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Scripted
Premiered
Oct. 07, 1991
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USA
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I'll Fly Away

Small-town prosecuting attorney Forrest Bedford must raise his three children after his wife is institutionalized; moody high school athlete Nathan, precocious 13-year-old Francie and troubled 6-year-old John Morgan

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TV Special: I'll Fly Away: Then And Now Aired: Oct. 11, 1993

PBS prefaces its rebroadcast of all 39 series episodes (originally aired on NBC) with this new episode in which a 60-year-old Lilly recalls to …

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  • The role of Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford was played in the pilot by Jason London. When the series was picked up for more episodes, Jason was already committed to filming The Man in the Moon…
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    The role of Nathaniel 'Nathan' Bedford was played in the pilot by Jason London. When the series was picked up for more episodes, Jason was already committed to filming The Man in the Moon (1991)'. He suggested that his twin brother, Jeremy, replace him in the series. However, Jason took over the role again in late 1993 for the series' two-hour conclusion ("I'll Fly Away: Then & Now") when Jeremy was shooting another project.
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  • The character 'Forrest Bedford' was ranked #17 in TV Guide's list of the "50 Greatest TV Dads of All Time" (20 June 2004 issue).
  • Forrest Bedford and Nathan Bedford are both named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate officer and founding member of the Ku Klux Klan. The housekeeper Lily Harper is named for Harper…
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    Forrest Bedford and Nathan Bedford are both named for Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate officer and founding member of the Ku Klux Klan. The housekeeper Lily Harper is named for Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird. The latter was a major inspiration for the series, as the creators thought it would be interesting to explore the life of Atticus Finch's housekeeper Calpurnia outside of the Finch household.
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