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  • Episode 3

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 2/28/93

    Reunited with Davis, the father of his son, Queen finds love but also hate as the man is lynched. Taking the road once more, Queen finds a new job and meets Alec Haley, who will become his husband and the father of her second son, Simon. Though Queen never finds an answer to her quest for belonging, she is at least moderately at peace with the place in which she finds herself. A household fire seems to be the triggering event that together with her sons' departure, causes Queen's nervous breakdown. She has serious issues seeing her first son Abner depart, and her mental state goes worse to the point that she needs to be institutionalized.moreless
  • Episode 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 2/21/93

    Queen journeys away from the plantation and discovers the delight of passing for white. However, when she is about to marry an ex Confederate soldier named Digby, she reveals her real roots and therefore faces his extreme anger. Abused and alone, Queen is forced into exile once more. Eventually, she gets employment at the home of two spinters and starts a relationship with a black hired hand by the the name Davis, shortly afterwards becoming pregnant of his child. Abandoned by the father and abused by the ladies, Queen escapes the relative comforts of her employers' home, taking her child with her.moreless
  • Episode 1

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 2/14/93

    The first episode develops the relationship between James Jackson III, a rich plantation owner's son and Easter, a slave. James marries a wealthy Southern lady, but he carries on with a lifelong affair with Easter, which will result in the birth of a girl, Queen. Queen's fair skin makes her soon notice that she is not as black as her fellow slaves. She is taken into the main plantation house to be the personal slave of James' daughter, where she spends her youth years trying to discern if Jackson is her real father. The Civil War seriously affects James' plantation putting an end to the old ways and the family matriarch tells Queen to find some other place to live.moreless
  • Part 7

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 2/25/79

    In the exciting conclusion, it is now 1960 in Henning, Tennessee, 10 years after Alex's wife Nan left him, and Alex attends the funeral for his great Aunt Elizabeth. He has finally succeeded in a writing career by publishing free-lance articles including interviews with Minister Malcolm X of the Nation of Islam and George Lincoln Rockwell, head of the American Nazi Party. Alex lands a contract to ghost-write the autobiography of Malcolm X, although Malcolm is assassinated before the book is published. Alex then realizes that he should write a book about his own family and he obsessively researches his origins, alienating his new girlfriend in the process. After identifying the language of the words passed down to him, he manages to get an advance that will allow him to travel to Gambia, West Africa. Once there, he is taken by boat to the Griot for the Kinte clan. After the Griot retells centuries of history, Alex finally hears the name of Kunta Kinte and the story of the drum that lead to his capture into slavery, marking the end of his search for his family's roots.moreless
  • Part 3

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 2/20/79

    The year is 1914 and Will and Cynthia Palmer's daughter Bertha heads off to college, eventually meeting and falling in love with a poor but hard-working fellow student named Simon Haley. Meanwhile Jim and Carrie Warner's son has become a doctor but because he is black, he is prevented from treating his own dying white grandfather, Colonel Warner. Bertha returns home from college for break to find the Ku Klux Klan has come to town and Simon returns to his home in Georgia to learn that his share-cropping family can't afford his tuition anymore and his father is ready to put him back to work in the fields. Simon manages to find work as a Pullman porter on the railroads to earn money during the summer, but also attracts a benefactor - a kind journalist who he served on a train route. In 1918, rather than attend graduation, Simon enlists in the army and heads off for war, heeding the words of Dr. W.E.B. Dubois, but leaving behind a stunned and grief-stricken Bertha.moreless
  • Part 1

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    S 1 : Ep 1 - 2/18/79

    It has now been 12 years since Chicken George and his family left their plantation in Virginia and arrived in Henning, Tennessee. The year is 1882 and the era of Reconstruction of the south and substantial progress for the newly-freed slaves, is coming to an end with the implementation of Jim Crow laws throughout the state. George's son Tom Harvey has been asked to travel to Memphis to meet with members of the Colored Republican Party Club, a group of local black politicians who are trying to come up with a new election strategy in light of the changing times. Meanwhile Tom's oldest daughter takes a liking for and wants to marry a young mulatto man, much to Tom's disapproval. The white son of a local attorney and adviser to the railroad eschews his father's profession in favor of poetry and falls in love with a local college-educated black school teacher brought to the town by Tom to open a colored school. However when they marry, he is expelled from his family and their presence in town raises the ire of the townspeople.moreless
  • Part 2

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    S 1 : Ep 2 - 1/24/77

    A revolt of the captive Africans during their voyage to America fails despite the deaths of the ship's first officer and many of the ship's crew. Upon their arrival in Annapolis, Maryland after the harrowing 3 month journey across the Atlantic Ocean, the survivors are cleaned up and are taken away for auction. Kunta Kinte is eventually sold to the Reynolds plantation in Spotsylvania, Virginia, where he befriends an American-born slave named Fiddler.

