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Tuesday September 12, 1972
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Prime-time network TV listings for Tuesday September 12, 1972:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Maude: Maude's Problem Hawaii Five-O: Death Is A Company Policy Movie: The Family Rico (1972)
ABC Temperature's Rising: Operation Bingo Movie: The Longest Night (1972) Marcus Welby, M.D.: A Fragile Possession
NBC Bonanza: Forever (1) Bonanza: Forever (2) Pensions - The Broken Promise

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Maude [Reg]: Maude's Problem
Season 1, episode 1
W: Susan Silver   D: Robert H. Livingston

With Helen Page Camp (Woman), William Redfield (Dr. Stern), Ed Begley Jr. (Young Man).
Debut of a series centering on Archie Bunker's wife's cousin Maude, whose liberal politics and sharp wit make her home a battleground with her fourth husband Walter, divorced daughter Carol, and Carol's 8-year-old son Phillip. Tonight's episode finds Maude tangling with a psychiatrist who is treating her daughter.

[ABC 8:00] Temperature's Rising [Reg]: Operation Bingo
Season 1, episode 1
W: Sheldon Keller   D: William Asher

With Larry Fleischman (Delivery Boy), Jack Albertson (Sen. Farmstick), Barbara Carney (Flo), Ned Glass (Papa).
Tony Award-winning actor Cleavon Little stars in his first television series about the strange practice of medicine at a Washington, D.C. hospital. In the premiere episode, the hospital doctors arrange a bingo game for the benefit of a friend, hoping the chief of surgery will look the other way.

[NBC 8:00] Bonanza [Reg]: Forever (1)
Season 14, episode 1
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Andrew Robinson (John Harper), Bonnie Bedelia (Alice Harper), Larry Golden (Damion).
The 14th season is launched with a special two-hour segment. New to the cast is Tim Matheson as Griff King and David Canary returns in the role of Candy. Tonight's episode finds Joe Cartwright marrying Alice Harper but unable to cope with Alice's brother, whose drinking and gambling debts threaten to bring tragedy to the family.

[CBS 8:30] Hawaii Five-O [Reg]: Death Is A Company Policy
Season 5, episode 1
W: Jerome Coopersmith   D: Charles S. Dubin

With George Chakiris (Chris Lahani), Laraine Stephens (Miss Simpson), Michael Ansara (Piro Manoa).
Beginning the fifth season, Steve McGarrett is is presented with a puzzle when a computer programmed to help solve a murder shows the killer to be one of McGarrett's own officers.

[ABC 8:30] Movie: The Longest Night (1972)
W: Merwin Gerard   D: Jack Smight

With David Janssen, James Farentino, Phyllis Thaxter, Skye Aubrey, Mike Farrell, Sallie Shockley, Richard Anderson.
True-to-life story of a wealthy coed who is kidnapped and imprisoned in a subterranean life-supporting coffin, forcing her parents and police into an agonizing four-day search to find her before she dies.

[NBC 9:00] Bonanza [Reg]: Forever (2)
Season 14, episode 2
W: Michael Landon   D: Michael Landon

With Andrew Robinson (John Harper), Bonnie Bedelia (Alice Harper), Larry Golden (Damion).
Joe learns of the tragic and savagely brutal circumstances of Alice's death and is determined to bring her killers to justice.

[CBS 9:30] Movie: The Family Rico (1972)
W: David Karp   D: Paul Wendkos

With Ben Gazzara, Jack Carter, Dane Clark, James Farentino, Sal Mineo, Leif Erickson, Jo Van Fleet, Sian Barbara Allen, John Marley, John Randolph, Michael Anderson Jr.
Story about the frightening pressures of a crime syndicate chief, torn by his love for a younger brother who runs out on a job - and by his own power in the organization.

[ABC 10:00] Marcus Welby, M.D. [Reg]: A Fragile Possession
Season 4, episode 1
W: Paul Schneider, Margaret Schneider   D: Harry Falk

With Beverly Garland (Roberta Kingsley), Joanna Cameron (Carolyn Kingsley), Kathleen Lloyd (Donna Sherman), Mark Travis (Chad Wheeler), Joan Tompkins (Mrs. Hackett), Mark Travis (Chad Wheeler).
The fourth season begins with the story of a beautiful 20-year-old girl, the pride of her attractive divorced mother, who learns she is pregnant and must make an important decision on what to do with the baby.

[NBC 10:00] Pensions - The Broken Promise
Tonight's segment discusses the victims of the private pension system, a practice in some companies of terminating employment just before the employee is eligible for pension. Edwin Newman reports.

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