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Directions

Directions TV show on ABCNetwork: ABC
Episodes: unknown (half-hour)
Seasons: 24

TV show dates: November 13, 1960 – March 25, 1984
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: George Hicks, John Alcorn, Theodore Bikel, Eli Wallach, and others.

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TV show description:
Modeled after the NBC Television Religious Program, this Sunday afternoon TV series features material aimed at three different religious groups. In the beginning, a different host is used for each one. George Hicks hosts the Protestant segments, John Alcorn takes the Catholic ones, and Theodore Bikel hosts the Jewish segments. After Eli Wallach hosts for a time in October of 1961, the program has no set host.

During the 1960s, various forms of performances are highlighted on the program, like musicals and dramas. A Christmas special about migrant farm workers is repeated for several years and and a specially commissioned opera called The Final Ingredient is run annually as well. Other highlights include a documentary on communism (hosted by Bill Shadel) and a documentary on the relationship between sports and religion that’s hosted by Jim McKay.

During the 1970s and 1980s, the focus is mostly on relevant news and includes discussions with various religious figures.
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Series Finale

Episode unknown
The details of this episode aren’t available.
First aired: March 25, 1984.

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