Heimat Season 1 Episode 11
1982-1998 -- reign of Helmut Kohl as Chancellor of Germany. He saw the destruction of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989) and the formal unification of West and East Germany (October 3, 1990). At the age of 82, Maria Simon dies. The entire family, including Paul, attends the funeral and traditional feast in Maria's honor. There are some real divisions among the three sons of Maria, but at the street fair they smooth over some of the hardest feelings. Upset by the death of so many of his friends, but especially over the death of Maria, Glasisch dies. Good movie. Given the lack of German treatments of World War II, this covering of Germany from just after the end of World War I to 1982 is very welcome. It is very interesting watching the changes in the Simon family over the many years from 1919 to 1982 as well as hearing of some of the various historical events during this period: the rise of Hitler, the tragedy of World War II, the destruction of much of the German economy, the economic miracle of the recovery and the rise of great prosperity to Germany. A not very admirable character was that of Paul Simon, the eldest son of Katharina and Mathias. The man just simply and literally walked away from his family consisting of a wife and two sons. Even when he returns to Germany, he arrives in a fancy car with a fancy chauffeur and prances around like a conquering hero in an American cowboy hat and fancy clothes. He thinks that the money he earned in the United States will make up for any sins resulting from his abandonment of his family. But he has done a great deal of damage to his wife and his two estranged sons (from him and each other) and their troubled relationships with half-brother Hermann, Maria's son by Otto The most admirable character is Katharina Simon. In the small village, she was the only skeptic and out-spoken critic of the fascist Hitler and his government. And, more importantly, she had a kind and very caring heart. Through all the troubles caused by Paul abandoning his family, while she lived, she was the key player in keeping the family together. The next most admirable character was Maria who helped her mother-in-law keep the family together and was the key family player following the death of Katharina Simon. Regardless of all the problems that faced the Simon family, all three of Katharine's children, Paul, Eduard and Pauline, prospered. And all three of Maria's sons, Anton, Ernst and Hermann, prospered (and this despite the great divisions between the brothers caused primarily by their being abandoned by their father Paul).
Heimat Season 1 Episode 10
1968 -- there are student demonstrations and unrest in West Germany as in the rest of the West. 1969 -- Chancellor Willy Brantd opens negotiations with East Germany. He is also the man who introduced color television to West Germany. A Dutch multi-national company was to buyout Anton's optical factory. Anton seeks business advice from his father Paul when he learns that Paul is back in Germany. Anton travels to the city where his father is working and surprises his father. But the bigger surprise comes to Anton when he sees Hermann with his father. Anton not only realizes that Hermann, who calls Paul "daddy", is working on his musical compositions with Paul but that they also have an extremely close relationship with one another. Hermann acts very polite to Anton, despite the fact that Anton stole his beloved Klarchen from him, but he actually is rubbing his relationship with his father into Anton's face. In a sense, Hermann stole Anton's father Paul just like Anton stole Klarchen from Hermann. Anton is none too pleased. His father advises Anton to sell the business and have fun spending money instead of having to work to make it, as he himself is currently doing. But this advice is just not acceptable to Anton. The entrepreneur loves his work in the optical field and knows that many Schabbach residents are dependent on his business. Upset, Anton leaves. On the trip back he runs into his estranged brother Ernst. Ernst agrees to take a ride with Anton and Anton agrees to let Anton give him a tour of his new contractor business working on improving the appearances of homes and businesses. The whole village gathers to listen to a radio broadcast of a musical composition by Hermann Simon. But the concert is just too modern for most of the villagers, including Hermann's mother Maria. Hermann visits his mother but Maria is struck more by their distance from one another than their closeness as mother and son. There is obviously a generation gap in Germany, just as there was in the United States and other advanced industrial societies in the 1960s.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 9
1955 -- West Germany joins NATO, while East Germany joins the Warsaw Pact. Maria absolutely dotes on her son Hermann. She has great plans for him, wanting him to become very educated. He is actually the first member of the family even to receive a grammar school education. He is somewhat of a poet and wants to become a music composer. The young Hermann is at the girl-crazy stage of his life. He flirts a lot with the two women who live in the family home: Lotti and Klarchen. He persistently and annoyingly pesters the two young women. He is so persistent that the eleven-year older Klarchen starts to return his attention. And when Klarchen starts kissing him, Lotti joins in with a hand job that leads to an orgasm for Hermann. Klarchen and Hermann are soon in love with each other. Klarchen becomes pregnant by Hermann. She goes to a clinic where she has an