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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Leo Gordon, Denny Miller, Carl Franklin, and John Pleshette star in “Black Mirror,” the two-hour episode introducing Kathryn Harrold as Megan Dougherty, airing Nov. 24, 1978

BLACK MIRROR (two-hour episode) Original Air Date: November 24, 1978 Synopsis. Megan Dougherty (played by Kathryn Harrold), a clinical psychologist who became permanently blinded in an accident ten years earlier, hires Rockford after she is menaced by a man in … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Mitchell Ryan guest stars in “2 into 5.56 Won’t Go,” airing Nov. 21, 1975

2 INTO 5.56 WON’T GO Original Air Date: November 21, 1975 Synopsis. Moments after leaving an urgent message on Rockford’s phone machine, Colonel Daniel Bowie is abducted by his aide, Sergeant Harvey Slate, and a former soldier named Quentin Davis. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “So Help Me God,” the episode for which James Garner won the Emmy Award for Best Actor in the 1976-1977 season, airs on Nov. 19, 1976

SO HELP ME GOD Original Air Date: November 19, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford sees the judicial system at its worst when he is subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury investigating the alleged kidnapping of union official Frank Sorvino.   “So … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Irving the Explainer,” the homage to old Hollywood that also marked James Coburn’s only effort as a director, airs on Nov. 18, 1977

IRVING THE EXPLAINER Original Air Date: November 18, 1977 Synopsis. A woman who is apparently writing a biography of controversial film director Alvah Korper hires Rockford to help her research the book. Rockford doesn’t realize that his client is Korper’s … Continue reading

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