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Wednesday January 12, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday January 12, 1972:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS National Geographic Special: The Lost Tribes Of Mindanao Second Annual Super Comedy Bowl Mannix: The Sound Of Murder
ABC The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: The Karate Story ABC Comedy Hour: The Friars Roast Joe Namath The Persuaders: A Death In The Family  
NBC Adam-12: The Princess And The Pig McCloud: A Little Plot At Tranquil Valley Night Gallery

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] National Geographic Special: The Lost Tribes Of Mindanao [special]
Leslie Nielsen narrates a documentary which explores the formerly unknown culture of the Tasaday people on the Southeast Asian island of Mindinao. Following the work of anthropologist Manuel Elizalde, the film shows a first contact by Western man of an unacculturated indigenous people, not touched by the outside world for over 2,000 years before the filming of the documentary.

[ABC 8:00] The Courtship Of Eddie's Father [Reg]: The Karate Story
Season 3, episode 16
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Bill Bixby

With Ed Parker (Himself), Bill Ryusaki (Karate Instructor), Mitchell Sakamoto (Frank), James Cole (Max), Joey Douglas (Jay), Willie Aames (Harold), Hal Baylor (Mr. O'Brien).
Tom and Eddie take up karate, and when the school bully hears of it he challenges Eddie.

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: The Princess And The Pig
Season 4, episode 15
W: Stephen J. Cannell   D: James Neilson

With Leslie Charleson (Kathy Royal), James McEachin (Lt. Moore), Bobby Troup (Michael Hayes), Michael Warren (Larry Carter), Art Balinger (Capt. Grant), Don Ross (Steel), Squire Fridell (Palmer), Kaz Garas (David Bolanz).
Reed works undercover and gets help from a dope-sick folk singer in a plot to smash a narcotics ring.

[ABC 8:30] ABC Comedy Hour: The Friars Roast Joe Namath
With Ronald Reagan, Totie Fields, Burt Reynolds, Tony Curtis, Pat Henry, Howard Cosell, Don Meredith, Emerson Boozer.
Buddy Hackett plays Roastmaster. Namath's exploits, both on and off the playing field, will be good-naturedly roasted by the guests, and then "Broadway Joe" will have his chance to retaliate.

[NBC 8:30] McCloud [Reg]: A Little Plot At Tranquil Valley
Season 2, episode 5
W: Peter Allan Fields   D: Jack Smight

With Diana Muldaur (Chris Coughlin), Vic Morrow (Richard), Burgess Meredith (Marvin Sloan), Joyce Van Patten (Lucy Sloan), Moses Gunn (Morgan), Allen Garfield (Ralphie Goodbody), Alfred Ryder (Dudley), Arlene Martel (Tour Guide), Bruce Kirby (PR Man), Lonny Chapman (Gabe Lester).
Marshal Sam McCloud is kidnapped by penicillin smugglers but chief Clifford refuses to exchange a hospitalized prisoner for him.

[CBS 9:00] Second Annual Super Comedy Bowl [special]
With Paul Newman, George C. Scott, Arte Johnson, Mike Connors, Burt Lancaster, Jack Klugman, Tony Curtis, Dan Rowan, Dick Martin, Karen Valentine, Jo Anne Worley, Howard Cosell, Teresa Graves, David Hartman.
Professional football stars and Hollywood film and TV personalities take part in the second variety salute to the grid sport. Participating in sketches and musical routines based on how the NFL players tackle the problem of keeping busy during the offseason are Kermit Alexander, Coy Bacon, Merlin Olsen and Roman Gabriel of the Rams; Mike Curtis and Bubba Smith of the Colts; Ben Davidson and Ron Mix of the Raiders; John Hadl and Steve DeLong of the Chargers, plus many more.

[ABC 9:30] The Persuaders [Reg]: A Death In The Family
Season 1, episode 14
W: Terry Nation   D: Sidney Hayers

With Diane Cilento (Kate), Denholm Elliott (Roland), Roland Culver (Duke of Caith), William Rushton (Lance), Moultrie Kelsall (Sir Angus), Christopher Sandford (Onslow), Ivor Dean (Mr. Beebe).
Lord Sinclair assumes the role of three of his relatives in order to track down who is plotting his death.

[CBS 10:00] Mannix [Reg]: The Sound Of Murder
Season 5, episode 17
W: Leigh Vance   D: Leslie H. Martinson

With Jack Ging (Lt. Ives), Madlyn Rhue (Marcia Inman), Jane Merrow (Clarissa Coburn), Jon Cypher (Phillip Lomax), Ron Masak (Barry Gates), Byron Webster (Grant Bailey).
Joe Mannix is engaged to solve a case for a client who secretly doesn't want him to succeed.

[NBC 10:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   Lindemann's Catch
W: Rod Serling   D: Jeff Corey

With Harry Townes (Suggs), Jack Aranson (Dr. Nichols), Jim Boles (Bennett), Annabelle Garth (Mermaid), Stuart Whitman (Captain Lindemann).  
The story of a lonely sea captain whose crew catches a mermaid, which he then tries to keep alive.

2.   A Feast Of Blood
W: Stanford Whitmore   D: Jeannot Szwarc

With Patrick O'Hara (Frankie), Barry Bernard (Gippo), Sondra Locke (Sheila Gray), Norman Lloyd (Henry Mallory), Hermione Baddeley (Mrs. Gray), Cara Burgess (Girl at Bar), Gerald S. Peters (Chauffeur).  
A repulsive suitor evens the score with a calculating beauty by presenting her with an unusual gift: a fur brooch that seems almost alive.

3.   The Late Mr. Peddington
W: Jack Laird   D: Jeff Corey

With Randy Quaid (John), Kim Hunter (Cora Peddington), Harry Morgan (Thaddeus Conway).  
A businesslike widow goes shopping for the cheapest funeral she can buy.

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