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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rockford leads a field trip to a funeral in “Friends and Foul Play,” the fifth of the eight reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS, airing Apr. 25, 1996

FRIENDS AND FOUL PLAY Original Air Date: April 25, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford tries to help his friend Babs Honeywell, a waitress at the Sand Castle, prove that her son was killed by mobster Happy Cartello. When Babs herself is murdered, … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rita Moreno and Hal Linden star in “If It Bleeds… It Leads,” the eighth and final Rockford reunion movie, airing Apr. 20, 1999

IF IT BLEEDS… IT LEADS Original Air Date: April 20, 1999 Synopsis. Rita Capkovic (played by Rita Moreno) turns to Rockford one last time when her husband Ernie Lansdale (Hal Linden), a respected school teacher, is wrongfully suspected of being … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Roger E. Mosley guest stars in “Dirty Money, Black Light,” airing Apr. 1, 1977

DIRTY MONEY, WHITE LIGHT Original Air Date: April 1, 1977 Synopsis. Beth hires Jim to find a woman who allegedly could clear her client, pro football player Davey Woodhull, of first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, just as Woodhull’s trial begins, Beth … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, Nita Talbot, and William Smith star in “The Rockford Files,” the 90-minute pilot for the classic TV series, airing Mar. 27, 1974

JAMES GARNER in THE ROCKFORD FILES An NBC World Premiere Movie Original Air Date: March 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford reluctantly agrees to investigate the death of Harvey Butler, an elderly derelict whose body was found beneath the Santa Monica pier … Continue reading

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Lindsay Wagner, Robert Colbert, and The Man Behind The Equalizer

Actors Lindsay Wagner and Robert Colbert and television writer/producer Michael Sloan will join us this weekend for an encore presentation of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 5-7 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: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, and Greg Mullavey star in “Aura Lee, Farewell,” airing Jan. 3, 1975

AURA LEE, FAREWELL Original Air Date: January 3, 1975 Synopsis. Once again, Rockford teams up with Sara Butler (Lindsay Wagner), the woman who hired him in the pilot episode to solve the murder of her father. This time, Sara wants … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Tribute to Alex Trebek with guests Ruta Lee and Steve Beverly is available for listening on demand

Alex Trebek: The Steward of Jeopardy! Original Airdates: Dec. 4-6, 2020 TVC 519.1: Tony, Donna, and Ed pay tribute to Alex Trebek, the Emmy Award-winning game show host who presided over Jeopardy! for an astonishing thirty-six years, beginning in 1984 … Continue reading

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Burt Ward, Ruta Lee, plus a Tribute to Alex Trebek: Next on TVC

Actor and entrepreneur Burt Ward and actress and philanthropist Ruta Lee will join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Dec. 4-6 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 12/4 9am ET … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 517.3 with guest Steve Beverly is available for listening on demand

The New Host of Jeopardy! Original Airdates: Nov. 20-22, 2020 TVC 517.3: Game show historian and TV host Steve Beverly (Steve Beverly’s TV Classics) shares some thoughts on who might be named the next host of Jeopardy! and the particular … Continue reading

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Coming soon to TV CONFIDENTIAL: Broadcast journalism professor and game show historian STEVE BEVERLY, host of Steve Beverly’s TV Classics, on his upcoming tribute to the early game show career of Alex Trebek (premiering Saturday 11/21 on EPlusTV6.com); the episode of Jeopardy! for which Trebek won the first of his six Emmy Awards; and how he first got to know Alex in 1984, at the start of Trebek’s thirty-six-year run as the host of Jeopardy!

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