Plot & Details
The regular stars of the TV series Name of the Game (Gene Barry, Robert Stack, Tony Franciosa) keep a low profile in this episode, titled A Capitol Affair. The emphasis is on Howard Publications journalist Suzanne Pleshette, who labors long and hard to win her politician boyfriend Monte Markham a presidential appointment. But Pleshette's efforts are threatened by vitriolic gossip columnist Mercedes McCambridge. For reasons left unknown until the end of the episode, McCambridge conducts a one-woman campaign to thoroughly discredit Markham. A Capitol Affair first aired February 12, 1971.