THE LEGAL SERIES
THE BOLD ONES/NBC/1969-73
[Narrator] "THE BOLD ONES! Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino....Lawyers
defending justice in the nation's courtrooms. Leslie Nielsen, Hari
Rhodes...Public servants enforcing the laws of a challenging society...THE BOLD
[Voice of Ramy Zada as Judge Nicholas Marshall] "As a cop I lost my
collars to legal loopholes. But I believed in the system. As a D.A. I lost my
cases to crooked lawyers. But I believed in the system. As a judge my hands were
bound by the letter of the law. But I believed in the system....until it took my
life away [his wife killed in a car bomb]. And then I stopped believing in the
system and started believing in justice."
[Voice of Judge] "I am sentencing you to 1500 hours of community service,
using your skills as a corporate attorney to work as a child advocate."
THE GRAND JURY/SYN/1959-60
[Narrator] "The forework of liberty, protecting the inalienable rights of
free people. Serving unstintingly and without prejudice to maintain the laws of
our land....THE GRAND JURY."
THE GREAT DEFENDER/FOX/1995
[Voice of Michael Rispoli] "Do you need a lawyer? Call me, Lou Frischetti."
[Opening scene shows bus ad with the phone number 1-800-55-LEGAL]
[Narrator] "Following in his father's footsteps as a naval aviator
Lieutenant Commander Harmon Rabb, Jr. suffered a crash while landing his Tomcat
on a storm tossed carrier at sea. Diagnosed with night-blindness, Harm
transferred to the Navy's Judge Advocate General Corp which investigates,
defends and prosecutes the law of the sea. There, with fellow JAG lawyer Major
Sarah McKenzie, he now fights in and out of the courtroom with the same daring
and tenacity that made him a Top Gun in the air."
LAW & ORDER/NBC/1990+
[Steve Morgan as Narrator] "In the criminal justice system the people are
represented by two separate yet equally important groups. The police who
investigate crime and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders. These
are their stories."
MR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY/ABC/1951-52
[The program begins with an energetic narration similar to the beginning of THE
ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN]
[Narrator] "Mr. District Attorney, champion of the people, defender of truth,
guardian of our fundamental rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of
happiness." (District Attorney Paul Garrett speaks) "...and it shall be my duty
as District Attorney not only to prosecute to the limit of the law all persons
accused of crimes perpetrated within this county, but to defend with equal vigor
the rights and privileges of all its citizens."
THE PAPER CHASE/CBS/SHO/1978-86
[Voice of John Houseman as Professor Charles W. Kingsfield, Jr.] "The
study of law is something new and unfamiliar to most of you, unlike any other
schooling you have ever known before. You'll teach yourself law but I'll train
your minds. You come in here with a skull full of mush and, if you survive,
you'll leave thinking like a lawyer."
THE PEOPLE'S COURT/SYN/1981-93
[Voice of Doug Llewelyn] "What you are about to see is real. The
litigants on the screen are not actors. They are genuine citizens who, having
filed their claims in a real small claims court, have been persuaded to drop
their suits there and have them settled here, in this forum...THE PEOPLE'S
COURT." [Closing] "Don't take the law into your own hands...take 'em to court."
THE PUBLIC DEFENDER/CBS/1954-55
[Voice of Reed Hadley] "A public defender is an attorney employed by the
community and responsible for giving legal aid without cost to a person who
seeks it and is financially unable to employ private council. It is his duty to
defend those accused of a crime until the issue is decided in a court of law.
The first public defender's office in the United State was opened in January,
1913. Over the years, other offices were opened and today that handful has grown
to a network...a network of lawyers cooperating to protect the rights of our
ROSETTI AND RYAN/NBC/1977
[Narrator] "It's out there, people violating contracts, swindling,
trespassing, killing, reusing postage stamps; crimes beyond counting; but come
morning, some citizen accused of an interesting one will seek us out."
[Voice of Jamey Sheridan as Jack Shannon] "I thought I was a big shot.
Big money. Big house. Big car. I thought I held all the cards. I thought I could
pick the winner every time. I thought I could smell it. But the whole thing was
built on garbage. I treated my wife badly and I knew it and I didn't stop and
one day she walked. She took my daughter with her. I started gambling big time.
Crazy stuff. Long shot stuff. I turned into the kind of man that I'd grown up
hating. Making the big bucks and being made a partner [in a law firm] wasn't
enough to buy that off. I'm just kinda starting from scratch, trying to keep
things low pressure."
This is the
city. It could be your city.
you it's not. What a Jungle!
city like many others is a victim of rising crime.
Tell me. I
live with bars on my windows while the crooks are out on the streets!
I bought one
of those Doberman dogs; they beat him up!
does the average citizen find justice?
we use Superman now!
about the honorable Matthew J. Sirota of Night Court?
Oh, he's the
one who's tough but fair.
he's a nice man.
[Voice of Richard Crenna as James Slattery] "Democracy is a very bad form
of government, but I ask you never to forget it; all the others are so much
THE YOUNG LAWYERS/ABC/1970-71
[Voice of Lee J. Cobb as David Barrett] "In the commonwealth of
Massachusetts, law students can go right into court and defend their clients,
take a case all the way, win or lose...helping people who need legal services.
These students are doing it at the Neighborhood Law Office. They're
lawyers...THE YOUNG LAWYERS."
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