Palmerstown, U.S.A.

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Palmerstown, U.S.A. is a television drama series that aired on CBS from March 20, 1980 to June 9, 1981. It was created by Norman Lear and Alex Haley, whose childhood was the basis for the series. It tells the story of two nine-year-old boys in the... read more

Palmerstown, U.S.A. is a television drama series that aired on CBS from March 20, 1980 to June 9, 1981. It was created by Norman Lear and Alex Haley, whose childhood was the basis for the series. It tells the story of two nine-year-old boys in the rural Southern community of Palmerstown who become best friends during the Great Depression, despite one being black and the other being white.

Original Release

03/10/1980 on CBS

Cast

Bill Duke Luther Freeman
Michael J. Fox Willy-Joe Hall
Jonelle Allen Bessie Freeman
Star-Shemah Bobatoon Diana Freeman
Jermain H. Johnson Booker T. Freeman
Brian G. Wilson David Hall
Janice St. John Coralee Hall
Beeson Carroll W.D. Hall
Kenneth White Sheriff
James Hall
(see additional cast & crew)
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4 Future City Tuesday, 07 April 1981
5 Epidemic Tuesday, 14 April 1981
6 The Threat Tuesday, 21 April 1981
7 Roadhouse Tuesday, 05 May 1981
8 Dry Hole Tuesday, 19 May 1981
9 The Suitor Tuesday, 02 June 1981
10 Crossroads Tuesday, 09 June 1981
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1981 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Nominated
1981 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Film Editing for a Series Nominated
1980 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a Series Won
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