The Bold Ones: The Senator

NBC (ended 1971)


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Episode Guide


  • Season 1
    • The Single Blow of a Sword
      An opponent of the welfare system who works for the Office of Enforcement Operations attempts to derail Senator Stowe's Inner City Self Help Act legislation by publishing a report containing evidence of misappropriation of funds by an administrator Stowe personally selected for a similar anti poverty agency.
    • George Washington Told a Lie
      Senator Stowe proudly announces final approval for the construction of a long awaited hydroelectric dam in his home state. However, protesters bring to his attention a previously overlooked detail that the project will forcefully displace a tribe of 76 Native Americans from their reservation because of a technicality in their treaty, which was written in 1792 by George Washington.moreless
    • Someday They'll Elect a President
      As part of an effort to bring a new power plant to his state, Senator Stowe's aide Jordan Boyle makes a major error in judgment by drafting and signing an introduction letter to a businessman who was later revealed to be a high ranking member of the mob.
    • A Continual Roar of Musketry (2)
      As key event participants give testimony, Senator Stowe tries to reconcile differences in conflicting testimony, such as the existence of student snipers and whether or not an order was given to arm weapons, to determine if the National Guard's response was appropriate and to what extent the protestors were responsible.
    • A Continual Roar of Musketry (1)
      Two college students are shot to death on campus by the National Guard during a Vietnam War demonstration that was preceded by several acts of arson and violence in the small town surrounding the campus. Senator Stowe agrees to chair a 3-person commission to hold a public hearing to investigate the shootings, but quickly finds out he's the only one interested in maintaining objectivity and civility as tensions continue to rise.moreless
    • Power Play
      Power Play
      Episode 3
      When Stowe throws his support behind a reform candidate as party nominee for a special election, he suddenly finds himself short of votes to secure passage of his signature education subsidy legislation. He risks alienating his grassroots supporters by considering a deal offered by State Party Chairman Mallon, who is desperate to nominate a wealthy but unqualified candidate.moreless
    • The Day the Lion Died
      Junior Senator Stowe is dealt a severe rebuke from Senate Majority Leader Homer Wydell when he tries to investigate a controversial and secretive military contract. When the elder senator begins exhibiting symptoms of dementia, Stowe has to make a tough choice whether to risk ruining his own career by publicly questioning Wydell's competency before he leaves to chair a high stakes international arms conference.moreless
    • To Taste of Death But Once
      Despite a threat on his life, Senator Stowe accepts an invitation from Garbury College to speak about the practical uses of political dissent.
    • A Clear and Present Danger
      When an old friend of the family dies from emphysema, the son of a U.S. Senator takes up the crusade against air pollution.