Marcus Welby, M.D.

Season 6 Episode 5

The Outrage

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Oct 08, 1974 on ABC

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  • Ground breaking storyline concerning assault by a trusted adult directed towards child.

    Sexual assault was rarely discussed during the \"60\'s and 70\'s\" in households so to bring the subject to America\'s living room was a bold move. A teenaged boy was brutally assaulted during an overnight field trip with his teacher, sustaining life threatening injuries as a result of the attack. The victim\'s father was outraged as the title suggests but also wanted to keep the incident quiet due to his own fears and ignorance. Viewers were divided over this particular episode as the gay rights movement was in its\' infancy. However, discussion of any subject or problem is always a good thing. Nowadays, we are aware of problems in \"all\" levels of society and use care not to finger point or hide behind stereotypes.