abortion. She then leaves the village to protect both herself and Hermann from the possible consequences of a village scandal. Hermann, however, visits Klarchen in Koblenz. They try to keep the affair secret, but one day a letter is delivered to Maria from Klarchen to Maria's son Hermann. Maria is very curious and opens the letter and discovers the affair. Maria tells her son Anton. Anton goes ballistic and the two of them gang up on Hermann when he returns home. This only manages to make Hermann more alienated from his mother and his brother Anton. (His Uncle Ernst was his ally and even agreed to act as middleman between Klarchen and Hermann. This creates a further rift in the relationship between Anton and Ernst.) Anton writes a nasty letter to Klarchen threatening her with prosecution for having sex with a minor. The letter also explains that her employer has been informed of her conduct and she will soon be fired from her job as the children's caretaker.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 8
1945 (May 8) -- Germany surrenders. Lucie sees the arrival of the Americans in Schabbach as just another opportunity for her to help Eduard move up in terms of economic and political power. Paul Simon is now able to return to Schabbach. He shows up in the village with a black driver and a fancy automobile. He, of course, stirs up a lot of attention in the village. His father is already dead, but he meets with his mother Katharine. Maria arrives later and she and Paul say hello but they remain across the room from each other. Later, Paul tries to renew the relationship with his wife, but she is not really interested and tells him so. Paul is not able to give her an answer to why he left her and the children so many years ago. He only says that he does not really know. A woman named Klarchen shows up at the Simon house to falsely maintain that she is the girlfriend of Ernst, who told her she should go to Schabbach where his family would take care of her. Anton shows up at the house. He walked thousands of miles from beyond the Urals to Turkey and Greece and back to Schabbach. The family is happy but a bit surprised to see him. Ernst also returns home. He was recovering in France for a while after the end of the war. He gets involved in the black market and then marries the daughter of a wealthy family. He uses his flying skills to flay a helicopter to earn money flying cut timber from the forest to the boats at the river docks, but the business is not really profitable. Before Paul returns home to America, he gives Anton enough money so that he can build an optical instrument factory in Schabbach. 1949 -- Germany is divided into East and West Germany. 1951 -- in what is called the Economic Miracle, West Germany (but not communist East Germany) prospers economically.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 7
1944 (June 6) -- the allied forces land on the beaches of Normandy on D-Day. 1944 (July 20) -- would-be assassins plant a bomb which goes off near Hitler, but Hitler escapes death. 1944 (August 25) -- liberation of Paris. 1944 (October 21) -- Aachen is the first German city to fall to the Allies. Otto is in the area. He joined the German armed forces and now works with the bomb disposal unit to defuse Allied bombs that have fallen onto German soil without exploding. He and his friend Pieritz are now working in the Schabbach area. On the job at the local air cadet training facility, Ernst recognizes Otto and speaks with him. He tells Otto of his son Hermann by Maria. After defusing a couple of bombs, Otto and Pieritz drive over to Maria's house. Maria is stunned, but very pleased, to see him again and Otto meets his son. Otto stays overnight in Maria's bed and they reunited even if for only a day. The next day Otto has to defuse a bomb near a railway station. The 250 pound bomb explodes killing Otto and creating a huge crater. Eduard is there to take a picture of some of the villagers standing by the crater. In Russia Anton is there when his film unit records German troops shooting Russian civilians. Two American soldiers arrive to secure the home of Lucie and Eduard.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 6
1943 -- the last large-scale German offensive assault on the eastern front begins at Kursk. The military situation really begins to deteriorate for the Germans in the Soviet Union. Maria gave birth to a son by Otto, named Hermann, unbeknownst to the former chief engineer. Both of Maria's older sons are in the German armed forces. Anton works with the film camera unit in the Soviet Union. Son Ernst has become an air cadet learning to fly fighter planes. Out of nowhere, Martha, the pregnant girlfriend of Anton, suddenly sows up at the Simon family home in Schabbach. Big-hearted Katharine of course takes her in. Martha and Maria becomes close friends. Later a special proxy marriage by phone takes place between Martha and Anton. In Russia, his film crew shoots his picture as the wedding by phone takes place.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 5
