1 9 6 4 – 1 9 6 5 (USA)
13 x 60 minute episodes
This Friday night CBS series revolved around Danny Taylor (Harry Guardino), an aggressive newspaper reporter-columnist for the New York Globe.
Many things made Danny mad and he launched himself into his stories with anger.
Other characters included Danny’s barking city editor Lou Sheldon (Gary Merrill) and his pals, taxi driver Artie Burns (George O’Hanlon) and bartender and confidant Ike Dawson (Remo Pisani).
Guest players included Anne Francis, Roy Thinnes, Jessica Walter, William Shatner, Ed Asner, Eddie Albert, Jack Lord, Efrem Zimbalist Jr, Walter Pidgeon, Claude Rains, Rip Torn, Kurt Kasznar and Dyan Cannon.
In their quest for authenticity, the production bought the city room of the defunct New York Mirror – battered typewriters, scarred desk and all.
The Reporter was the creation of novelist/playwright Jerome Weidman.