Channing

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 26

    My Son The All American

    Aired 4/8/64

  • S 1 : Ep 25

    Christmas Day Is Breaking Wan

    Aired 4/1/64

  • S 1 : Ep 24

    A Bang And A Whimper

    Aired 3/25/64

  • S 1 : Ep 23

    Wave Goodbye To Our Fair-Haired Boy

    Aired 3/18/64

  • S 1 : Ep 22

    The Trouble With Girls

    Aired 3/11/64

  • Cast & Crew
  • Henry Jones

    Dean Fred Baker

  • Jason Evers

    Professor Joseph Howe

  • William Shatner

  • Leslie Nielsen

  • James Earl Jones

    Dr. Peter Cooke

  • show Description
  • Channing (aka The Young and the Bold) was a 60 minutes ABC drama which featured Jason Evers as Joseph Howe, a young college English professor, who finds out he has a lot to learn from his older colleague Dean Fred Baker, played by Henry Jones. The setting was a mythical college, Channing University. Channing was a Byco production for Revue Studios. It aired on Wednesday nights at 10:00 pm for one season. There were a total of 26 episodes.moreless

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  • Notes (13)

    • The Title Designer for this pilot is Saul Bass who created title and credit sequences (as well as storyboards) for many major feature films from the 1950's to the 1990's. He was a frequent contributor to Hitchcock films and was a major consultant on the infamous shower scene in Psycho (1960).

    • Copies of this second pilot reside in the UCLA Film & Television Archive. The UCLA summary indicates that "Henry Jones appears in the wraparounds to introduce the program and to show scenes from upcoming episodes". This contrasts with the first pilot which had Fred Astaire doing the wraparound segments. The UCLA summary further suggests that THE BEST YEARS was "possibly unaired".

    • The interaction of first generation immigrant parents, second generation immigrant students, and the proactive (if not crusading) Channing faculty members would prove to be a recurrent topic for the writers throughout the life of the series.

    • First of two Channing pilots that aired within the series Alchoa Premieres.

    • Channing College is again the setting for this episode airing as part of the Alcoa Premiere anthology series. The same actors reprise the roles Professor Howe, Dean Baker, Mr. Blackburn, and Miss Marks, all retained from the 1962 pilot. Six months later, the Channing series would join the ABC fall lineup.

    • Greek folk music (produced on a mandolin-like "bouzouki" instrument) from the musical score or music library is used as whimsical theme music for Sophie and Nick Kannakos. The identical music was recycled as a similar theme for the ethnic Serbian family Covic in Episode 24: "A Bang And A Whimper."

    • In the ABC promotional film "What's New" highlighting the upcoming 1963 season, Jason Evers anchors the CHANNING segment [sitting on a park bench and wearing a "letterman sweater" with a big "C" prominently displayed!]. His scenes with Suzanne Pleshette from this episode,[EP 4], dominate the clips shown. He announces other prominent guest stars from their respective episodes, and brief excerpts are played: Susan Kohner & Robert Stephens [EP 24]; George Voskovec & Donald Davis [EP 13]; Gene Raymond [EP 5]; Keir Dullea [EP 22]; [Michael Parks & Peter Fonda [EP 3].

    • Greg Morris served as a narrator for a 1964 NAACP film produced by the Association of Television and Motion Picture Producers, Inc. highlighting TV and film performances by African American actors. An exerpt of his portrayal as Dr. Bledsoe from this Channing episode is one of the clips that is featured.

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    • Continuity gaffe: Sophie opens the trunk on her old convertible in order to retrieve tools so that Howe can effect repairs under the hood. Professor Howe later closes the hood but no one ever closes the trunk. Sophie roars off with the trunk mysteriously secured.

    • Josie Lloyd (who portrays Rachel Goodman in this episode) is the daughter of famed actor/director/producer Norman Lloyd who was a longtime collaborator with Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. One was of his most famous television roles was as Dr. Daniel Auschlander on ST. ELSEWHERE.

    • Channing star, Henry Jones, would again work with James Caan in 1970, portraying his father in the Warner Brothers film adaptation of the John Updike novel "Rabbit Run". Watch closely for 60's starlet, Beverly Adams, who has a cameo as the "1st Coed" in this episode. She also had walk-ons in the Elvis movies "Roustabout" and "Girl Happy" as well as the beach party opus "How To Stuff a Wild Bikini". She was later married to Vidal Sassoon 1966 to 1980.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Little known, but apparently better than most.

    By slatteryfan1, Jul 11, 2011