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 1997 Ms. Scrooge (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1996 Unabomber: The True Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 1996 Born Free: A New Adventure (TV Movie) (written by)
 1996 Captains Courageous (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (TV Movie) (written by)
  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (story - 1 episode, 1993) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1993)
- Simple Justice (1993) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1990 Call Me Anna (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1990 Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes (TV Movie) (written by)
 1988 The Fortunate Pilgrim (TV Mini Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... (writer)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... (writer)
- The Fortunate Pilgrim (1988) ... (writer)
 1988 Unholy Matrimony (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1985 A Time to Live (TV Movie) (teleplay by)
 1985 Embassy (TV Movie)
 1985 Consenting Adult (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1984 Qualcosa di biondo (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1984 The Return of Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Movie) (screenplay) / (story)
 1984 Helen Keller: The Miracle Continues (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1984 Flight 90: Disaster on the Potomac (TV Movie) (written by)
 1982 Charles & Diana: A Royal Love Story (TV Movie) (written by)
 1982 Night Crossing (written by)
  The Magical World of Disney (TV Series) (screenplay by - 2 episodes, 1970) (written by - 1 episode, 1981)
- Walt Disney: One Man's Dream (1981) ... (written by)
- The Boy Who Stole the Elephant: Part 2 (1970) ... (screenplay by)
- The Boy Who Stole the Elephant: Part 1 (1970) ... (screenplay by)
 1975-1981 Insight (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes)
- God's Guerillas (1981) ... (written by)
- Thea (1980) ... (written by)
- Is Anyone Listening? (1978) ... (written by)
- Christmas 2025 (1977) ... (written by)
- The Man in the Cast Iron Suit (1976) ... (written by)
 1981 Murder in Texas (TV Movie)
 1979 Christmas Lilies of the Field (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1979 Roots: The Next Generations (TV Mini Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Part VI (1939-1950) (1979) ... (teleplay)
 1978 The Millionaire (TV Movie)
 1978 The New Adventures of Heidi (TV Movie) (written by)
  The Waltons (TV Series) (1 episode, 1977) (written by - 18 episodes, 1972 - 1978) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1973)
- The Illusion (1978) ... (written by)
- The Milestone (1977)
- The Hiding Place (1977) ... (written by)
- The Best Christmas (1976) ... (written by)
- The First Edition (1976) ... (written by)
 1978 Rainbow (TV Movie)
 1978 Little Mo (TV Movie)
 1978 Ruby and Oswald (TV Movie)
 1977 The Death of Richie (TV Movie) (teleplay)
 1976 The Disappearance of Aimee (TV Movie) (writer)
 1975 The 27th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special) (written by)
 1975 Returning Home (TV Movie)
 1975 The Runaways (TV Movie)
 1974 The Andy Williams Christmas Show (TV Special)
 1974 Punch and Jody (TV Movie)
 1974 Lucas Tanner (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- A Matter of Love (1974) ... (written by)
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Applicant (1974)
 1974 The Fess Parker Show (TV Movie)
 1974 Doc Elliot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Carrier (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 A Dream for Christmas (TV Movie) (story) / (teleplay)
  Room 222 (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1972 - 1973) (story - 1 episode, 1972) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1972)
- Pardon Me, Your Apathy Is Showing (1973) ... (written by)
- Bleep (1972) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- A Little Flyer Than Most (1972) ... (written by)
  Owen Marshall, Counselor at Law (TV Series) (1 episode, 1972) (written by - 1 episode, 1972)
- Smiles from Yesterday (1972) ... (written by)
 1972 Circle of Fear (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Bad Connection (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
 1972 The Woman I Love (TV Movie)
 1972 Honeymoon Suite (TV Series) (1 episode)
- First Pilot (1972)
  The Smith Family (TV Series) (5 episodes, 1971 - 1972) (written by - 1 episode, 1971)
- Winner Take All (1972)
- Class of '46 (1971)
- Father's Day (1971) ... (written by)
- Day in the Court (1971)
- Rookie (1971)
 1972 Gidget Gets Married (TV Movie) (written by)
  Nanny and the Professor (TV Series) (1 episode, 1970) (written by - 7 episodes, 1970 - 1971)
- Professor Pygmalion Plays Golf (1971) ... (written by)
- Kid Stuff (1971) ... (written by)
- The Unknown Factor (1971) ... (written by)
- Back to Nature (1970) ... (written by)
  Ironside (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1971) (written by - 1 episode, 1968)
- Murder Impromptu (1971) ... (story)
- The Challenge (1968) ... (written by)
 1971 Sarge (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Identity Crisis (1971)
  Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) (written by - 6 episodes, 1968 - 1971) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1969)
- Emmett's Invention (1971) ... (written by)
- Goober's Brother (1970) ... (written by)
- Emmett and the Ring (1970) ... (written by)
- An Efficient Service Station (1969) ... (teleplay by)
- Driver Education (1969) ... (written by)
  Family Affair (TV Series) (written by - 19 episodes, 1966 - 1971) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1966 - 1967)
- Put Your Dreams Away (1971) ... (written by)
- Nobody Here But Us Uncles (1971) ... (written by)
- The Good Neighbors (1970) ... (written by)
- The Matter of Dignity (1969) ... (written by)
- Lost in Spain: Part 3 (1969) ... (written by)
 1970 Crowhaven Farm (TV Movie) (written by)
