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Wednesday February 12, 1975
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Prime-time network TV listings for Wednesday February 12, 1975:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Tony Orlando And Dawn Cannon: The Set Up Cher
ABC That's My Mama: Clifton And The Kid Movie: A Cry For Help (1975) Get Christie Love: My Son, The Murderer
NBC Little House On The Prairie: Child Of Pain Lucas Tanner: Why Not A Happy Ending? Sandburg's Lincoln: Sad Figure, Laughing

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Tony Orlando And Dawn [Reg]
Season 1, episode 10

With Andy Griffith, Georgia Engel.
Andy and Georgia join Tony in a spoof of that traditional western sport, "The Showdown".

[ABC 8:00] That's My Mama [Reg]: Clifton And The Kid
Season 1, episode 21
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Alan Rafkin

With Lillian Lehman (Jill), Tierre Turner (Jimmy).
Clifton has difficulty resolving a friendship with a youngster after he decides to break up with the boy's divorced mother.

[NBC 8:00] Little House On The Prairie [Reg]: Child Of Pain
Season 1, episode 19
W: John Meston   D: Victor French

With Harris Yulin (John Stewart), Johnny Lee (Graham Stewart), Wayne Heffley (Mr. Kennedy).
At a town meeting, Ma and Pa Ingalls differ on how to deal with a drunken father who beats his son.

[ABC 8:30] Movie: A Cry For Help (1975)
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Daryl Duke

With Robert Culp, Elayne Heilveil, Ken Swofford.
When a nameless young girl phones in a suicide threat, a cynical radio talk-show host who daily insults his audience frantically tries to get those listeners to locate the girl before she can carry out her threat.

[CBS 9:00] Cannon [Reg]: The Set Up
Season 4, episode 19
W: Robert Sherman   D: George McCowan

With John Vernon (Ward Trustin), Linda Marsh (Alison Demorra), Davie Davison (Laura Balford), Norman Alden (Walt), Bryon Morrow (R.J. Stonehurst), Oliver Clark (Steven Demorra), Mark Allen (Lt. Bryce), Ivan Naranjo (Mike Viscardo), Julie Rogers (Mae), Jodean Russo (Doctor), Frank Killmond (Cabby).
When a woman he has never seen before greets him at the airport and two near-successful attempts on his life follow in quick succession, Cannon comes to the conclusion that the underworld has mistaken him for a lookalike.

[NBC 9:00] Lucas Tanner [Reg]: Why Not A Happy Ending?
Season 1, episode 17
D: Charles S. Dubin

With Barry Livingston (Randy Atkins), Diane Baker (Jessica Atkins), Michael Callan (Joe Atkins), William Christopher (Jack), Linda Dano (Leslie).
A mother, doomed by cancer, faces the decision of turning her schoolboy son over to the care of her estranged husband.

[CBS 10:00] Cher [Reg]
Season 0, episode 1

With Elton John, Bette Midler, Flip Wilson.
Cher's first solo variety special, a prelude to her own weekly series which debuts on Sunday. Highlights: Elton John performs "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds"; Bette and Cher duet on "Trashy Ladies"; the entire cast gets together in a rest home to reminisce about the last 50 years.

[ABC 10:00] Get Christie Love [Reg]: My Son, The Murderer
Season 1, episode 17
W: Gene Levitt   D: Phil Bondelli

With E.J. Peaker (Connie Sawyer), Michael Parks (Barney Oblonski), Wyatt Johnson (O'Connor), Penny Santon (Mrs. Oblonski), Dick Haymes (Farrell), Anthony Eisley (John Bennett).
Christie interrupts work to help a mother who's convinced her son may commit murder, but she is persuaded he won't and then the murder occurs.

[NBC 10:00] Sandburg's Lincoln: Sad Figure, Laughing [special]
W: Jerry McNeely   D: George Schaefer

With Hal Holbrook, Sada Thompson, Elizabeth Ashley, Roy Poole, Severn Darden, Norman Burton, Bert Freed.
Abe Lincoln depends on humor and understanding in dealing with the pressures of war, renomination and a cabinet member who has presidential ambitions.

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