The Blue Knight (TV series)
The Blue Knight is an American CBS crime TV series, running in 1975 and 1976, starring George Kennedy as Officer Bumper Morgan. The show was produced by Lorimar Productions, it was inspired by the 1973 TV film The Blue Knight, starring William Holden, which ran before the TV show premiered. Bumper Morgan is a veteran police officer in Los Angeles, who continues to patrol the streets in uniform; the series dealt with Morgan's daily dealings with dangerous criminals and drug dealers. Guest stars included Jim Davis, Robert Hays, Vivi Janiss, Harry Lauter, Gerald McRaney, Bruce Glover, Robert Hoy, Lee Weaver. After a run of twenty-six episodes the series was cancelled by CBS. Encyclopedia of Television Series and Specials: 1974-1984 Written by Vincent Terrace Television detective shows of the 1970s: credits and episode guides for 109 series by David Martindale The Blue Knight on IMDb
Long Island is a densely populated island off the East Coast of the United States, beginning at New York Harbor 0.35 miles from Manhattan Island and extending eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. The island comprises four counties in the U. S. state of New York. Kings and Queens Counties and Nassau County share the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two-thirds. More than half of New York City's residents now live in Brooklyn and Queens. However, many people in the New York metropolitan area colloquially use the term Long Island to refer to Nassau and Suffolk Counties, which are suburban in character, conversely employing the term the City to mean Manhattan alone. Broadly speaking, "Long Island" may refer both to the main island and the surrounding outer barrier islands. North of the island is Long Island Sound, across which lie Westchester County, New York, the state of Connecticut. Across the Block Island Sound to the northeast is the state of Rhode Island. To the west, Long Island is separated from the island of Manhattan by the East River.
To the extreme southwest, it is separated from Staten Island and the state of New Jersey by Upper New York Bay, the Narrows, Lower New York Bay. To the east lie Block Island—which belongs to the State of Rhode Island—and numerous smaller islands. Both the longest and the largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island extends 118 miles eastward from New York Harbor to Montauk Point, with a maximum north-to-south distance of 23 miles between Long Island Sound and the Atlantic coast. With a land area of 1,401 square miles, Long Island is the 11th-largest island in the United States and the 149th-largest island in the world—larger than the 1,214 square miles of the smallest U. S. state, Rhode Island. With a Census-estimated population of 7,869,820 in 2017, constituting nearly 40% of New York State's population, Long Island is the most populated island in any U. S. state or territory, the 18th-most populous island in the world. Its population density is 5,595.1 inhabitants per square mile.
If Long Island geographically constituted an independent metropolitan statistical area, it would rank fourth most populous in the United States. S. state, Long Island would rank 13th in population and first in population density. Long Island is culturally and ethnically diverse, featuring some of the wealthiest and most expensive neighborhoods in the Western Hemisphere near the shorelines as well as working-class areas in all four counties; as a hub of commercial aviation, Long Island contains two of the New York City metropolitan area's three busiest airports, JFK International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, in addition to Islip MacArthur Airport. Nine bridges and 13 tunnels connect Brooklyn and Queens to the three other boroughs of New York City. Ferries connect Suffolk County northward across Long Island Sound to the state of Connecticut; the Long Island Rail Road is the busiest commuter railroad in North America and operates 24/7. Nassau County high school students feature prominently as winners of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and similar STEM-based academic awards.
Biotechnology companies and scientific research play a significant role in Long Island's economy, including research facilities at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Plum Island Animal Disease Center, State University of New York at Stony Brook, the New York University Tandon School of Engineering, the City University of New York, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Prior to European contact, the Lenape people inhabited the western end of Long Island, spoke the Munsee dialect of Lenape, one of the Algonquian language family. Giovanni da Verrazzano was the first European to record an encounter with the Lenapes, after entering what is now New York Bay in 1524; the eastern portion of the island was inhabited by speakers of the Mohegan-Montauk-Narragansett language group of Algonquian languages. In 1609, the English navigator Henry Hudson explored the harbor and purportedly landed at Coney Island. Adriaen Block followed in 1615, is credited as the first European to determine that both Manhattan and Long Island are islands.
