TV reporter Peter Campbell deals with his willingness to go to jail rather than reveal his sources of information. An eccentric former screen star, down on his luck, still has a bit of ham in him.
Peter Campbell takes over a secret project in an attempt to learn the reason behind the shooting of a fellow television reporter.
Campbell and his cameraman are assigned to the jailbreak. Campbell and McKnight get tangled up with the escapees and wind up as hostages. The fugitive doesn't really appear to be a dangerous criminal to Campbell, who does some fast talking and offers the promise to help clear the escapee of the charges that jailed him.
TV news reporter Peter Campbell becomes the arbiter in a social revolution. Two men try to hold up a bank, but the plan goes awry. They grab 15 hostages inside the bank, and then demand that Campbell become the go-between in their negotiations for freedom.
Peter Campbell becomes personally involved with two news events -- the theft of a newborn baby and the death of an old friend.
Pete checks into a claim that a bus accident was due to faulty brakes left unrepaired despite the driver's complaints.
TV news reporter Peter Campbell becomes the middleman, negotiating with thieves who have stolen a vial of lethal radioactive material, which already has claimed several lives.
Pete learns from an ex-con that a controversial defense attorney is scheduled to be murdered before the day is over.
Peter Campbell finds himself having to deliver a $500.000 dollar ransom after the distraught parents of a kidnapped boy turn to him for help.
A woman contacts the station, believing she spotted her missing daughter in news footage of an ex-con's release.
A deranged woman who calls Peter Campbell at the TV station, "confesses" that she has murdered her husband and plans to kill again. It sets off a frantic search for the woman.
It's murder on the campus. A vicious gang is terrorizing the campus and several youths die. A bright high-school youngster is the prime suspect in the murder of his best friend.