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The Bold Ones: The Senator 

Hays Stowe is a new senator who comes to Washington DC with his wife Erin and daughter Norma. He arrives full of optimism that being on the side of justice can help him change things for ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
...  Senator Hays Stowe 8 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Jordan Boyle 8 episodes, 1970-1971
Kate Hawley ...  Jennie / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Ellen Stowe 4 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Gov. George Keller 3 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Norma Stowe 3 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Arthur Beresford 2 episodes, 1970
...  Dr. Benjamin Edwards 2 episodes, 1970
...  Gen. Harry Collins 2 episodes, 1970
Robert Pratt ...  Zach / ... 2 episodes, 1970
...  Senator Bevan 2 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Jennie 2 episodes, 1970
...  Senator Tomlinson 2 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Mayor Bob Wisnovsky / ... 2 episodes, 1970
...  Chancellor Steinitz 2 episodes, 1970
Noam Pitlik ...  Frank Bettancourt 2 episodes, 1970
...  Lt. Tony Caffey 2 episodes, 1970
Ron Stokes ...  2nd Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
...  Pvt. Wilson 2 episodes, 1970
...  1st Student 2 episodes, 1970
James MacHeath ...  2nd Student 2 episodes, 1970


Hays Stowe is a new senator who comes to Washington DC with his wife Erin and daughter Norma. He arrives full of optimism that being on the side of justice can help him change things for the better. His chief aide Jordan Boyle is there to assist him.

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13 September 1970 (USA)  »

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(8 episodes)

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The characters originally appeared in the 2 hour TV-movie/pilot film "A Clear and Present Danger". See more »


Referenced in The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 29 December 1971 (1971) See more »

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Between Slattery's People and The West Wing
27 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

It is ironic that the world's most successful democracy has produced only three good Television shows about democracy. In 1964 and 1965, Richard Crenna starred in the highly praised Slattery's People,about the minority leader of a state legislature.Sadly, Slattery's People was crushed in the ratings and is little remembered today, other than by TV buffs and political junkies. Much later came the much more successful The West Wing, which focused on the travails of a President and his staff. In between these two shows came a segment of The Bold Ones called The Senator. Hal Holbrook played Hayes Stowe, an idealistic, crusading junior senator from an unknown state, who combined elements of Birch Bayh, Bobby Kennedy and Mark Hatfield. I still remember some episodes of The Senator, and I understand that The Bold Ones is rerun on the Retro TV network, Perhaps the nice folks at Retro could get around to eventually rerunning Slattery's People as well.

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