The Chisholms (1979-1980)
Cast: Robert Preston as Hadley Chisholm
Rosemary Harris as Minerva Chisholm
Ben Murphy as Will Chisholm
Brian Kerwin as Gideon Chisholm
Stacey Nelkin as Bonnie Sue Chisholm
Susan Swift as Annabel Chisholm
James Van Patten as Bo Chisholm
The Chisholms was a CBS western four part mini-series starring Robert Preston, which aired from March 29, 1979 to April 19, 1979. The program was then broadcast as a TV series of nine additional episodes from January 19, 1980 to March 15, 1980.
The premise was the story of the Chisholm family that was defrauded of their Virginia land and headed West to seek a new life. The Chisholms encounter difficult travel, hostile Indians, and family struggles.
Robert Preston appeared as family patriarch Hadley Chisholm but died midway through the 1980 episodes.
Chapter I 3/29/1979
Chapter II 4/5/1979
Chapter III 4/12/1979
Chapter IV 4/19/1979
Endless Desert 2/2/1980
Death in the Sierras 2/16/1980
The Promised Land 2/23/1980
The Suitors 3/1/1980
The Siren Song 3/15/1980
Actors: Ben Murphy, Robert Preston