Insight (1960–1984)

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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Ellwood Kieser ...
 Himself - Host / ... (263 episodes, 1960-1984)


American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

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Release Date:

2 October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nachdenkliche Geschichten  »

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(250 episodes)

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The religious nature of the program attracted a wide variety of actors and directors such as; Jeff Hunter, Ed Asner, Jack Albertson, Beau Bridges, Carol Burnett, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Patty Duke, Ann Jillian, Wesley Eure, Bob Hastings, Cicely Tyson, Ricky Kelman, Jack Klugman, Robert Lansing, Randolph Mantooth, Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Bob Newhart, Bill Bixby, John Ritter, Michael Shea, Martin Sheen, Marc Daniels, Arthur Hiller, Norman Lloyd, Delbert Mann, Ted Post, Jay Sandrich, and Jack Shea, and writers Rod Serling, John T. Dugan, Lan O'Kun, and Michael Crichton. See more »


The series was produced in the United States, and nearly all of its episodes were set there, but the animated opening credits show cars driving on the left-hand side of the road. See more »


Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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An overlooked and underrated masterpiece
18 November 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Insight is one of television's lost classics, an anthology series that successfully explored religious and spiritual themes while (usually) avoiding a heavy-handed approach. Considering the quality of the writing, direction, and acting in this series, it is amazing that it has not achieved a greater degree of popularity; it's regular use of symbolism, surreal images, and rather inventive plot and narrative devices should have guaranteed it a place in television history alongside other excellent anthologies such as The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. The series dabbled in every format from comedy and satire to fantasy and speculative fiction to deliver it's modern-day morality plays. At times light-hearted and humorous, at other times downright chilling, it was always effective in it's delivery. And who can forget the Reverend Kieser's narrative intros that suggested a cross between Sermonette and Rod Serling's narrations?

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