This Generation’s Michael Landon?

I had The View on yesterday for a couple of minutes.  The ladies were talking about the Stephen Collins scandal.  Rosie O’Donnell said that the allegations were shocking because Stephen Collins was this generation’s Michael Landon.

Was Stephen Collins this generation’s Michael Landon?  Well, in a sense, he was.  He played a loving father and pastor for eleven years, so I can understand how people would identify him especially with that role.  But there are differences.  Stephen Collins played other roles, too, including roles as villains, whereas Michael Landon almost always played good characters.  Moreover, Michael Landon not only starred in wholesome shows, but he played a significant role in creating them.  I think that Landon had a greater commitment to the existence of wholesome, family TV shows.

But I can’t think of anyone else who would qualify as this generation’s Michael Landon.  Of course, Michael Landon was alleged to have fallen short personally from his TV persona, albeit not as far as Collins fell from his.

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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2 Responses to This Generation’s Michael Landon?

  1. I don’t know if I would have put Stephen Collins in the same category as Michael Landon.


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