Boston Public is an American television series created by David E. Kelley ( Ally McBeal, Picket Fences - Tatort garden fence ). Between 2000 and 2004, 81 episodes have been made. It is broadcast in Germany by the TV channel VOX.
The series deals with the life and problems of the teachers and students at Winslow High School in Boston.
Head of School are the assertive director Steven Harper and the choleric deputy director Scott Guber. You have the oversight of, among others, a history teacher Lauren Davis, the English teacher Harry Senate, whose unorthodox teaching methods, in particular parents always cause excitement, and the former lawyer Ronnie Cooke. In addition, the rigid old history teacher Harvey Lipschultz, the jammed literature teacher Milton Buttle and depressive Marla Hendricks.
The individual episodes repeatedly speak to controversial issues of reality. Growing violence in schools and in families, drug use by students and teachers and the school policy that ensures that teachers are overworked and underpaid.
In the second season, the show came under pressure due to declining ratings and started in rapid succession replace the actor, but without resounding success: After the first three seasons contained 22 episodes each, the fourth and final after 15 episodes was ended. One reason for this was the boycott call of Christian fundamentalists who came around themes and language of the series, and calling for a boycott of Volkswagen, for example, because Volkswagen was a main sponsor of the series.
In 2001 the series was awarded an Emmy Award for Outstanding Art Direction for a Single Camera Series, in 2003 won the series an award at the Peabody Awards. Excellent episode Chapter 37 was the Actress Loretta Devine won in the years 2001, 2003 and 2004 respectively an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. 2004 Actor Thomas Dekker was for his Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor honored at the Young Artist Awards.