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Even though this episode has not been seen on a TV screen since it was first run in 1964, the script can be found in a 1966 book by Coles Trapnell, The Television Teleplay. Based on reading the script alone, I would have to say that it was television of a high order..perhaps not a masterpiece, but still an excellent piece of drama. It was the first episode of this highly regarded series and does an excellent job of not simply introducing Slattery and the other characters, but of portraying the day to day realities of a state legislature. Veteran TV scipter James Moser( Dragnet, Ben Casey, and Medic ) wrote a tense, suspenseful and dramatic script with fully realized characters. Elliot, an ambitious and rather self-righteous young state legislator, brings sensational charges against respected veteran legislator Harry Sanborn(James Whitmore), and Speaker Bert Metcalf asks Minority leader Slattery to lead the investigation of his friend and colleague. The resulting investigation has ...