The Defenders (1961–1965)

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A Father-Son lawyer duo take a variety of cases that often deal with the important issues of the day.

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 Lawrence Preston (132 episodes, 1961-1965)
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 Kenneth Preston (132 episodes, 1961-1965)
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Recent law school graduate (Robert Reed) joins his father (E.G. Marshall) as the pair tackle challenging legal cases, often involving issues which were highly touchy for the times (abortion, euthanasia, "un-American" activities, movie censorship). In most the freshly minted lawyer has much to learn from his father's extensive legal experience. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The characters first appeared in an episode of Studio One in Hollywood (1948), when they were played by Ralph Bellamy and William Shatner. See more »

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Referenced in My Mother the Car: The De-Fenders (1965) See more »

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"Law & Order" for the 60s!!
10 July 1999 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

This was an amazing show - tackling issues headfirst that other shows wouldn't even mention. E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed were powerful as a father-son defense team, and the stories were all very involving and satisfying.


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