The White Shadow
Debut: January 01, 1978
Ended: January 01, 1981
Debut: January 01, 1978
Ended: January 01, 1981

When a professional athlete busts his knee, there are a few vocational routes to take. There's sports commentary, the autobiography business, personal appearances at used car lot grand openings, and the lecture circuit—all careers that A.E. Housman may have been thinking of when he wrote his poem "To An Athlete Dying Young." But more than all of those other post-athletic activities, there's coaching, shaping young talent with the wisdom accrued in years of experience. Fictional Chicago Bulls forward Ken Reeves was talked into the latter career by his old friend and teammate Jim Willis, and that was the premise behind TV's White Shadow. Jim was a principal at Los Angeles' Carver High School, nestled right inside an inner-city, working-class neighborhood…and though Reeves was new to the world of clipboards and de facto paternal responsibilities, coaching soon appeared to be his true calling. STARRING KEN HOWARD THEME BY MIKE POST

10 years, 3 months ago
I watched this show every week. Good characters and good storylines made this show entertaining. I was sad as a kid when it was cancelled.
    11 years, 1 month ago
    What a great show:)
      12 years, 7 months ago
      Great show with mixed drama and comedy, I enjoyed the show because it remind me of my school days. I wish I could find it on dvd!
        14 years ago
        Great 1 hour show. Memorable characters....Thorpe..Coolidge..Hayward....Reese..Salame.Mixed drama with comedy, but never over the top. I remember the episode when Coolidge wanted to drop out of high school and become a Harlem Globetrotter. They were airing this recently on ESPN Classic.
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