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The Andros Targets 

Crusading reporter Mike Andros fights for justice!
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1977  
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Complete series cast summary:
James Sutorius ...  Mike Andros 13 episodes, 1977
Pamela Reed ...  Sandi Farrell 13 episodes, 1977
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Mike Andros, an investigative reporter for a hard-hitting New York City newspaper, ferrets out the truth wherever it might be hiding, exposing corruption, cover-ups and immorality at the highest levels. He's assisted by Sandi and Wayne, while working under the guidance of editors Chet, Ted and Norman. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mike Andros See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Early attempt to modernize the crusading reporter
10 September 2002 | by purakekSee all my reviews

Saw this series during its short run. Reminds me of a more recent attempt, Deadline with Oliver Platt. In both series, you have the thinking man's reporter. Both are dedicated and both are interested in uncovering the truth within a news item. But Platt's series had better writers, while this Sutorius starrer had more drama rather than brains. It's a treat to see the reporter as a crusader, hampered by obstacles and silence, powered only by persistence. It was a good try to test the stories of the times (i.e., during the 70s) but as I recall, Andros seemed to be a humorless (or unfunny?) character. While it was a breakaway from the stuffy or stereotypical portrayals of press people of the 50s and 60s, it wasn't enough. Lou Grant did it better, but that was an ensemble show. Maybe if the network gave Andros a chance it might have improved and the lead character would have lightened up.


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