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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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Lindsay Wagner, Robert Colbert, and The Man Behind The Equalizer

Actors Lindsay Wagner and Robert Colbert and television writer/producer Michael Sloan will join us this weekend for an encore presentation of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Feb. 5-7 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV history: Julie Adams stars as “The White Widow,” airing Jan. 24, 1960

THE WHITE WIDOW Original Airdate: January 24, 1960 Synopsis. Bart wins $5,000 playing poker in Fairview and stores the money in a hotel safe. The next day, he discovers that the money has been stolen, and the hotel clerk killed. Needing … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 523: Tribute to Dawn Wells is available for listening on demand

Dawn Wells: Remembered Fondly, and With Love Original Airdates: Jan. 15-17, 2021 TVC 523.1: TV Confidential dedicates its entire program this week to the life and career of Dawn Wells, the iconic actress, author, and producer who passed away on … Continue reading

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Celebrating Dawn Wells: Next on TVC

Please join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for a special two-hour tribute to Dawn Wells, airing Jan. 15-17 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 1/15 9am ET 6am PT Listen … 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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