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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rob Reiner and Dick Butkus star in “The No-Cut Contract,” airing Jan. 16, 1976

THE NO-CUT CONTRACT Original Air Date: January 16, 1976 Synopsis. Larry “King” Sturtevant, starting quarterback for the Southern Illinois Warriors—a second-rate team in a third-rate pro football league—knows that team owner Dale Fontaine has ties with the Chicago underworld, so … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Dyan Cannon stars in “If the Frame Fits…,” the third of the eight Rockford Files reunion movies produced for CBS, airing Jan. 14, 1996

IF THE FRAME FITS… Original Air Date: January 14, 1996 Synopsis. Falsely accused of murdering a rival detective, Rockford fights to clear his name despite a staggering circumstantial case against him and increasing animosity from his two longtime nemeses on … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Cleavon Little and Simon Oakland star in “Sticks and Stones May Break Your Bones, But Waterbury Will Bury You,” airing Jan. 14, 1977

STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK YOUR BONES, BUT WATERBURY WILL BURY YOU Original Air Date: January 14, 1977 Synopsis. Waterbury Security Systems, one of the largest detective agencies in the world, has been systematically disenfranchising independent private investigators as part … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 533.2 with guest George Chakiris is available for listening on demand

George Chakiris, Elaine Stritch, and Company Original Airdates: Apr. 2-4, 2021 TVC 533.2: From April 2021: Ed plays Part 2 of our conversationt with George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning actor known around the world as Bernardo, the leader of The Sharks, in … Continue reading

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Ruta Lee, George Chakiris, plus The Best of Biffle and Shooster: Next on TVC

Please join us this weekend on TV CONFIDENTIAL for special encore presentations of our conversations with actors George Chakiris, Ruta Lee, Will Ryan, and Nick Santa Maria, airing Dec. 3-5 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and … Continue reading

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This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Tom Selleck, Larry Manetti, James Whitmore Jr., and Simon Oakland star in “Nice Guys Finish Dead,” airing Nov. 16, 1979

NICE GUYS FINISH DEAD Original Air Date: November 16, 1979 Synopsis. The United Association of Licensed Investigators honors Rockford with the coveted Goodhue Award for his work in a case that set precedent in the field of accident insurance. But … Continue reading

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Spend Easter with George Chakiris and Ruta Lee: Next on TVC

Entertainment legends George Chakiris and Ruta Lee will join us for the Easter weekend edition of TV CONFIDENTIAL, airing Apr. 2-4 at the following times and venues: WBRT AM 1320 and FM 97.1 Bardstown, KY Friday 4/2 9am ET 6am … Continue reading

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TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 532.5 with guest George Chakiris is available for listening on demand as a free podcast

George Chakiris: My West Side Story Original Airdates: Mar. 26-28, 2021 TVC 532.5: Ed welcomes George Chakiris, the Academy Award-winning and Golden Globe Award-winning actor known around the world as Bernardo, the leader of The Sharks, in the iconic 1961 … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Jackie Cooper, Pernell Roberts, Howard Hesseman, and Simon Oakland star in “The House on Willis Avenue,” Dennis Dugan’s first appearance as Richie Brockelman, airing Feb. 24, 1978

THE HOUSE ON WILLIS AVENUE (Two-hour episode) Original Air Date: February 24, 1978 Synopsis. Rockford and greenhorn investigator Richie Brockelman probe the suspicious circumstances surrounding the accidental death of their mentor, veteran P.I. Joe Tooley, who died in the middle … Continue reading

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