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Sunday August 16, 1970
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Prime-time network TV listings for Sunday August 16, 1970:


7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Lassie: The Road Back (1) (R) To Rome With Love: Father's Choice (R) The Ed Sullivan Show (R) Comedy Tonight Mission: Impossible: The Martyr (R)
ABC Land Of The Giants: A Small War (R) The F.B.I.: The Quest (R) Movie: Where The Bullets Fly (1966)
NBC NBC Nightly News Wonderful World Of Disney: Varda, The Peregrine Falcon (R) The Bill Cosby Show: The Blind Date (R) Bonanza: It's A Small World (R) The Bold Ones: The New Doctors: This Day's Child (R)
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[CBS 7:00] Lassie [Reg]: The Road Back (1)
Season 16, episode 14

With Lisa Lu, John Zaremba, Russell Thorson.
A tragic accident in San Francisco's Chinatown plunges Lassie into the lost world of amnesia. First of four parts.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/4/1970)

[ABC 7:00] Land Of The Giants [Reg]: A Small War
Season 2, episode 22
W: Anthony Wilson   D: Harry Harris

With Sean Kelly (Alek Erdap), Charles Drake (Mr. Erdap), Miriam Schiller (Nurse).
The earthlings land in a deadly situaiton when an 8-year-old boy mistakes them for toys and pits them in battle against a mechanized army.

(Repeat program, originally aired 2/22/1970)

[NBC 7:00] NBC Nightly News

[CBS 7:30] To Rome With Love [Reg]: Father's Choice
Season 1, episode 21

With Michel Panaleff (Antonini).
Mike is entangled in some fast footwork when a father-daughter dance with Alison and a ballet recital with Penny fall on the same night.

(Repeat program, originally aired 3/29/1970)

[NBC 7:30] Wonderful World Of Disney: Varda, The Peregrine Falcon
Season 16, episode 7

With Peter de Manio.
A semi-documentary tracing the life of a predator that is rapidly facing extinction. Captured in Florida, Varda becomes the charge of a Seminole Indian.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/16/1969)

[CBS 8:00] The Ed Sullivan Show [Reg]
Season 22, episode 8

With Carol Lawrence, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jack Carter, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jerry Lee Lewis, Moms Mabley, Edward Villella.
Creedence Clearwater Revival performs "Fortunate Son" and "Down on the Corner." Jerry Lee Lewis does a medley featuring "You Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye," "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "What'd I Say?". Comedian Moms Mabley's stand-up includes her preference for younger men, and her opinions of old men. Jack Carter jokes about flying, Spiro Agnew, and his own mother.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/16/1969)

[ABC 8:00] The F.B.I. [Reg]: The Quest
Season 5, episode 26
W: Mark Weingart   D: Philip Abbott

With Anthony Eisley (S.A.C. Chet Randolph), Larry Gates (Austin Carr), Richard O'Brien (Hauser), Morgan Sterne (Blair Evans), Loretta Leversee (Sarah Evans), Parley Baer (Newman), Frank Maxwell (Wendell Bricker), Claire Brennan (Girl), Ellan Nance (Nurse Thornton), Michele Tobin (Mindy Evans), Trudy Stolz (Sue Evans), Earl Holliman (Walker Carr), Russell Johnson (Dr. McGregor).
The Bureau's search for an escapee from an institution for the criminally insane is hampered by lack of cooperation of the man's father.

(Repeat program, originally aired 3/8/1970)

[NBC 8:30] The Bill Cosby Show [Reg]: The Blind Date
Season 1, episode 22
W: Warren S. Murray   D: Ralph Senensky

With Olga James (Verna Kincaid), Cicely Tyson (Mildred Hermosa), Gail Cameron (DiDi).
Grudgingly agreeing to a blind date, Chet meets the girl of his dreams.

(Repeat program, originally aired 3/1/1970)

[CBS 9:00] Comedy Tonight
Robert Klein stars in topical comedy featuring cameos by guest stars.

[ABC 9:00] Movie: Where The Bullets Fly (1966)
W: Michael Pittock   D: John Gilling

With Tom Adams, Dawn Addams, Tim Barrett, Michael Ripper.
Adventure spoof of the "second best secret agent in the world" battling a sinister Red superspy.

[NBC 9:00] Bonanza [Reg]: It's A Small World
Season 11, episode 14
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Roy Engel (Dr. Martin), Ralph Moody (Clarke), Stuart Nisbet (Wiley), Michael Dunn (George Marshall), Edward Binns (John Flint), Angela Clarke (Mrs. Marshall), Carol Lawson (Alice), Michele Tobin (Annie).
Series costar Michael Landon wrote and directed this episode about a circus midget who proves he's a "bigger" man than any of his detractors.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/4/1970)

[CBS 10:00] Mission: Impossible [Reg]: The Martyr
Season 4, episode 26
W: Ken Pettus   D: Virgil Vogel

With Anna Lee (Maria Malik), John Larch (Premier Anton Rojek), Scott Marlowe (Joseph Czerny), Lynn Kellogg (Roxy), Ken Swofford (Vaclav), Peter Brocco (Dr. Valari), Ed Bakey (Dr. Kadar), Buck Holland (Security Guard).
An IMF scheme to prevent a student congress from being used as a "rubber stamp" by a repressive premier includes Jim Phelps' capture and the betrayal of Paris.

(Repeat program, originally aired 3/29/1970)

[NBC 10:00] The Bold Ones: The New Doctors [Reg]: This Day's Child
Season 1, episode 9
W: Sandy Stern   D: Jeffrey Hayden

With Bethel Leslie (Anita Hamilton), Sheila Larken (Liz), Squire Fridell (Dr. Jessup), Sandy Brown Wyeth (Ali), Dee Carroll (Nurse Hatch), Fred Holliday (Pathologist).
The staff of the Craig Institute races the clock in search of the real cause of a dying young girl's mysterious ailment.

(Repeat program, originally aired 2/8/1970)


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