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Today Is Ours (NBC 1958 with Patricia Benoit and Patrick O’Neal)

USA / NBC / x30 minute episodes / Broadcast 30 June – 26 December 1958 / Made in black and white

In soap opera Today Is Ours, Laura Manning was assistant principal of Bolton Central High School and the episodes followed her struggle with being a newly divorced mum (something very daring at the time, this was the first US TV portrayal of a divorcee), managing the household and holding down a steady job.

Laura also had a new love interest on the horizon in the form of architect Glenn Turner. Plotlines generally revolved around problems at school and romantic shenanigans

cast
PATRICIA BENOIT as Laura Manning
PATRICK O’NEAL as Karl Manning
ERNEST GRAVES as Glenn Turner
PETER LAZAR as Nicky Manning
JOYCE LEAR as Leslie Williams Manning
CHASE CROSLEY as Ellen Wilson
JOHN McGOVERN as Peter Hall





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