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Black teacher Pete Dixon tries to teach the students at Walt Whitman High to be tolerant. He's assisted by girlfriend and school counselor, Liz and student teacher (later teacher) Alice. The students love him.

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Complete series cast summary:
Lloyd Haynes ...  Pete Dixon 113 episodes, 1969-1974
Denise Nicholas ...  Liz McIntyre 113 episodes, 1969-1974
Michael Constantine ...  Principal Seymour Kaufman 113 episodes, 1969-1974
Karen Valentine ...  Alice Johnson 113 episodes, 1969-1974
Heshimu Cumbuka Heshimu Cumbuka ...  Jason / ... 90 episodes, 1969-1974
David Jolliffe ...  Bernie 83 episodes, 1969-1974
Sharon Y. Robinson Sharon Y. Robinson ...  Student 74 episodes, 1971-1974
Judy Strangis ...  Helen Loomis / ... 70 episodes, 1969-1974
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Easy going American History teacher Pete Dixon, along with girlfriend Liz McIntyre, cynical principal Seymore Kaufman and idealistic English teacher Alice Johnson, confront the various issues of the day at Walt Whitman High in Los Angeles, California. Among the students are shy Alice, crazy Bernie, militant Jason and genius Richie. Written by Brian Washington <Sargebri@att.net>

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Something funny's going on in Walt Whitman high. Teachers and students are stirring up a storm of comedy. Lloyd Haynes stars.

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USA

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English

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17 September 1969 (USA) See more »

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Huone 222 See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The shows from the first season included a laugh track. However, by the second season the laugh track was gone to help emphasize that the show was a drama, rather than a comedy. See more »

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good in it's time
25 September 2008 | by tomloft2000See all my reviews

this show seemed better almost 40 years ago than it does now.the subject matter seems almost trite today,but was groundbreaking then.funny how things to my generation that seem quaint just seem old-fashioned to the younger crowd.oh well...this series ushered in a whole new generation of TV programming(sort of reality-like)with grownup plots(including one i recall-Bridget Loves Bernie-that dealt with a interdenominational marriage-wow).this time was ground zero for political and social activism,and much of this show dealt with these issues.Lloyd Haynes played the everyman History teacher who had a lot of wisdom to impart to his class,backed up by Denise Nicholas(who was his girlfriend on the show)and a mostly wacky Karen Valentine.the show was a bit on the unreal side(i didn't go to a school like that)but did what it intended to-bring TV into a new age.


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