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Tuesday December 17, 1974
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Prime-time network TV listings for Tuesday December 17, 1974:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS A Charlie Brown Christmas (R) Perry Como Christmas Special Benjamin Franklin: The Whirlwind
ABC Happy Days: Guess Who's Coming To Christmas Movie: Roll, Freddy, Roll (1974) Marcus Welby, M.D.: The Resident
NBC Adam-12: Credit Risk Movie: This Is The West That Was (1974) Police Story: Capt. Hook

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] A Charlie Brown Christmas [special]
W: Charles M. Schulz   D: Bill Melendez

With Peter Robbins, Christopher Shea, Sally Dryer, Kathy Steinberg, Tracy Stratford, Chris Doran, Ann Altieri, Geoffrey Ornstein, Karen Mendelson.
Charlie and Linus search through shiny aluminum trees, tinsel and blinking lights for the real unornamented meaning of the Yuletide season.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:00] Happy Days [Reg]: Guess Who's Coming To Christmas
Season 2, episode 11
W: Bill Idelson   D: Frank Buxton

With Beatrice Colen (Marsha), Misty Rowe (Wendy), Randolph Roberts (Chuck), Robert Casper (Orville), Marjorie Bennett (Mrs. Harrison).
Richie accidentally discovers that Fonzie, who has been boasting of sharing a big holiday with relatives, is miserably alone on Christmas Eve.

[NBC 8:00] Adam-12 [Reg]: Credit Risk
Season 7, episode 10
W: Sidney Morse   D: Hollingsworth Morse

With Bert Holland (Mr. Gatlin), Willie Aames (Billy Ray Roberts), Raymond Mayo (Suspect), Gigi Perreau (Iris Cooley), Johana De Winter (Mrs. Dwight).
More thorough investigations result when Officer Reed is mistakenly listed as a bad credit risk.

[CBS 8:30] Perry Como Christmas Special [special]
Perry hits the ice for a try at figure skating when Peggy Fleming, Rich Little and the Carpenters join him for an hour of holiday celebration.

[ABC 8:30] Movie: Roll, Freddy, Roll (1974)
W: Bill Persky, San Denoff   D: Bill Persky

With Tim Conway, Jan Murray, Henry Jones, Ruta Lee, Moosie Drier, Scott Brady, Robert Hogan.
A conservative computer programmer lives on roller skates for seven days to win a place in the Guinness Book of World Records.

[NBC 8:30] Movie: This Is The West That Was (1974)
W: Sam Rolfe   D: Fielder Cook

With Ben Murphy, Kim Darby, Matt Clark, Tony Franciosa, Jane Alexander, Stuart Margolin, Stefan Gierasch, Bill McKinney.
The light-hearted story of Wild Bill Hickok, who is pursued by revenge-bent gunfighters.

[CBS 9:30] Benjamin Franklin: The Whirlwind [special]
W: Loring Mandel

With Lloyd Bridges, Beau Bridges, Will Geer, Kim Richards, Sorrell Booke, Willie Aames, Priscilla Morrill.
The second chapter of the four-part mini-series based on the life of Benjamin Franklin.

[ABC 10:00] Marcus Welby, M.D. [Reg]: The Resident
Season 6, episode 14
W: Gene Thompson   D: Jerry London

With Cliff Potts (Dr. Walton), Mel Stewart (Chet Wiggins), Bruce Kirby (Fred Bowers), Helen Verbit (Nurse Lattimore), Wallace Rooney (Charlie Sanders), Linda Gray (Patsy Grey), Sharon Gless (Kathleen Faverty).
Drs. Welby and Kiley feel that turnabout is fair play when they hospitalize a brilliant but uncaring doctor, and employ various and unique methods of patient care.

[NBC 10:00] Police Story [Reg]: Capt. Hook
Season 2, episode 11
W: Frank Telford   D: Richard Benedict

With David Birney (Joe Waldron), Phillip Pine (Deputy Chief), Dennis Cole (Ted Stuart), Timothy Blake (Betty), Ben Frank (Fred), Amanda McBroom (Evelyn Stuart), Barry Atwater (Sgt. Jennings), Kim Darby (Jennie Hill), Richard Egan (Lieutenant Barton).
An officer, after losing a hand in a bomb explosion, decides to fight the police department's suggestion that he retire or take a desk job.

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