Native American land deeds recorded by the Dutch from 1636 state that the Indians referred to Long Island as Sewanhaka. Sewan was one of the terms for wampum, is translated as "loose" or "scattered", which may refer either to the wampum or to Long Island; the name "'t Lange Eylandt alias Matouwacs" appears in Dutch maps from the 1650s. The English referred to the land as "Nassau Island", after the Dutch Prince William of Nassau, Prince of Orange, it is unclear. Another indigenous name from colonial time, comes from the Native American name for Long Island and means "the island that pays tribute." The first settlements on Long Island were by settlers from England and its colonies in present-day New England. Lion Gardiner settled nearby Gardiners Island. T
Walker, Texas Ranger
Walker, Texas Ranger is an American action crime television series created by Leslie Greif and Paul Haggis. It was inspired by the film Lone Wolf McQuade, with both this series and that film starring Chuck Norris as a member of the Texas Ranger Division; the show aired on CBS in the spring of 1993, with the first season consisting of three pilot episodes. Eight full seasons followed with new episodes airing from September 25, 1993, to May 19, 2001, reruns continuing on CBS until July 28, 2001, it has been broadcast in over 100 countries and has since spawned a 2005 made-for-television movie entitled Trial By Fire. The movie ended on a cliffhanger, never resolved. DVD sets of all seasons have been released. At various times since 1997, reruns of the show have aired, in syndication, on the USA Network and Action in Canada. Reruns are seen on CBS Action, WGN America, INSP and Grit and 10 Bold, being part of Network Ten in Australia; the series was noted for its moralistic style. The characters refrained from the use of drugs, they participated in community service.
Martial arts were displayed prominently as the primary tool of law enforcement and as a tool for Walker and company to reach out to the community. The show was developed by executive producer Allison Moore and supervising producer J. Michael Straczynski when the series was still being produced by Cannon Television. While Straczynski had to depart to get his new series Babylon 5 on the air, executive producer David Moessinger remained to finish developing the series; the show is centered on Sergeant Cordell Walker, a Dallas–Fort Worth–based member of the Texas Rangers, a state-level bureau of investigation. Walker was raised by his paternal uncle, a Native American named Ray Firewalker; the surname being a nod to the 1986 Norris film, Firewalker. Cordell, prior to joining the Rangers, served in the Marines' elite recon unit during the Vietnam War. Both Cordell and Uncle Ray share the values characteristic of Wild West sheriffs, his partner and best friend is James "Jimmy" Trivette, a former Dallas Cowboys player, "Go Long Trivette", who takes a more modern approach.
Walker's young partner used football as his ticket to college education. He was dropped from the team after he tore up his shoulder in a major game, which led to his career in the Rangers. Trivette works inside the office using computers and cellular phones to collate information of the people who have been taken into custody. Walker works with Alexandra "Alex" Cahill, a Tarrant County Assistant District Attorney, who on occasion puts up a frown if Walker does not obtain results in time, he gets advice on cases from C. D. Parker, a veteran Ranger who worked with Walker until retiring to operate a small restaurant and bar called "CD's Bar and Grill", a restaurant known in the series for its chili. In Season 7, two rookie Texas Rangers, Sydney Cooke, Francis Gage, are assigned under Walker and Trivette's command; the series was well-known during its run for its product placement deal with Chrysler its Dodge division. After Walker used a GMC Sierra during the first season, he switched to the Dodge Ram, which would be advertised during commercial breaks.
Other members of the cast used other Chrysler vehicles, while villains would drive vehicles from General Motors or Ford Motor Company. This was not unlike The Andy Griffith Show, which used Ford vehicles due to a sponsorship deal with Andy Griffith. Coincidentally, the show ended just as Dodge was getting ready to redesign the Ram again for the 2002 model year; however the 2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 was used in the movie Trial by Fire, driven by Walker. Chuck Norris as Texas Ranger Sgt. Cordell Walker, a former Marine and a modern-day Ranger who believes in the Code of the Old West, he is a martial arts expert. He is the show's main protagonist. Appeared in all episodes. Clarence Gilyard as Texas Ranger Sgt. James "Jimmy" Trivette, Walker's partner and best friend. A former professional football player for the Dallas Cowboys. Appeared in all but two episodes. Sheree J. Wilson as Tarrant County Assistant D. A. Alexandra "Alex" Cahill, whom Walker dates for a few seasons and marries. Appeared in all but five episodes.
