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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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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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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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