Hoping to alert the people of Walton's Mountain of the threat of Nazism, John-Boy prints excerpts from Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf in his newspaper. In so doing, John-Boy incurs the anger of Rev. Fordwick (John Ritter), who worries that Hitler's rantings will "disturb" his flock. Even more opposed to John-Boy's expression of free speech is Mrs. Brimmer (Nora Marlowe), whose late husband, a German national, had suffered from the anti-German backlash in World War One--a backlash that appears to be starting up all over again with a mass book-burning!
by Hal Erickson synopsis