10 Best Legal Shows in TV History

The Criminal Justice Degrees Program has posted its 10 Best Legal Shows in TV History, along with YouTube clips from each show. In tenth place it lists what I believe to be the best lawyer show of all time: The Defenders, starring E.G. Marshall and Robert Reed:

The Defenders was a successful courtroom drama series that told the story of father-and-son defense attorneys who handles high-profile and very controversial cases involving racism, civil rights, religion, abortion and other major issues of the time. The series ran from 1961 to 1965 on CBS and received a great deal of praise for its social context and outstanding performances.

It was watching this show in first run that first made me want to be a lawyer. Here is the clip from the show:

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