Gibbsville


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Gibbsville is a 1976 United States dramatic television series starring John Savage and Gig Young which centered on the activities of two reporters for a newspaper in a small Pennsylvania town in the 1940s. It aired from November 11 to December 30, 1976.

In the 1940s, Jim Malloy returns to his home town, the fictional small mining town of Gibbsville, Pennsylvania, after being expelled from Yale University during his sophomore year. He becomes a young cub reporter for the town's newspaper, the "Gibbsville Courier." He works there with a senior reporter, Ray Whitehead, who had begun his career in journalism with the Courier and left Gibbsville to pursue a promising career with more prestigious newspapers in larger cities. However, alcoholism had made Ray's career falter, and he had returned to Gibbsville and the Courier to try to make a fresh start. Mr. Pell is the editor of the Courier and is Jim's and Ray's boss.

Jim lives in Gibbsville with his parents, Dr. Mike Malloy and Mrs. Malloy. Dr. Malloy is the town's physician.

David Gerber was Gibbsville's executive producer. The stories and characters in the show were based on the writings of John O'Hara about the fictional Gibbsville (itself based closely on the real-life town of Pottsville, Pennsylvania), and in its opening credits the show refers to itself as "John O'Hara's Gibbsville."

In addition to a 1975 television movie written and directed by playwright Frank D. Gilroy that served as the show's pilot, thirteen episodes were produced, although only six of them aired.

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