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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Whitney Blake stars in “The Day They Hanged Bret Maverick,” airing Sept. 21, 1958

THE DAY THEY HANGED BRET MAVERICK Original Airdate: September 21, 1958 Synopsis. In the town of Hallelujah, outlaw Cliff Sharp breaks into Bret’s hotel room and plants evidence linking Maverick to a $40,000 robbery-and-murder scheme. After the town convicts him … Continue reading

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Podcast of TV CONFIDENTIAL Show No. 508 with guest Gigi Garner is available for listening on demand

The Humanity of James Garner Original Airdates: Sept. 18-20, 2020 TVC 508.4: Ed welcomes back Gigi Garner, daughter of beloved film and TV actor James Garner, and the founder the James Garner Animal Rescue Fund (JGARF), the nonprofit organization that … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: David Frankham stars in “Royal Four Flush,” airing Sept. 20, 1959

ROYAL FOUR FLUSH Original Airdate: September 20, 1959 Synopsis. David Frankham guest stars as “Captain” Rory Fitzgerald, a con artist acquaintance whom Bart encounters in Virginia City. Fitzgerald owes Maverick $4,000, but claims to be out of money. Bart becomes … Continue reading

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This Day in MAVERICK TV History: “The Bundle from Britain,” Roger Moore’s debut appearance as Cousin Beau Maverick, airs on Sept. 18, 1960

THE BUNDLE FROM BRITAIN Original Airdate: September 18, 1960 Synopsis. Introducing Roger Moore as Cousin Beauregard Maverick, the “white sheep” of the family, who had the embarrassing misfortune of earning a medal in the Civil War—accidentally. In many respects Roger … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: “Dade City Dodge,” the first of two episodes featuring Mike Road and Kathleen Crowley as Pearly Gates and Marla, airs on Sept. 17, 1961

DADE CITY DODGE Original Airdate: September 17, 1961   Synopsis. At a horse race in New Orleans, smooth-talking hustler Pearly Gates (played by Mike Road) and his accomplice, Marla (Kathleen Crowley), talk Bart into betting $5,000 on a long shot. … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: Troy Donahue and Adam West star in “Pappy,” airing Sept. 13, 1959

PAPPY Original Airdate: September 13, 1959 Synopsis. Dan Jamison (played by Troy Donahue), a friend of the Mavericks since he was a child, calls upon Bret and Bart when he discovers that their dear old “Pappy,” Beauregard Maverick, plans to … Continue reading

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This Date in MAVERICK TV History: James Garner, Jack Kelly, and Charles Frank star in THE NEW MAVERICK, airing Sept. 3, 1978 on The ABC Sunday Night Movie

THE NEW MAVERICK Original Airdate: September 3, 1978 Synopsis. Bret Maverick rides into New Las Vegas to collect a $1,000 debt from brother Bart, who has owed him the money for nine years. Although Bret is told that his brother … Continue reading

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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: Jack Kelly stars as Bart Maverick in “The Hidalgo Thing,” the final episode of BRET MAVERICK, airing May 4, 1982

THE HIDALGO THING Original Airdate: May 4, 1982 Synopsis. An unscrupulous accountant withholds a grant naming a Spanish noblewoman as owner of the Arizona territory so that he can purchase the land himself. Maverick decides to trip up the crook … Continue reading

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