Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Robert Foxworth stars as Charles Halsey, newly inaugurated President of the United States. No sooner has Halsey taken office than he faces his first crisis: a fleet of alien spaceships is rapidly approaching earth. Having been elected on the basis of his pacifist views, will President Halsey rise to the challenge -- if indeed the challenge is truly what it appears to be? Originally telecast on March 1, 1996, "Trial by Fire" has since taken on a disturbing immediacy in the light of the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center.