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Thursday March 8, 1973
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Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday March 8, 1973:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Waltons: The Townie Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders
ABC The Mod Squad: A Gift For Jenny (R) Kung Fu: The Praying Mantis Kills The Streets Of San Francisco: Beyond Vengeance
NBC The Flip Wilson Show Ironside: All Honorable Men The Dean Martin Show

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Townie
Season 1, episode 23
W: Richard Fielder   D: Jack Shea

With Sissy Spacek (Sarah Jane Simmons), Mariclare Costello (Miss Hunter), Nicholas Hammond (Theodore Claypool Jr.), Allyn Ann McLerie (Widow Simmons), John Myhers (Theodore Claypool), Bill McLean (Mr. Purdy), Kelly Yagerman (Amanda), Mike McGaughy (Homer).
John-Boy feels responsible when his girlfriend decides to escape her life with a stern mother and seek adventure by running off to get married.

[ABC 8:00] The Mod Squad [Reg]: A Gift For Jenny
Season 5, episode 4
W: Gerald Sanford   D: Don McDougall

With Del Monroe (Mike Keller), Gwenn Mitchell (Jenny Drake), Paul Richards (Dan Logan), Bo Svenson (Sully), Booker Bradshaw (George Cannon), Charlene Polite (Liz Martin).
A friend of Linc's is kidnapped after receiving a fur coat as a gift, setting the squad on a pursuit of a fur stealing ring.

(Repeat program, originally aired 10/5/1972)

[NBC 8:00] The Flip Wilson Show [Reg]
Season 3, episode 23

With Joe Namath, Tim Conway, Yvonne Wilder, Papa John Creach.
Namath just grins in a health farm sketch when he finds himself up against bossy Geraldine. Braced by Wilson and Conway, Namath also manages to hold his own in an overcrowded hospital bit, when nurse Yvonne loads three patients onto one bed. Blues singer Papa John Creach sings "Down Home Blues" and "No More Country Girl"; Flip and Conway work together in an underwater lab, and the men (Joe, Flip and Tim) hold a question-and-answer period with the studio audience.

[CBS 9:00] Kojak [Reg]: The Marcus-Nelson Murders
Season 0, episode 1
W: Abby Mann   D: Joseph Sargent

With Marjoe Gortner (Teddy Hopper), Jose Ferrer (Jake Weinhaus), Ned Beatty (Det. Corrigan), Allen Garfield (Mario Portello), Lorraine Gary (Ruthie), John Sylvester White (Inspector Hoffstetter), William Watson (Det. Black), Val Bisoglio (Det. Jacarrino), Bruce Kirby (Sgt. McCartney), Gene Woodbury (Lewis Humes).
Homicide detective Theo Kojak comes to suspect that a black youth who confessed to the murder of two white girls was coerced by his police interrogators and is actually innocent of the crime. Pilot movie for the series.

[ABC 9:00] Kung Fu [Reg]: The Praying Mantis Kills
Season 1, episode 9
W: Robert Lewin   D: Charles S. Dubin

With Norman Alden (Sheriff Crossman), Wendell Burton (Crossman), William Schallert (Willis Roper), Don Knight (Darrow), Jason Wingreen (Mr. Kennemer), Murray MacLeod (Arnold), Bill Fletcher (Fox), Dennis Redfield (Victor), Karen Morley (Mrs. Roper), James Weatherill (Weever), Richard Collier (Grissom), Victor Sen Yung (Master Ling).
Using the insights he acquired as a youth in China, Caine aids a boy on the path to manhood during a difficult time.

[NBC 9:00] Ironside [Reg]: All Honorable Men
Season 6, episode 21
W: William Douglas Lansford   D: Russ Mayberry

With Fred Beir (Daniels), Regis Cordic (Lane), Sandra Smith (Anne Lewis), William Daniels (Stierwalt), Henry Beckman (Clark Andrews), Leonard Stone (Norman Gregg).
The chief tries to solve one of the most difficult mysteries of his career -- the robbery of a totally protected bank vault.

[ABC 10:00] The Streets Of San Francisco [Reg]: Beyond Vengeance
Season 1, episode 23
W: Robert Malcolm Young   D: Virgil Vogel

With Darleen Carr (Jean), Joe Don Baker (Lenny Cord), Julie Mannix (Valerie Mercer), Ken Swofford (Herman Ledeker), Robert F. Simon (Capt. Olsen), Norman Alden (Sgt. Healy), Claudio Martinez (Roberto Valdez), Rosa Turich (Mrs. Valdez), .
Released after 12 years in prison, a rapist-murderer seeks revenge against Det. Lt. Stone through his daughter.

[NBC 10:00] The Dean Martin Show [Reg]
Season 8, episode 23

With Jonathan Winters, Lisa Kirk.
Comedy highlights: Dean is waited on by a country boy service station attendant (Jonathan); Jonathan joins Dean in the barber shop. Dean sings "C'est Magnifique". The cast takes part in a "Silk Stocking" finale.

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