Pic of the Day: “Andrew Johnson” revisited

The Memorial Day weekend begins with another look at the Profiles in Courage episode “Andrew Johnson,” first airing on February 28, 1965. Hartwick and his band of torch-bearing ruffians are intent on harassing President Andrew Johnson (Walter Matthau), embroiled in the vicissitudes of reconstruction after the Civil War.

Andrew Johnson - 1965

This episode was helmed by veteran television director Alexander Singer. He attended high school in the Bronx and became good friends with another young man who would also end up directing Timothy. That young man’s name was Stanley Kubrick.