A Clear and Present Danger
A U.S. Senator's concerned son takes up the cause against air pollution when an old friend of the family dies of emphysema, and finds himself becoming involved in a senatorial race, joining his father. The first TV movie involving environmental problems, this served as the pilot to "The Senator" element of the rotating series under the umbrella title of "The Bold Ones." It proved to be too good and a shade too controversial for television (Holbrook, Acker and Eilbacher continued their roles in the series and were joined by Michael Tolan in the role originated by Campanella) and lasted only one season (1970-71), being virtually pressured off the airwaves. Hal Holbrook won an Emmy nomination for his performance in the TV movie and the following year again for his work in the series.