The Name of the Game/The Time Is Now

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The Time Is Now
Season 3, Episode 6
Airdate October 23, 1970
Written by Wanda Coleman
Directed by Nicholas Colasanto
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The Time Is Now is the sixth episode of the third season of The Name of the Game, and the fifty-eighth episode overall.

Starring:Gene Barry (Glenn Howard)

Guest Starring: Yaphet Kotto (Wyman Jackson), Jack Klugman (Capt. Gehrig), Roscoe Lee Browne, Chelsea Brown, Max Julian

Special Guest Stars: William Windom, Dana Andrews

Co-Starring: Georg Stanford Brown, Marlene Warfield, James McEachin


Plot Overview

A vicious debate between a black activist and a college professor on a college campus ends with the professor dead and the activist on the run from the cops. Howard is brought in to moderate between college officials and activists, but soon winds up as the hostage of the fugitive, who wants the publisher to help him prove his innocence.


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