Palmerstown, U.S.A.

Palmerstown, U.S.A.[2] (shortened to Palmerstown in March 1981)[3] is a television drama series that aired on CBS from March 20, 1980 to June 9, 1981.[4] It was created by Norman Lear and Alex Haley,[1][3] whose childhood was the basis for the series.[5] It tells the story of two nine-year-old boys in the rural Southern community of Palmerstown who become best friends during the Great Depression, despite one being black and the other being white.[6]

Palmerstown, U.S.A.
Also known asPalmerstown
GenreDrama
StarringJonelle Allen
Bill Duke
Star-Shemah Bobatoon
Jermain Hodge Johnson
Beeson Carroll
Janice St. John
Michael J. Fox
Brian Godfrey Wilson
Kenneth White
Iris Korn (1981)
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1[1]
No. of episodes17
Production
Producer(s)Norman Lear
Alex Haley
Running time1 hour
Production company(s)Haley Productions
T.A.T. Communications
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMarch 20, 1980 (1980-03-20) 
June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09)

Cast

  • Jonelle Allen as Bessie Freeman
  • Bill Duke as Luther Freeman
  • Star-Shemah Bobatoon as Diana Freeman
  • Jermain Hodge Johnson as Booker T. Freeman
  • Beeson Carroll as W.D. Hall
  • Janice St. John as Coralee Hall
  • Michael J. Fox as Willy-Joe Hall
  • Brian Godfrey Wilson as David Hall
  • Kenneth White as The Sheriff
  • Iris Korn as Widder Brown (1981)

Episode list

Season 1: 1980

Ep Title Air date
11"Palmerstown, U.S.A."March 20, 1980 (1980-03-20)
22"The Lesson"March 27, 1980 (1980-03-27)
33"A Place for Bo"April 3, 1980 (1980-04-03)
44"The Black Travelers: I"April 10, 1980 (1980-04-10)
55"The Black Travelers: II"April 17, 1980 (1980-04-17)
66"Kidnapped"April 24, 1980 (1980-04-24)
77"The Old Sister"May 1, 1980 (1980-05-01)

Season 2: 1981

Ep Title Air date
81"Vendetta"March 17, 1981 (1981-03-17)
92"Scandal"March 24, 1981 (1981-03-24)
103"The Hobo"March 31, 1981 (1981-03-31)
114"Future City"April 7, 1981 (1981-04-07)
125"Epidemic"April 14, 1981 (1981-04-14)
136"The Threat"April 21, 1981 (1981-04-21)
147"Roadhouse"May 5, 1981 (1981-05-05)
158"Dry Hole"May 19, 1981 (1981-05-19)
169"The Suitor"June 2, 1981 (1981-06-02)
1710"Crossroads"June 9, 1981 (1981-06-09)

See also

Any Day Now

References

  1. Bianculli, David (2017). The Platinum Age of Television: From I Love Lucy to the Walking Dead, How TV Became Terrific. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. ISBN 9781101911327. page 290
  2. Drew, Bernard Alger (2007). 100 Most Popular African American Authors: Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies. Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 9781591583226.page 123
  3. O'Connor, John J. (17 March 1981). "TV: THE RETURN OF 'PALMERSTOWN'". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  4. "'Palmerstown' writer Willard Rodgers dies". The Hollywood Reporter. 13 June 2010. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
  5. Bogle, Donald (2015). Primetime Blues: African Americans on Network Television. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN 9781466894457.page 255
  6. "The Story Behind HALEY & LEAR Television Team". Jet. 3 April 1980. Retrieved 12 February 2018.
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.