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via Black Pawn Press: 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES will become available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other retailers worldwide next week. But… you can pre-order the book right now by going to Rockford45.com

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Coming July 1 from Black Pawn Press: 45 YEARS OF THE ROCKFORD FILES: Revised Third Edition, featuring sixty pages of new information about both the NBC Rockford Files and the eight CBS Rockford Files movies, including more than twenty new interviews, six new appendices, additional photographs, and a foreword by Jim’s daughter Gigi Garner. 25 percent of the net sales of 45 YEARS will be donated to the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund. Pre-order the book now at Rockford45.com or OKG853.com

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “One of Our Trains is Missing,” the final episode of the original MAVERICK series, airs on Apr. 22, 1962

ONE OF OUR TRAINS IS MISSING Original Airdate: April 22, 1962 Synopsis. In Whipsaw, Kansas, Bart finds trouble in the form of Modesty Blaine and a neurotic safecracker named Justin Radcliff. The last episode of the original Maverick series, “One … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Andrew Duggan stars as Big Ed Murphy in “The Money Machine,” airing Apr. 15, 1962

THE MONEY MACHINE Original Airdate: April 15, 1962 Synopsis. Bart meets his cousin Jacqueline Sutton in Kansas City to collect the $10,000 that Pappy owes to a bruiser named Cannonball Clyde Bassett. But Jackie quickly loses the money when she … Continue reading

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This day in MAVERICK TV History: “Seed of Deception,” the first of three episodes starring Adele Mara, airs on Apr. 13, 1958

SEED OF DECEPTION Original Airdate: April 13, 1958 Synopsis. The townspeople of Bonita welcome Bret and Bart with open arms―they believe that the Mavericks are Doc Holliday and Wyatt Earp, and that they’ve arrived in town to take care of … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: “Benefit of Doubt,” the second of two episodes starring Robert Colbert as Brent Maverick, aired on Apr. 9, 1961

BENEFIT OF DOUBT Original Airdate: April 9, 1961 Synopsis. In Amber Flats, three men rob the American Mail Company of $7,000. The thieves die in a shootout, but the money disappears. Brent Maverick discovers the stolen funds at the Midway … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Alan Hale stars as Big Jim Watson in “The Troubled Heir,” airing on Apr. 8, 1962

THE TROUBLED HEIR Original Airdate: April 8, 1962 Synopsis. Bart renews acquaintance with Pearly Gates and Marla, the crafty duo whom he last encountered in “Dade City Dodge.” Pearly and Marla lure Maverick into a poker game with some other … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Both Bret Maverick and the actor who played him, James Garner, are born on April 7

  According to the episode “The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick,” Bret Maverick was born on Apr. 7, 1847. The actor who played Bret, James Garner, was born on Apr. 7, 1928.   LEARN MORE about James Garner and Maverick … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: Robert Rockwell guest stars in “Substitute Gun,” airing on Apr. 2, 1961

SUBSTITUTE GUN Original Airdate: April 2, 1961 Synopsis. When the sheriff of Spearhead, Kansas asks him to impersonate a slain gunman named Smiley Drake, Bart finds himself embroiled in the professional and personal animosities between rival gambling house owners Tom … Continue reading

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This date in MAVERICK TV History: John Dehner guest stars in “Marshal Maverick,” airing Apr. 1, 1962

MARSHAL MAVERICK Original Airdate: April 1, 1962 Synopsis. Cowardly bartender Archibald Walker arrives in Abilene under the guise of Wyatt Earp, whose trademark revolver he stole when Earp wasn’t looking. Bart, currently working as the town deputy to pay off … Continue reading

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