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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: 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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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: Rockford leads a field trip to a funeral in “Friends and Foul Play,” the fifth of the eight reunion movies that James Garner produced for CBS, airing Apr. 25, 1996

FRIENDS AND FOUL PLAY Original Air Date: April 25, 1996 Synopsis. Rockford tries to help his friend Babs Honeywell, a waitress at the Sand Castle, prove that her son was killed by mobster Happy Cartello. When Babs herself is murdered, … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Rita Moreno and Hal Linden star in “If It Bleeds… It Leads,” the eighth and final Rockford reunion movie, airing Apr. 20, 1999

IF IT BLEEDS… IT LEADS Original Air Date: April 20, 1999 Synopsis. Rita Capkovic (played by Rita Moreno) turns to Rockford one last time when her husband Ernie Lansdale (Hal Linden), a respected school teacher, is wrongfully suspected of being … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Roger E. Mosley guest stars in “Dirty Money, Black Light,” airing Apr. 1, 1977

DIRTY MONEY, WHITE LIGHT Original Air Date: April 1, 1977 Synopsis. Beth hires Jim to find a woman who allegedly could clear her client, pro football player Davey Woodhull, of first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, just as Woodhull’s trial begins, Beth … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Lindsay Wagner, Bill Mumy, Nita Talbot, and William Smith star in “The Rockford Files,” the 90-minute pilot for the classic TV series, airing Mar. 27, 1974

JAMES GARNER in THE ROCKFORD FILES An NBC World Premiere Movie Original Air Date: March 27, 1974 Synopsis. Rockford reluctantly agrees to investigate the death of Harvey Butler, an elderly derelict whose body was found beneath the Santa Monica pier … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Joseph Mascolo and Conchata Farrell star in “Crack Back,” airing Mar. 25, 1977

CRACK BACK Original Air Date: March 25, 1977 Synopsis. Beth hires Jim to find a woman who allegedly could clear her client, pro football player Davey Woodhull, of first-degree murder charges. Meanwhile, just as Woodhull’s trial begins, Beth is harassed … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Susan Strasberg stars in “A Bad Deal in the Valley,” airing Mar. 19, 1976

A BAD DEAL IN THE VALLEY Original Air Date: March 19, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford dates Karen Stiles (played by Susan Strasberg), whose father Sam Stiles served time with him at San Quentin. Karen, a real estate agent, asks Rockford to … Continue reading

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This date in ROCKFORD FILES history: Louis Gossett Jr. stars in “Foul on the First Play,” airing Mar. 12, 1976

FOUL ON THE FIRST PLAY Original Air Date: Mar. 12, 1976 Synopsis. Rockford learns that his conniving parole officer Marcus Hayes (played by Louis Gossett Jr.) has become a private investigator (after he was fired by the Parole Board). Marcus … Continue reading

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