-1965 NBC Sun

written by Don Mankiewicz

directed by Sherman Marks

guest cast:

Robert Hooks .......... Frederick Douglass
Harry Townes .......... Coffin
Frederick O'Neal ...... Haines
Alfred Ryder .......... Garrison
Claudia McNeil ........ Mrs. Haines

Synopsis:

Profile of Frederick Douglass. Discusses the contributions of Frederick Douglass,

a former slave, to the Negro movement and to the American government in his roles as

secretary of the Santo Domingo Commission, Marshall and Recorder of Deeds of the District

of Columbia, and as United States Minister to Haiti. Shows Douglass' pre-Civil War activities

 -- addressing abolitionist meetings, expounding his views on slavery and slaveholders,

and risking his recapture by publishing the story of his escape from slavery. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Escaped slave Frederick Douglass risks capture under pressure

 by abolitionists to make his antislavery speeches in public. [RF]

 

1.13 [13] Profiles in Courage: DANIEL WEBSTER

07-Feb-1965 NBC Sun

written by A.J. Russell

directed by Robert Crist

guest cast:

Martin Gabel  .......... Daniel Webster
Martine Bartlett ...... Caroline
Robert F. Simon ....... Clay
Sandy Kenyon .......... Webster
Carl Benton Reid ...... Calhoun
Booth Colman .......... Emerson

Synopsis:

Profile of Daniel Webster. Dramatizes the Senate speech Daniel Webster delivered

in support of Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850. Explores the conflicting currents on the

American scene during the first half of the 19th century and evaluates the contributions of

Daniel Webster to the preservation of the Union. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1850, Senator Daniel Webster is pressured by Sen. Henry Clay

 to support his compromise or risk civil war. [RF]

 

1.14 [14] Profiles in Courage: WOODROW WILSON

14-Feb-1965 NBC Sun

written by David Karp

guest cast:

Whit Bissell  .......... Woodrow Wilson
Paul Stewart .......... Louis D. Brandeis
John Hoyt ............. Lodge
Philip Ober ........... Anderson
John McMartin ......... Tumulty
William Daniels ....... Attorney General

Synopsis:

Profile of Woodrow Wilson as he appeared in 1916 when he risked his own re-election in

order to nominate Louis Brandeis to the Supreme Court. Presents President Wilson's

defense of Mr. Brandeis before a group of senators who opposed the appointment. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
President Woodrow Wilson incurs the wrath of big business and big politics

when he appoints Louis D. Brandeis, a Jew, to the Supreme Court. [RF]

 

1.15 [15] Profiles in Courage: PRUDENCE CRANDALL

21-Feb-1965 NBC Sun

written by Andy Lewis

guest cast:

Janice Rule  ........... Prudence Crandall
John Ericson .......... Philleo
Robert F. Simon ....... Judson
King Donovan .......... Reverend Mr. May
Gloria Calomee ........ Sarah
Ken Lynch ............. Purdy
Joel Fluellen ......... Harris
Ena Hartman ........... Ann Eliza

Synopsis:

The story of Crandall's fight against school segregation.
Profile of Prudence Crandall. Examines the stand of Prudence Crandall, a Connecticut

schoolteacher, in promoting the cause of equal opportunity for every American child,

regardless of color. Describes her efforts for the liberation of a race as evidenced when

she opened her school to "young ladies of color", despite the possible consequences of

her action. Shows how she faced the possibility of being jailed, but maintaining her firm

belief in her Quaker ideals. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Quaker Prudence Crandall incurs the wrath of the town when she accepts

 a black girl at her genteel Connecticut finishing school. [RF]

 

1.16 [16] Profiles in Courage: ANDREW JOHNSON

28-Feb-1965 NBC Sun

written by Philip S. Goodman

guest cast:

Walter Matthau  ........ Andrew Johnson
Alfred Ryder .......... Senator Nicholson
Conlan Carter ......... Robert Johnson
Paul Fix .............. Brownlow
John Abbott ........... Wigfall
Linden Chiles ......... Nelson
Joan Tompkins ......... Eliza

I. Stanford Jolley

Synopsis:

Profile of Andrew Johnson. Studies his senatorial career with emphasis on the motivations

that led him to oppose the secession of Tennessee from the Union. Explores the growth

and development of the State of Tennessee and surveys the conflicts that faced the Frontier

State in its choice either to remain in or secede from the Union. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Sen. Andrew Johnson, the man who will succeed President Lincoln

five years hence, fights to keep Tennessee from seceding. [RF]

 

1.17 [17] Profiles in Courage: HAMILTON FISH

07-Mar-1965 NBC Sun

guest cast:

