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Also known as The Young and the Bold
Genre Drama
Written by Theodore Apstein
Robert Kaufman
Ken Kolb
Starring Jason Evers
Henry Jones
Composer(s) Jack Marshall
Country of origin  United States
Language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 26
Executive producer(s) Stanley Rubin
Producer(s) Jack Laird
Running time 60 mins. (approx)
Original channel ABC
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 18, 1963 – April 8, 1964

Channing (also known as The Young and the Bold) is an American drama series that aired on American Broadcasting Company from September 18, 1963 to April 8, 1964.[1] The series depicted life at fictitious Channing College, with Jason Evers in the lead role of Professor Joseph Howe, and Henry Jones as Fred Baker, the dean of the institution. Channing, a production of Revue Studios, aired during the same time frame as the first season of NBC's somewhat similar offering, Mr. Novak.



According to the story line, Professor Howe had served in the Korean War and was writing a novel in his spare time. In a 1964 episode entitled "The Trouble with Girls", Keir Dullea and Mark Goddard appear as roommates who clash over a girl, Lynn Walton, played by Joey Heatherton. Dullea's character has a nervous breakdown and leaves college.

Don Gordon played Mario Saccone, a 37-year-old soldier who returns from South Vietnam and enters Channing College. This is more than a year before the large United States troop commitment to Southeast Asia and the subsequent breakdown in campus order at many institutions. Gordon is interested in the younger wife of an older political science professor named Jonathan Kobitz, played by Jacqueline Scott and Wendell Corey, respectively. Robert Lansing, previously of NBC's 87th Precinct and later of ABC's Twelve O'Clock High, appeared as an alcoholic professor wrapped in self-pity. Rip Torn appears as graduate student with multiple degrees who remains at Channing because of his social life.

Channing was broadcast at 10 p.m. Eastern on Wednesdays after Ben Casey. Its competition was The Eleventh Hour on NBC and The Danny Kaye Show, a variety show on CBS.[2]


  • Jason Evers .... Professor Joseph Howe
  • Henry Jones .... Dean Fred Baker
  • Leo G. Carroll .... Professor John Miller
  • Yvonne Craig .... Kathy O'Reardon
  • Keir Dullea .... Larry Franklin
  • Joey Heatherton .... Lynn Walton
  • Leslie Nielsen .... Professor Paul Stafford
  • Suzanne Pleshette .... Laurie Moore
  • Marion Ross .... Assistant Dean Ryker
  • Dawn Wells .... Nancy Kyle

Notable guest stars


Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Message From a Tin Room" September 18, 1963
1-2 "Exercise In a Shark Tank" September 25, 1963
1-3 "An Obelisk For Benny" October 2, 1963
1-4 "No Wild Games For Sophie" October 9, 1963
1-5 "Dragon In the Den" October 23, 1963
1-6 "Potato Bash World" October 30, 1963
1-7 "Collision Course" November 6, 1963
1-8 "A Patron Saint For the Cargo Cult" November 13, 1963
1-9 "Beyond His Reach" November 27, 1963
1-10 "A Doll's House With Pompoms and Trophies" December 4, 1963
1-11 "A Window On the War" December 11, 1963
1-12 "The Last Testament of Buddy Crown" December 18, 1963
1-13 "A Hall Full of Strangers" December 25, 1963
1-14 "Memory of a Firing Squad" January 1, 1964
1-15 "A Rich, Famous, Glamorous Folk Singer Like Me" January 8, 1964
1-16 "Swing for the Moon" January 15, 1964
1-17 "Another Kind of Music" January 22, 1964
1-18 "Ou Sont Les Neiges...?" February 12, 1964
1-19 "The Face in the Sun" February 19, 1964
1-20 "A Claim to Immortality" February 26, 1964
1-21 "Freedom Is a Lovesome Thing God Wot" March 4, 1964
1-22 "The Trouble with Girls" March 11, 1964
1-23 "Wave Goodbye to Our Fair-haired Boy" March 18, 1964
1-24 "A Bang and a Whimper" March 25, 1964
1-25 "Christmas Day Is Breaking Wan" April 1, 1964
1-26 "My Son The All American" April 8, 1964

Production notes

Stanley Rubin (Bracken's World) was the executive producer; Jack Laird (Ben Casey and Kojak), the producer, and Bob Rafelson (the film Five Easy Pieces) , the associate producer.


  1. ^ Alex McNeil, Total Television, New York: Penquin Books, 1996, 4th ed., p. 154
  2. ^ 1963-1964 American network television schedule, in appendix of Total Television

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