This is The Life program: “Undertow” – Harry (David Ogden Stiers) loses his daughter to drowning. In his grief, he blames the lifeguard, Jim (Gil Perterson). The loss turns to anger towards Jim who also is struggling with the loss of his wife, just a year earlier.
This Is The Life program: “Cell of Hope” – Flag Washington (Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs) gets a new cellmate Jimmy Stricklin (Richard Dinitri) who is obnoxious. Washington, who came to Christ while in prison, is tested and they come to blows.
This Is the Life – “Destination Unknown” – Paul Werner (Leonard Nimoy) is a nuclear scientist. He plans to reject American values and defect to the Soviet Union. He reconsiders when he has a conversation on the airplane with a Pastor and an airline stewardess.
This Is the Life – “Happiness is Dirty Hands” – School teacher Kent (Daniel Travanti) lives and teaches High School in a troubled metro area. The decision for him and his wife (Ann Whitfield), to live in a poverty area is troubling their marriage. Kent’s friend Art (Mike Farrell) offers some help.
This Is the Life – “The Visitation” – Pastor Andrew Burdick (Dick Sargent) is having problems keeping his congregation together. Bishop Smith (Parley Baer) visits him to identify some troubling leadership spots and to renew faith in his ability to get things done.
This Is the Life – “The Missing Ingredient” – Bob (Jack Nicholson) and his fiancée Lynn (Susan Crane) are planning their wedding when she overhears her parents planning to separate after the wedding. Suddenly, Sue has some reservations.
This is The Life program: “Old Smiley” -For over 40 plus years, Charlie Grebs was certain that his “Happiness God” from the Orient brought him good luck. In less than one day, he fully realizes that things are not always what they seem to be.