EAST SIDE/WEST SIDE

Show Type: Drama

First Telecast: September 23, 1963

Last Telecast: September 14, 1964

Broadcast History:

September 1963 - September 1964, Monday 10:00-11:00 on CBS

Cast

Neil Brock..... George C. Scott

Frieda Hechlinger..... Elizabeth Wilson

Jane Foster..... Cicely Tyson

SYNOPSIS

This dramatic series starred George C. Scott as Neil Brock, a young social worker in the New York slums. The stories involved child abuse, the welfare syndrome, problems of aging, drug addiction, and crime, situations all too familiar to Neil Brock in his daily routine. Frieda Hechlinger was the head of the welfare agency branch for which he worked, and Jane Foster was the office secretary. Critics appreciated the gritty realism of the series in the midst of TV's land of make-believe, but its downbeat subjects proved deadly with viewers and it was dropped after a single season.

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