 1970 The Most Deadly Game (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Photo Finish (1970) ... (written by)
 1970 The Boy Who Stole the Elephant (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1970 Nancy (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1970 To Rome with Love (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Beautiful People (1970) ... (written by)
  The Name of the Game (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1970) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1970)
- The Takeover (1970) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1969 Gidget Grows Up (TV Movie) (written by)
 1969 My World and Welcome to It (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Mating Dance (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 I Dream of Jeannie (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- See You in C-U-B-A (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 Hello Down There (screenplay)
 1969 The Doris Day Show (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Five Dollar Bill (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 That Girl (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Fly Me to the Moon (1969) ... (written by)
 1969 Here Come the Brides (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- One to a Customer (1969) ... (written by)
 1968 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Mr. Perfect (1968) ... (written by)
  The Flying Nun (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1968) (written by - 3 episodes, 1967 - 1968) (story - 1 episode, 1968)
- How to Be a Spanish Grandmother (1968) ... (teleplay)
- To Fly or Not to Fly (1968) ... (written by)
- Love Me, Love My Dog (1968) ... (teleplay)
- Where There's a Will (1968) ... (teleplay)
- A Fish Story (1968) ... (written by)
 1968 Blondie (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- My Camp Runneth Over (1968) ... (written by)
- Sayanora Dagwood (1968) ... (written by)
  My Three Sons (TV Series) (written by - 30 episodes, 1960 - 1967) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1960 - 1963) (teleplay & story - 1 episode, 1962)
- Ernie's Crowd (1967) ... (written by)
- TV or Not TV (1967) ... (written by)
- Both Your Houses (1967) ... (written by)
- Happy Birthday, World (1966) ... (written by)
- Robbie's Underground Movie (1966) ... (written by)
  Love on a Rooftop (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 1966) (writer - 1 episode, 1967)
- Debt of Gratitude (1967) ... (writer)
- There's Got to Be Something Wrong with Her (1966) ... (written by)
- Dave's Night Out (1966) ... (written by)
  Laredo (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1965 - 1967) (written by - 2 episodes, 1966)
- Like One of the Family (1967) ... (writer)
- One Two Many Voices (1966) ... (writer)
- Any Way the Wind Blows (1966) ... (writer)
- Sound of Terror (1966) ... (written by)
- Above the Law (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 Pistols 'n' Petticoats (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Pilot (1966) ... (written by)
 1966 The F.B.I. (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Assassin (1966) ... (teleplay)
 1965-1966 Court Martial (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Achilles' Heel (1966) ... (written by)
- Operation Makeshift (1965) ... (written by)
  Gidget (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1965 - 1966) (written by - 1 episode, 1966)
- I Have This Friend Who... (1966) ... (teleplay)
- Love and the Single Gidget (1966) ... (teleplay)
- We Got Each Other (1966) ... (written by)
- Chivalry Isn't Dead (1965) ... (teleplay)
 1963-1966 Hazel (TV Series) (written by - 9 episodes)
- The Perfect Boss (1966) ... (written by)
- But Is It Art? (1966) ... (written by)
- Noblesse Oblige (1965) ... (written by)
- A-Haunting We Will Go (1965) ... (written by)
- Do Not Disturb Occupants (1965) ... (written by)
 1965 Kraft Suspense Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Jungle of Fear (1965) ... (writer)
  Wagon Train (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (written by - 4 episodes, 1963 - 1965) (writer - 4 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1961 - 1963)
- The Chottsie Gubenheimer Story (1965) ... (written by)
- Those Who Stay Behind (1964) ... (written by)
- The Hide Hunters (1964) ... (written by)
- The Link Cheney Story (1964) ... (writer)
- The Trace McCloud Story (1964) ... (writer)
 1964 12 O'Clock High (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Appointment at Liege (1964) ... (story)
 1964 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- The Mist of Silence (1964) ... (written by)
  The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 1963 - 1964) (written by - 1 episode, 1963) (story - 1 episode, 1963)
- The Octopus (1964) ... (teleplay)
- Comes the Revolution (1963) ... (written by)
- Where's Katy? (1963) ... (teleplay)
- The Speechmaker: Part 1 (1963) ... (story) / (teleplay)
 1963-1964 Arrest and Trial (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Birds of a Feather (1964) ... (written by)
- A Shield Is for Hiding Behind (1963) ... (written by)
 1963-1964 Grindl (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Everything's Coming Up Roses (1964) ... (written by)
- Dial G for Grindl (1964) ... (written by)
- The Ghastly Honeymoon (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Route 66 (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Soda Pop and Paper Flags (1963) ... (written by)
 1963 Laramie (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Road to Helena (1963) ... (teleplay)
  It's a Man's World (TV Series) (1 episode, 1962) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1962)
- The Man on the Second Floor (1962) ... (teleplay)
- Winning His Way (1962)
 1961 Checkmate (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- To the Best of My Recollection (1961) ... (teleplay)
 1961 Window on Main Street (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Woman Behind Chapter Four (1961) ... (writer)
