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Release Date:
17 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary »
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Nominated for 7 Golden Globes. Another 5 wins & 8 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 109)

Lloyd Haynes ... Pete Dixon (113 episodes, 1969-1974)

Denise Nicholas ... Liz McIntyre (113 episodes, 1969-1974)

Michael Constantine ... Principal Seymour Kaufman (113 episodes, 1969-1974)

Karen Valentine ... Alice Johnson (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
David Jolliffe ... Bernie (65 episodes, 1969-1973)
Judy Strangis ... Helen Loomis / ... (56 episodes, 1969-1973)

Series Directed by
Charles R. Rondeau (15 episodes, 1971-1974)
William Wiard (10 episodes, 1969-1971)
Terry Becker (8 episodes, 1969-1971)
Gene Reynolds (8 episodes, 1969-1971)
Richard Kinon (8 episodes, 1970-1972)
James Sheldon (8 episodes, 1971-1973)
Herman Hoffman (6 episodes, 1972-1973)
Lee Philips (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Allen Baron (5 episodes, 1971-1974)
Ivan Dixon (4 episodes, 1970-1971)
Seymour Robbie (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Leslie H. Martinson (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Sid McCoy (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Leo Penn (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Charles S. Dubin (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard Michaels (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
John Erman (2 episodes, 1970)
Bill Bixby (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Writing credits
James L. Brooks (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Martin Donovan (10 episodes, 1972-1974)
Arlene Stadd (9 episodes, 1972-1974)
Leonard Stadd (9 episodes, 1972-1974)
Bud Freeman (7 episodes, 1970-1972)
John D.F. Black (6 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard M. Bluel (6 episodes, 1971-1974)
Ronald Rubin (5 episodes, 1969-1971)
Joanna Lee (5 episodes, 1971-1972)
Steven Pritzker (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Allan Burns (4 episodes, 1969)
Stephen Kandel (4 episodes, 1971-1973)
Albert Ruben (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Douglas Day Stewart (4 episodes, 1971-1972)
Jerry Rannow (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
Greg Strangis (4 episodes, 1972-1973)
George Kirgo (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
Anthony Lawrence (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
William Wood (3 episodes, 1970-1971)
Richard De Roy (3 episodes, 1970)
John McGreevey (3 episodes, 1972-1973)
Peggy Elliott (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
Treva Silverman (2 episodes, 1969)
Dale McRaven (2 episodes, 1970-1971)
Bernie Kahn (2 episodes, 1971-1972)
Don Balluck (2 episodes, 1971)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1971)
Gene Thompson (2 episodes, 1972)

Series Produced by
Jon Kubichan .... producer (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Terry Becker .... associate producer (26 episodes, 1969-1970)
Ronald Rubin .... producer (26 episodes, 1970-1971)
William P. D'Angelo .... producer (23 episodes, 1971-1972)
Gene Reynolds .... producer (19 episodes, 1969-1970)
Allan Burns .... producer (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
William J. Kenney .... associate producer (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Original Music by
Benny Golson (52 episodes, 1969-1972)
Richard LaSalle (38 episodes, 1972-1974)
Warren Barker (2 episodes, 1969)
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (2 episodes, 1970)
Series Cinematography by
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (97 episodes, 1969-1973)
Ted Voigtlander (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Film Editing by
J. Frank O'Neill (56 episodes, 1969-1974)
Clay Bartels (35 episodes, 1970-1973)
George Jay Nicholson (13 episodes, 1969-1970)
Robert Phillips (8 episodes, 1973-1974)
Series Art Direction by
James W. Sullivan (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Set Decoration by
Norman Rockett (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Makeup Department
Jan Van Uchelen .... hair stylist (13 episodes, 1969)
Series Production Management
Jack Sonntag .... production supervisor (3 episodes, 1969-1973)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Mike Salamunovich .... unit production manager (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Glassman .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1972-1973)
Series Stunts
Ernest Robinson .... stunt coordinator (52 episodes, 1969-1971)
Series Music Department
Jerry Goldsmith .... composer: theme music (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Lionel Newman .... music supervisor (113 episodes, 1969-1974)
Series Transportation Department
Chris Haynes .... production driver (5 episodes, 1969)
Series Other crew
Martin Donovan .... executive script consultant (2 episodes, 1972-1973)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
30 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Cutting-edge, quality teen series, 18 April 2009
Author: sonya90028 from United States

I loved this show when it came on TV at the end of the 60s. I looked forward to it every Friday night, when it debuted in the fall of '69. I was still in elementary school then. But I really enjoyed this program, about a cool group of high school kids. Walt Whitman High, was a huge HS in Los Angeles. It was a multicultural school, where students of all races attended.

The teachers at Walt Whitman High, were also of various races. Mr. Kauffman, was the dedicated, beleaguered Principal. Pete Dickson, a black man, was the school's American history teacher. He was a caring, patient teacher, who really succeeded in engaging his student's interest in history. Pete Dickson was also someone that the students could come to for advice and assistance, with their personal issues. Ms. McIntyre, the attractive assistant Principal, was also romantically involved with Pete Dickson.

Then there was Alice Johnson, who worked with Pete Dickson as a student teacher. Alice was the often annoying, but well-meaning foil for Pete's self-assured personality. Their classroom featured an interesting menagerie of students. There was Jason, the tough-but-sensitive black kid, with a big 'fro and shades. His friend Ritchie, was the class brain. Helen was the shy, vulnerable girl. Bernie, was the white hippie-type kid, with the red-headed afro hairdo. These students were like real teens, negotiating everyday life in the tumultuous late 60s/early 70s.

The best thing about Room 222, was that it had a fresh, contemporary take on American teens, in an urban high school setting. The values of the show centered on tolerance and diversity, amongst both the students, and the teaching staff. Because of this factor, the series was on the cutting-edge, regarding racial progress in society. The generation gap between the students and their teachers, was also easily bridged due to the open-minded teaching staff.

Yet another thing about this show that was unique, was that it was a drama, yet it also had a laugh-track. It was one of the first shows, that could be categorized as a dramedy. And there was plenty of gentle humor within the show, along with all of the teen angst. Room 222 is on DVD, and can be enjoyed by future generations to come.

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