“Mr. Novak” is released on DVD — one year after Chuck Harter ‘s “Acclaimed” companion book to the classic TV series
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Warner Archives Issues DVD Set!
The early 1960s were a time with a TV landscape thought of as more innocent than today, but behind the scenes, changes were roiling the nation. Into this fray stepped a groundbreaking series based on true stories from the nation’s high school students and the teachers charged with tending them. James Franciscus stars as John Novak, an idealistic, novice teacher, while storied stage and screen veteran Dean Jagger costars as his mentor, Principal Albert Vane. Constantly challenging the rules of the education establishment, the dedicated young Mr. Novak guides his bright but troubled students while dealing with teen pregnancy, drug abuse, racial conflict and alcoholism – problems as relevant and shocking then as they are today. Notable guest stars include such luminaries as Lillian Gish, Martin Landau, Edward Asner and Beau Bridges. This groundbreaking series also features students from Los Angeles’ Marshall High School. Mr. Novak: The Complete First Season (DVD) is now available, the issue price is $47.99.
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Author Chuck Harter Visits Locations Where “Mr. Novak” Was Filmed
Ed Asner Plugs New Book on Mr. Novak Television Series. Watch the Video.
Tony Dow is widely known for his role as Wally Cleaver on the long running “Leave It To Beaver” television series.
He appeared in 5 episodes of the Mr. Novak program and was a semi regular on the first season as George Scheros, the Editor of the High School paper. He was pleased to see the new book and called it “amazing” and “couldn’t wait to read it.”
His three episodes as the Editor will be featured in the official DVD release by Warners in Spring 2018.
“It’s a GREAT book…very informative and has an easy conversational style that I find refreshing…looks and reads quite well.”
—-Ben Ohmart, President of BearManorMedia.com
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How Walter Koenig’s Career on Star Trek Came About
Walter had his first leading role in an episode on the Mr. Novak show. He played a Russian exchange student who came to the American High School.
This excellent performance in part later landed him the game changing role of “Pavel Chekov” on Star Trek.
Walter gave an exclusive interview, wrote the Afterword and provided photos from his personal archive for the new book.
The DVD release next Spring of the first season of Mr. Novak will contain “The Boy without a Country” which features Walter’s great performance as Alexi Dubov.
From Actor Beau Bridges
“Got the book Chuck. It was fun looking through…lots of memories!”