Centennial

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Centennial is a 12-episode American television miniseries, that aired on NBC, from October 1978 to February 1979. It was based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener, and was produced by John Wilder.

Centennial is a 12-episode American television miniseries, that aired on NBC, from October 1978 to February 1979. It was based on the novel of the same name by James A. Michener, and was produced by John Wilder.

Original Release

10/01/1978 on NBC

Cast

David Janssen Narrator
Alex Karras Hans Brumbaugh
Donald Pleasence Sam Purchas
Sally Kellerman Lise Bockweiss
Richard Chamberlain Alexander McKeag
Barbara Carrera Clay Basket
Timothy Dalton Oliver Seccombe
Brian Keith Sheriff Axel Dumire
Chad Everett Major Maxwell Mercy
Merle Haggard Cisco Calendar
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Only the Rocks Live Forever Sunday, 01 October 1978
2 The Yellow Apron Sunday, 08 October 1978
3 The Wagon and the Elephant Saturday, 28 October 1978
4 For as Long as the Waters Flow Saturday, 04 November 1978
5 The Massacre Saturday, 11 November 1978
6 The Longhorns Sunday, 03 December 1978
7 The Shepherds Sunday, 10 December 1978
8 The Storm Sunday, 14 January 1979
9 The Crime Sunday, 21 January 1979
10 The Winds of Fortune Sunday, 28 January 1979
11 The Winds of Death Saturday, 03 February 1979
12 The Scream of Eagles Sunday, 04 February 1979
13 The Longhorns (Part 2)

Directors

Virgil W. Vogel, Paul Krasny, Harry Falk, Bernard McEveety

Writers

John Wilder, James A. Michener, Charles Larson, Jerry Ziegman

Cast

David Janssen Narrator
Alex Karras Hans Brumbaugh
Donald Pleasence Sam Purchas
Sally Kellerman Lise Bockweiss
Richard Chamberlain Alexander McKeag
Barbara Carrera Clay Basket
Timothy Dalton Oliver Seccombe
Brian Keith Sheriff Axel Dumire
Chad Everett Major Maxwell Mercy
Merle Haggard Cisco Calendar
William Atherton Jim Lloyd
Mark Harmon Captain John McIntosh
Lynn Redgrave Charlotte Buckland Seccombe
Richard Crenna Colonel Frank Skimmerhorn
Anthony Zerbe Mervin Wendell
Gregory Harrison Levi Zendt
Pernell Roberts General Asher
Stephanie Zimbalist Elly Zendt
Raymond Burr James Clark
Andy Griffith Professor Lewis Vernor

Producers

Editors

Howard Deane, Bill Parker, John Elias, Ralph Schoenfeld, Robert Weaver, Robert Walden, Robert F. Shugrue, Robert Watts

1980 Golden Globe Best Television Series - Drama Nominated
1980 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special Nominated
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