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




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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. 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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1.33 : 1
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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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What the world Needs Today.
25 August 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Oh my goodness...what memories "Insight" and "This is the Life" bring back to me even now. In a world that is rapidly changing and moving further and further away from the God of the Bible, these two series had some true life lessons, and gave you something to really think about no matter what was going on around you.

Sad to say I'm not surprised they're no longer on the air, ABC one of the very 'few' channels at that day and time to even air shows of this nature (as well as the 'famous' Davey and Goliath claymation series), what an awful shame we don't get to see those shows right now when we need them the most.

If there was 'any' way that I could get them back on television, I'd do it in a flash, without a moments hesitation, as I also remember actors like Martin Sheen and a few notable others who made wonderful guest appearances on the show.

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