The White Shadow

Season 2 Episode 19

Out at Home

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Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 19, 1980 on CBS
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Coach Reeves is asked to be the Carver High athletic director, a position the baseball coach wanted.

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  • A rather predictable episode that doesn't make use the formula that occasionally made the series thought-provoking.

    5.6
    Reeves has more than paperwork to worry about after being promoted to athletic chairman of Carver High School.



    There's not a lot of basketball action in this installment as the series focuses on the broken dreams of the bitter baseball coach. Of course the protagonists are familiar - a negro league player who was injured before his big break and is now a coach, Reeves stuck in the situation as the "friend" and new boss, the wife with the heart of gold, and the young street stickball player from Brooklyn who finally gets through to the diamond coach.



    I like the references to Marquette's uniforms, all of us in the 70s wanted basketball shirts that didn't "tuck in", and Howard does a good job as a man who doesn't want the position of "power". Sybil and the Willis are less effective, they play no unique role other than wanting to be rid of the problem coach.



    Generally, this episode is mostly a tried-and-true story of a person coming to grips with failed dreams but it doesn't take as much advantage of the unique school and sports setting as it could. As with many 70s series, it's also amazing to see how integrated the program is (with African American actors dominating here), but still, rarely examining or incorporating differences in racial attitudes. Pretty standard fare.moreless
John Mengatti

John Mengatti

Nick Vitaglia (1979-1981)

Ed Bernard

Ed Bernard

Jim Willis (1978-1980)

Joan Pringle

Joan Pringle

Sybil Buchanan

Ken Howard

Ken Howard

Ken Reeves

Kevin Hooks

Kevin Hooks

Morris Thorpe

Byron Stewart

Byron Stewart

Warren Coolidge

Meshach Taylor

Meshach Taylor

Chipper

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James McEachin

James McEachin

Baseball coach Jake Owens

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Beverly Hope Atkinson

Beverly Hope Atkinson

Madge Owens

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