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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Isaac Hayes stars as “The Hammer of C Block,” the first of his three appearances as Gandolf Fitch, airing Jan. 9, 1976

THE HAMMER OF C BLOCK Original Air Date: January 9, 1976 Synopsis. Gandolf Fitch (played by Isaac Hayes) received the death penalty after he was convicted of the brutal murder of his girlfriend Lila McGee, but the sentence was reduced … 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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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, and Greg Mullavey star in “Aura Lee, Farewell,” airing Jan. 3, 1975

AURA LEE, FAREWELL Original Air Date: January 3, 1975 Synopsis. Once again, Rockford teams up with Sara Butler (Lindsay Wagner), the woman who hired him in the pilot episode to solve the murder of her father. This time, Sara wants … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “Loss,” the conclusion of the two-part episode “Profit and Loss,” airs on Dec. 27, 1974

PROFIT AND LOSS (Part 2: LOSS) Original Air Date: December 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford considers quitting the FDI case when he is hired by Doris Parker, the widow of an FDI computer programmer. Doris has long suspected the company of … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ron Rifkin stars in “The Trouble with Warren,” airing Dec. 24, 1976

THE TROUBLE WITH WARREN Original Air Date: December 24, 1976 Synopsis. Beth’s intellectually brilliant but socially inept cousin Warren (played by Ron Rifkin) is the prime suspect in the murder of his boss. Rockford agrees to help, only to find … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Larry Linville stars in “A Deadly Maze,” airing Dec. 23, 1977. Written by Juanita Bartlett, this episode received an Edgar Award nomination for Best Television Episode of the season

A DEADLY MAZE Original Air Date: December 23, 1977 Synopsis. Facing a serious cash flow stoppage, Rockford agrees to find a man’s missing wife—a case he’d normally decline. Jim doesn’t realize that his client, Eric Von Albach (played by Larry … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ned Beatty stars in “Profit,” Part 1 of the two-part episode “Profit and Loss,” airing Dec. 20, 1974

PROFIT AND LOSS (Part 1: PROFIT) Original Air Date: December 20, 1974 Synopsis. Computer programmer Alec Morris comes to Rockford for protection upon discovering that his employer, the powerful corporation Fiscal Dynamics, Inc., has been forging information on its annual … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Blair Brown stars as “The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club,” airing Dec. 19, 1975. This was the only episode (or, for that matter, the only film of any kind) directed by James Garner

THE GIRL IN THE BAY CITY BOYS CLUB Original Air Date: December 19, 1975 Synopsis. A man named Phelps hires Rockford to determine if the weekly Thursday night poker game held at the Bay City Boys Club is fixed. Rockford … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Michael Lerner, Jack Bannon, and Simon Scott star in “Piece Work,” airing Dec. 17, 1976

PIECE WORK Original Air Date: December 17, 1976 Synopsis. Hired by an insurance company to investigate a suspicious accident at the Brent Air Health Club, Rockford stumbles onto a gun-running operation masterminded by club owner Ciro Lucas. Although arrested by … Continue reading

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