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The Little Ball Bounces - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:41
John Clayton, (Director) ; Irving Gaynor Neiman, (Screenwriter) ; Liam Dunn, (cast) ; Ruth White, (cast) ; John McGovern, (cast) ; Grant Code, (cast) ; Dickie Olson, (cast) ; Rev. Jameson Jones, (Moderator)
Eric Adams has had bad and good breaks, but neither make much sense to him. There was the promotion he deserved but lost; the victory of his Road Improvement Plan resulted in the tearing down of his house; and then the TV contest he won without any effort. Eric wonders what he has done to deserve the bad or good breaks. What can he really count on? Alice, his wife doesn't consider bad breaks as "moments of trial" but just bad breaks. Theme: What place does luck have in our lives? The fourth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Gambling; Human relations; Job security; Television programs; Work ethic
ID: TB-04-ball

The Greatest Ever - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; George Bellak, (Screenwriter) ; Perry Fiske, (cast) ; Crahan Denton, (cast) ; Katie Feist, (cast) ; Joseph Leon, (cast) ; John McGovern, (cast) ; Mrs. Henry Cannon (Minnie Pearl), (Moderator)
Johnny Keyes, a top TV comic, has the idea for a benefit telethon for orphan kids who need medical treatment. His warmhearted gesture soon develops into an all-out effort by him to make HIS telethon "the greatest ever." Those working with him begin to get quite fed up. Finally he realizes that what he was doing in the name of charity was subconsciously a selfish drive to make himself top man on TV. Theme: Understanding humility. The fifteenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Egoism; Human relations; Interpersonal relationships; Television programs
ID: TB-15-greatest

The Other Choice - Breakthru Television Series


Date:1961
Length: 29 minutes
Nelson Price, (producer) ; John T. Coyle, (Director) ; Mary Lou Stribling, (Screenwriter) ; Billy - Calvin Water, (cast) ; Rick - Lawrence Provost, (cast) ; Joe - Marc Sullivan, (cast) ; Mr. Scranton - John McGovern, (cast) ; Lester - Jackie Pilversack, (cast)
Rick becomes angry because his younger brother, Billy, ruins his new kite. Later Billy and his friend, Lester, playfully throw clods of dirt at each other. Rick and his friend, Joe, decide this is a good chance to get even with the younger boys for ruining the kite and join in the dirt fight. Rick and Joe end up throwing tomatoes from Mr.Scranton's garden and they trample his vines. When Mr. Scranton comes out to see what is happening he confronts Joe while Rick escapes. Joe takes the blame while Rick wonders what he should do.

ID: BT-014-choice