Henry Jones ........... Hamilton Fish
Edward Asner .......... President Ulysses S. Grant
Peter Mark Richman .... Rawlins
Robert Emhardt ........ Davis
Frank Silvera ......... Lemus

Synopsis:

Profile of Hamilton Fish. Examines the factors that motivated Secretary of State

Hamilton Fish's solitary stand opposing American military intervention in the Cuban rebellion

against Spain that began in 1868. Describes his staunch defense of his antiwar policy and

discusses his proposal to give Cuba the financial backing it would need to buy its

freedom from Spain, thus avoiding further violence. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1869, President Grant's Secretary of State, Hamilton Fish, tests a divided

Cabinet on the question of U.S. policy toward the Cuban rebellion. [RF]

 

1.18 [18] Profiles in Courage: CHARLES EVANS HUGHES

14-Mar-1965 NBC Sun

written by David Karp

guest cast:

Kent Smith  ............ Charles Evan Hughes
Harry Bellaver ........ Hale
Strother Martin ....... Senator James Wadsworth
Kevin Hagen ........... Sweet
Arthur Malet .......... Hays

Synopsis:

Profile of Charles Evans Hughes. Examines the legal career of Mr. Justice Hughes and

explains the reasons for his stand in defense of duly-elected Socialists, despite his own

distaste for their party's principles, when the Socialists were denied seats in their State legislature.

Discusses the paradoxical problems involved in protecting basic American rights while

trying to insure the security of the Nation. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1920, Charles Evans Hughes puts his political future on the line by speaking

 out against the expulsion of Socialists from the New York Assembly. [RF]

 

1.19 [19] Profiles in Courage: EDMUND G. ROSS

21-Mar-1965 NBC Sun

written by Andy Lewis

directed by Gerald Mayer

guest cast:

Bradford Dillman  ...... Edmund G. Ross
Simon Oakland ......... Fuller
Barry Morse ........... Rep. Thaddeus Stevens
Herschel Bernardi ..... General Sickles

Cyril Delevanti

James Westerfield

Synopsis:

The story of Ross' celebrated anti-impeachment vote for Andrew Johnson.

Profile of Edmund Ross. Depicts the critical position that faced Kansas Senator

Edmund Ross in the impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson

and examines the reasons for the stand which Ross took in voting against impeachment.

Discusses the post-Civil War conflicts between the President and the Congress that

led to the impeachment trial.

Synopsis 2:

Freshman Senator Edmund G. Ross arrives in Washington

 in time to be subjected to enormous pressure by a Congress anxious to

impeach President Andrew Johnson. [RF]

Synopsis 3:
Arriving in Washington, freshman senator Edmund G. Ross  meets heavy

pressure from a Congress eager to impeach President Andrew Johnson. [RF]

 

1.20 [20] Profiles in Courage: GEORGE W. NORRIS

28-Mar-1965 NBC Sun

written by Don Mankiewicz

guest cast:

Tom Bosley  ............ Sen. George W. Norris
Torin Thatcher ........ Cannon
George Mitchell ....... Ennis
Peter Whitney ......... Gronna
Herbert Voland ....... La Follette
Peter Hobbs ........... Lindbergh

Dan Tobin

Synopsis:

Profile of George W. Norris. Examines the controversial stand which Senator Norris

took on the Armed ships bill, submitted to a lame duck Congress by President Wilson,

and discusses the reasons for his standing by his convictions, despite the

unpopularity of his views. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1917, Sen. George W. Norris is branded a traitor when he

opposes President Wilson's arming of merchant ships. [RF]

 

1.21 [21] Profiles in Courage: GROVER CLEVELAND

04-Apr-1965 NBC Sun

written by Philip S. Goodman

guest cast:

Carroll O'Connor  ...... Grover Cleveland
Barbara Feldon ........ Frances
George Macready ...... General Fairchild
Paul Lambert .......... Whitney
Judson Pratt .......... Lamont
Russ Conway ........... General Drum
Alexander Lockwood .... Mills

Synopsis:

Profile of Grover Cleveland. Explores the motivation of President Cleveland in vetoing

the dependent pensions bill for Civil War veterans in 1887 and in attempting to reduce

the high tariff, despite the warnings of his advisers that the animosity of Civil War veterans

and powerful business interests would hurt his chances for re-election in 1888. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1887, Grover Cleveland, first Democratic President after the Civil War,

opposes any legislation that would unjustly benefit veterans. [RF]

 

1.22 [22] Profiles in Courage: JOHN QUINCY ADAMS

11-Apr-1965 NBC Sun

written by Andy Lewis

directed by Michael Ritchie

guest cast:

