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The Healers is a soap opera-style affair starring John Forsythe as head researcher at a California medical center. Underfunded and understaffed, Forsythe tries his best to hold his humanitarian enterprise together. At home, Forsythe is plagued by a mercurial wife (Beverly Garland) and rebellious children (Shelly and Christian Juttner). So many "name" supporting players wander in and out of the proceedings that one might suspect The Healers was the pilot of a projected TV series...and one's suspicions would be correct. But with a Jackie Gleason/Julie Andrews special as its main competition, who was watching The Healers during its first telecast on May 22, 1974? ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi