Highway to Heaven: Season 3, Episode 11

Jonathan Smith Goes to Washington (3 Dec. 1986)

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Jonathan persuades an influential United States senator to restore severe Congressional budget cuts dealing with health-care, but when the senator suffers a fatal heart attack on the Senate floor, the assignment seems doomed to failure.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Senator Corky McCorkindale
Tom Dahlgren ...
Mr. Burns
Bill Norman
Caroline (as Harley Kozak)
Russ Marin ...
Congressman Kelly
Leslie Gordon
J. Edward McKinley ...
Stewart Bradley ...
Buck O'Connell
Beth Norman
Bea Silvern ...
Miss Wilson
Ted Mullins ...
Henry Dansker
Dennis Bertsch ...
Reporter #1
Faye G. White ...


An influential United States senator (Albert) is about to vote in favor of cuts in health-care in the Congressional budget, and none of Jonathan's arguments seem able to change his mind. Bot when the senator's grandson is hospitalized and may die because of the budget cuts, the senator is made to realize that he must undo what he's done. When his efforts to change his colleagues' minds and votes prove unsuccessful, he resorts to a Congressional filibuster to stall the vote, but a fatal heart attack suffered on the floor may doom his efforts and the assignment to failure ... unless a miracle occurs. Written by Tony Scheinman

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3 December 1986 (USA)  »

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