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Monday September 14, 1970
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Prime-time network TV listings for Monday September 14, 1970:


7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Gunsmoke: Chato Here's Lucy: Lucy Meets The Burtons Mayberry R.F.D.: Emmett's Domestic Problem The Doris Day Show: Doris Finds An Apartment The Carol Burnett Show
ABC It Takes A Thief: Situation Red (R) Movie: The Family Jewels (1965) Now: POW - Next Of Kin
NBC The Red Skelton Show: The Magic Act Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #67 Night Gallery (R)
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[CBS 7:30] Gunsmoke [Reg]: Chato
Season 16, episode 1
W: Paul F. Edwards   D: Vincent McEveety

With Miriam Colon (Mora), William Bryant (Marshal Cooter), Robert Knapp (Surgeon), Ricardo Montalban (Chato), Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. (Juanito), Jim Sheppard (Case), Peggy McCay (Mrs. Cooter), Pedro Regas (Old Man).
Series returns for its 16th year. Matt Dillon travels from Kansas to New Mexico in resolute pursuit of a fugitive responsible for the death of one of the marshal's friends. Filmed entirely in and around Taos, N.M.

[ABC 7:30] It Takes A Thief [Reg]: Situation Red
Season 3, episode 19
W: Glen A. Larson   D: Joseph Sargent

With George Murdock (Devon), Earl Holliman (Major McCoy), Barry Sullivan (General Wiley), G.D. Spradlin (Colonel Collins), Michael Walker (Dawson), Bartlett Robinson (Flight Surgeon), Michael Bow (Castle), Robert Palmer (Peters), Michael Donnen (Rose), Gary Van Orman (Henderson), James McEachin (Wills), William Conrad (Voice of the Countdown).
When Alexander Mundy's lock-picking ability fails him, his acting skill is called into play to stop an already-launched nuclear bomber attack.

(Repeat program, originally aired 2/9/1970)

[NBC 7:30] The Red Skelton Show: The Magic Act
Season 20, episode 1
W: Jeffrey Barron, Lionet Burt, Mort Greene, Pat McCormick, Red Skelton   D: Terry Kyne

With Spiro Agnew, Jerry Lewis, Robin Wilson.
Skelton returns to NBC after appearing on CBS for 17 years. Skelton will portray his famous characterizations, including a newly created one, madcap dreamer Ludwick Von Humperdoo. Silent Spot: Jerry Lewis is a klutz to magician Red.

[NBC 8:00] Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In [Reg]: Episode #67
Season 4, episode 1
W: Allan Manings, Jim Mulligan, Allan Katz, Don Reo, John Rappaport, et al   D: Mark Warren

With Inga Nielsen (Cameo Appearance), Jilly Rizzo (Cameo Appearance), Art Carney.
Series returns for its fourth year with regulars Arte Johnson, Ruth Buzzi, Alan Sues, Gary Owens and Lily Tomlin, New cast members appearing this season are Johnny Brown, Dennis Allen, Nancie Phillips, Barbara Sharma plus (next week) Ann Elder and Harvey Jason. New features: "The People Wall" news presentation; "Four-Most People"; "Suzy Sorority of the Silent Majority"; "Resident of the U.S."; "Merlin the Magnificent".

[CBS 8:30] Here's Lucy [Reg]: Lucy Meets The Burtons
Season 3, episode 1
W: Bob Carroll Jr., Madelyn Pugh Davis   D: Jerry Paris

With Vanda Barra (Fan), Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Brooks Williams, Cliff Norton, Army Archerd, James Bacon, Marilyn Beck, Joan Crosby, Joyce Haber, Dick Kleiner, Morton Moss, Robert Rose, Vernon Scott, Cecil Smith.
Richard Burton, trying to sneak his wife's famous $1.5 million diamond ring (used in the filming) to a jeweler, dresses as a plumber and is caught by Lucy, who insists he fix the office's plumbing. Ensuing mishaps find Lucy with the diamond stuck on her finger. Ten nationally known journalists appear in cameos.

[ABC 8:30] Movie: The Family Jewels (1965)
W: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond   D: Jerry Lewis, Bill Richmond

With Jerry Lewis, Sebastian Cabot, Donna Butterworth, Neil Hamilton, Milton Frome, Jay Adler, Robert Strauss.
Lewis produced, directed and co-authored this comic tale in which he stars in seven different roles. The story centers on a rich orphan who must choose a guardian from among six uncles (all played by Lewis).

[CBS 9:00] Mayberry R.F.D. [Reg]: Emmett's Domestic Problem
Season 3, episode 1
W: Dick Bensfield, Perry Grant   D: Christian Nyby

With Maudie Prickett (Myrtle), Mary Lansing (Martha), Amentha Dymally (Nancy).
Series returns for its third year as Alice Ghostley joins the cast as Sam's new housekeeper. In tonight's episode, Emmett's wife, Martha, ignores his advice and opens a boutique -- and is soon making more money than he.

[NBC 9:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   The Cemetery
W: Rod Serling   D: Boris Sagal

With George Macready (Hendricks), Ossie Davis (Osmond Portifoy), Roddy McDowall (Jeremy Evans), Barry Atwater (Carson), Tom Basham (Gibbons), Richard Hale (Doctor).  
A black-sheep nephew murders his ailing uncle for the inheritance, only to find some some disturbing changes in the old man's painting of the family graveyard.

[CBS 9:30] The Doris Day Show [Reg]: Doris Finds An Apartment
Season 3, episode 1
W: Jack Elinson, Norman Paul   D: Denver Pyle

With Kaye Ballard (Angie Pallucci), Bernie Kopell (Louie Pallucci), Gordon Jump (Captain), Carol Worthington (Ethel Weber), Joe Hoover (Co-Pilot).
Series moves to a San Francisco setting for its third year. Doris finds an apartment over an Italian restaurant but her lease is canceled the first day. Kaye Ballard and Bernie Kopell join the cast as semi-regulars.

[CBS 10:00] The Carol Burnett Show [Reg]
Season 4, episode 1

With Jim Nabors.
Series begins its fourth season. Nabors sings "Mama, a Rainbow" and joins Carol for a medley; Miss Burnett portrays the charwoman and "The Nudge", who does nothing to discourage her husband's suicide dive.

[ABC 10:30] Now: POW - Next Of Kin
ABC News profiles the inevitable and often invisible casualties of war -- the wives and families of Americans held in North Vietnam prisoner-of-war camps.


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