A classy, superbly acted drama about the middle-class Lawrences of Pasadena, Cal., this began life as a six-part miniseries and presented an unusually realistic (and often somber) view of everyday life. Mike Nichols was one of the show's producers.
Premiered: March 9, 1976
Season 4, Episode 15 The Athlete
First Aired: March 1, 1979
While volunteering at a hospital, Buddy befriends her school's star basketball player, who may lose a leg to cancer. Jake: Michael Biehn. Kate: Sada Thompson. Buddy: Kristy McNichol.
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