1938 (June) -- German heavy-weight boxer Max Schmeling loses badly in a rematch with American boxer Joe Louis. A bombshell is dropped on Maria and Otto. Paul Simon of Simon Electric Incorporated, Detroit, Michigan, USA, has written to Maria telling her that he is returning to Germany on August 30, 1939, two days before the start of World War II. Paul wrote that he has been worried because of all the bad news about Germany in the press and wants to make sure his family is all right. Maria is devastated and almost panicky. This could not have happened at a worse time, since she now loves Otto and no longer loves Paul. In fact, she is very resentful of Paul who abandoned her and her two children. But as the day of Paul's arrival arrives, Maria becomes so scared of the unknown that she sends Otto away. Naturally, Otto is devastated by having to leave. (Otto, because of some Jewish ancestors, is fired from his job as chief engineer.) On August 30 Maria learns that Paul cannot get off the ship without proof of his Aryan ancestry. To the fascists, the last name of Simon sounds too Jewish. Paul has only three days to get the proof. He talks with Maria on the phone about his problem. Maria has Eduard try to get the necessary papers, but three days is just too little time to get the necessary proof. Paul has to remain on the ship and then has to return to the United States. Maria returns to her village without really seeing Paul. 1939 (September 1) -- Hitler invades Poland starting World War II. 1942 -- the Wannsee Conference fine tunes the Final Solution to eradicate European Jews.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 4
1938 -- to escape the politically worsening situation in Germany, the famous German movie star Marlene Dietrich emigrates to the United States. A young Swedish girl named Zarah Leander with a lovely singing voice (whose grandparents were actually Jewish) becomes Dietrich's replacement. Many of the women in Schabbach simply adore seeing a Zarah Leander romantic musical. Maria, Paul's wife, and Pauline, Paul's sister, return from such a movie and have great fun as Pauline styles her hair in the Zarah Leander fashion. But Maria is still very sad. It has been ten years since Paul left her and her two children: Anton and Ernst. She is the only one of the family who still believes that Paul will return one day. But she is very restless after so many years. So it is no wonder that she responds so well to the family's new boarder, chief engineer Otto Wohlleben who is working on the new highway being built in the area. Otto helps Ernst with the building and flying of model gliders and they develop a close relationship. Otto fractures his right arm in three places and has to have his arm set in a cast. Maria takes care of Otto and the two fall in love.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 3
From Berlin the sickly Eduard brings his wife Lucie home to Schabbach. Lucie is an extremely ambitious woman and wants her husband to rise politically. She constantly henpecks poor Eduard to figure out a way to become more and more successful. Eduard's real love, however, is his photography. He is always taking pictures of all kinds of village events and village people. But Lucie pushes him to become a prominent local person in the Nazi Party. Lucie gets Eduard to borrow money from a Jewish banker (despite the hatred of Hitler for the Jews) with which she builds her "dream" house which is the most prominent house in the village. Eduard soon becomes mayor and Lucie revels in her role as the village's first lady, constantly entertaining Nazi party officials so that Eduard will be able to rise even higher in the fascist power hierarchy. Christmas Time, 1935 Lucie is sitting pretty and considers it the best Christmas ever. 1935 -- the Nuremberg Laws strip Jewish people of their basic civil rights. The Jews are becoming legally, socially and politically separated from the non-Jewish Germans. Inter-faith marriage, or even sexual relations, with Jews is strictly forbidden.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 2
1929 -- the Great Depression begins further impoverishing the less fortunate Germans. This puts great pressure on the ill-equipped Weimar democracy. 1932 -- unemployment is now extremely high. The fascist private army, the SA, with its brownshirts spreads violence in city streets. The Nazi Party makes headway in elections. 1933. Hitler becomes Reich Chancellor. The Reichstag burns and the fascists blame it on the communists. Hitler gets sweeping powers to handle the "threat". This finishes the weak Weimar Republic. A reign of terror begins giving Hitler all the power. Eduard, Paul's younger brother, has developed tuberculosis and he is sent to Berlin for special treatment. He is a little slow emotionally, often appearing way too naive about life. Standing outside a brothel, some of the prostitutes strike up a conversation with Eduard. He seems so sweet and innocent that they invite him into the house. Eduard has no idea where he is, but he enjoys the attention that he receives. The madam Lucie takes an almost immediate liking to him and she has sex with Eduard. Eduard unknowingly misleads Lucie into thinking that he is a member of the landed gentry. Lucie almost immediately marries Eduard. Hitler is starting to become more well-known and powerful in Germany. The villagers get excited about celebrating Hitler's birthday. It seems the only one with any real sense in the village is Katharina Simon, the mother of Paul. She is a down-to-earth, no nonsense woman with a big loving heart for her own children and other people. Katharina is very skeptical of this Hitler character and she decides to get of the village rather than stick around for the Hitler worship. She visits her brother in Bochum. Her nephew Fritz is said to be a communist and he is arrested and sent to a camp where he is to be "reeducated". Katharina takes Fritz's young daughter, blond-headed Lotti, with her back to Schabbach as part of her family. Back home Katharina is further upset with all the Hitler mania. She asks her grandson Anton to tell everyone he has a weak heart and to never put on any kind of fascist-inspired uniform.
