This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jason Wingreen ...  Editor / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
Gene Darfler Gene Darfler ...  Col. Aycoock / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
John Hoyt ...  Barney McKay / ... 3 episodes, 1964-1965
Walter Matthau ...  Andrew Johnson / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Simon Oakland ...  Captain Bogart / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Michael Constantine ...  General Lucas / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Laurence Naismith ...  George Mason / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Alan Hewitt ...  Jefferson / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Robert F. Simon ...  Andrew Judson / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Edward Asner ...  Oliver E. Wells / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Whit Bissell ...  Myles / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Richard Bull ...  Francis Preston Blair / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
George Mitchell ...  Ennis / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Carl Benton Reid ...  Calhoun 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Torin Thatcher ...  Cannon / ... 2 episodes, 1964-1965
Russell Collins ...  Adams Sr. / ... 2 episodes, 1964
Lamont Johnson Lamont Johnson ...  Fremont 2 episodes, 1964
Woodrow Parfrey ...  Governor William Brandon / ... 2 episodes, 1964
John Colicos ...  Patrick Henry / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Booth Colman Booth Colman ...  Aaron Burr / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Ted de Corsia ...  Gen. Thomas / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Robert Emhardt ...  Davis / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Dabbs Greer ...  Dr. Fenner / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Donald Harron ...  Governor Randolph / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Arthur Malet ...  Hays / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Claudia McNeil ...  Mrs. Haines 2 episodes, 1965
Alfred Ryder ...  Garrison / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Willard Sage ...  Ambassador Rose / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Kent Smith ...  Charles Evans Hughes / ... 2 episodes, 1965
Herb Voland ...  La Follette / ... 2 episodes, 1965
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This anthology series presented episodes in the lives of true-life historical personages who each faced a terrible crisis in their life.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Zivilcourage See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Referenced in The Governor & J.J.: Profile in Discourage (1969) See more »

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Deserves to be watched by all Americans.
19 January 2012 | by coop-16See all my reviews

Though slightly dated ( none of the heroes portrayed are Hispanic, Amerindian or Asian), this was one the great, under-rated and overlooked Television shows of all Time. I first saw it, not on an American network, but on the Windsor ,Canada CBC affiliate, Channel 9, which often showed reruns of US TV classics( Twilight Zone, The Rogues, etc.-but not Slattery's People; perhaps it was too similar to Quentin Durgens, M.P.) They did not show ALL the episodes. ( I don't remember The Robert Taft episode or the Anne Hutchinson one), but they showed plenty, and what they showed, I loved. Together with The Great Adventure, it turned me into a history and political science junkie. For instance, it was the first time I ever heard of Frederick Douglass, whose dialog with Abraham Lincoln later became the subject of my doctoral dissertation. This show MUST be rerun or released on DVD, especially in this time of cynicism about politics and about democracy. Then again, what am I saying? That is like expecting the idiots at CBS to release Slattery's People or The Great Adventure on DVD.


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