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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: 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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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Robert Loggia and Vincent Baggetta star in “Drought at Indianhead River,” airing Nov. 5, 1976

DROUGHT AT INDIANHEAD RIVER Original Air Date: November 5, 1976 Synopsis. Angel becomes the major player in a multi-million dollar real estate deal, without realizing that he is actually the front for a major tax fraud scheme orchestrated by tax … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: MAGNUM, p.i. pays homage to THE ROCKFORD FILES, while also poking fun at Lance White (the character played by Tom Selleck on Rockford), in the episode “Tigers Fan,” airing Nov. 4, 1987. “Tigers Fan” features Joe Santos in his recurring role as police lieutenant Nolan Page, as well as Rockford guest stars James Karen and Carlos Romero

LEARN MORE about this episode in the revised third edition of 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES, featuring more than sixty new pages of never before published information about both the original Rockford Files and the CBS reunion movies, including … Continue reading

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