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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Gallegher Gets The News

January 24, 1965, marked the debut of the series of shows centering on “Gallegher” on the Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color TV series. Disney favorite Roger Mobley (who I wrote about here and here) stars as Gallegher, an early-1900s copy boy at the big-city newspaper, The Daily Press. By tirelessly following up clues, hunting down suspects, and putting himself in harm’s way, Gallegher continually proves himself a better reporter than any of the adult journalists who get the page-one bylines. In a photo (which incidentally misspells Gallegher's name) from Part II of this comedy/drama, Roger is shown with Jack Warden, just one of the many great character actors who appeared in the “Gallegher” episodes, including Bruce Dern, Anne Francis, Peter Graves, Dennis Weaver, Beverly Garland, and of course Edmond O’Brian and Harvey Korman as Gallegher’s newspaper co-workers. I’m at work (and have been for some time) on a behind-the-scenes account of the making of this Disney TV series-within-a-series. Watch this blog for more details, coming soon, and like Gallegher himself, you’ll be getting the news.


Anonymous said...

I've never seen any of these episodes, nor are they available anywhere. Time to issue these on dvd!

dgirl said...

Roger Mobley was so engaging as Gallegher, this series was one of my all-time favorites from Disney. I really hope they release it on DVD some day.