Channing (TV series)

Channing (also known as The Young and the Bold) is an hour-long American drama series that aired at 10:00 p.m. on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 8, 1964.[1] The series depicted life at fictitious Channing College, with Jason Evers in the lead role of Professor Joseph Howe, and Henry Jones as Fred Baker, the dean of the institution.[2]

Channing, a production of Revue Studios, aired during the same time frame as the first season of NBC's somewhat similar offering, Mr. Novak.

Also known as''The Young and the Bold''
Written byTheodore Apstein
Robert Kaufman
Ken Kolb
StarringJason Evers
Henry Jones
Composer(s)Jack Marshall
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes26
Executive producer(s)Stanley Rubin
Producer(s)Jack Laird
Running time45–48 minutes
Production company(s)Revue-Betford
DistributorNBC Universal Television Distribution
Original networkABC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 18, 1963 –
April 8, 1964


According to the story line, Professor Howe had served in the Korean War and was writing a novel in his spare time. In a 1964 episode entitled "The Trouble with Girls", Keir Dullea and Mark Goddard appear as roommates who clash over a girl, Lynn Walton, played by Joey Heatherton. Dullea's character has a nervous breakdown and leaves college.

Don Gordon played Mario Saccone, a 37-year-old soldier who returns from South Vietnam and enters Channing College. This is more than a year before the large United States troop commitment to Southeast Asia and the subsequent breakdown in campus order at many institutions. Gordon is interested in the younger wife of an older political science professor named Jonathan Kobitz, played by Jacqueline Scott and Wendell Corey, respectively. Robert Lansing appeared as an alcoholic professor wrapped in self-pity. Rip Torn appeared as a graduate student with multiple degrees who remains at Channing because of his social life.

Channing was broadcast at 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays after Ben Casey. Its competition was The Eleventh Hour on NBC and The Danny Kaye Show, a variety show on CBS.[3]


Notable guest stars


No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Message from the Tin Room"TBATBASeptember 18, 1963
2"Exercise in a Shark Tank"TBATBASeptember 25, 1963
3"An Obelisk for Benny"TBATBAOctober 2, 1963
4"No Wild Games for Sophie"TBATBAOctober 9, 1963
5"Dragon in the Den"TBATBAOctober 23, 1963
6"Potato Bash World"TBATBAOctober 30, 1963
7"Collision Course"TBATBANovember 6, 1963
8"A Patron Saint for the Cargo Cult"TBATBANovember 13, 1963
9"Beyond His Reach"TBATBANovember 27, 1963
10"A Doll's House with Pompoms and Trophies"TBATBADecember 4, 1963
11"A Window on the War"TBATBADecember 11, 1963
12"The Last Testament of Buddy Crown"TBATBADecember 18, 1963
13"A Hall Full of Strangers"TBATBADecember 25, 1963
14"Memory of a Firing Squad"TBATBAJanuary 1, 1964
15"A Rich, Famous, Glamorous Folk Singer Like Me"TBATBAJanuary 8, 1964
16"Swing for the Moon"TBATBAJanuary 15, 1964
17"Another Kind of Music"TBATBAJanuary 22, 1964
18"Ou Sont Les Neiges...?"TBATBAFebruary 12, 1964
19"The Face in the Sun"TBATBAFebruary 19, 1964
20"A Claim to Immortality"TBATBAFebruary 26, 1964
21"Freedom Is a Lovesome Thing God Wot"TBATBAMarch 4, 1964
22"The Trouble With Girls"Alan Crosland Jr.Ken KolbMarch 11, 1964
23"Wave Goodbye to Our Fair-haired Boy"TBATBAMarch 18, 1964
24"A Bang and a Whimper"TBATBAMarch 25, 1964
25"Christmas Day Is Breaking Wan"TBATBAApril 1, 1964
26"My Son, the All-American"TBATBAApril 8, 1964

Production notes

Stanley Rubin (Bracken's World) was the executive producer; Jack Laird (Ben Casey and Kojak), the producer, and Bob Rafelson (the film Five Easy Pieces), the associate producer.


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penguin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 154
  2. ^ Adams, Val (January 1, 1964). "A.B.C.-TV TO DROP '77 SUNSET STRIP' / Also Discontinuing 3 Other Series Before April". The New York Times, p.41. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  3. ^ 1963-1964 American network television schedule, in appendix of Total Television

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Barbara Turner (screenwriter)

Gloria Rose "Barbara" Turner (July 14, 1936 – April 5, 2016) was an American screenwriter and actress. She was notable for the intensive amount of research she conducted during the screenplay writing process. One of her daughters is the actress Jennifer Jason Leigh.

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