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The series aired for one season —64 and was shown Monday nights on CBS. Set in New York City, the show explored issues of urban life, some of them grim. Though it won critical praise, it also generated some controversy. The series centers on Scott in the role of Neil Brock, a New York City social worker who worked for the private agency Community Welfare Service, with his secretary, Jane Foster, played by actress Cicely Tyson this was the first time an African American starred in a television drama .
In an effort to open up the number of possible stories, Brock resigned from his job in the latter portion of the —64 season to work for a New York congressman, Charles W.
Hanson Chiles. The characters played by Elizabeth Wilson and Cicely Tyson soon disappeared and Barbara Feldon is introduced as Brock's girlfriend for one episode. Despite the high quality of both the writing and acting, the show's penchant for taking on touchy topics forced many potential advertisers to avoid sponsorship of the show, while a number of local stations across the country also chose not to present the program to their viewers.
It is said that CBS programming head James Aubrey clashed with Scott regarding the direction of the show, which also was a factor in the cancellation. Kennedy assassination. The show's executive producer, David Susskindbegan a letter-writing campaign to government officials, newspaper editors and other prominent individuals. Susskind's request was an attempt to elicit positive feedback to encourage renewal of the series. However, the effort failed when the show was cancelled on January Scott, who had recently came to prominence after acclaimed theatrical performances and a series of important films.
On January 3,CBS and United Artists announced that they were beginning preparations for an hour-long drama starring Scott, to be launched during the season. Scott did not like the idea of the show being prepared for him, and threatened to abrogate his agreement with CBS. Susskind turned to his friend Robert Alan Aurthura talented television playwright, who offered an unproduced script of his, My Three Angelscentered around a trio of inner-city social workers.
The main protagonist was Neil Brock, played by Scott — a tough, impatient, temperamental case worker. The central location of the series was the Community Welfare Service CWSa private agency that served as home base for three social workers dedicated to solving the everyday problems, major and minor, of the denizens of an impoverished Manhattan neighborhood.
According to George C. In NovemberSusskind attended the New York City Social 1. Pä Reveln = On The Reef - Anne Sofie Von Otter - 10 Classic Albums Recruiting Committee and announced his plans to create a television series built around the social work profession. He and his staff were provided with appropriate literature and were engaged in discussion of story ideas and scripts.
Beck carried the responsibility of consultant and technical adviser for the series, he read scripts, made editorial comments and changes, and handled much of the mail from social workers who wrote to NASW about the series. During the s, the Eisenhower Administration accepted the doctrine that "economic growth would itself, by diffusing prosperity, reduce inequalities and resolve social problems. The progressive tax structure, expanded welfare services, mass public education, and the G.
Bill all served the twin aims of economic growth and income redistribution". InMichael Harringtonin The Other Americaexposed the misery and deprivation of a "new" poor. This group, left out of the nation's economic growth and represented by the sick, disabled, old, minorities of color, and members of female-headed families, had not benefited from post-World War prosperity.
In JanuaryDwight Macdonald provided an exhaustive summary of previous studies on poverty in an important article titled "Our Invisible Poor" in The New Yorker magazine.
He stated that mass poverty persisted and that it was one of two grave social problems, the other being the relationship of poverty to race. He concluded that the federal government was the only force that could reduce poverty and make the lives of the poor more bearable. Between andgrants were provided to combat the problems of the "new poor" through improving educational facilities, youth programs and, in general, improving their physical and social well-being.
John F. Kennedy 's presidential campaign heightened the public's consciousness of poverty. Once elected, he established the President's Committee on Juvenile Delinquency and Youth Crime which sponsored employment programs, manpower training, Eastside Westside - Ziggy (38) - In With The Times education, anti-discrimination activities and neighborhood service centers in several cities. The Area Redevelopment Actpassed inprovided federal dollars to improve public facilities and to provide technical assistance and retraining.
The reform efforts of the late s and early s culminated in the War on Povertyinitiated by the Administration of Lyndon B. The episode, which also garnered a writing nomination, as well as acting nominations for supporting actors James Earl Jones and Diana Sandsexplored the aftermath of a child's death from a rat bite in a Harlem slum.
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A wealthy socialite, guilty of numerous unpaid parking tickets, is "sentenced" to serve as a social worker for 30 days. A dedicated schoolteacher Howard DaSilva is faced Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds) - King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair the problem of delinquent students.
A father Theodore Bikel must deal with the challenges and struggles of raising an adult son who is intellectually disabled. A black couple James Earl Jones and Diana Sands struggles to deal with life in the slums, but their world falls apart when tragedy strikes their baby. After being evicted from his apartment due to urban renewal, a man begins to lose his Downsize Blues (Repossess My Body) - Peter Green Splinter Group - Time Traders in the importance of the individual.
A cab driver Norman Fell with a gambling problem finds a wallet containing a large sum of money. The issue of Blockbusting is explored as a black couple finds suburban life difficult until they are befriended by their neighbors. An emotionally disturbed suburbanite Simon Oakland abandons his family after 20 years of married life. Parents of a mentally disturbed child seek Keepin It Up - Cyndi Grecco - Wish Upon A Star Brock's assistance.
Semi-recluse tenants are faced with the prospect of losing their home. Brock rushes to the aid of a mother with four children who is abandoned by her irresponsible and erratic husband. A folk-singing beatnik Alan Arkin stirs up Come To Me - Milt Jackson And Strings* - Feelings storm with his odd friends in a sedate neighborhood.
A Bowery resident Maureen Stapleton desperately tries to reform her derelict boyfriend. Despite heated public opinion against him, Brock helps a teenage gang member accused of murder. An elderly construction worker who is forced out of his job by age discrimination, becomes frustrated by his inability to find a new job. After a teenage girl is abused by her mother's boyfriend, she runs away and tries to survive on the streets.
Brock shares a career crisis with his girlfriend, portrayed by Barbara Feldon. Brock attempts to help a wheelchair-bound man concentrates all his energies on walking again. Guest star: Alex Cord as Sam. Brock comes into contact with a year-old boy actively engaged in the numbers racket. Brock receives an offer to work as a legislative aide to Congressman Charles Hanson and debates whether to leave his current position.
A union leader Daniel J. Travanti and an industrialist battle each other in the negotiating of a new labor contract. Brock considers Eastside Westside - Ziggy (38) - In With The Times his new position with Congressman Hanson, when Hanson doesn't follow through on promises made by Brock on a television discussion show. David Susskind appears as the television host, along with Scott's real-life wife Colleen Dewhurst.
Brock and Hanson must battle pro-business lobbyists in their bid for legislation that would stiffen penalties for contracting fraud. Teleplay by: Allan E. Sloane Story by: Allan E. Brock writes a series of articles highlighting the plight of the poor, but is unable to get them published anywhere.
He finally finds one paper that can do so, but the paper itself is about to be taken over, with its style of journalism certain to be neutered.
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