 1961 Michael Shayne (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Murder Is a Fine Art (1961) ... (written by)
- Murder at the Convention (1961) ... (written by)
 1959-1961 Bat Masterson (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Run for Your Money (1961) ... (written by)
- The Price of Paradise (1961) ... (written by)
- Deadly Diamonds (1960) ... (written by)
- No Funeral for Thorn (1959) ... (written by)
 1960 The Chevy Mystery Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Femme Fatale (1960) ... (writer)
  Black Saddle (TV Series) (created by - 34 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (written by - 16 episodes, 1959 - 1960) (creator - 10 episodes, 1959)
- End of the Line (1960) ... (creator)
- The Penalty (1960) ... (creator)
- A Case of Slow (1960) ... (creator)
- The Return (1960) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Cabin (1960) ... (creator)
  Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1960) (written by - 1 episode, 1959)
- Beached (1960) ... (writer)
- The Raft (1959) ... (written by - as John W. McGreevey)
- The Derelict (1959) ... (as John W. McGreevey)
 1959 Cast a Long Shadow (screenplay)
  General Electric Theater (TV Series) (adaptation - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1959) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956 - 1958)
- Deed of Mercy (1959) ... (adaptation)
- Battle for a Soul (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Kid at the Stick (1958) ... (teleplay)
- The Pot of Gold (1956) ... (teleplay)
  Trackdown (TV Series) (1 episode, 1959) (writer - 1 episode, 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- The Feud (1959)
- The Jailbreak (1958) ... (writer)
- The Marple Brothers (1957) ... (written by)
  Zane Grey Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 6 episodes, 1956 - 1959) (teleplay - 6 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (written by - 1 episode, 1957)
- Hang the Heart High (1959) ... (writer)
- Bury Him Dead (1958) ... (writer)
- The Tall Shadow (1958) ... (writer)
- A Threat of Violence (1958) ... (writer)
- Debt of Gratitude (1958) ... (writer)
  Cimarron City (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958) (story - 1 episode, 1958)
- McGowan's Debt (1958) ... (teleplay)
- A Respectable Girl (1958) ... (story)
 1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Silent Thunder (1958) ... (teleplay)
  Climax! (TV Series) (adaptation - 4 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (writer - 4 episodes, 1956 - 1958) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 1956)
- The Big Success (1958) ... (adaptation)
- Thieves over Tokyo (1958) ... (writer)
- Mask for the Devil (1957) ... (adaptation)
- Locked in Fear (1957) ... (writer)
- The Long Count (1957) ... (writer)
 1958 Studio One (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The McTaggart Succession (1958) ... (story)
  Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes, 1957) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1958)
- Bluebeard's Seventh Wife (1958) ... (teleplay)
- Hands of the Enemy (1957) ... (writer)
- The Blue Hotel (1957) ... (writer)
 1958 The Beast of Budapest (writer)
 1957 Colt .45 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Good Turn (1957) ... (writer)
 1957 The Californians (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- The Barber's Boy (1957) ... (teleplay)
 1956-1957 Broken Arrow (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Arsenal (1957) ... (teleplay)
- Medicine Men (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1957 Tombstone Territory (TV Series)
 1954-1957 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Payment in Kind (1957) ... (writer)
- Meet Jo Cathcart (1954) ... (writer)
 1956 Lassie (TV Series) (writer - 3 episodes)
- The Watch (1956) ... (writer)
- The Crop Duster (1956) ... (writer)
- The Marauder (1956) ... (writer)
 1956 Hot Rod Girl (original story and screenplay - as John McGreevy)
 1956 The Ford Television Theatre (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- A Past Remembered (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1955-1956 Studio 57 (TV Series) (teleplay - 5 episodes)
- The Lonely Man (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Georgia Man (1956) ... (teleplay)
- The Girl in the Bathing Suit (1955) ... (teleplay)
- My Son Is Gone (1955) ... (teleplay)
- Deadly Doubt (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1956 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Dream (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Markheim (1956) ... (teleplay)
 1955-1956 Star Stage (TV Series) (teleplay - 2 episodes)
- The Sainted General (1956) ... (teleplay)
- Dr. Jordan (1955) ... (teleplay)
  Celebrity Playhouse (TV Series) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1956)
- More Than Kin (1956) ... (story) / (teleplay)
  The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series) (teleplay - 4 episodes, 1955) (story - 3 episodes, 1955)
- Woman in the Mine (1955) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The Lady Challenges (1955) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- The House Where Time Stopped (1955) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Passage Home (1955) ... (teleplay)
 1954 Danger (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Bouncer (1954) ... (writer)
- Live and Let Live (1954) ... (writer)
 1954 The Web (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Brush-Off (1954) ... (written by)
- Scapegoat (1954) ... (written by)
- Rock-Bound (1954) ... (written by)
- The Barrier (1954) ... (written by)
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Return the Favor (1952) ... (writer)
 1951 Lights Out (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Dark Image (1951) ... (written by)
- Prophet of Darkness (1951) ... (written by)
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Children:

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