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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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 »

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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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A memorable show
3 November 2000 | by (River Forest, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Like gmr-4, I too remember "Slattery's People." Being interested in politics, it was, and still is, one of my favorite television shows. I am glad to know at least one other person remembers it.

I recall one show in particular. It involved a person who wanted to build a house in a style which violated local design restrictions or what his neighbors wanted. It was a battle between an individual's right to build the house he wanted and government rules and regulations/neighbors. While I do not remember how the show turned out (though I think the individual was able to build what he wanted), the memory of that show has made me skeptical of unnecessary rules on house design, etc.

I doubt there is any way of getting any copies of old shows, but it there is, I would love to know about it.


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