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The Fifth Plate - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:39 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Steven Gethers, (Screenwriter) ; William Post, Jr, (cast) ; Eugenia Rawls, (cast) ; Anne Pearson, (cast) ; Ann Dere, (cast) ; Marianne Bates, (cast) ; Dr. James Doty, (Moderator)
The Wilson Family has a domestic-housekeeper. Because the family feels that she, Laura, is a member of the family, she regularly ate with them. When the daughter, Judy wants to bring a school friend home, she requests that Laura not eat with the family. Mrs. Wilson suggests that Judy speak to her friend Helen about the issue. Laura, now feeling uneasy about the situation decides not to eat at their dinner table. The Wilson's realize that subtle outside pressures have changed a family relationship. They wonder how children can be taught values which will withstand outside forces. Theme: Outside influences on the home. The thirteenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Social desirability; Social status; Status seeking; Television programs
ID: TB-13-plate

The Brothers - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Rose Schiller, (Screenwriter) ; Betty Ebert, (cast) ; Anne Pearson, (cast) ; Gene Peterson, (cast) ; Jud Taylor, (cast) ; Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Lisa Sergio, (Interviewer) ; Dr. James Armstrong, (Interviewee)
Harry and Jack Barker, brothers and business partners, find that disagreements frequently arise between them. Jack, the younger, feels that he isn't allowed to help make an important decision in the business so he blows up. Both brothers want to make up the quarrel but neither knows exactly how to start. Consequently, each misinterprets the other's intentions and the day ends with a halfhearted attempt which satisfies neither. The situation is carried over into both homes that evening with both wives wishing to help their husbands yet not knowing the correct approach. Jack and Harry realize that forgiveness and making up must start somewhere with someone, but where does forgiveness begin? The eighteenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Forgiveness; Human relations; Interpersonal relationships; Pride and vanity; Television programs
ID: TB-18-brothers