A series about a woman who seeked a government job to teach children in the Congo and contacts her Congressman for help. When she barged her way in to see him, he's initially perturbed but also noticed how well she interacted with his children. As a widower he needed help to raise the kids and hires her. Her "common-folk" outlook at issues become a great help to the Congressman. The series was based on the 1948 movie of the same name that starred Loretta Young and Joseph Cotten. Inger Stevens and William Windom played the the televised versions of the roles originated on the big screen by Young and Cotten.