Heimat Season 1 Episode 1
1918 (November) -- World War I ends. 1919 -- the Weimar Republic is set up at Weimar, Germany. Katharina and Mathias Simon live in the small village of Schabbach in the Hunsrick area of Germany. They have three children: Eduard, Pauline and Paul. Eduard has health problems with his lungs and has to be careful with his body. Following the end of World War I, Paul Simon walks at least part of the way home to his little village. He sees his father busy at his blacksmithing duties as usual. Dad doesn't skip a hammer blow when his son shows up suddenly. Paul just joins in the hammering. His mother and sister are more excited about seeing him, but their reaction it is still somewhat subdued from what one might expect on such an occasion. Paul's response is also very subdued. It's as if he were still in the POW camp in France from which he was released. Perhaps he felt as if he was simply going from one prison to another kind of prison. The people of the village start to show up at Paul's house and they are much more excited than any of the Simons, at least outwardly, to see Paul return. Paul starts to fall in love with Apollonia. This again indicates an attitude of distance from the village because Apollonia, who is called a gipsy for her ways and her darker features, has been socially ostracized by the village for her fraternization with a Frenchman. Apollonia even gets pregnant by the Frenchman. She likes Paul saying that he is the only village resident who is nice to her. One day she actually asks Paul to run away with her by staying on the train with her instead of getting off at Schabbach and settle elsewhere. Paul is a bit tempted, but he settles for caution and returns to his home. And then all of a sudden Paul marries the lovely Maria, the daughter of the wealthy town mayor Wiegand and brother to the egotistical and somewhat sadistic Wilfried. They have two sons, Anton and Ernst. Paul becomes a real radio enthusiast and builds his own radio, which takes some doing since the small village does not have most of the components. He then puts on a little picnic concert with some of the villagers, the radio providing the entertainment. The villagers are enchanted to hear the music on the radio and Paul is seen as a kind of local hero for his accomplishment. Just when it seems that Paul is adjusting somewhat to village life, one day he just simply walks away from the village without one word to anyone. (This is just after a bit of symbolism with his setting a trap for a bothersome pine marten. To Paul the village was his trap.) 1923 -- inflation explodes prices upward creating great problems in Germany. Adolf Hitler's Munich Putsch fails and he is imprisoned. In prison he writes his Mein Kampf (My Struggle)
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 7
A plumber, John Horner, is arrested just before Christmas and charged with stealing a famous jewel, the Blue Carbuncle, from Lady Morcar. He denies the theft - but he has a criminal record, and all the evidence is against him. After Holmes's doorman finds the Carbuncle in a Christmas goose, Holmes uses an old hat to track the goose to a poultry dealer, then traps the servant who stole the jewel and framed the plumber. The Blue Carbuncle has a dark history, and the stone features in the programme's opening credits with turbulent scenes from its past.
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 6
Holmes is approached by Helen Stoner, who feels threatened by her domineering step-father, Dr Grimesby Roylott. Her sister died mysteriously just before her planned wedding, and Helen has heard again the curious whistle she first heard on the night of her sister's death.Holmes perceives great danger and lays a complicated plan to defeat the threat to the beautiful Helen.
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 5
An unhappy wife learns that her husband, Colonel Barclay, cheated her earlier fiance, leaving him disabled and in exile. After a fierce argument between them, the Colonel's dead body is found next to his unconscious wife in a locked room with no key, and with curious animal tracks outside the window. Nancy Barclay remains in a coma.Holmes investigates and finds a story of betrayal and a mystery worthy of his powers.
