ABC (ended 1993)




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Welcome to the Homefront guide at TV.com. Things are starting to return to normal in the town of River Run, Ohio. World War II is finally over & the boys are coming home. However, the world around them is changing & life will never be the same again. Mike & Ruth Sloan have lost their son Mike Jr. in the war, but gained an Italian daughter-in-law, Gina who's pregnant. Gina is hiding the fact that she is Jewish & a survivor of the Holocaust. Abe & Gloria Davis, who work for the Sloan's, are hopeful that life will be better for African Americans now that so many Black veterans have distinguished themselves in the service. But their son Robert, A military hero, is embittered by the treatment he received in the army, does not think things will ever be any better. Everything appears to be rosy for Hank Metcalf though, as he is coming home to marry his sweetheart Sarah. Unbeknownst to him however is that Sarah is in love with someone else: His younger brother Jeff. Hank's sister Linda is angered that while women were treated as equals at work during the war, are now expected to take a backseat to the returning G.I.s, giving up the jobs they took to keep the country running so that the boys will not have any trouble getting work. The matriarch of the Metcalf family is the widowed Anne, who believes in old fashion values & tries to keep her children on the straight & narrow. Anne's own life beings to change when she meets Al Kanh, a Union organizer who is instantly attracted to her. G.I. Charlie Hailey promised to marry is girlfriend Ginger Szabo when he came home, but instead married Caroline while he was in England. He's convinced that Caroline wants the same things out of life he does, a large family full of kids & a middle class life. The conniving Caroline lies & tells Charlie that is her dream as well, but she never wants to have any children & loves money above all else. The second season brought war widow & baseball lover Judy Owen to town. Judy works as bartender & dispenses good advice about love to her customers, though she rarely follows it herself. In it's two season on the air Homefront covered topics such as: racism, the fight to unionize, divorce, finding love after forty, the fight for equal rights for African Americans, women trying to break the glass ceiling in the work place, interracial marriage, the Holocaust, prejudice between the social classes, & of course what life was like for the veterans who had made it back to the home front.moreless