Show creator James E. Moser spent nine months in Sacramento researching the show. He repeatedly interviewed California assembly leader Jesse Unruh, who helped to inspire the Slattery character. See more »
Democracy is a very bad form of government. But I ask you never to forget. All the others are so much worse.
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If my memory serves--I was 12 at the time--the show opened with a voice over, maybe Crenna's, saying something to the effect that democracy was a terrible form of government: messy, wasteful, etc. BUT, all other forms of government were so much worse. As a callow, Beatle-crazed teen, this was the first time that I recall understanding irony.
I remember that my father watched the show religiously every week. I'm still grateful that he did. I think "Slattery's People" helped to develop my political conscience.
Why aren't these kinds of shows released to DVD?
Why are there 14,000 episodes of "Friends"?
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