Insight (1960–1984)

TV Series  -   -  Drama
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 100 users  
Reviews: 20 user

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

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 102 titles
created 01 Jun 2012
 
a list of 44 titles
created 09 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 3207 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 167 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Insight" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Insight (1960–1984)

Insight (1960–1984) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Insight.

User Polls

Episodes

Seasons


Years



Unknown   15   14   12   7   2   1  
1984   1983   1982   1981   … See all »
Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Harvard graduate transports a load of marijuana from Boston to Berkeley, California.

Director: Paul Williams
Stars: Howard Gardner, Robert F. Lyons, Ellen Barber
East Side/West Side (1963–1964)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Neil Brock is a young social worker in the slums of New York City; his boss is Frieda Hechlinger; and Jane Foster is the office secretary. This dramatic series features stories about child ... See full summary »

Stars: George C. Scott, Elizabeth Wilson, Cicely Tyson
InSight (2011)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Kaitlyn, an ER nurse who is tending to a young stabbing victim, is accidentally electrocuted by the defibrillator that is used in an effort to save the woman's life. Almost immediately ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Gabai
Stars: Sean Patrick Flanery, Natalie Zea, Angeline-Rose Troy
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Dr. Peter Carey is a pathologist at a Boston hospital. The daughter of the hospital's Chief of Staff dies after an illegal abortion goes wrong, and Carey's friend and colleague Dr. David ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: James Coburn, Jennifer O'Neill, Pat Hingle
Pursuit (TV Movie 1972)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A political extremist plans to spread stolen nerve gas in a city where a political convention is being held. Government agents are sent to catch him.

Director: Michael Crichton
Stars: Ben Gazzara, E.G. Marshall, William Windom
Pickup on 101 (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An elderly wanderer, a sexy young girl running away from home and a folk singer looking for stardom hitch-hike their way cross-country, trying to get to California.

Director: John Florea
Stars: Jack Albertson, Lesley Ann Warren, Martin Sheen
Tucker's Witch (1982–1983)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Rick and Amanda Tucker are a married couple who own and operate their own private-detective agency. Her powers are a tremendous asset in solving cases, although they also have a tendency to... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Matheson, Catherine Hicks, Bill Morey
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

While doing a story on the intrusion of surreptitious surveillance in peoples' private lives, a television reporter rents some surveillance equipment to get a feel for what it's like to spy... See full summary »

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Jim McMullan, Katherine Woodville, James A. Watson Jr.
Blind Ambition (TV Mini-Series 1979)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Television series docu-drama traces the career of John Dean, special counsel of president Nixon.

Stars: Martin Sheen, Michael Callan, William Daniels
Actor (TV Movie 1978)
Biography | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A musical play based on the early years of actor Paul Muni.

Director: Norman Lloyd
Stars: Herschel Bernardi, Hildy Brooks, Georgia Brown
The New People (1969–1970)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A group of young people crash land on a deserted island that was a never used atomic bomb test site. With the world thinking that they were all killed, "The New People" set out to form a ... See full summary »

Stars: Tiffany Bolling, Zooey Hall, David Moses
Target: The Corruptors (1961–1962)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The show featured a newspaper reporter, Paul Marino, and his undercover agent, Jack Flood, as they infiltrated the mob and reported on a different type of crime every week. The results of ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen McNally, Robert Harland, Harold J. Stone
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Ellwood Kieser ...
 Himself - Host / ... (263 episodes, 1960-1984)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nachdenkliche Geschichten  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(250 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Religious Programming in 1972 and 1973, and won the category each year from 1981 to 1984. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Amazing, yes - propaganda, no.
13 January 2007 | by (Philadelphia, PA, United States) – See all my reviews

When I was a teenager, God was having a tough time getting through to me through conventional, Sunday morning church services. How clever of Him, then, to have sneaked into my stubborn consciousness through early Sunday morning television, with the brilliant Insight series. As Greg from Kalispell, MT also mentioned, there was an episode I have never forgotten, titled "The Poker Game". It starred a young Beau Bridges as a quiet, sweet, hippie sort of guy. He was wearing wire-rimmed glasses (much like the type John Lennon wore) which may have had rose-colored lenses - I'm not certain; I saw the episode in black and white. What I mostly remember is the theme of tolerance, based on love, versus intolerance, based on prejudicial, stereotypical thinking.

Another unforgettable episode had the theme of God as presumed dead. (I think Carroll O'Connor starred in this one.) A small group of self-centered, cynical, miserable people had gathered at a chapel to conduct a "funeral" for God, declaring that, given the state of the world, He must be dead. At the end of the funeral, one of the men brusquely instructed the chapel's caretaker, a simple, God-loving man, that the steeple bell was to be disconnected permanently, as it would no longer be needed.

The group reassembled at a nearby building for a "wake", which actually was more of a cocktail party during which the group members revealed a number of unsettling and unsavory aspects of their lives. But after some time, the chapel bell suddenly began to ring. Startled, the group hurried back to the chapel, where the caretaker, frightened, insisted he had not reconnected the bell.

Inside, the open casket still lay at the front. One at a time, the frightened members of the party approached it. Lying within the satin lining, each saw, with horror, who truly was dead ... without the grace and love of God, and His Son, Jesus Christ.

As the last person to gaze fearfully into the casket, only the caretaker found it to be empty.

God bless the late Father Kieser, Paulist Productions, and the actors, writers, and crew members who worked together to bring the Father, Son and Holy Spirit into the 20th Century so creatively and memorably.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ARM ROAST EPISODE igribbish
Does anyone remember......????? ketchkev
Insight ('70s series of morality plays) codymooney
Forced to watch in High School eman6101
The Show's Opening + Closing Credits wrog_fm
Insight on VHS cody1216
Discuss Insight (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page