Profiles in Courage (TV series)
|Profiles in Courage|
Tom Bosley as George W. Norris, 1965
|Directed by||Lamont Johnson|
Michael Ritchie (film director)
|Theme music composer||Nelson Riddle|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Robert Saudek|
|Running time||44 mins.|
|Production company(s)||Robert Saudek Associates|
|Original release||November 8, 1964 –|
May 9, 1965
Profiles in Courage is an American historical anthology series that was telecast weekly on NBC from November 8, 1964 to May 9, 1965 (Sundays, 6:30-7:30pm, Eastern). The series was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Profiles in Courage by U.S. President John F. Kennedy, who had been assassinated the year before.
The series lasted for 26 episodes, each of which would feature a figure from American history who took an unpopular stand during a critical moment in the nation's history. Seven of the eight senators from Kennedy's book were profiled, with the exception being Mississippi's Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar. Music for the opening and closing theme was arranged by Nelson Riddle, based on the Irish ballad, The Boys of Wexford, home of Kennedy's ancestors.
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