Noble Willingham as retired Texas Ranger Captain C. D. Parker, Walker's buddy and ex-partner who owns a bar-restaurant in Fort Worth, is the only one to address Walker by his first name Cordell regularly. C. D came out of retirement to assist Walker and Trivette. Appeared in 155 episodes. Nia Peeples as Texas Ranger Sydney "Syd" Cooke, a rookie Ranger who joins Walker in Seasons 7 & 8. Appeared in 47 episodes. Judson Mills as Texas Ranger Francis Gage, another rookie Ranger who joins Walker in Seasons 7 & 8. Appeared in 46 episodes. Floyd Westerman as Walker's paternal uncle Ray Firewalker, who raised Cordell after his parents – John and Elizabeth Firewalker – were murdered. Ray is revealed to have died a few seasons later. Appeared in 14 episodes. Marco Sanchez a
CHiPs is an American crime drama television series that aired on NBC from September 15, 1977 to May 1, 1983. It followed the lives of two motorcycle officers of the California Highway Patrol; the series ran for 139 episodes over six seasons, plus one reunion TV movie in October 1998. CHiPs is an action crime drama in a standard hour-long time slot, which at the time required 48 minutes of actual programming. Over-the-top freeway pileups, which occurred especially in the seasons, were a signature of the show. For filming, traffic on Los Angeles freeways was non-existent and most chase scenes were done on back roads; the show was created by Rick Rosner, starred Erik Estrada as macho, rambunctious Officer Francis Llewellyn "Ponch" Poncherello and Larry Wilcox as his straitlaced partner, Officer Jonathan Andrew Baker. With Ponch the more trouble-prone of the pair, Jon the more level-headed one trying to keep him out of trouble with the duo's gruff yet fatherly immediate supervisor Sergeant Joseph Getraer, the two were Highway Patrolmen of the Central Los Angeles office of the California Highway Patrol.
As real-life CHP motor officers ride in pairs, in early episodes this was explained away by placing the trouble-prone Ponch on probationary status, with Jon assigned as his field training officer. By the end of the first season, this subplot faded away as audiences were used to seeing the two working as a team. Larry Wilcox as Officer Jonathan Andrew "Jon" Baker / 7-Mary-3, he is the partner of "Ponch". Erik Estrada as Officer Francis Llewelyn "Ponch" Poncherello / 7-Mary-4, he is the partner of Jon. Robert Pine as Sergeant Joseph Getraer / S-4 Lew Saunders as Officer Gene Fritz / 5-David-5 Brodie Greer as Officer Barry "Bear" Baricza / 7-Adam Paul Linke as Officer Arthur "Grossie" Grossman / 7-Mary-5 Lou Wagner as Harlan Arliss, Automobile/Motorcycle Mechanic, CHP Brianne Leary as Officer Sindy Cahill / 7-Charles Randi Oakes as Officer Bonnie Clark / 7-Charles Michael Dorn as Officer Jedediah Turner / 7-David Bruce Jenner as Officer Steve McLeish Tom Reilly as Officer Bobby "Hot Dog" Nelson / 15-Mary-7 Tina Gayle as Officer Kathy Linahan / 7-Mary-10 Bruce Penhall as Cadet/Officer Bruce Nelson / 15-Mary-8 Clarence Gilyard, Jr. as Officer Benjamin Webster / 15-Adam-9 In the fifth season, Estrada went on strike over a dispute over syndication profits.
As a result, he did not appear in seven episodes. Despite their successful pairing on-screen and Estrada did not always get along behind the camera. However, it was Wilcox's falling-out with the producers over what he saw as continual favoritism toward Estrada that saw Wilcox not return for the sixth and final season. Wilcox was replaced by Tom Reilly. Bruce Penhall, a native of Balboa Island, Newport Beach and a motorcycle speedway rider who had won the 1981 and 1982 Speedway World Championships, was introduced as cadet–probationary officer Bruce Nelson, Bobby's younger brother in 1982–83; the season 6 episode "Speedway Fever" centered on Penhall's character Nelson winning the 1982 Speedway World Final at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, with scenes filmed in the pits during the meeting. The episode used television coverage of the final, with dubbed commentary. Penhall admitted that having a bodyguard and having to have makeup done in the pits in full view of his competitors at the World Final only added to the pressure he was under both as a rider and a rookie actor and that it felt weird having to "buddy up to Ponch" in front of the other riders while the World Final was taking place.
