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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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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Coulter City Wildcat” airs on Nov. 12, 1976

COULTER CITY WILDCAT Original Air Date: November 12, 1976 Synopsis. Rocky wins a parcel of land in Kern County in a public auction sponsored by the federal government. Two men pistol-whip Rocky into signing away all oil and mineral rights … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Janis Paige, Robert Alda, and Richard Romanus star in “A Three-Day Affair with a Thirty-Day Escrow,” airing Nov. 10, 1978

A THREE-DAY AFFAIR WITH A THIRTY-DAY ESCROW Original Air Date: November 10, 1978 Synopsis. A sheik named Talib kidnaps Rockford and demands to know the whereabouts of his daughter, Khedra Aziz, a woman whom a gigolo named Sean Innes (played … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Lynette Mettey stars in “In Pursuit of Carol Thorne,” airing Nov. 8, 1974

IN PURSUIT OF CAROL THORNE Original Air Date: November 8, 1974 Synopsis. An elderly couple who claim to be the parents of Cliff Hoad hires Rockford to tail Carol Thorne, a recently paroled convict (played by Lynette Mettey) who is … Continue reading

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