Monthly Archives: October 2021

This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958

ESCAPE TO TAMPICO Original Airdate: October 26, 1958 Synopsis. In New Orleans, aristocrat Raoul Gireaux offers Bret $6,000 to bring back Steve Corbett, who has fled to Tampico, Mexico after murdering Gireaux’s youngest son. After finding work in the cantina … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” airs on Oct. 26, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion) Original Air Date: October 26, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 556.4 with guest Veronica Redd is now available for listening on demand

How Veronica Redd Joined Y&R Original Airdates: Oct. 22-24, 2021 TVC 556.4: Part 2 of a conversation that began on our last program with actress, teacher and monologist Veronica Redd. Fans of The Young and the Restless know Veronica as … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 556.5 with guest Kat Kramer is available for listening on demand

Kat Kramer’s Comedy Homecoming Original Airdates: Oct. 22-24, 2021 TVC 556.5: Ed welcomes back singer, actress, producer, and comedienne Kat Kramer (Turnover, Child of the ’70s). After returning to stand-up comedy earlier this year, Kat will perform a special Halloween-themed … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 556.2 with guest Phil Rosenzweig is available for listening on demand

Reginald Rose and The Journey of 12 Angry Men Original Airdates: Oct. 22-24, 2021 TVC 556.2: Ed welcomes Phil Rosenzweig, professor of organizational behavior at IMD business school, and the author of Reginald Rose and The Journey of 12 Angry … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 556.1 with guest Geoffrey Mark is available for listening on demand

70 Years of I Love Lucy Original Airdates: Oct. 22-24, 2021 TVC 556.1: Emmy Award-winning writer and producer Geoffrey Mark joins us to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the premiere of I Love Lucy and the legacy of Lucille Ball … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959

FULL HOUSE Original Airdate: October 25, 1959 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret wins $2,000 playing cards with a man who is temporarily short of cash. Maverick wants the man’s fancy tie pin as collateral, but the man is reluctant to give … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960

MANO NERA Original Airdate: October 23, 1960 Synopsis. In New Orleans, an Italian shop owner dies at Bart’s feet―the latest victim of a murderous band of extortionists known as Mano Nera (“black hand”), who have been terrorizing members of the … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW Original Air Date: October 21, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. … Continue reading

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