This Is the Life (1952–1988)
"The Fisher Family" (original title)

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Long-running religious series featuring dramatizations of contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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 Pastor Martin / ... (6 episodes, 1952-1967)
Kathy Garver ...
 Alice / ... (4 episodes, 1965-1984)
John Bryant ...
 Don Griffin / ... (4 episodes, 1952-1968)
Mary Ellen Kay ...
 Joan Bentley (3 episodes, 1955-1966)
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 Alfred / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1980)
Yale Summers ...
 Dr. Ted Hines / ... (3 episodes, 1970-1978)
Leslie Wing
(2 episodes, 1985)
Richard Gates ...
 Young minister (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Joan Pringle
(2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Minister (2 episodes, 1984-1985)
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 Yuan Tai (2 episodes, 1967-1985)
Barry Truex ...
 Paul Crocker (2 episodes, 1957-1967)
Jan Arvan ...
 Balthasar / ... (2 episodes, 1961-1967)
Walter Brooke ...
 Dr. Armstrong / ... (2 episodes, 1967-1977)
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 Claude, 'The Clown' (2 episodes, 1976-1984)
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 Carol / ... (2 episodes, 1983-1985)
Cheryl Waters ...
 Nurse (2 episodes, 1984)
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Each week, "This is the Life" presented dramas dealing with contemporary problems and how they were resolved using a Christian solution. Examples might include a professional baseball player who had betrayed the trust of his team; a college student who was mourning the loss of his girlfriend in a car accident; a recovering alcoholic struggling with the temptation to jump off the wagon; and a couple contemplating divorce. In the early years, the program featured the Fisher family, a "typical family" from Middleburg in an unnamed Midwestern state; in later years, the programs featured new characters and settings. Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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