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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Paul Picerni star in “Escape to Tampico,” airing Oct. 26, 1958

ESCAPE TO TAMPICO Original Airdate: October 26, 1958 Synopsis. In New Orleans, aristocrat Raoul Gireaux offers Bret $6,000 to bring back Steve Corbett, who has fled to Tampico, Mexico after murdering Gireaux’s youngest son. After finding work in the cantina … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Part 2 of “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die” airs on Oct. 26, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (conclusion) Original Air Date: October 26, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie, already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to locate his record producer and … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Joel Grey, Nancy Kulp, and Robert Lowery star in “Full House,” airing Oct. 25, 1959

FULL HOUSE Original Airdate: October 25, 1959 Synopsis. In Denver, Bret wins $2,000 playing cards with a man who is temporarily short of cash. Maverick wants the man’s fancy tie pin as collateral, but the man is reluctant to give … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Jill Clayburgh and Suzanne Somers star in “The Big Ripoff,” airing Oct. 25, 1974

THE BIG RIPOFF Original Air Date: October 25, 1974 Synopsis. Nancy Frazier hires Rockford to investigate the death of her lover Steve Nelson, who allegedly perished in a plane crash. Nancy believes that Steve’s wife Ginny arranged for the accident, … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Gerald Mohr and Myrna Fahey star in “Mano Nera,” the first of four episodes co-written by Leo Gordon, airing Oct. 23, 1960

MANO NERA Original Airdate: October 23, 1960 Synopsis. In New Orleans, an Italian shop owner dies at Bart’s feet―the latest victim of a murderous band of extortionists known as Mano Nera (“black hand”), who have been terrorizing members of the … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Ed Lauter, Joanne Nail and Michael Bell star in “The Dog and Pony Show,” airing Oct. 21, 1977

THE DOG AND PONY SHOW Original Air Date: October 21, 1977 Synopsis. Rockford meets his latest client, Mary Jo Flynn, in a group therapy session after a judge convicts him of petty theft and sentences him to undergo psychiatric counseling. … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: “White on White and Nearly Perfect,” the first of two episodes starring Tom Selleck as Lance White, airs on Oct. 20, 1978

WHITE ON WHITE AND NEARLY PERFECT Original Air Date: October 20, 1978 Synopsis. While investigating the disappearance of the daughter of a millionaire industrialist, Rockford must also contend with Lance White, a rival private detective whose intrepid yet oblivious approach … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “The Long Hunt” airs on Oct. 20, 1957

THE LONG HUNT Original Airdate: October 20, 1957 Synopsis. Maverick befriends Lefty Dolan, a bank robber who rescued Bret from “a parcel of very disappointed poker players.” Their friendship is cut short when Lefty is gunned down by two other … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. stars as Dandy Jim Buckley in “High Card Hangs,” airing Oct. 19, 1958

HIGH CARD HANGS Original Airdate: October 19, 1958 Synopsis. Bart and Dandy Jim Buckley join a mining camp in the Black Hills, where they await an opportunity to play poker with the other miners. While panning for gold, they meet … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Marcia Strassman, Kristoffer Tabori and George Loros star in Part 1 of the two-part episode “Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die,” airing on Oct. 19, 1979

ONLY ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WILL NEVER DIE (Part 1) Original Air Date: October 19, 1979 Synopsis. Pop music superstar Tim Ritchie (played by Kristoffer Tabori), already facing a palimony lawsuit by his former live-in girlfriend Diane Bjornstrom, hires Rockford to … Continue reading

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