Ben defends a popular columnist framed for the murder of a source.

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Tyler Hudson (as Kene Holliday)
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Sen. Lambert Crawford
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Robert Irwin
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Clarissa Irwin
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A reporter in Wahsington is working on a story involving some powerful men. She has a source who wants money before she gives her more information. But when her source turns up dead she's charged with murder. Ben is hired to defend her. He goes to Washington and finds navigating the beltway most difficult. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Matlock tells his client he booked her a room at the Mayberry Hotel. Mayberry is the town Andy Griffith was Sheriff of in The Andy Griffith Show. See more »

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Followed by Matlock: Nowhere to Turn (1990) See more »

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Peach Pickin' Time Down In Georgia
Written by Jimmie Rodgers and Pappy Clayton McMichen
Portion sung by Andy Griffith
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Entertained right to (and especially at) the end
24 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Extra efforts always seem to be made in those "two-parters" within the "Matlock" series. "The Power Brokers" was particularly special, considering its unique plot and the presence of heavies such as Ralph Bellamy, George Gaynes, and "Columbo"-famed Robert Culp. There is a specific element which draws my attention time after time upon repeated viewings: the priceless conclusion of the interplay between Matlock and the judge at its very end. Considering the circumstances and more appreciated when observing their relationship throughout the story, the writers could not have scripted a better tag to the finale. Although I give this episode no more than 7 of 10, I found the humor, excitement, and overall cleverness of that final dialogue to be more entertaining and inspiring than certain scenes of other episodes which I happen to rate even higher. The writing and directorial staff, Andy Griffith, and George Gaynes deserve extra credit for making this enjoyable twist occur.


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