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(1979–1986)

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Season 3

6 Nov. 1981
Benson's Appointment
The governor sticks his neck out to appoint Benson the state budget director, a job requiring the state senate's confirmation.
 
13 Nov. 1981
The Grass Ain't Greener
The governor is shown a report on the problems with the prison. The conditions are bad, and he needs to decide to increase the budget. The governor sends Benson in as an undercover agent to find out what is really going on.
 
27 Nov. 1981
Sit-In
A conductor goes to city hall to request funding for the music program, taking the orchestra with him so they can play music until they get their funds. Benson is trying to conduct interviews for a new secretary.
 
4 Dec. 1981
Double Exposure
A business man who runs a company wants political favors from the governor. An FBI agent visits Benson and asks him to help trap the business man in bribery to ensure his request.
 
11 Dec. 1981
The Lobbyist
Benson's lobbyist girlfriend has a proposal for available land in the area; a company she represents wants to build on the land. As budget director, he agrees to the plan, but then it backfires on him.
 
18 Dec. 1981
Stress
Nothing seems to go right for Benson and everyone is upset with him.
 
25 Dec. 1981
Rainbow's End
Benson encounters a former girlfriend. He takes it hard to learn that she is now disabled.
 
8 Jan. 1982
Once in a Blue Moon
Clayton is assaulted and claims that it was by someone from outer space. Clayton tells Benson he has to improve the security at the governor's mansion.
 
15 Jan. 1982
Kraus Falls in Love
Kraus is acting suspiciously happy and everyone wonders why. Kraus has fallen in love with a man who turns out not to be quite honest.
 
22 Jan. 1982
Stocks & Options
Everyone learns a hard lesson when they realize that even a "sure fire hit" in the stock market is not always a sure thing.
 
5 Feb. 1982
Kraus's Deadly Mistake
Benson takes Kraus to a doctor's appointment for a checkup. The doctor tells Benson about his race horse that is sick and dying. Kraus overhears part of the conversation and thinks the doctor is saying she has only months to live.
 
12 Feb. 1982
Wild Irish Rose
The former Governor Mulligan visits and brings his daughter. Clayton is attracted to the daughter.
 
19 Feb. 1982
Street Gangs
Kraus decides to write a story about her life. Benson tries to find jobs for some boys in a poor section of town to help them stay out of gangs.
 
26 Feb. 1982
Katie's Romance
The governor gets an image makeover. Katie develops a crush on Pete.
 
5 Mar. 1982
Clayton's Condo
Benson is elected president of his condo's tenant association committee. He has to ask the landlord to make repairs to the apartments. Benson finds out Clayton is the owner of the building and his landlord.
 
12 Mar. 1982
Getting Even
No one on the governor's staff likes Mr McFadden who has dealings with the staff. He blackmails Denise into going on a date with him. After a disastrous date, Benson and the others plan an elaborate trick on Mr McFadden.
 
19 Mar. 1982
Pete the Hero
Pete borrows Benson's car and foils a robbery when he crashes it into the robbers get away car. Benson's car's been totaled. Now the insurance company won't pay for a new car because Pete was driving it and the insurance company decides to cancel Benson's insurance because of his negative profile.
 
26 Mar. 1982
In the Red
Benson's being audited by the IRS. The IRS agent handling him disallows most of the exemptions puts on his form because Benson lost his records.
 
2 Apr. 1982
Teed Off
The Governor and his team mates attend a charity golf event. It turns into a big competition between the men.
 
30 Apr. 1982
The Party's Over
The Governor has competition in getting on the ticket for reelection.
 
7 May 1982
The Lumber Mill
The political party is not supporting the governor for another term on the election ticket. The governor and his staff take a vacation to a cabin to work out a strategic plan.
 
14 May 1982
Black Tuesday
The governor decides to run for reelection as an independent party on the election ticket. He gets a mortgage on his mill in order to support his campaign. It does not go well.
 

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