Synopsis by Hal Erickson
In this feature-length pilot film for a weekly Jack Webb-produced TV series, Jackie Cooper stars as Peter Campbell, a veteran news reporter whose career has been destroyed by booze. Hoping to redeem himself, Campbell signs on as the senior member of a mobile news team for TV station KONE in an unnamed (but very L.A.-looking) West Coast metropolis. Campbell's associates include news producer Maggie Spencer (Julie Gregg) and ace cameraman Doug McKnight (Mark Wheeler). Some of the team's first assignments are a search for the missing father of a sick child and tracking down a murderous arsonist. When this pilot aired over ABC on September 2, 1975, the proposed series' title was Mobile Two. For no discernible reason, the series itself was re-christened Mobile One, and as such was telecast from September 12 to December 29, 1975.
alcoholism, career, news, reform [improve], reporter, reputation, station, television