Burke's Law (1963–1966)
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Terror in a Tiny Town: Part 2 

A mad right wing judge who wants to take over the country airs subliminal radio messages to control the minds of the locals to disguise the fact he used an area atomic plant to build a bomb he has sent hidden in statute to Washington, D.C.

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Jed Hawkes
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Ann Rogers / Anna Rodriguez
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Paul Lynnaker
Joan Huntington ...
Joan Lynnaker
Patricia Owens ...
Sharon O'Brien
Martin Blaine ...
Wilson
Monica Keating ...
Ruth
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Dick Poston ...
Guard (as Richard Poston)
Paul Sorensen ...
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James Edwards ...
Norton
Carl Benton Reid ...
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A mad right wing judge who wants to take over the country airs subliminal radio messages to control the minds of the locals to disguise the fact he used an area atomic plant to build a bomb he has sent hidden in statute to Washington, D.C.

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12 January 1966 (USA)  »

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Yet another lesson about those dastardly conservatives.
5 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

First, I'll add my sentiments here that though "Burke's Law" could sometimes get a little on the tongue-in-cheek side, accommodating the many guest cameos, it made a wrong turn when they changed it to a humourless, undistinguished secret agent story. It's no wonder that this incarnation was cancelled in mid-season. Perhaps they felt they could stir up interest or maybe controversy with this two-parter. It's about a seemingly thriving American town with upscale, content people. Turns out they're all mind controlled dupes being fed hateful conservative lies via subliminal radio messages. Anybody exposed to TV in the last half century knows what that entails- bigotry and paranoia for anyone "Different". In 1966 you wouldn't go full bore racist, so the lead pipe subtlety here is focused on mere out-of-towners, though unusual for it's time, especially in a silly show like this, at one point in part two "commies" are named. The town boss's goal is that of all those who show right wing tendencies on TV-He has a mad scheme to take over the country. If it weren't for the oppressive "Fairness Doctrine" in effect then, I'm sure they'd just come out and call these power crazed villains Republicans. Another easy show of bravery in the one-sided war against straw men.


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