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7 September 1978 (USA) See more »
A crusty down-to-earth professor with no previous political experience is elected to the U.S. Senate. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 9)

Patti Deutsch ... Patti (10 episodes, 1978-1979)

Jack Albertson ... Sen. Joe Kelley (7 episodes, 1978-1979)

Larry Linville ... Maj. Gen. Kevin Kelley (7 episodes, 1978-1979)

Sue Ane Langdon ... Rosie (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Sparky Marcus ... Kevin Kelley, Jr (7 episodes, 1978-1979)
Michele Tobin ... Kathleen Kelley (7 episodes, 1978-1979)

Series Directed by
Larry Elikann (3 episodes, 1978-1979)
George Tyne (2 episodes, 1978)
Series Writing credits
Lane Slate (3 episodes, 1978)
Paul West (2 episodes, 1978-1979)
Harry Cauley (2 episodes, 1978)
John Dunkel (2 episodes, 1978)

Series Produced by
Richard P. Rosetti .... executive producer (7 episodes, 1978-1979)

Robert Stambler .... producer (unknown episodes)
Leonora Thuna .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
Series Original Music by
Artie Butler (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Series Casting by
Ramsay King (11 episodes, 1978-1979)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alan R. Green .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Burdick S. Trask .... sound mixer (1 episode, 1978)
Series Music Department
Richard Lewis Warren .... composer: additional music (1 episode, 1978)

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60 min (11 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Actors include Roger Bowen (Col. Henry Blake in the movie "MASH") and Larry Linville (Maj. Frank Burns in the TV show "M*A*S*H").See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A delightful show that was cut short, 1 February 2001
Author: mushrom from Alabama

One of the best shows of the late 1970's. Jack Albertson was a delight, as the caring old man who went to Washington. While it has been over 22 years since I have seen it, I have long wished I could see this show again. Sadly, with a run of only 1 season, it has never made it into syndication.

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