I came upon your site while looking at Rookies web pages, and wanted to share my brief story about Sam Melville. I have a photograph of myself with the entire cast of The Rookies in 1973, at some small airport in Southern California where they were filming an episode. I was 10 years old. I had been picked by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation to present an award to the cast for a show they did about a character, like myself, who had type 1 diabetes. The entire cast was extremely nice to me, but no one more so than Sam; he took me around the set, talked to me like a big brother, invited me into the trailer, made sure my diabetes was OK, he treated me like a friend and gave me a confidence in myself that I had not had before. - he was simply wonderful to me. There are some people in your life you meet just once, and all too briefly, but with whom you immediately connect, whom you immediately like, who make a difference for the rest of your life for which you were never able to thank them - Sam Melville is one of those people for me.