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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 ’80s – Popples

For kids of 1987, the most desired gift for under the tree was inspired by a television show: Popples. Those Characters From Cleveland (TCFC), a division of American Greetings, created the Popples, which are teddy bear/marsupials with a long tail … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Tenspeed and Brown Shoe

An unlikely duo came to the small screen in 1980 to solve mysteries in the one hour drama Tenspeed and Brown Shoe. Created by Stephen J. Cannell, the show starred EL “Tenspeed” Turner, played by Ben Vereen, and Lionel “Brown … 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 ’80s – Kate & Allie

In the 1980s, a sitcom focused on the reality of the changing families came to the small screen with the series Kate & Allie. Created by Sherry Coben, the TV series focused on two women who are recently divorced and … 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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