Mr. Dugan | 1978
The series, set in Washington, D.C., relates the comic adventures of Matthew Dugan, a fledgling black Congressman. Although "Mr. Dugan" never aired, it is included here because two of its episodes are listed in various TV programming guides. It is also a unique series because outside pressure killed it before it ever got on the air.
After a special screening, the Black Congressional Caucus thought "Mr. Dugan" was offensive to black officials and threatened a nationwide switchoff campaign if the series aired. Norman Lear and his TAT Communications Company, producers of the show, withdrew the program, explaining "we have not yet totally fulfilled our intention for the series..."