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The Bold Ones: The Senator 

Hays Stowe is a new senator who comes to Washington DC with his wife Erin and daughter Norma. He arrives full of optimism that being on the side of justice can help him change things for ... See full summary »




1971   1970  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »


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Series cast summary:
Hal Holbrook ...  Senator Hays Stowe 8 episodes, 1970-1971
Michael Tolan ...  Jordan Boyle 8 episodes, 1970-1971
Kate Hawley Kate Hawley ...  Jennie / ... 5 episodes, 1970-1971
Sharon Acker ...  Ellen Stowe 4 episodes, 1970-1971
John Randolph ...  Gov. George Keller 3 episodes, 1970-1971
Cindy Eilbacher ...  Norma Stowe 3 episodes, 1970-1971
Edward Binns ...  Arthur Beresford 2 episodes, 1970
Bernie Hamilton ...  Dr. Benjamin Edwards 2 episodes, 1970
Paul Stewart ...  Gen. Harry Collins 2 episodes, 1970
Robert Pratt Robert Pratt ...  Zach / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Peter Brocco ...  Senator Bevan 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Pamela McMyler ...  Jennie 2 episodes, 1970
Regis Cordic ...  Senator Tomlinson 2 episodes, 1970-1971
John Marley ...  Mayor Bob Wisnovsky / ... 2 episodes, 1970
Laurence Luckinbill ...  Chancellor Steinitz 2 episodes, 1970
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ...  Frank Bettancourt 2 episodes, 1970
Randolph Mantooth ...  Lt. Tony Caffey 2 episodes, 1970
Ron Stokes Ron Stokes ...  2nd Reporter / ... 2 episodes, 1970-1971
Jesse Vint ...  Pvt. Wilson 2 episodes, 1970
James Iglehart ...  1st Student 2 episodes, 1970
James MacHeath James MacHeath ...  2nd Student 2 episodes, 1970


Hays Stowe is a new senator who comes to Washington DC with his wife Erin and daughter Norma. He arrives full of optimism that being on the side of justice can help him change things for the better. His chief aide Jordan Boyle is there to assist him.

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13 September 1970 (USA) See more »

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(8 episodes)

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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The characters originally appeared in the 2 hour TV-movie/pilot film A Clear and Present Danger (1970). See more »


Follows A Clear and Present Danger (1970) See more »

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One of the most worthwhile- if brief- series in TV history
2 December 2006 | by rewatersSee all my reviews

It was an age when we dreamed that we could make a difference. Senator Hays Stowe- an amalgam of Bobby Kennedy, Birch Bayh, and a couple of other senators of the era- was an idealistic, principled, honorable, and generally worthy man who fought on the side of the angels.

We could use Hays Stowe again- if not in the Senate or the White House, at least on TV, as an icon of what public servants ought to be.

The best thing about the series is that it was well done. First-class drama, excellent characterization, and a presentation of the problems and issues of the age in all their complexity made viewers think- and dream of how our system would work.

I miss Hays Stowe.

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