Prime-time network TV listings for Thursday December 13, 1973:
|[CBS 8:00] The Waltons [Reg]: The Air Mail Man
Season 2, episode 14
W: Peter L. Dixon, Sarah Dixon D: Robert Butler
With Julie Cobb (Sue Cooper), Paul Michael Glaser (Todd Cooper).
A U.S. mail plane, flying at night, develops engine trouble, but with the aid of lanterns from the family the pilot makes an emergency landing on their property.
|[ABC 8:00] Toma [Reg]: The Oberon Contract
Season 1, episode 1
W: Stephen J. Cannell D: Jeannot Szwarc
With Philip Michael Thomas (Sam), Sonny Shields (McCloskey), Martin Sheen (Eddie Siatti), Ken Sansom (Adrian Fellows), Wyman Pendleton (Rocco Birrell), Dennis McCarthy (Councilman Oberon), Caesar Cordova (Hector Portaz), Tiffany Bolling (Sheri Anderson), Joe Santos (Jake Ricci).
A series based on the life and career of police Det. David Toma, whose unorthodox methods of investigation won him national fame. In the first show, an ex-convict friend of Toma's is arrested for the murder of a city councilman.
(Repeat program, originally aired 10/4/1973)
|[NBC 8:00] The Flip Wilson Show [Reg]
Season 4, episode 11
With Tim Conway, Jerry Stiller, Anne Meara, Aretha Franklin.
|[CBS 9:00] Movie: The Last Escape (1970)
W: Herman Hoffman D: Walter Grauman
With Stuart Whitman, John Collin, Pinkas Braun, Martin Jarvis.
An OSS officer is assigned the high-risk task of spiriting away a noted rocket scientist. The smuggle is complicated by a band of fleeing refugees.
|[ABC 9:00] Kung Fu [Reg]: The Hoots
Season 2, episode 10
W: Lionel E. Siegel D: Robert Totten
With Howard Da Silva (Otto Schultz), Laurie Prange (Gretchen Klempt), Jock Mahoney (Kyle Davidson), Rance Howard (Sheriff Byrd), Tom Waters (Ferguson), Link Wyler (Tate), Ed McCready (Schroeder), Anthony Zerbe (Paul Klempt).
Caine, in delivering a religious sect from persecution, finds himself caught in a simmering feud brought about by lack of tolerance.
|[NBC 9:00] Andy Williams Christmas Special [special]
The songs and sounds of Christmas will be featured when Andy, Claudine Longet and the entire Williams clan gather for his annual show. The family reminisces and sings "The World Is a Circle" and the youngsters join Andy in "Sing a Rainbow". The attic visit features the Williams brothers singing a medley, barbershop-quartet style.
|[ABC 10:00] The Streets Of San Francisco [Reg]: Winterkill
Season 2, episode 13
W: Jack B. Sowards D: Seymour Robbie
With Paul Fix (Wade Tillman), Denver Pyle (Carl Armstrong), Reuben Collins (Inspector Tanner), Bruce Solomon (Doctor).
A strong and spry senior citizen turns Robin Hood to help the financial problems of his contemporaries, and his late-blooming criminal career escalates from a gas station holdup to placing bombs in skyscrapers and blackmail.
|[NBC 10:00] NBC Follies [Reg]
With Andy Griffith, Don Knotts, Paula Kelly, The Lennon Sisters, The U.S. Marine Corps Marching Band.
Griffith and Knotts offer the classic "Lambchop" sketch performed by Willie and Eugene Howard during the heyday of vaudeville.