CBS Playhouse

Season 2 Episode 2

Saturday Adoption

Aired Unknown Dec 04, 1968 on CBS
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Saturday Adoption
This contemporary drama about idealism and indifferent reality puts the accent on youth; the leading players are young unknowns, and the playwright, 23-year-old Ron Cowen, is the youngest writer to be commissioned by CBS. Rich Meridan is white, well-to-do and wondering. He's about to enter law school so he can make a lot of money. Rich isn't sure if that's what he wants from life--but that's what his parents want. As he puts it, 'I never got a chance to choose. I had everything before I could hope to have it.' Macy Stander is black, a cut above poverty and in the seventh grade. He's young enough to dream, but his outlook is too bleak for him to risk the disappointment: 'The things you think about aren't gonna come true.' Both youths are stifled--Rich by having too much, Macy by having too little. They meet when Rich, clumsily but earnestly seeking to make a worthwhile contribution, offers to work as an unpaid tutor to ghetto youths. His pupil is Macy, caught between the distant glitter of the white world and the grim surroundings he lives in every day.moreless

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