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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Sharon Gless, Michael Bell, and John McMartin star in “The Fourth Man,” airing Sept. 24, 1976

THE FOURTH MAN Original Air Date: September 24, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford’s neighbor Lori Jenevein (played by Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a hitman named Timpson Farrell (John McMartin). Lori, an airline flight attendant, recognizes Farrell as a regular passenger … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Heartaches of a Fool,” featuring two songs performed by Willie Nelson, airs on Sept. 22, 1978

HEARTACHES OF A FOOL Original Air Date: September 22, 1978 Synopsis. Country-western recording star Charlie Strayhorn is beset with financial and personal problems: production on his new album has been delayed; he has tax troubles; and his marriage is ending. … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 508 with guest Gigi Garner is available for listening on demand

The Humanity of James Garner Original Airdates: Sept. 18-20, 2020 TVC 508.4: Ed welcomes back Gigi Garner, daughter of beloved film and TV actor James Garner, and the founder the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund (JGARF), the nonprofit organization that … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “The Dark and Bloody Ground,” Gretchen Corbett’s first appearance as Beth Davenport, airs on Sept. 20, 1974

THE DARK AND BLOODY GROUND Original Air Date: September 20, 1974 Synopsis. This episode introduces Gretchen Corbett as Rockford’s attorney Beth Davenport, who (as Becker puts it) “collects lost causes like they were rare coins.” Beth’s client Ann Calhoun has … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Linda Evans and H.M. Wynant star in “The Farnsworth Stratagem,” airing Sept. 19, 1975

THE FARNSWORTH STRATAGEM Original Air Date: September 19, 1975 Synopsis. Dennis and Peggy Becker purchase 2½-percent ownership of a posh hotel resort in a deal brokered by Simon Lloyd, a flim-flam artist who doesn’t tell the Beckers that the “hotel” … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Richard Kiley, Kathryn Harrold, and Bryan Cranston star in “Punishment and Crime,” the sixth of the eight CBS ROCKFORD FILES reunion movies, airing Sept. 18, 1996

PUNISHMENT AND CRIME Original Air Date: September 18, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford’s renewed romance with old flame Megan Dougherty (Kathryn Harrold, reprising her role from the NBC series) takes a treacherous turn when he learns that her arrogant playboy cousin Patrick … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: James Whitmore Jr. makes his first appearance as Rockford wannabe Fred Beamer in “Beamer’s Last Case,” airing Sept. 16, 1977

BEAMER’S LAST CASE Original Air Date: September 16, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford returns from an aborted fishing vacation in the Caribbean to find that someone has wrecked his car, disturbed his home, used his credit card to purchase several expensive detection … Continue reading

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Gigi Garner, Mr. TV Classics, and A Rogue TV Comedy Writer: Next on TVC

Animal rescue advocate Gigi Garner, Emmy nominated writer/producer Ted Bergman, and television historian Steve Beverly will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Sept. 18-20 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: James Woods, Julie Sommars, and Abe Vigoda star in “The Kirkoff Case,” the premiere episode of the ROCKFORD FILES series, airing Sept. 13, 1974

THE KIRKOFF CASE Original Air Date: September 13, 1974 Synopsis. Larry Kirkoff  (played by James Woods) was indicted for the double murder of his parents. However, he was never convicted because the prosecution couldn’t place him at the scene of … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jim Hampton stars in “The Aaron Ironwood School of Success,” airing Sept. 12, 1975

THE AARON IRONWOOD SCHOOL OF SUCCESS Original Air Date: September 12, 1975 Synopsis. Aaron Ironwood, an orphan who once lived with the Rockfords for many years, is now a self-made multi-millionaire who travels around the country giving motivational seminars that … Continue reading

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