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 4
Violet Smith has recently started a new job as music teacher to Robert Carruthers, staying during the week at his house in the country. She consults Holmes because she is worried about being followed once a week on her way to the railway station by a man on a bicycle. Carruthers asks Miss Smith to marry him, but Holmes sees a sinister connection between him and the stalker.
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 3
Holmes is approached by Percy Phelps, of the Foreign Office, to recover a document which has been stolen - before it can cause an international scandal and ruin Phelps's career. It seems the British Empire and the Kingdom of Italy have entered into a secret and embarrassing treaty.
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 2
Hilton Cubitt, from Derbyshire, consults Holmes about a series of dancing men picture-messages his wife is receiving. On their wedding-day, she had made Cubitt promise he would ask her nothing about her past, but she now seems to be terrified. Holmes has to decipher the code of the matchstick men and get to the bottom of a dreadful murder which lies behind it.
Sherlock Holmes Season 1 Episode 1
A masked man calls, on confidential business, and Holmes quickly recognizes the visitor as the King of Bohemia. The King is planning for himself a dynastic marriage and is worried about a compromising photograph in the possession of his American former mistress. He wants Holmes to get it back for him.In outwitting the lady, Irene Adler, Holmes goes to great lengths - and at the end of the affair Watson comes to the conclusion that his friend is himself smitten.
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 2 Episode 11
Jesse Wingo, the former famous singer, is spotted by McCormick at a talent contest. But when approached about his past, the contestant reveals his name to be Sam Jones. Puzzled at the similarities, Mark investigates the man only to find that other people are looking for the man named Sam Jones, but want him dead.
Newhart Season 3 Episode 10
George panics when his girlfriend starts talking marriage. Stephanie tries to pass the driver\'s test.
Cagney & Lacey Season 4 Episode 11
The crime story concerns a cat burglar who never uses a gun. Yet somebody gets shot. Chris is now sufficiently involved with Dory to meet his kids by a prior marriage
Murder, She Wrote Season 1 Episode 10
Jessica\'s deductive abilities are in demand when a flamboyant hypnotist turns up dead, behind locked doors, in front of an audience of journalists whom he had put into a trance.
The Transformers Season 1 Episode 13
The Decepticons discovers an old type of Decepticons, the Insecticons. They will ally to destroy the Autobots, who will have to face them in another great battle.
T. J. Hooker Season 4 Episode 10
Romano, celebrating his new Porsche sports car, takes Hooker out for a night at a dance club, but the car is stolen, hitting a gypsy king as it speeds away. The injured man and his 10-year-old niece have been tracking the thieves trying to recover stolen automobile parts, but they refuse to give any information to the Police. The next day, the man is murdered, but the niece once again refuses to talk. Hooker reluctantly releases the girl into the custody of her older sister, hoping that she might open up to her about the killing, but the young gypsy girl is determined to avenge her uncle\'s death...
Falcon Crest Season 4 Episode 14
Melissa, enraged over being written out of Angela\'s will, solicits Joel\'s help by offering him $50,000 to discredit Lance in Angela\'s eyes. Joel tricks Lance into meeting him privately and locks him in a deserted warehouse. Disguising himself as Lance, he uses Lance\'s Porsche to drive Angela off the road. As the real Lance is released from the warehouse, he is promptly arrested for the attempted murder of Angela Channing. Angela reveals her plan to Reardon to ally with Richard in order to get Chase to cease his champagne operation. Gustav orders Spheeris to follow Chase and Ben to Paris, where they are searching for clues to Johann Riebmann\'s whereabouts. When Ben and Chase are trapped in a set-up, Ben is killed. At Richard\'s racetrack, Charlotte begins to lose control over her gambling impulses.
Dallas Season 8 Episode 14
Bobby finds it hard to come to terms with the fact that Jenna has married somebody else. Pam continues to look for Mark.
Knots Landing Season 6 Episode 12
Galveston asks Gary to go in with him on a planned community in Empire Valley. Galveston tells some men that he\'s using Gary because he\'s stupid and won\'t know what\'s going on, but he will be help in getting the community built. Gary asks Greg to go in on Empire Valley, but Greg wants no part of it. While driving with Michael, Karen\'s hands go out again and they almost crash. Mac insists she see a doctor. Karen finally tells Mac what is going on and he says he won\'t let her die. Joshua gets a lot of fan mail after being on TV, so Abby asks him to make another plea to Val. Kelly asks Ben to give her a chance, but he says he can\'t. In Shula, Val rents a room and hears a report on the radio about her disappearance, but doesn\'t respond to it in any way. She meets Parker Winslow, the local dry cleaner, who asks her out to a pancake breakfast.