In order to become a full-time member of the CHiPs cast, Penhall had announced his retirement from speedway racing on the podium of the 1982 World Final. According to a 1998 TV Guide article, show creator Rick Rosner was a reserve deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. During a coffee break on an evening patrol shift in the mid-1970s he saw two young CHP officers on motorcycles which gave him the idea for this series, he created 240-Robert, which seemed like a hybrid of CHiPs and Emergency!. Episodes reference Jon Baker's service in Vietnam; this makes his character one of the earliest regular portrayals of a Vietnam veteran on television. Indeed, Larry Wilcox served 13 months in Vietnam as a Marine artilleryman. Despite the Ford Motor Company's credit as a vehicle provider for four of the series' six seasons and trucks were supplied by several manufacturers. All of the police cars were Dodge models, as they were actual CHP cruisers bought at police auction for the show. Although doubles were used for far-off shots and various stunt or action sequences and Estrada did a great deal of their own motorcycle riding, performed many smaller stunts themselves.
Although Wilcox emerged injury-free, Estrada suffered various injuries several times throughout the run of the series. In several early first-season episodes, a huge bruise or scab can be seen on his arm after he was flung from one of the motorcycles and skidded along the ground, but his worst accident came when he was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming a season three episode in August 1979, fracturing several ribs and breaking both wrists. The accident and Estrada's subsequent hospitalization was incorporated into the series' storyline. Prior to being cas
An Unfinished Affair
An Unfinished Affair is a 1996 American television film directed by Rod Hardy and starring Jennie Garth, Tim Matheson, Leigh Taylor-Young, Peter Facinelli. The film premiered on ABC and is now aired on Lifetime. In Tucson, Alex Connor is a college teacher whose wife Cynthia is diagnosed with cancer; as her health deteriorates, he starts a short-lived affair with Canadian Sheila Hart, one of his art students. He soon regrets his actions and ends the affair but Sheila is not willing to accept that she is no longer his mistress. Alex's home life soon starts to look better. Now, his only problem is Sheila. Determined to win him back, she starts to terrorize him going as far as dating his son Rick to make him jealous. Jennie Garth as Sheila Hart Tim Matheson as Alex Connor Leigh Taylor-Young as Cynthia Connor Peter Facinelli as Rick Connor Michael Fairman as Clayton Edmunds Georgann Johnson as Mimi Michael Massee as Dwight Bennett Garth has expressed her experiences on the film during a 1996 interview: "I had a good time with it.
It's a good story with no hidden messages. It's a suspenser. Pure entertainment. It's always fun to play the bad girl, it gets kind of boring to be nice, you know?"Garth co-produced the film, which included that she took part in hiring the writers and actors, "as well as the overall feel of the film. I like to be sure; because things can go awry, you can end up with a typical movie-of-the-week formula." An Unfinished Affair on IMDb
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction
Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is an American television anthology series created by Lynn Lehmann, presented by Dick Clark Productions, produced and aired by the Fox network from 1997 to 2002. Each episode featured stories, all of which appeared to defy logic, some of which were based on actual events; the viewer was offered the challenge of determining which are false. At the end of the show, it was revealed to the viewer whether the tales were true or works of fiction; the series was hosted by James Brolin in season one and by Jonathan Frakes in seasons two and four. The show was narrated by Don LaFontaine for the first three seasons and by Campbell Lane for the fourth and final season; the show is now streaming all seasons on Amazon as of March 2018. The stories told in the program all had some connection with the supernatural, psychic phenomena, destiny, and/or with other such unusual occurrences; each episode of the show, as well as all stories within, were introduced with a pun or some other form of witticism pertaining to the particular story and episode, they all included the underlying moral that not everything we perceive as truth and falsehood is as such, that it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction, hence the show's title.
