American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Ellwood Kieser Ellwood Kieser ...  Himself - Host / ... 264 episodes, 1960-1984
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American Roman Catholic religious-themed anthology shedding light on the contemporary search for meaning, freedom, and love.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nachdenkliche Geschichten See more »

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Paulist Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(250 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The religious nature of the program attracted a wide variety of actors and directors such as; Jeff Hunter, Ed Asner, Jack Albertson, Beau Bridges, Carol Burnett, Ron Howard, Cindy Williams, Patty Duke, Ann Jillian, Wesley Eure, Bob Hastings, Cicely Tyson, Ricky Kelman, Jack Klugman, Robert Lansing, Randolph Mantooth, Walter Matthau, Deborah Winters, Bob Newhart, Bill Bixby, John Ritter, Michael Shea, Martin Sheen, Marc Daniels, Arthur Hiller, Norman Lloyd, Delbert Mann, Ted Post, Jay Sandrich, and Jack Shea, and writers Rod Serling, John T. Dugan, Lan O'Kun, and Michael Crichton. See more »

Goofs

The series was produced in the United States, and nearly all of its episodes were set there, but the animated opening credits show cars driving on the left-hand side of the road. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) See more »

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The show that stays with you for decades
13 February 2005 | by emaillySee all my reviews

I watched this show infrequently throughout the 1970's but some of the episodes continue to haunt me today. They were thought provoking and subtle -- two elements that are rarely found in a television program today -- and typically well-acted by major stars of the day. I only wish these were available on DVD. I'd like to watch it again, with the perspective of 30 years of maturity.

Perhaps the best episode featured William Windom as Dad, his son Chris and daughter Grace, chatting around the family kitchen table about things that needed to be done. It wasn't until you saw the view from the kitchen window that you realized who "Chris", "Grace" and "Dad" really were.


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