Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced by the public affairs department of the American Broadcasting Company, Directions was that network's "answer" to the established religious programs on NBC and CBS. This Sunday-afternoon series ran from November 13, 1960 to March 25, 1984. Each year, the show's title underwent a subtle change, hence this video's cognomen, Directions '66. At this juncture (1966), the series was experimenting with music and drama as means to convey its nondenominational message. In this video, a pious couple (Nancy Marchand and Lawrence Keith) have their faith sorely tested when they take charge of a group of "problem kids."
conviction, faith, family, teenagers