Season 1, Episode 1 Pilot Episode
First Aired: November 3, 1981
In the series pilot, Murphy (Merlin Olsen) runs afoul of the greedy town boss (Burr DeBenning). Part 1 of two. Moses: Moses Gunn. Mae: Katherine Cannon. Will: Timothy Gibbs. Rodman: Charles Tyner.
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- Premiered: November 3, 1981
- Rating: None
- Premise: Michael Landon created this warm family drama about an 1870s frontiersman who poses as a priest to care for a group of orphans whose parents were killed when their mining town was destroyed. To keep the children from ending up in a workhouse, `Father' Murp… (more)