The Jeffersons Season 11 Episode 8
After catching vandals trying to break into his store, George and Louise stake it out and are surprised when two young kids break in. George wants to call the police but Louise bets George that if she can\'t turn them around, he won\'t have to give her $2,000 to save the Help Center\'s children\'s counseling program.
The Transformers Season 1 Episode 12
The Autobots discovers that the Decepticons are trying to make a new weapon with the energy from the center of the Earth, controlled by a gem in a pyramid in Peru. The Autobots needs some backup from their old friend Skyfire.
Falcon Crest Season 4 Episode 13
Angela reinstates Lance as her sole heir, cutting Melissa out of the will. Posing as her psychiatrist, Gustav manipulates Julia into trusting him. Ben and Chase check Falcon Crest for surveillance devices and when Gustav hears them discuss Henri DeNault with Angela, he orders Spheeris to investigate Ben immediately. Greg\'s advances towards Melissa are putting a strain on Cole\'s trust in Melissa. Joel returns the necklace he stole from Terry and presents her with an engagement ring. She hesitantly agrees to marry him in two weeks. At the Turf Club, Angela tries to make Charlotte succumb to her weakness for gambling. Chase keeps Maggie in the dark about his plans with Ben to search for Johann Riebmann in Europe.
Dallas Season 8 Episode 13
Pam attempts to hide her happiness after she learns that Bobby\'s wedding was cancelled.
Matt Houston Season 3 Episode 12
After an actress (Kay Lenz) is certain she saw her baby son, kidnapped a year earlier, with another woman in a park, she asks Matt for help.
Doraemon Season 6 Episode 50
Cheers Season 3 Episode 12
Sam meets one of Diane\'s intense friends, who has her parents over to meet Sam, their future son-in-law, hours after their first date.
Knots Landing Season 6 Episode 11
Karen finds out that Val went to the bus station, but when she was seen there, 4 busses left. Abby and Gary have lunch with Galveston, and Galveston notices that Abby\'s not happy with Gary\'s preoccupation with Val. Galveston asks Gary to go into business with him putting up communication satellites. Abby hires a detective who finds Val, and Abby tells him to follow her, but to keep the information only between them. Joshua gives a plea for Val to come home on Reverend Kathryn\'s show. Val goes to Enoch, Nevada and checks into a motel. She berates herself in the mirror. Then she dresses up like a tramp, and goes to a bar where she flirts with several men. The next day Val gets on another bus, and tells the girl she sits with that her name is Verna Ellers, she has no family and is going home to Tennessee. Abby\'s detective follows her. Val gets off the bus in the small town of Shula, Tennessee, and gets a job as a waitress in a diner.
The Fall Guy Season 4 Episode 12
Problems arise at the Special Olympics.
St. Elsewhere Season 3 Episode 13
An old friend of Dr. Auschlander returns from Africa to locate a kidney donor for a young African; Helen celebrates her birthday; removing a bullet in E.R. proves risky to both the patient and the doctor; and Mrs. Hufnagle returns to the hospital.
Highway to Heaven Season 1 Episode 13
Frontline Season 2 Episode 24
Marshall High School is one of the poorest in Chicago-both academically and economically. But it is fighting back, trying desperately to upgrade academic standards and to make a difference in the lives of it students. Frontline looks at the struggle to salvage Marshall High and the lessons this school has for a nation trying to improve its public schools.
The A-Team Season 3 Episode 13
After being taken hostage by bankrobbers B.A. and Murdock are named as accomplices and put in jail until Decker can come and get them.
Remington Steele Season 3 Episode 11
Laura and Steele get lots of advice and help when they investigate the embezzlement of a mystery-writers guild\'s treasury.
Horizon Season 1984 Episode 22
Horizon presents a chronological history of the development of the racing car during the 15 years prior to World War II.
