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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno stars as Rita Capkovic in “No-Fault Affair,” airing Nov. 30, 1979

NO-FAULT AFFAIR Original Air Date: November 30, 1979 Synopsis. After advising a young girl to get out of prostitution while she can, Rita Capkovic decided to practice what she preached: she completed beauty school, and now wants to begin a … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Richard Herd, Kathie Browne, and Warren Kemmerling star in “Pastoria Prime Pick,” airing Nov. 29, 1975

PASTORIA PRIME PICK Original Air Date: November 29, 1975 Synopsis. Rockford becomes the latest victim of a horrifying blackmail scheme orchestrated by the mayor and sheriff of a small community called New Pastoria.    Early in this episode, Rockford calls … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Joanna Cassidy and Joseph Campanella star in “I Still Love L.A.,” the first of the eight ROCKFORD FILES reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS in the 1990s, airing on Nov. 27, 1994

I STILL LOVE L.A. Original Air Date: November 27, 1994 Synopsis. As a favor to his ex-wife, attorney Halley “Kit” Kittredge (played by Joanna Cassidy), Rockford agrees to probe the murder of her friend, legendary film star Lila Lansing.   I … Continue reading

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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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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Hector Elizondo stars in “A Good Clean Bust with Sequel Rights,” airing Nov. 17, 1978

A GOOD CLEAN BUST WITH SEQUEL RIGHTS Original Air Date: November 17, 1978 Synopsis. Jim becomes a temporary “babysitter” for Frank Falcone (played by Hector Elizondo), a superstar cop from Chicago whose legendary exploits have spawned a best seller, a … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, James Whitmore Jr., and Simon Oakland star in “Nice Guys Finish Dead,” airing Nov. 16, 1979

NICE GUYS FINISH DEAD Original Air Date: November 16, 1979 Synopsis. The United Association of Licensed Investigators honors Rockford with the coveted Goodhue Award for his work in a case that set precedent in the field of accident insurance. But … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Lee Purcell, Linda Kelsey, and Tim O’Connor star in “The Dexter Crisis,” airing Nov. 15, 1974

THE DEXTER CRISIS Original Air Date: November 15, 1974 Synopsis. Wealthy entrepreneur Charles Dexter (played by Tim O’Connor) hires Rockford to locate his mistress, Susan Parsons (Lee Purcell), but doesn’t disclose his true motives until much later (Susan ran off … Continue reading

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