Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O'Hara: United States Treasury

A -  Twenty-Six TV Shows - Z

O'Hara, U.S. Treasury is an American television crime drama starring David Janssen and broadcast by CBS during the 1971-72 television seasonJack Webb's Mark VII Limited packaged the program for Universal Television. Webb and longtime colleague James E. Moser created the show; Leonard B. Kaufman was the producer. The series was produced with the full approval and cooperation of the United States Department of the Treasury.

O'Hara, U.S. Treasury starred Janssen (whose company co-produced the show with Mark VII) as the title character, Treasury Agent Jim O'Hara. A county sheriff from Nebraska whose wife and child died in a fire, O'Hara cut all ties with his past life. He put in an application with the United States Department of the Treasury, which accepted him.
As a "T-Man," O'Hara was available to any of the various law enforcement agencies then part of the Department, all of which cooperated in this positive portrayal of their various organizations, much in the manner of the Los Angeles Police Department with Webb's Dragnet and Adam-12. These included the Secret Service, the Intelligence Unit of the Internal Revenue Service, the then-Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms Division of IRS, and the then-Customs Bureau.
O'Hara sometimes worked undercover. Janssen was the series' only regular, as he was given a different assignment at the start of each weekly episode.


Arlee Bird said...

I not only missed this show, I missed hearing about it. I was a David Janssen fan too. This was on when I started college and I didn't watch much TV during those years.

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Anonymous said...

I didn't see this either but if it had David Janssen in it must have been good.

I have put a ps on your other post,not knowing you had written 2 post today. sorry if it seems in appropriate.