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And Gwendolyn, Too - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:43 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Claire Roskam, (Screenwriter) ; Clarice Blackburn, (cast) ; Joe Sullivan, (cast) ; Milo Boulton, (cast) ; Patty Duke, (cast) ; Deborah Marlin, (cast) ; Dr. Ross Snyder Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Dr. Maude Jensen, (Interviewee)
Charles and Dorothy are planning to sell their business and move to the city with their daughers, Gwendolyn and Alice. Alice, age 6, is blind and needs a special school. Dorothy believes strongly that the move is God's will. Charles has second thoughts and recognizes Dorothy's over- anxiety for Alice, her neglect of Gwendolyn's feelings and of his opinions, and her insistence of one perfect answer, hers. Charles is confused by her "direct inspiration." Theme: How can we know God's will and what are the issues of the handicapped child in the home? The third program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Child development; Children, Blind; God -Will; Psychology of personality; Special education; Television programs
ID: TB-03-gwendolyn

The Great Plan - Breakthru Television Series


Date:1962
Length: 29 minutes
Nelson Price, (producer) ; John Clayton, (Director) ; Mary Lou Stribling, (Screenwriter) ; Grandfather - Frank M. Thomas, (cast) ; Jamie - Tommy Norden, (cast) ; Susan - Susan Melvin, (cast) ; Tim - Billy McNally, (cast)
Tim and Susan, with their parents, are visiting on their grandparent's farm. Their grandmother is ill, but the children do not realize the seriousness of her illness. Then Jaime, a neighbor boy, inadvertently tells them their grandmother is not going to get better. Later they have a conversation with their grandfather while fishing about death and why God would let people die. The grandfather tries to explain how God works in life, and how death is a part of God's plan, but that God still cares for people and is always with them, even after death.
Topics: Death; God's plan; Sickness; Tragedy
ID: BT-015-plan