Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He is assisted by girlfriend and school counselor Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

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 Pete Dixon (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Liz McIntyre (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Principal Seymour Kaufman (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Alice Johnson (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Heshimu Cumbuka ...
 Jason / ... (90 episodes, 1969-1974)
David Jolliffe ...
 Bernie (83 episodes, 1969-1974)
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 Helen Loomis / ... (70 episodes, 1969-1974)

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Easy going American History teacher Pete Dixon, along with girlfriend Liz McIntyre, cynical principal Seymore Kaufman and idealistic English teacher Alice Johnson, confront the various issues of the day at Walt Whitman High in Los Angeles, California. Among the students are shy Alice, crazy Bernie, militant Jason and genius Richie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Something funny's going on in Walt Whitman high. Teachers and students are stirring up a storm of comedy. Lloyd Haynes stars.

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17 September 1969 (USA)  »

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The show takes place at the fictional Walt Whitman High School. The old building at Los Angeles High School, which was used for the exterior of Walt Whitman High, collapsed in the 1971 earthquake. See more »

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A Precursor to The White Shadow
3 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This show pretty much was a forerunner to shows like "The White Shadow", "Boston Public" and even the first two seasons of "Beverly Hills: 90210". When it first premiered it was viewed as a "dramedy". In fact, it even had a laugh track the very first season. But, the show progressed you could see that this was very much an issue oriented show that dealt with issues that many shows today deal with (sex, drugs and death). One show that was particularly controversial was when a young student contracts v.d. and an elderly teacher loses her job because she gave advice to the young man. This was in an era when anything dealing with s.t.d.'s were still kept in the closet. Too bad they don't show the reruns of this show anymore, rather than the fluff that proceeded it in that classic A.B.C. Friday night lineup, The Brady Bunch.


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