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A Time for Waiting - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 28:43 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Joyce Sloan, (Screenwriter) ; Claire Kirby, (cast) ; Eileen Ryan, (cast) ; Nan Martin, (cast) ; Robin Howard, (cast) ; Dr. Evelyn Berger, (Moderator)
Four wives, Ruth, Linda, Karen and Dolores are in Ruth's home for a social evening while their husbands are away on a hunting trip. A telephone call brings news that there has been an accident and that one of the husbands my have been killed. While waiting for further word, the four women reveal varying attitudes toward the possible tragic loss of a loved one. Dolores is full of self-pity and the feeling that God is punishing her; Linda is filled with a sense of guilt over things she should or should not have done in her married life; Ruth reminds Linda of the wonderful years they have had with their husbands; Karen is busy helping others and will not face the thought of losing her husband. Theme: The Christian approach to the problem of suffering. The seventh program of the Talk Back TV series.
Topics: Grief; Hunting - Accidents and injuries; Hysteria; Prayer; Remorse; Television programs
ID: TB-07-waiting

Pressure - Talk Back Television Series


Date:1958
Length: 23:46 minutes
John Clayton, (Director) ; Joyce Sloan, (Screenwriter) ; Jeffrey Lynn, (cast) ; Nancy Coleman, (cast) ; Judson Rees, (cast) ; Kimetha Laurie, (cast) ; Harry Stanton, (cast) ; James Reese, (cast) ; Dr. James Doty, (Moderator)
Sam Douglas, an advertising man in his early forties, has promised the car to Bud, his 16-year-old son, for a special date. Sam discovers at the end of the working day that his company has promised a piece of work in less than normal time. An unexpected meeting with the client causes him to be late in reaching home. He tries to telephone, but Pat, the 13-year-old daughter, keeps the line busy. Bud gets more and more upset as the date-time approaches. When Sam arrives home, the pressures build into a heated climax. Bud in his hurry grinds the gears of the car; Sam refuses to let Bud take the car and put him in a taxi. Helen (Mrs. Douglas) gets mad at Sam and at Pat, who is gossiping to a friend on the telephone; everyone is unhappy. Helen, in tears asks, "What has come over us?" Theme: The pressures of modern life. The first program of the Talk Back television series.
Topics: Family life; Human relations; Interpersonal relationships; Television programs; Work environment
ID: TB-01-pressure

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