Cagney & Lacey Season 4 Episode 10
The episode begins with Mary Beth talking a successful businesswoman out of jumping off a ledge. Not so successful - she has a good income, but horrendous gambling debts. When she dies they must track down the loan shark. To make contacts, C&L go out gambling themselves
Little House on the Prairie Season 10 Episode 3
Little House on the Prairie Season 10 Episode 4
Nature Season 3 Episode 9
An examination of the Danube delta on the Black Sea where industrialization threatens the areas wildlife.
Murder, She Wrote Season 1 Episode 9
While attending a special ballet performance, Jessica helps solve the backstage murder of a young dancer by a defecting ballerina.
Punky Brewster Season 1 Episode 16
Punky and Cherie start a dog grooming business so that they can help make ends meet in their respective homes.
Punky Brewster Season 1 Episode 15
Christmas is approaching, and the only thing Punky wants is to find her mother.
The Jeffersons Season 11 Episode 7
Florence is all excited since her and her church choir are going to Ohio for a competition. However, Florence loses her faith in God when the Reverend steals the money they needed to enter the competition.
Saturday Night Live Season 10 Episode 9
Sketches include \"\"Buckwheat Lives!\"\" \"\"White Like Me\"\" (film), \"\"Milestones,\"\" and \"\"Newsmakers.\"\" Robert Plant and the Honeydrippers perform \"\"Santa Claus is Back in Town.\"\"
T. J. Hooker Season 4 Episode 9
Responding to the latest in a string of rape muggings on women using automatic teller machines, Hooker finds that the latest victim is Episcopal female priest Beth Harrison, an old acquaintance. Although terrified, she agrees to testify when Hooker and the team nab the culprit, but the attacker cunningly goes to church to give confession about the rape to her, leaving Beth sticking to her sworn vow of silence over confessions and thus refusing to give testimony. Hooker tries to convince her to go against her beliefs and testify, or else the rapist will be free back on the streets and strike again...
The Transformers Season 1 Episode 11
The Constructicons, recently created for the Decepticons, have built a device to give Megatron the powers and skills of his soldiers. All this is to give him the advantage in a challenge he issues to Optimus Prime. And if Optimus loses, he and the Autobots must leave Earth.
Falcon Crest Season 4 Episode 12
Richard, thrilled with his one-third ownership of Falcon Crest, makes plans to acquire more harvests. He reveals to Terry that he knows Joel is blackmailing her and promises to help her if she sells him her harvest. In the fake hospital, Spheeris and Riebmann continue to torment Julia, telling her that Angela has granted them permission to perform a frontal lobotomy on her. Ben Landale, claiming to work for the U.S. Government, arrives at Falcon Crest with orders to look for Johann Riebmann. With Melissa and Lance\'s divorce finalized, Melissa agrees to marry Cole. Mike Harris, who is secretly working with Angela, finds Maggie\'s mother, Charlotte Pershing, and takes her to the radio station. Angela informs Greg that she located Maggie\'s mother because her compulsive gambling habits will create major problems for Chase and Maggie.
Dallas Season 8 Episode 12
Lucy ends up giving in to Eddie\'s charms in a deserted stable. Bobby ends up being jilted at the alter by Jenna.
Doraemon Season 6 Episode 49
Cheers Season 3 Episode 11
Norm becomes aware of his own mortality and decides to throw it all in and take off for Bora Bora.
Knots Landing Season 6 Episode 10
Abby continues to search for Easton. Abby goes to see Dr. Ackerman to ask where the babies are. Ackerman tells her she is sick. She tells him that Easton is dead. Cathy and Joshua make love again. Gary has lunch with Paul Galveston. He and Galveston hit it off and Galveston gives Gary his prize horse. Tom Jessick tells Mac that Gary Loader was a policeman who was framed because he knew too much about the \"\"Tidal Basin\"\" murders. One of the victims was Lila Maxwell, a secretary at Galveston Industries. Mac notices Karen isn\'t using her right hand, so she tells him it is sprained. Karen decides to get a second opinion, and the doctor tells her she needs the operation or she will die. Ben is concerned about Val\'s mental health. Joshua finds Val having a conversation with someone about her babies, only no one else is there. Val has a nightmare and wakes up screaming. Val overhears Ben and Lilimae deciding to get help for her, so the next morning she packs and calls a cab.
Highway to Heaven Season 1 Episode 12
Mark and Jonathan work as hotel bellhops to help a millionaire\'s son (Brian Kerwin) find meaning in his life.
