Dr. Sydney Hansen, a successful Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, returns to her New England roots in this warm family drama, a surprise hit for NBC when it debuted in 1999. 'This isn't cutting-edge television,' says creator John Masius. 'It's the idea of going home again.' And Sydney does just that, finding fulfillment in her work at a clinic and reconnecting with her family, headed by her widowed veterinarian father.
One of the medium's most beloved and eclectic cultural showcases, this Alistair Cooke-hosted series spanned the arts, covering (among other fields) plays, documentaries, operas, Broadway musicals, ballets and symphonies. Included were pieces based on the works of Hemingway, Steinbeck, Shaw, Chekhov, Eliot and Thurber; a production of 'King Lear' starring Orson Welles; a TV-debut appearance by Leonard Bernstein; and Jacques Cousteau's undersea adventures, his first on network television.
Alistair Cooke's Emmy-winning history of the U.S. from Colonial days to the 1970s, filmed on location, offers a panoramic yet personal look at the birth and growth of America. The series was also known as 'Alistair Cooke's America.'