Season 2, Episode 16 A Passing of Torches
First Aired: January 26, 1971
Walter Pidgeon offers a sensitive performance as a dying cancer patient. Roger Natsili: Pete Duel. Welby: Robert Young. Dr. Weitzman: Steve Franken. Larry Garcia: Conrad Parham. Kiley: James Brolin.
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- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: Popular Emmy-winning drama about a sage general practitioner and his headstrong younger partner. In the 1970-71 season, this became the first ABC show to finish first in the Nielsen ratings. Welby was a compassionate traditionalist, and his colleague, Stev… (more)