St. Elsewhere Season 3 Episode 12
Fiscus pressures Martin into taking a step outside the psychiatric ward; Judge Farnham questions Dr. Auschlander about the ethics of Mr. Wegener\'s role in his daughter\'s treatment while Mrs. Wegener decides to take the child back to Chicago; Tommy\'s school asks Dr. Westphall to withdraw him; an angry Mitzi confronts Rosenthal about the affair; and Ehrlich tries to help the nymphomaniac wife of a patient.
Frontline Season 2 Episode 23
In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. On the fifth anniversary of the invasion, Frontline correspondent Richard Reeves reports from Afghanistan and Pakistan, examining the stalemate in the Persian Gulf and the pressure placed on Pakistan to accept over one million Afghan refugees.
The A-Team Season 3 Episode 12
Face\'s latest girl friend is rather ungrateful after the A-Team rescues her from mobsters.
Remington Steele Season 3 Episode 10
Laura and Steele try to protect two singing-telegram girls who witnessed a murder while they also hunt for the killers.
Horizon Season 1984 Episode 21
Horizon attempts to explain some of the theories proposed by pure mathematicians over the ages.
Newhart Season 3 Episode 9
Dick is dragged into court when a farmer claims Dick plagiarized his work.
Cagney & Lacey Season 4 Episode 9
Dory\'s sponsor in the cocaine rehabilitation program is caught with cocaine. When Dory defends him, Chris has to consider the possibility that Dory is still using it himself
Murder, She Wrote Season 1 Episode 8
Jessica is asked to help solve the \"impossible\" murder of a wealthy, and much disliked, amusement park owner.
Hardcastle and McCormick Season 2 Episode 10
Hardcastle is arrested after a woman whom he had prevously had a chance encounter earlier is found dead in his home. Thinking the judge was framed due to his ruling on his latest case, McCormick tries to help his friend get out of jail.
Punky Brewster Season 1 Episode 14
Henry gives Punky a lucky nickel to keep with her while she goes for a booster shot.
Nature Season 3 Episode 8
Muppet Babies Season 1 Episode 13
The babies accidently brake a lamp and try to compensate by preparing lunch, but they just ending up making up making a bigger mess, especially Animal.
Airwolf Season 2 Episode 11
While filming aerial footage, String and Dom accidentally get footage of a mobster believed dead.
Saturday Night Live Season 10 Episode 8
Sketches include \"\"Beatles Auction,\"\" \"\"Fernando\'s Hideaway,\"\" and \"\"Ed Grimley Meets Ringo.\"\"
The Transformers Season 1 Episode 10
The Earth is returning to the ice age, becuse an evil plan of the Decepticons who have found a new partner...
Falcon Crest Season 4 Episode 11
Julia has been taken to Reibmann\'s estate, where she is confined in what resembles a hospital room. When she comes to, the nurse informs her that Lucas has been arrested for harboring a criminal, and then turns on the TV to a newscast, which covers the arrest of Julia Cumson! How did they find out she was alive? Julia wants to know. Angela found out about her phone calls to Emma, the doctor explains, as Julia becomes hysterical. \"\"How could you do this to me?\"\" Julia cries. Things are working perfectly, Reibmann comments, watching from behind a two-way mirror. He\'s staged the whole scenario! Meanwhile, Angela has enough troubles of her own-both Francesca and the agreement have disappeared. As if that weren\'t enough, Chase turns over his notes to the U.S. Attorney\'s office to bring a case against her for libel, perjury, and whatever else she may have done to frame him with the FAA. Chase, too, is preoccupied with Francesca and her agreement with Angela. Melissa takes advantage to score a
Dallas Season 8 Episode 11
Mandy ends up going on a lunch date with JR but only after Cliff approves to the idea.
Matt Houston Season 3 Episode 11
Matt must convince Hoyt a sporting-goods tycoon (Stuart Whitman) hunted two athletes like game animals.
Doraemon Season 6 Episode 48
Cheers Season 3 Episode 10
Diane suffers a mysterious allergic reaction after moving in with Frasier.
St. Elsewhere Season 3 Episode 11
Mrs. Wegener returns to find both her ex-husband and her daughter near death; Clancy moves in with Morrison after a burglary; Martin gives Fiscus a letter concerning Daniels; and Lizzie returns from Vassar with a boyfriend.