Monthly Archives: January 2021

This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Guatemala City” aired on Jan. 31, 1960

GUATEMELA CITY Original Airdate: January 31, 1960 Synopsis. In San Francisco, Bret sets out to apprehend two jewel thieves and collect the $25,000 reward for their capture.      LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of Maverick: Legend … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Linda Evans stars as “Claire,” airing Jan. 31, 1975

CLAIRE Original Air Date: January 31, 1975 Synopsis. Rockford’s former fiance Claire Prescott (played by Linda Evans) asks him to find Charlie Manning, an undercover police detective who used Claire as an informant as part of an important narcotics investigation. … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Michael Ansara stars as “Joey Blue Eyes,” airing Jan. 30, 1976. James Luisi also appears in this episode, but not as Lieutenant Chapman

JOEY BLUE EYES Original Air Date: January 30, 1976 Synopsis. Michael Ansara stars as Joseph “Joey Blue Eyes” DiMina, a reformed hood who has become a successful restaurateur. Joey finds himself the victim of a conspiracy between his business partner … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Ice Man,” featuring Andrew Duggan and Shirley Knight, aired on Jan. 29, 1961

THE ICE MAN Original Airdate: January 29, 1961 Synopsis. In Temple City, California, Bart becomes embroiled in the gubernatorial election between town boss Rath Lawson and Reform Party candidate Calvin Powers.      “The Ice Man” is the only episode in which … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: John Pleshette and Rick Springfield star in “Dwarf in a Helium Hat,” airing Jan. 27, 1978

DWARF IN A HELIUM HAT Original Air Date: January 27, 1978 Synopsis. After receiving a strange phone call from a man who tells him “your dog is dead” and that “you and that Lansing girl are next,” Rockford determines that … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Mills Watson and Richard Kelton star in “The Deuce,” airing Jan. 26, 1979

THE DEUCE Original Air Date: January 26, 1979 Synopsis. Mills Watson guest stars as George Bassett, a chronic drinker accused of vehicular manslaughter. Though the circumstantial case against Bassett is strong, Rockford is the only juror on Bassett’s trial who … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Diamond in the Rough,” the second of two episodes featuring Fredd Wayne, aired on Jan. 26, 1958

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH Original Airdate: January 26, 1958 Synopsis. In San Francisco, Bart sets to even the score against Van Buren Kingsley, a ruthless New Orleans aristocrat who cons people into buying stock in a worthless diamond company. Kingsley not … Continue reading

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Moosie Drier, plus The Trials and Tribulations of Gene Roddenberry: Next on TVC

We will welcome back actor, director, and voice artist Moosie Drier and Star Trek historian/Gene Roddenberry biographer Marc Cushman on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 29-31 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 524.5 with guest Kat Kramer is available for listening on demand

Kat Kramer Salutes Lily Tomlin Original Airdates: Jan. 22-24, 2021 TVC 524.5: A return visit by award-winning actress, singer, comedienne, and producer Kat Kramer (Turnover, Child of the ’70s, Mother’s Day Memories). Kat’s heartfelt musical tribute to Lily Tomlin is … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 524.1: Tribute to Peter Mark Richman is available for listening on demand

The Inner Voice of Peter Mark Richman Original Airdates: Jan. 22-24, 2021 TVC 524.1: Ed plays highlights of our May 2011 conversation with Peter Mark Richman, the accomplished actor, author, artist, and Renaissance man who passed away on Thursday, Jan. … Continue reading

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