Created by: David E. Kelley
Directed by: Arlene Sanford
Written by: John J. Sakmar & Kerry Lenhart
Original airdate: January 8, 2001
Episode title: Chapter Nine
Running time: 44 minutes
Boston Public is an American drama television series created by David E. Kelley and broadcast on Fox. Set in Boston, the series centers on Winslow High School, a fictional public high school in the Boston Public Schools district. It features a large ensemble cast and focuses on the work and private lives of the various teachers, students, and administrators at the school. It aired from October 2000 to January 2004. Its slogan was “Every day is a fight. For respect. For dignity. For sanity.”
The lives of 10 faculty members at a high school in Boston, Mass. weave in and out of dealing with trouble-makers, having a personal life, and keeping sanity.
The first day back at school has barely begun when the police show up looking for a murder suspect. A botched robbery has gone down a few blocks away and the panicked assailant, wearing a Winslow High letterman’s jacket, shot and killed a man before heading towards school grounds.