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 »
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 Neil Brock (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Frieda Hechlinger (26 episodes, 1963-1964)
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 Jane Foster (25 episodes, 1963-1964)
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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 abuse, drug abuse, rip-offs of the welfare system, crime, etc., i.e., all of the problems of the inner city. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.co>

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Assistente sociale  »

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Excellent show
3 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the best shows on TV. I recall watching it back when, well i guess i was 12 or 13 judging by the date. it was riveting and unlike so many dramas today, featured a dedicated social worker, George C. Scott with his face of reality and character. Thirty years later, Judging Amy, another fine show, featured Tyne Daly in a similar role, but a shared one within a family including the judge daughter, writer son, etc. Ido not recall individual episodes and came upon this looking for something else, but if i recall, the stories would be as relevant and fresh as good tales representing true life dramas often are. I suspect that the sociological wave of movies and TV shows of the early to mid 60's helped influence those of us at that vulnerable and suggestive age(teenage-young adult) the ideals and aspirations of humans as good, fixable and misunderstood, but with potential with a little dedication and hard work. Over the following decades, the entertainment industry's refocused its emphasis, and maybe coincidentally, so did the nation's ideals. Anyway, they were good shows with top notch acting-don' remember ever being bored with that one.


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