Douglas Campbell  ...... John Quincy Adams
Nancy Wickwire ........ Louisa
Laurence Naismith ..... John Adams
Parley Baer ........... Hillhouse
Alan Hewitt ........... Thomas Jefferson
Roland Winters ........ Pickering
Robert Fortier ........ Lewis
Willard Sage .......... Ambassador Rose

Synopsis:

Profile of John Quincy Adams. Examines the stand of John Quincy Adams in support of

an embargo in order to defend America's freedom of the seas, despite its immediate

effect on New England shipping and on his own political and financial fortune. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In 1807, Senator John Quincy Adams seeks party help in denouncing

 the British impressment of American seamen. [RF]

 

1.23 [23] Profiles in Courage: JOHN MARSHALL

18-Apr-1965 NBC Sun

written by David Karp

guest cast:

Gary Merrill  .......... John Marshall
Booth Colman .......... Aaron Burr
Murray Matheson ....... Wickham
Christopher Dark ...... Hay
Alan Hewitt ........... Jeffersonas John Marshall

Synopsis:

Profile of John Marshall. Discusses the stand of Chief Justice John Marshall in the trial

of Aaron Burr for treason. Examines Marshall's views on the right of Americans to criticize their

government, on the independence of the judiciary and on the powers and responsibilities

of the Presidency. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
Chief Justice John Marshall presides over the trial of former Vice President Aaron Burr

and he's determined to give him a fair hearing. [RF]

 

1.24 [24] Profiles in Courage: JUDGE BENJAMIN BARR LINDSEY

25-Apr-1965 NBC Sun

written by Don Mankiewicz

guest cast:

George Grizzard  ....... Judge Ben B. Lindsey
David Brian ........... Charlton
Edith Atwater ......... Mrs. Andrews
Jimmy Darden .......... Johnny Alonzo
Joseph Ruskin ......... DA

John Crawford

Synopsis:

Profile of Benjamin Barr Lindsey. Examines the legal career of Judge Lindsey and his

attempts to redress the social evils of the early 1900's, despite the threats to his professional

career and to his personal safety. Discusses Judge Lindsey's role in establishing special

court procedures for minors, improving the system of correction for youthful offenders,

and in obtaining laws to protect poor people from unjust and exploitive employers. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
In a Denver courtroom, Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey is about to pass

 sentence on a thief---when he learns the criminal is only 14 years old. [RF]

 

1.25 [25] Profiles in Courage: GEORGE MASON

02-May-1965 NBC Sun

written by A.J. Russell

directed by Joseph Anthony

producer Gordon Oliver

guest cast:

Laurence Naismith  ..... George Mason
Arthur Franz .......... James Madison
John Colicos .......... Patrick Henry
Donald Harron ......... Governor Randolph
Wesley Addy ........... Hellinger
John Graham ........... Thomas Mathews
Herbert Voland ........ Peckham
John Raglin ........... Wheeler
William Bakewell ...... Wythe

Synopsis:

At the Philadelphia convention of 1787, George Mason of Virginia refuses to sign the

Constitution because it lacks a bill of rights and he maintains this position when a

ratifying convention assembles in Richmond the following year.

Profile of George Mason. Examines the role of George Mason, a Virginian statesman,

 in the drafting of the Bill of rights. Mason refused to sign the federal Constitution because

it did not contain a bill of rights protecting individuals against abuse by the government.

Discusses constitutional guarantees of freedom, recognition that legitimate power emanates

 from the people, and democracy as a process. [TA]

Synopsis 2:
At the Philadelphia convention of 1787, George Mason refuses to

sign the Constitution because it lacks a bill of rights. [RF]

 

1.26 [26] Profiles in Courage: THOMAS CORWIN

09-May-1965 NBC Sun

written by Don Mankiewicz

directed by Michael Ritchie

guest cast:

George Rose........... Senator Thomas Corwin
John Colicos .......... Senator Davis
Lester Rawlins ........ Webster
John Howard ........... Senator Crittenden

H.M. Wynant

Synopsis:

Profile on Thomas Corwin, former Whig governor of Ohio. Follows his political career to

the U.S. Senate and shows how his career was terminated by his vocal views on American

 territorial expansion and by his anti-war convictions. Shows how he ignored popular opinion

and was burned in effigy throughout the country. Explores the problems and pressures of the

impending Mexican War on President James Polk. [RF]

Synopsis 2:
After a Mexican raid on the new state of Texas, Ohio senator Thomas Corwin

 leads opposition to President Polk's request for a declared war. [RF]

 

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