Against the Odds (TV series)

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Against the Odds
Created byCy Schneider
StarringBill Bixby
Virginia Capers
Peter Brooks
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Bob Klein
Bruce Littlejohn
Producer(s)Marcus Keys
Original networkNickelodeon
Original release1982 (1982) – 1984 (1984)

Against the Odds is an early Nickelodeon show profiling inspirational stories of people throughout history. It was hosted by Bill Bixby. (TV show also on the American History channel, present day, not related to this). It ran from 1982 to 1984 on Nickelodeon and was described as "a series of little tragedies" by future Nickelodeon president Geraldine Laybourne.[1]


Against the Odds profiled several notable historical figures including:


  1. ^ "The Hauser Oral and Video History Project". The Cable Center (