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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 Apple Orchard - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28: 37 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Art Wallace, (Screenwriter) ; Ian Wolfe, (cast) ; Dorothy Peterson, (cast) ; Victor Thorley, (cast) ; Woodrow Parfrey, (cast) ; Ann Williams, (cast) ; Dr. Ross Snyder, (Interviewer) ; Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Dr. Maude Jensen, (Interviewee)
Jonathan and Martha have an opportunity to purchase an apple orchard. There is a down payment of $2,000 required. Martha reluctantly offers her treasured diamond brooch to be used for payment. Jonathan cannot give up the idea of owning the orchard and accepts. However, at the lawyer's office he realizes that he cannot sacrifice Martha's brooch. The Harkers realize that life's meaning cannot be found in the possession of a diamond brooch nor an apple orchard. Theme: Discovering the real meaning of life. The tenth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Interpersonal relationships; Personal property; Psychology of personality; Social perception; Television programs
ID: TB-010

The Absolutely Genuine You - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Irving Gaynor Neiman, (Screenwriter) ; Howard Morris, (cast) ; Elaine Ellis, (cast) ; Joseph Boland, (cast) ; Heywood Hale Broun, Jr., (cast) ; Patti Duke, (cast) ; Dr. Ross Snyder, (Interviewer) ; Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Merle Emory, (Interviewer) ; Sarah Ophelia Colley Cannon (Minnie Pearl), (Interviewee)
Harry Little, a middle-aged dentist, feels unsure that he is realizing his "true self." Although he has a successful practice, a good home and family, he questions whether he has really found himself. His wife Kay and daughter Judy finally resign themselves to his mutterings about self-fulfillment. One night Kay runs across a personalitity test in the local newspaper. Harry's score on this test shows him to be a leader of men. When he tells his partner, Orris Gadsby, they decide he should run for city alderman to improve business. Harry approaches the local political boss about the position of alderman at the monthly meeting of the Garden Club, but he misunderstands Harry's political aspirations and gets him elected president of the Garden Club. When Kay discovers she mistakenly gave Harry the wrong personality sketch and he is just skilled, steady and able to do repetitve work, Harry starts again to wonder, "What is the real me?" Theme: Accomplishing personal fulfillment. The twentieth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Psychology of personality; Self-realization; Television programs
ID: TB-20-genuine

Big Man on Campus - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Howard Rodman, (Screenwriter) ; Jeff Harris, (cast) ; Rob Kilgallen, (cast) ; James Bonett, (cast) ; Danny Meehan, (cast) ; Dr. Harold Case, (Moderator)
A college fraternity member smuggles out a copy of the final examination for Physics and copies the questions for every member. Carl tears his copy into pieces, calls a meeting of the fraternity and asks that the house vote to destroy the exams. The vote was 13 to 12 to keep the exams. Carl decides to go to the dean asking that a new exam be prepared. He knows he will be barred from the fraternity if he talks to the dean, but he is opposed to cheating. He decides to talk to the dean. Theme: Finding courage to stand for your convictions. The twenty-third program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Psychology of personality; Television programs
ID: TB-23-campus

Tina - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1959
Length: 28 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Joyce Sloan, (Screenwriter) ; Joan Hackett, (cast) ; Judson Laire, (cast) ; Eleanor Wilson, (cast) ; Dan Fitzgerald, (cast) ; Dr. Evelyn Berger, (Moderator)
Tina Evans planned to marry a cripple even though her family made it clear that they will not accept him. In a talk with her church school teacher, Mrs. Kimball, Tina is confronted with the possibility that what she feels for her fiance is not real love but a protective sentimentality. Before the altar of the chapel, she faced her true motives. The teacher was driven by a sense of her inadequacy. They found in this experience together a beginning answer to their deepest needs. The way for Tina was not fully clear but she had stopped running. Theme: How the fellowship of the church meets our needs or facing up to pretense. The twenty-fifth program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Psychology of personality Escapism; Television programs
ID: TB-25-tina