A white Southern police chief and a black detective put aside racial animosity to solve crimes in a Mississippi hamlet. This tense drama was inspired by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which was based on John Ball's 1965 novel. Despite the occasional health-related absences of star Carroll O'Connor (Joe Don Baker and Carl Weathers each briefly filled the c (more…)
First Aired: March 29, 1988
A successful native son returns with plans to build a plant, but Tibbs doesn't share the city leaders' euphoria. Part 1 of two. Steve Vincent: Michael Spound. John Reeve: Lou Walker. Tibbs: Howard Rollins.