Family Ties

  • 1982
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Alex, the suit-and-tie Republican student who adores (more…)

Season 4, Episode 16 Checkmate

First Aired: January 30, 1986

Pitted against a top Soviet chess player, Alex prepares to win at all costs---until he figures out his opponent's strategy. Ivan: Albert Macklin. Eric: George Pentecost. Mildred: Elsa Raven. Steven: Michael Gross.

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  • Premiered: September 22, 1982
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox wo… (more)

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