Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

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1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 James Slattery (36 episodes, 1964-1965)
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Jim Slattery enters the state legislature, hopeful that he can make a difference. He finds dealing with endless rules and the majority opposition party frustrates any meaningful change but he stubbornly perseveres.

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21 September 1964 (USA)  »

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El congresista  »

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The pilot was partially filmed in the California statehouse. The first day of shooting was November 22, 1963. Richard Crenna remembered being told in the middle of filming that President John F. Kennedy had just been murdered in Dallas. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: 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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6 November 2001 | by (Santa Cruz, CA) – See all my reviews

The pilot was shot in the Capitol Building in Sacramento, and a full size replica of the California Assembly Chamber was the set for the first season. (a smaller set was used the second season). On the flight back from Sacramento the plane was delayed a few hours going around thunderstorms, and there was a real concern the plane might have gone down with the whole cast aboard. This drama had a strong following, and a letter writing campaign saved it from cancelation after season 1, but the ratings would not allow a season 3. For many years this show was made avalible overseas, I saw it regularly in Singapore during the early 70's. I guess USIS used it as a civics lesson.


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