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I saw this TV drama in the late '60s/early 70s in Los Angeles on (I think) public television. It was a sort of prequel to Logan's Run in which youth culture dominates the world and older folks have been sequestered.

The story: a small group of oldsters have been quarantined in an isolated hotel or rooming house with no contact with the rest of the world. All they have is a single TV channel which broadcasts youth propaganda and they are worried that the government is going to take the final step and euthanize them all. It was definitely an American production as it was filled with character actors I recognize but can't name.

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  • sounds interesting. this theme is so compelling: besides logan's run, there was (for me) the most memorable STOS "Miri" with Kim Darby, the late Michael Pollard and the kid who was in To Kill a Mockingbird and on the cutting room floor of Godfather I. I actually will ask a question now about the first fiction with this theme. – releseabe Feb 3 at 22:10
  • I should have mentioned the 1968 movie 'Wild in the Streets'. The ultimate youth movie with a great final line. – Lee Eckhardt Feb 3 at 22:15
  • Back in the day, Federal funding meant that PBS stations could be a lot more independent from the network. – Spencer Feb 3 at 22:22
  • I didn't know that. I saw this in Los Angeles. Does that mean it wasn't necessarily broadcast nationally? – Lee Eckhardt Feb 3 at 22:36
  • @releseabe - this is a much more clear representation / gives understanding or context to the question you were trying to ask earlier. Things turned a little sour (not sure why, but alas) - feel free to re-ask it with a little bit clearer wording, a sharper title, etc... – NKCampbell Feb 3 at 23:51

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