Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil ... See full summary »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 31 wins & 37 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Sam Waterston ...  Forrest Bedford 38 episodes, 1991-1993
Regina Taylor ...  Lilly Harper 38 episodes, 1991-1993
Jeremy London ...  Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford 38 episodes, 1991-1993
Ashlee Levitch ...  Francie Bedford 38 episodes, 1991-1993
John Aaron Bennett John Aaron Bennett ...  John Morgan Bedford 38 episodes, 1991-1993
Kathryn Harrold ...  Christina LeKatzis 38 episodes, 1991-1993
Peter Simmons Peter Simmons ...  Paul Slocum 38 episodes, 1991-1993
RaéVen Kelly ...  Adlaine Harper 19 episodes, 1991-1993
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Forrest Bedford is a Southern lawyer in the late 1950s, generally content with his privileged life. But the winds of change are blowing, and he becomes increasingly involved with civil rights cases. Mean- while, Lilly Harper, who cares for his children, is on her own journey of political and personal awareness. Written by Cleo <frede005@maroon.tc.umn.edu>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

7 October 1991 (USA) See more »

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En vakker dag See more »

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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In the 2013 book "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos and The Wire to Mad Men and Breaking Bad", David Chase (a writer and Executive Producer on this show before creating The Sopranos (1999)) recalled his impatience with some of the network's strategies for marketing the show, especially NBC airing commercials featuring Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World". "If I'd had a gun, I would have killed somebody. What fucking wonderful world? Ku Klux Klan, Mississippi civil rights workers being murdered, housewives from Detroit being gunned down in their cars, black kids being lynched? They were trying to sell a series about human pain as a cute story about some cute little boy and his nanny. And it fucking made me want to puke." See more »

Quotes

[Francie and John Morgan are fighting in the back seat]
D.A. Forrest Bedford: If I have to stop this car somebody's going to regret it!
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Referenced in The Late Shift (1996) See more »

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The battle for Civil Rights in the South
11 September 2011 | by babs11See all my reviews

I long for this show to come out on DVD. It is still as I recall one of the very best shows on TV. What is the problem??? There is certainly a wide audience who want to own and see it again. It is timely because it is of an important time period in the US and now with the Martin Luther King Memorial being dedicated in DC is a perfect time to help this generation learn about what life was like for a segment of our population.

The cast, the actors, the dialog were all spot on encompassing family, work, community and country reactions to the questions raised by the Civil Rights Act.

If you don't believe me, just catch the numbers reading and seeing the movie The Help. I can't wait to own that on DVD as well as SOMEDAY "I'll Fly Away".


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