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memories of the ’80s – Unsolved Mysteries

In the late 1980s, a television show aimed to use the audience to learn more about some of the odd stories of our world on Unsolved Mysteries. The reality tv show was created by John Cosgrove and Terry Dunn Meurer, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Real People

At the end of the 1970s, tv talk show, news and reality tv combined in a popular television series called Real People. Debuting in 1979 on NBC TV, the series was the idea of producer George Schlatter, who had previously … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Richie Brockleman, Private Eye

For the creative mind of Stephen J. Cannell, there were many successes but also a few misses, like Richie Brockleman, Private Eye. Cannell and Steven Bochco came up with the idea of Brockleman, a private investigator who would be unlike … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – McMillan & Wife

The early 1970s brought a film star to television to be paired with a young actress to solve crimes in San Francisco in McMillan & Wife. Part of the NBC Mystery Movie series, executive produced by Leonard B. Stern, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Spenser for Hire

From Dan Tanna’s Las Vegas, Robert Urich continued his on-screen persona of a PI with the series Spenser for Hire in 1985. Developed for Warner Bros Television by John Wilder with Robert B. Parker, author of the Spenser novels, the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Vega$

In the late 1970s, the salacious city of Las Vegas became the setting for the latest private detective drama: Vega$. Created by Michael Mann and executive produced by Aaron Spelling, Vega$ starred Robert Urich as Dan Tanna. As a local … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Once a Hero

In the late 1980s, a new drama combined comic books and real life stories in the tv series Once a Hero. Created by Dusty Kay, this action-adventure/sitcom was led by Abner Bevis (Milo O’Shea), an unsuccessful comic book artist. His … Continue reading

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