The defenders

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  • Creator executive producer, Herbert Brodkin
  • Format Videos, Slides, Films
  • Publication United States : CBS, 1961-1965.
  • Physical Details
    • 260 film reels of 260 : sound, black and white ; 16 mm print
  • Credits
    • E. G. Marshall, Robert Reed, Polly Rowles, Helen Donaldson, Joan Hackett
    • Producer, Robert Markell
  • Finding Aids
    • For information on individual episodes, see the film list


  • No duplication or public screening without consent of copyright holder.


  • All one hundred thirty-two episodes of a drama series about a father-and-son legal defense team. The series ran from 1961 to 1965 on CBS. Controversial issues such as euthanasia, abortion, blacklisting, and civil disobedience were regular themes on the show.


  • Forms part of the Reginald Rose Papers, also described in this catalog.