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Wednesday March 8, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday March 8, 1972:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Carol Burnett Show Medical Center: Conflict Mannix: Death In The Fifth Gear
ABC The Courtship Of Eddie's Father: The Bicycle Theft (R) ABC Comedy Hour: The Kopykats The Persuaders: Angie, Angie  
NBC Adam-12: Eyewitness Columbo: Murder By The Book (R) Night Gallery (R)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Carol Burnett Show [Reg]
Season 5, episode 22

With Jack Klugman, Tony Randall.
Carol and company salute Broadway musicals. In addition to singing hit songs from shows like "Gypsy" and "Guys and Dolls", they do a spoof of "Lady in the Dark", with Randall playing Carol's playboy boss and Klugman the billionaire. Carol portrays drama coach Stella Toddler telling the story of her life on TV.

[ABC 8:00] The Courtship Of Eddie's Father [Reg]: The Bicycle Theft
Season 3, episode 6
W: Martin A. Ragaway   D: Hal Cooper

With Bruce Kirby (Officer Gifford).
Eddie's beat-up bike is stolen through carelessness and Tom rules that he can't have a new one until it's found.

(Repeat program, originally aired 10/20/1971)

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: Eyewitness
Season 4, episode 23
W: James Doherty   D: Christian Nyby

With Norm Crosby (Charlie), Allison McKay (May Owens), Mitch Carter (Terry Colvin), Jessica Jones (Mrs. Colvin), Frank DeVol (Professor Mark), Morgan Jones (Frank Slater), Tiger Williams (Gary Colvin), Louise Lorimer (Naomi Ernst), Vincent Van Lynn (Kenneth Ludlow).
Malloy and Reed get directions from a police helicopter as they pursue armed robbery suspects in a wild chase climaxed by a shootout in Griffith Park.

[ABC 8:30] ABC Comedy Hour: The Kopykats
Robert Young returns for a second guesting in this London-originated variety hour. Resident impressionists are Rich Little, Frank Gorshin, George Kirby, Marilyn Michaels, Joe Baker and Fred Travalena. A highlight has Young recreating the role he played 25 years ago in a scene from the film "Crossfire" -- a speech about intolerance and prejudice that's very relevant today.

[NBC 8:30] Columbo [Reg]: Murder By The Book
Season 1, episode 1
W: Steven Bocho   D: Steven Spielberg

With Rosemary Forsyth (Joanna Ferris), Martin Milner (Jim Ferris), Jack Cassidy (Ken Franklin), Lynette Mettey (Gloria), Barbara Colby (Lilly La Sanka).
Peter Falk stars in the premiere of Columbo, one of three rotating mystery dramas (with McCloud and McMillan and Wife). Columbo is a colorful police lieutenant whose disheveled and lackadaisical approach masks a finely-tuned mind to the mores of criminals. Tonight, a mystery writer plans a "perfect crime" with his ex-partner as the target.

(Repeat program, originally aired 9/15/1971)

[CBS 9:00] Medical Center [Reg]: Conflict
Season 3, episode 24
W: Stephen Kandel   D: Vincent Sherman

With Shelly Novack (Nick Belasco), Tisha Sterling (Dr. Maggie Craig), Chris Robinson (Ted Broder), Martin E. Brooks (Lt. Samuels), Ayn Ruymen (Connie Belasco).
An assaulted co-ed points out a campus teacher as her attacker, setting off a chain reaction that involves the career of his fiancee, a brilliant woman intern.

[ABC 9:30] The Persuaders [Reg]: Angie, Angie
Season 1, episode 22
W: Milton Gelman   D: Val Guest

With Laurence Naismith (Judge Fulton), Larry Storch (Angie), John Alderson (Kyle Sandor), Kirsten Lindholm (Marissa Nave), Lionel Murton (Ben), Rose Alba (Madama La Gata).
Danny meets an old friend on the French Riviera and they discover a film festival is a cover for murder. (Last show of the series.)

[CBS 10:00] Mannix [Reg]: Death In The Fifth Gear
Season 5, episode 24
W: Chester Krumholz   D: Paul Krasny

With Jason Evers (Josh Martin), Mariette Hartley (Nurse Cara Guild), Charles Bateman (Dr. Kenbrook), Eddie Ryder (Mike Fisher), Elsa Lanchester (Edna Barrington).
Joe Mannix is involved in a traffic accident and suffers serious head injuries. While in the hospital he is beset by vivid hallucinations, and when he recovers he can't determine if conversations he heard threatening his life were real or imaginary. Framed for murder, the private eye keeps on the run, unable even to trust secretary Peggy.

[NBC 10:00] Night Gallery [Reg]
1.   The Boy Who Predicted Earthquakes
W: Rod Serling   D: John Badham

With Michael Constantine (Wellman), Clint Howard (Herbie Bittman), Ellen Weston (Dr. Peterson), Bernie Kopell (Reed), William Hansen (Godwin), Rance Howard (Cameraman).  
A youth's truthful predictions bring him to the attention of TV network officials. He becomes a commentator until one night he refuses to appear for reasons he will not explain.

2.   Miss Lovecraft Sent Me
W: Jack Laird   D: Gene Kearney

With Sue Lyon (Betsy), Joseph Campanella (Vampire).  
A babysitter arrives for work at the home of a strange-looking man -- a home which she flees in terror.

3.   The Hand Of Borgus Weems
W: Alvin Sapinsley   D: John Meredyth Lucas

With George Maharis (Peter Lacland), Robert F. Hoy (Everett Winterreich), William Mims (Brock Ramsey), Patricia Donahue (Dr. Innokenti), Peter Mamakos (Nico Kazanzakis), Joan Huntington (Susan Douglas), Ray Milland (Dr. Ravdon).  
A desperate man seeks out the help of a surgeon when he discovers an invading presence has control of his right hand.

4.   Phantom Of What Opera?
W: Gene Kearney   D: Gene Kearney

With Mary Ann Beck (Beautiful Prisoner), Leslie Nielsen (Phantom).  
The Phantom of the Opera gets the shock of his life when he menaces a beautiful young singer.

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