Elderly white principal of a Bronx high school that's in a rough neighborhood tries to keep everyone's spirits up despite having to deal with unmotivated teachers and disinterested students.
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Complete series cast summary:
Edward Asner ...  Principal Joe Danzig 21 episodes, 1987-1988
David Wilson ...  Harry Barnes 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Kathleen Beller ...  Mary Caitlin Callahan 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Nicholas Pryor ...  Jack Feldspar 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Mykelti Williamson ...  Gus Butterfield 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Kathryn Harrold ...  Sara Newhouse 21 episodes, 1987-1988
Gail Boggs Gail Boggs ...  Roz Hemphill 18 episodes, 1987-1988
Jerry Levine ...  Matthew Littman 13 episodes, 1987-1988
Tyra Ferrell ...  Roberta Hughes 11 episodes, 1987-1988
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Elderly white principal of a Bronx high school that's in a rough neighborhood tries to keep everyone's spirits up despite having to deal with unmotivated teachers and disinterested students.

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19 March 1987 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The best TV : always canceled!!
21 November 2013 | by LA-LawyerSee all my reviews

This series had some of the smartest and most relevant story lines ever aired regarding the problems of youth, crime and education. I was never a particular fan of Ed Asner or liberal politics, but this show should have had an honest shot at success. With Kathryn Harrold and Kathleen Beller, two seasoned actresses, and a fine ensemble cast backing Asner, this show could have made a difference. And this show lacked the vapid quality of L.A. Law or St. Elsewhere...this was Quality T.V. with capital letters. I am honestly sorry this show, "My So Called Life" and "Freaks and Geeks" were all canceled! Most shows are not even worth watching, so why the few quality shows seem to get prematurely canceled, I will never understand.


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