Monthly Archives: January 2021

Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 524.7 with guest Sterling Mire is available for listening on demand

Sterling Mire and The AOM System Original Airdates: Jan. 22-24, 2021 TVC 524.7: Actress, author, and life coach Sterling Mire tells Ed how a chance encounter with actor Gary Oldman set her on the path to developing AOM, the Art … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 524.4: 40 Years of Dynasty and Hill Street Blues

40 Years of Dynasty and Hill Street Blues Original Airdates: Jan. 22-24. 2021 TVC 524.4: From January 2011: Tony, Donna, and Ed remember the premieres of Dynasty and Hill Street Blues in 1981, and of Donny & Marie in 1976. … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “The Rivals,” the famous adaptation of the Richard Sheridan play that also featured Roger Moore and Patricia Crowley, aired on Jan. 25, 1959

THE RIVALS Original Airdate: January 25, 1959 Synopsis. Wealthy John Vandergelt III hires Bret to switch identities with him as part of an elaborate attempt to woo the lovely Lydia Linley.     “The Rivals” is the only episode of Maverick to … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Mary Frann and M. Emmet Walsh star in “Counter Gambit,” airing Jan. 24, 1975. This episode also marks Stuart Margolin’s first appearance as Angel since the Rockford Files pilot

COUNTER GAMBIT Original Air Date: January 24, 1975 Synopsis. Insurance agent Edgar Burch (played by M. Emmet Walsh) hires Rockford to recover a $250,000 pearl necklace that was stolen by Moss Williams (Eddie Fontaine) three years before—shortly after Williams asked … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: Julie Adams stars as “The White Widow,” airing Jan. 24, 1960

THE WHITE WIDOW Original Airdate: January 24, 1960 Synopsis. Bart wins $5,000 playing poker in Fairview and stores the money in a hotel safe. The next day, he discovers that the money has been stolen, and the hotel clerk killed. Needing … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: John Saxon stars in “A Portrait of Elizabeth,” airing Jan. 23, 1976

A PORTRAIT OF ELIZABETH Original Air Date: January 23, 1976 Synopsis. John Saxon stars as Dave Delaroux, Beth’s client—and new boyfriend. Delaroux, the controller for the local branch of a national corporation, wants Rockford to determine whether someone in his … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: “Dutchman’s Gold,” inspired by the Top 40 song of the same name, aired on Jan. 22, 1961

DUTCHMAN’S GOLD Original Airdate: January 22, 1961 Synopsis. After winning half-ownership of a saloon, but needing money to keep the business afloat, Beau becomes partners with a mysterious gold prospector known only as The Dutchman.    Mala Powers (Outrage) guest stars in … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno stars in “The Paper Palace,” the first of her three appearances as Rita Capkovic, airing Jan. 20, 1978

THE PAPER PALACE Original Air Date: January 20, 1978  Synopsis. EGOT winner Rita Moreno stars as Rita Capkovic, a career prostitute who aches for genuine friendship: She’s so lonely that she often wheels an empty cart around a supermarket just … Continue reading

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Kat Kramer, plus a Tribute to Peter Mark Richman: Next on TVC

Singer, actress, comedienne and producer Kat Kramer, plus we’ll remember actor, author, and Renaissance man Peter Mark Richman on the next edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Jan. 22-24 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: William Reynolds stars in “Rope of Cards,” the episode that introduced viewers to Maverick Solitaire, airing on Jan. 19, 1958

ROPE OF CARDS Original Airdate: January 19, 1958 Synopsis. Maverick meets Twelve Angry Men as Bret finds himself the only juror who votes to acquit a man who stands accused of murder.   The first of four episodes featuring William Reynolds (The F.B.I., … Continue reading

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