Genre: Crime Drama
Premise: Carroll O'Connor stars as a small-town police chief (and later a sheriff) in fictional Sparta, Miss. For a small town, Sparta has its share of murder, rape, corruption, racism and drunken driving, so O'Connor's Chief William Gillespie has his hands full. The TV series is based on the novel and film of the same name.
S03, E06 (First Aired: Nov. 28, 1989)
Released by his kidnappers, Chief Gillespie hunts for Dugan's killers while attempting to prevent the assassination of a civil rights leader.
S03, E01 (First Aired: Oct. 24, 1989)
Althea is raped by an acquaintance, and Tibbs is faced with the possibility that they do not have enough evidence to prosecute the man.