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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno stars in “The Paper Palace,” the first of her three appearances as Rita Capkovic, airing Jan. 20, 1978

THE PAPER PALACE Original Air Date: January 20, 1978  Synopsis. EGOT winner Rita Moreno stars as Rita Capkovic, a career prostitute who aches for genuine friendship: She’s so lonely that she often wheels an empty cart around a supermarket just … Continue reading

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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: James Garner wins the Emmy for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series for his performance in “So Help Me God” at the twenty-ninth Emmy Awards ceremony, held Sept. 11, 1977

A searing indictment of the federal judicial system at its worst, “So Help Me God” (original airdate: Nov. 19, 1976) remains a stellar example of how dramatic television can inform as well as entertain. “We were very proud of that … Continue reading

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