A mysterious sniper wounds Slattery and follows the attack with death threats. The people behind the attempt are trying to prevent Slattery from passing a bill. Representative Slattery insists
on appearing at public functions despite being wounded in an asassination attempt and subsequent death threats.
Slattery finds that his office and his girl friend's house have been bugged when he fights to make electronic eavesdropping illegal. In this episode Francis James Slattery has an iron jaw and a blistering tongue against his fellow legislators who favor wire tapping. But mostly he is wrapped in the arms of Kathie Browne, a newscaster with ambitions, until they discover the world is listening to their wooing. They tear their houses apart to find hidden microphones.
Interesting drama built around the odd and primitive Los Angeles Watts Towers, finds Representative Slattery working to keep the towers from being torn down. Location shots of the towers, filmed from all angles, are the main attraction, but there's also a nice performance by Eduardo Ciannelli as Roca, the towers' creator
His political career is at stake when Slattery supports a controversial bill to permit humane abortion. A pregnant woman has German measles---her child may suffer congenital defects. Pat Fielder's script examines the legal and ethical aspects of abortion.
A good, balanced David Karp script takes aim at military extremist groups in this episode.
Lloyd Nolan does a fine job as the chilling, warped leader of a group called the Frontiersmen, under investigation by Representative Slattery. A subversive group known as the Frontiersmen comes to the attention of Rep. Slattery. Lloyd Nolan plays the chief of the group who discovers an undercover agent has been planted by Slattery in his organization.
Nolan tells Slattery he will release the agent unharmed if the state representative will drop his fight against them.
Slattery investigates a small boy's charge that he was abused by his foster mother. Ossie Davis is featured.
Party leaders threaten to withdraw support from state Rep Jim Slattery after he refuses to endorse a war hero for U.S. Senator. Earl Holliman guest stars. Slattery (Richard Crenna) suspects the motives of a war hero (Earl Holliman) who is planning to run for office.
Slattery is accused of perjuring himself to protect a friend. A dying man's statement
draws Rep. Slattery into a case of kidnaping,
bribery and perjury involving his best friend.
Slattery gets involved with a man who turns to him because a railroad no longer stops at his station and he is unwilling to move to another town with a train stop. Slattery is all for settling the matter without fanfare when Liz gets wind of it and turns it into an emotionally charged situation. The railroad is now forced to defend itself and in so doing attempts to paint Slattery as a cheap politician making capital of the problem. Guest stars Lew Ayres (in the title role), Joan Blondell.
Rep. Slattery is labeled Red when he champions the cause of a professor in a campus free-speech movement. With John Mclntire and Martha Scott.