Pic of the Day: “Andrew Johnson” revisited

Today’s pic is another from the Profiles in Courage episode “Andrew Johnson,” first airing on February 28, 1965. Tim is Hartwick, the leader of a gang of roughnecks harassing Andrew Johnson (Walter Matthau), 17th president of the U.S., who was struggling with reconstruction issues after the Civil War.

Andrew Johnson

Profiles in Courage was a great series that attracted many top-flight actors of the era. It was based on the book of the same name by President John F. Kennedy, presenting inspirational tales of historical Americans dealing with major life crises. It is long overdue for an official DVD release.

 

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