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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Cheryl Ladd stars in “Death by Resurrection,” an episode of SWITCH, airing Dec. 2, 1975, that would soon trigger one of the most colorful chapters in Rockford Files history

In the summer of 1975, production began on Switch (CBS, 1975-1978), a caper series, starring Robert Wagner and Eddie Albert, that was produced by Glen Larson. Hoping to emulate the blend of action and humor that made The Rockford Files … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Joseph Cotten, James McEachin and Sharon Gless star in “This Case is Closed,” the 90-minute episode that sparked one of the most colorful chapters in the history of the series, airs on Oct. 18, 1974

THIS CASE IS CLOSED Original Air Date: October 18, 1974 Synopsis. Warner Jameson (played by Joseph Cotten) believes that Mark Chalmers, the jet setting Ivy Leaguer engaged to his daughter Sue (played by Sharon Gless), is not all that he … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Bo Hopkins makes his first appearance as John Cooper in “The Jersey Bounce,” airing Oct. 6, 1978

THE JERSEY BOUNCE Original Air Date: October 6, 1978 Synopsis. Rocky and his neighbors have been harassed by Eugene Conigliaro and Mickey Long, a pair of lowbrow hustlers who are anxious to ingratiate themselves with mob boss Artie Nodzak. Conigliaro … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Gearjammers!” airs on Oct. 3, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Conclusion) Original Air Date: October 3, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of his … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 1 of the two-part episode “Gearjammers!” airs on Sept. 26, 1975

GEARJAMMERS! (Part 1) Original Air Date: September 26, 1975 Synopsis. Rocky’s life becomes endangered after he inadvertently witnesses an illegal business transaction between his trucker friend Johnny LoSalvo and LoSalvo’s ruthless boss Hammel, who has plotted to hijack six of … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Sharon Gless, Michael Bell, and John McMartin star in “The Fourth Man,” airing Sept. 24, 1976

THE FOURTH MAN Original Air Date: September 24, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford’s neighbor Lori Jenevein (played by Sharon Gless) becomes the target of a hitman named Timpson Farrell (John McMartin). Lori, an airline flight attendant, recognizes Farrell as a regular passenger … Continue reading

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