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  • Nobody Wants a Fat Jockey

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 2/17/70

    Dinty Gallagher refuses to give up his regimen of diet pills and steam baths, even after having fainting spells. Gallagher's desperate attempts to make the weight for the most important race of his life result in physical collapse and he is hospitalized. There he overhears Doctors Welby and Kiley tell his manager that tests indicate he is still growing, at 21, and that it will be impossible for him to continue his career as a jockey.moreless
  • Echo Of A Baby's Laugh

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 10/28/69

    A young wife panics when Dr. Welby tells her that she must inform her husband of a premarital abortion.
  • Silken Threads and Silver Hooks

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    S 1 : Ep 4 - 10/14/69

    A husband starts filming a documentary on his actress-wife's recovery from a stroke, despite warnings from Dr. Welby.
  • The Empath

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    S 3 : Ep 12 - 12/6/68

    On a planet doomed to destruction, Kirk, Spock & McCoy become involved with two aliens who use them as laboratory animals in a bizarre series of tests on an alien empath who may be the savior of her planet.moreless
  • A Tenor's Loving Care

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    S 1 : Ep 24 - 2/23/67

    Ann helps Donald get a story about a famous opera singer, if only he can control his romantic urges.
  • What Are Your Intentions?

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    S 1 : Ep 23 - 2/16/67

    When Lou presses Donald on whether he intends to marry Ann, it causes a big fight between the young couple.
  • Paper Hats and Everything

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    S 1 : Ep 22 - 2/9/67

    Ann thinks that her friends are going to surprise her with a birthday party when she is invited out to dinner by her father.
  • Rain, Snow and Rice

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    S 1 : Ep 21 - 2/2/67

    Ann and Donald are invited by their friends, Jerry Bauman and Margie, to a private wedding in Connecticut, but they get snowed in. There are only two rooms available in the inn that they are staying and the boys share one room and the girls share another. The problem begins with Jerry and Margie decide to stay together leaving Ann and Donald in a room together, much to the chagrin of Ann's parents.moreless
  • Gone With the Breeze

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    S 1 : Ep 20 - 1/26/67

    Donald gives Ann a manuscript of a novel that he is writing, and she loses it. Donald is waiting for a response, but Ann stalls because she did not want to admit that she lost it.moreless
  • Kimomo My House

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    S 1 : Ep 19 - 1/19/67

    Ann hires a maid for Donald, but who she hired makes her jealous.
  • These Boots Weren't Made For Walking

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    S 1 : Ep 18 - 1/12/67

    Ann is a salesperson for shoes that somehow fall apart over time.
  • Christmas and the Hard-Luck Kid

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 12/22/66

    This very touching Christmas episode has Ann telling Donald about a time where she was a teacher and had to keep a lonely boy company on Christmas when his parents cannot get him.moreless
  • Phantom of the Horse Opera

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 12/8/66

    Ann and Donald find a strange organ player who used to play the soundtrack in silent movies. Donald does a story about him, but he disappears because he is a wanted criminal.
  • All About Ann

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 12/1/66

    Ann thinks she will lose her sweet Donald to a famous actress when all the time he is interviewing her for his article.
  • Pay the Man the $24

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    S 3 : Ep 32 - 5/1/66

    Tim tampers with history when he goes back in time — and talks the Indians out of selling Manhattan.
  • My Nut Cup Runneth Over

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    S 3 : Ep 31 - 4/24/66

    Martin's molecular reassembler turns a squirrel into a human.
  • Doggone Martin

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    S 3 : Ep 25 - 3/6/66

    Martin turns himself into a liquid — and is lapped up by Tim's dog.
  • When a Martian Makes His Violin Cry

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    S 3 : Ep 23 - 2/20/66

    A gypsy curse causes Mrs. Brown to drop anything she picks up.
  • Man From Uncle Martin

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    S 3 : Ep 20 - 1/30/66

    Martin helps Mrs. Brown's brother build a robot that does household chores.
  • TV or Not TV

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    S 3 : Ep 19 - 1/23/66

    A short circuit in Martin's transmitter puts him and Tim on nationwide TV.
  • Who's Got a Secret?

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    S 3 : Ep 16 - 12/26/65

    Rumors spread that Martin is working on a secret Government project.
  • The O'Hara Caper

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    S 3 : Ep 15 - 12/19/65

    Tim is arrested for theft when he's forced to help two jewel robbers.
  • Tim and Tim Again

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    S 3 : Ep 13 - 12/5/65

    Double trouble - Martin's duplicating machine creates two Tims.
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