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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Kathleen Crowley and Arch Johnson star in “A Bullet for the Teacher,” airing Oct. 30, 1960

A BULLET FOR THE TEACHER Original Airdate: October 30, 1960 Synopsis. Beau wins half-ownership of the Golden Wheel Casino in St. Joseph, Missouri. But the business venture is short-lived when his partner Rand Storm, a notorious ladies’ man, is shot … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Edd Byrnes, Michael Dante, and Peter Brown star in “Stage West,” airing Oct. 27, 1957

STAGE WEST Original Airdate: October 27, 1957 Synopsis. Bret and the widow Linda Harris are held hostage by rancher Mart Fallon and his two sons. Fallon murdered Linda’s husband, a miner who has found gold near Indian territory. Unfortunately for … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Kill The Messenger,” Joe Santos’ favorite episode, airs on Oct. 27, 1978

KILL THE MESSENGER Original Air Date: October 27, 1978   Synopsis. As a nervous Becker prepares to take the examination for lieutenant, he’s assigned a departmental hot potato: the homicide of parole officer Eileen Towne, wife of Deputy Chief of … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958

ESCAPE TO TAMPICO Original Airdate: October 26, 1958 Synopsis. In New Orleans, aristocrat Raoul Gireaux offers Bret $6,000 to bring back Steve Corbett, who has fled to Tampico, Mexico after murdering Gireaux’s youngest son. After finding work in the cantina … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” airs on Oct. 26, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion) Original Air Date: October 26, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959

FULL HOUSE Original Airdate: October 25, 1959 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret wins $2,000 playing cards with a man who is temporarily short of cash. Maverick wants the man’s fancy tie pin as collateral, but the man is reluctant to give … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960

MANO NERA Original Airdate: October 23, 1960 Synopsis. In New Orleans, an Italian shop owner dies at Bart’s feet―the latest victim of a murderous band of extortionists known as Mano Nera (“black hand”), who have been terrorizing members of the … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW Original Air Date: October 21, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “White on White and Nearly Perfect,” the first of two episodes starring Tom Selleck as Lance White, airs on Oct. 20, 1978

WHITE ON WHITE AND NEARLY PERFECT Original Air Date: October 20, 1978 Synopsis. While investigating the disappearance of the daughter of a millionaire industrialist, Rockford must also contend with Lance White, a rival private detective whose intrepid yet oblivious approach … Continue reading

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