The majority of true stories on the show were based on first-hand research conducted by author Robert Tralins, while many of the ones that turned out to be fiction were modern-dressed re-telling of urban legends. From series two onwards Jonathan Frakes would end each story with a pun related to the story, for comical effect. Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction has gained a cult following; the show was aired sporadically, sometimes going for weeks or months between airings. There is a two-year lag between Don LaFontaine and Campbell Lane's stints as narrator for the show, during which time it was believed that it had been cancelled, only for it to be brought back for another season in the summer of 2002, it was cancelled after its 2002 season. During his stint as narrator, Lane played the character John August in the story entitled'The Cigar Box' shown in episode 11 of the series. In Germany where Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction is known as X-Factor: Das Unfassbare, the X-Factor brand was extended to other shows: The Paranormal Borderline became X-Factor: Die fünfte Dimension, X-Factor: Wahre Lügen is a German series, Scariest Places on Earth became X-Factor: Die wahre Dimension der Angst.
Each episode featured five stories, all of which defied logic, but some of which were based on actual events. The viewer was offered the challenge of determining which were false. At the end of the show, it was revealed to the viewer which tales were true and which ones were works of fiction. Episode 1The Apparition, The Electric Chair, On the Road, Number One With a Bullet & Dream House Episode 2The Viewing, The Subway, Kid in the Closet, Justice is Served & The Tractor Episode 3The Prophecy, Couch Potato, Love Over the Counter, Imaginary Friend & Last Man on Earth Episode 4E-Mail, Cup of Joe, Secret of the Family Tomb, Wheezer & The Unknown Patient Episode 5Needle Point, Toy to the Rescue, Mystery Lock, The House on Baker Street & The Train Episode 6The Candlestick, The Diner, From the Agency, The Magic Rose Garden & The Jeep Episode 7The Plane, The Gun, The Portrait, The Pass & The Caller Episode 8Firestation 32, The Computer, The Girl Next Door, The Wallet & The Woods Episode 9The Wall, The Chalkboard, The Getaway, The Prescription & Summer Camp Episode 10 The Wrestler, The Escape, Dead Friday, Ghost Visitor & The Lady in a Black Dress Episode 11The Land, The Diary, Town of Remembrance & The House on Barry Avenue Episode 12Bright Light, Magic Mightyman, The Student, Scribbles & Count Mystery Episode 13The Mummy, The Perfect Record, Grave Sitting, Murder on the Second Floor & They Towed My Car Episode 14Kirby, Malibu Cop, A Joyful Noise & The Hooded Chair Episode 15Rock & Roll Ears, The Bucket, The Bridesmaid, Voice from the Grave & The Chess Game Episode 16 The Motorcycle, Blind Man's Dog, Deer Hunters, Tribal Curse & The Card Game Episode 17 Bon Voyage, The Man in the Model T, The Scoop, Angel on Board & Buenos Dias Episode 18 Merry-Go-Round, Red Eyed Creature, Used Car Salesman, Surveillance Camera & Graffiti Episode 19The Warning, Bus Stop, The Cure, The Guardian & The Gift Episode 20Morning Sickness, The Curse of Hampton Manor, Wax Executioner, Blood Bank & Ring Toss Episode 21One for the Road, The Music Box, Two to One, Damsel & The Horn Episode 22The Find, The Golden Cue, The FBI Story, The Gravedigger's Nemesis & Last Rites Episode 23E-Mail, Blood Donor, Stitches in Time & Soldier Episode 24 The Nightmare, The Stalker, The Impossible Car Dream, The Dresser & The Burial Episode 25Red Line, Two Sisters, The Ice Box & The Gathering Episode 26Connie, Positive I.
D. Trucker, Cook Out & The New House Episode 27Creepy Comics, Louie the Dip, The Wailing, The Landlady & Curse Episode 28For the Record, Precious, Get Your Kicks at Motel 66 & Phantom Drifter Episode 29Devil's Tattoo, Static Man, The Bloody Hand, Where Have All the Heroes Gone & War Surplus Episode 30Dead Beat Daddy, Ghost Town, The Sewing Machine, The Sleepwalker & Money Laundry Episode 31The Handyman, Makeup Magic, Screwdriver & Charlie Episode 32The Dealer, The Cake, 1st Time Offender & The Mirror of Truth Episode 33The Devil's Autograph, Mail Order Degree, The News Stand, The Murder of Roy Hennessey & Mysterious Strangers Episode 34Writer's Agent, Crypt G