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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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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 526.2: Tribute to Cy Chermak is available for listening on demand

Cy Chermak and the Evolution of CHiPs Original Airdates: Feb. 12-14, 2021 TVC 526.2: From September 2018: Television producer Cy Chermak, author of The Show Runner: An Insider’s Guide to Successful TV Production, uses his experience on CHiPs to illustrate … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “The Attractive Nuisance” airs on Jan. 6, 1978

PIECE WORK Original Air Date: January 6, 1978 Synopsis. Rocky opens a truckstop diner with a man named Vince Whitehead. Neither Jim nor Rocky realize that Whitehead, a onetime major mob figure, is using the garage located behind the restaurant … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Erin Gray and Rene Auberjonois star in “With the French Heel Back, Is the Nehru Jacket Far Behind,” the episode that also marks the second appearance of Jimmy Joe Meeker, airing Jan. 5, 1979

WITH THE FRENCH HEEL BACK, CAN THE NEHRU JACKET BE FAR BEHIND? Original Air Date: January 5, 1979 Synopsis. Rockford probes the apparent suicide of his friend Carol Calcote, a high-fashion supermodel who was found dead on the same night … 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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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Loss,” the conclusion of the two-part episode “Profit and Loss,” airs on Dec. 27, 1974

PROFIT AND LOSS (Part 2: LOSS) Original Air Date: December 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford considers quitting the FDI case when he is hired by Doris Parker, the widow of an FDI computer programmer. Doris has long suspected the company of … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ron Rifkin stars in “The Trouble with Warren,” airing Dec. 24, 1976

THE TROUBLE WITH WARREN Original Air Date: December 24, 1976 Synopsis. Beth’s intellectually brilliant but socially inept cousin Warren (played by Ron Rifkin) is the prime suspect in the murder of his boss. Rockford agrees to help, only to find … Continue reading

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