|Also known as||The Young and the Bold|
|Written by||Theodore Apstein|
|Starring|| Jason Evers |
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Executive producer||Stanley Rubin|
|Running time||45–48 minutes|
|Distributor||NBC Universal Television Distribution|
|Original release||September 18, 1963 –|
April 8, 1964
Channing (also known as The Young and the Bold) is an hour-long American drama series that aired at 10:00 p.m. on ABC from September 18, 1963 to April 8, 1964. The series depicted life at fictitious Channing College, with Jason Evers in the lead role of Professor Joseph Howe, and Henry Jones as Fred Baker, the dean of the institution.
Channing, a production of Revue Studios, aired during the same time frame as the first season of NBC's somewhat similar offering, Mr. Novak .
According to the story line, Professor Howe had served in the Korean War and was writing a novel in his spare time. In a 1964 episode entitled "The Trouble with Girls", Keir Dullea and Mark Goddard appear as roommates who clash over a girl, Lynn Walton, played by Joey Heatherton. Dullea's character has a nervous breakdown and leaves college.
Don Gordon played Mario Saccone, a 37-year-old soldier who returns from South Vietnam and enters Channing College. This is more than a year before the large United States troop commitment to Southeast Asia and the subsequent breakdown in campus order at many institutions. Gordon is interested in the younger wife of an older political science professor named Jonathan Kobitz, played by Jacqueline Scott and Wendell Corey, respectively. Robert Lansing appeared as an alcoholic professor wrapped in self-pity. Rip Torn appeared as a graduate student with multiple degrees who remains at Channing because of his social life.
Channing was broadcast at 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays after Ben Casey. Its competition was The Eleventh Hour on NBC and The Danny Kaye Show , a variety show on CBS.
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|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date|
|1||"Message from the Tin Room"||Harvey Hart||Lester Pine||September 18, 1963|
|2||"Exercise in a Shark Tank"||Harvey Hart||Story by : Sonya Roberts|
Teleplay by : Steven W. Carabatsos and Jack Guss
|September 25, 1963|
|3||"An Obelisk for Benny"||Eliot Silverstein||William Wood||October 2, 1963|
|4||"No Wild Games for Sophie"||William Hale||Stanford Whitmore||October 9, 1963|
|5||"Dragon in the Den"||Lawrence Dobkin||James Yaffe||October 23, 1963|
|6||"Potato Bash World"||Don Weis||Richard Fielder||October 30, 1963|
|7||"Collision Course"||Harvey Hart||Story by : Ellis Kadison|
Teleplay by : Jack Guss and Ellis Kadison
|November 6, 1963|
|8||"A Patron Saint for the Cargo Cult"||William Hale||David Rayfiel||November 13, 1963|
|9||"Beyond His Reach"||Ted Post||Juarez Roberts||November 27, 1963|
|10||"A Doll's House with Pompoms and Trophies"||William Hale||Robert Kaufman||December 4, 1963|
|11||"A Window on the War"||Herschel Daugherty||David Rayfiel||December 11, 1963|
|12||"The Last Testament of Buddy Crown"||Ron Winston||Story by : David Shaber|
Teleplay by : Stanford Whitmore
|December 18, 1963|
|13||"A Hall Full of Strangers"||Ralph Senensky||Theodore Apstein||December 25, 1963|
|14||"Memory of a Firing Squad"||David Lowell Rich||Sheldon Stark||January 1, 1964|
|15||"A Rich, Famous, Glamorous Folk Singer Like Me"||William Hale||George Kirgo||January 8, 1964|
|16||"Swing for the Moon"||TBA||TBA||January 15, 1964|
|17||"Another Kind of Music"||Elliot Silverstein||Story by : Marcus Demian|
Teleplay by : Jack Laird
|January 22, 1964|
|18||"Ou Sont Les Neiges...?"||TBA||John T. Dugan||February 12, 1964|
|19||"The Face in the Sun"||Harvey Hart||Story by : Fred F. Finklehoffe|
Teleplay by : Jack Guss and Fred F. Finklehoffe
|February 19, 1964|
|20||"A Claim to Immortality"||Buzz Kulik||Theodore Apstein||February 26, 1964|
|21||"Freedom Is a Lovesome Thing God Wot"||TBA||M. Charles Cohen and Edmund Morris||March 4, 1964|
|22||"The Trouble With Girls"||Alan Crosland Jr.||Ken Kolb||March 11, 1964|
|23||"Wave Goodbye to Our Fair-haired Boy"||David Alexander||Ken Kolb||March 18, 1964|
|24||"A Bang and a Whimper"||Allen H. Miner||Shimon Wincelberg||March 25, 1964|
|25||"Christmas Day Is Breaking Wan"||William Hale||William Wood||April 1, 1964|
|26||"My Son, the All-American"||William Hale||Robert Kaufman||April 8, 1964|
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