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Monday May 5, 1975
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Prime-time network TV listings for Monday May 5, 1975:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS The Year Of The Wildebeest America's Junior Miss Pageant Medical Center: May God Have Mercy (R)
ABC The Rookies: The Saturday Night Special (R) S.W.A.T.: Omega One Caribe: The Assassin
NBC The Smothers Brothers Show Movie: One Of Our Own (1975)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] The Year Of The Wildebeest [special]
D: Alan Root

Richard Widmark narrates the story of one of the world's most awesome spectacles - the annual trek of a half-million African wildebeeste across the Serengeti Plain in search of food. The program covers the full cycle of the herd, stretching out over 2,000 miles with predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas waiting for the stragglers.

[ABC 8:00] The Rookies [Reg]: The Saturday Night Special
Season 3, episode 15
W: Robert I. Holt   D: Phil Bondelli

With Don Stroud (George), Ty Henderson (Meade), Eric Laneuville (Billy), Rose Gregorio (Millie), John Carter (John Wirl), Lenka Peterson (Phyllis Wirl).
When two young boys retrieve a revolver dropped by a fleeing burglar, a series of tragedies follows, each involving the use of the weapon.

(Repeat program, originally aired 1/13/1975)

[NBC 8:00] The Smothers Brothers Show [Reg]
Season 1, episode 11
W: Mickey Rose

With Kris Kristofferson, Rita Coolidge, Arlo Guthrie, Don McLean, Billy Swan, Mickey Newbury.
A special concert program of American music.

[CBS 9:00] America's Junior Miss Pageant [special]
The 16th annual ceremony, with high school seniors from all 50 states vying for the title. Michael Landon hosts the hour-long program, which will originate from Mobile, Ala.

[ABC 9:00] S.W.A.T. [Reg]: Omega One
Season 1, episode 10
W: Phyllis White, Robert White, Wilton Denmark   D: Earl Bellamy

With Sam Jaffe (Dr. Brunner), Louise Fitch (Mrs. Brunner), Kip Niven (Stockwell), James Griffith (Sgt. Reardon), Robert P. Lieb (Mayor), Gary Brient (Reporter), Kerry Mahan (Clinton), Joanne Nail (Pam McCabe), John Davey (Novak), Don Furneaux (Mr. Jenkins), William Vaughan (Barone), Patricia Stich (Marcia), Elliott Street (Trooper).
Lt. Harrelson leads an operation to resuce a Nobel Prize-winning scientist and several college students held hostage in a giant chemical plant containing explosives which could blow up half the city.

[NBC 9:00] Movie: One Of Our Own (1975)
W: Jack Laird   D: Richard C. Sarafian

With George Peppard, William Daniels, Louise Sorel, Zohra Lampert, Strother Martin, Albert Paulsen, Oskar Homolka, Victor Campos, Rose Gregorio.
An NBC World Premiere story of a neurosurgeon and chief of services at a large hospital who faces numerous crises, foremost being the problem of saving another doctor's life after an incompetent physician makes an erroneous diagnosis, and the treatment of his son, a victim of a mysterious paralysis.

[CBS 10:00] Medical Center [Reg]: May God Have Mercy
Season 6, episode 6
W: Jack Guss   D: Michael Caffey

With Rita Moreno (Lydia), Tim O'Connor (Barney), Vic Tayback (Trailer).
A former priest, working as an orderly, falls in love with a nightclub singer who faces a dangerous operation.

(Repeat program, originally aired 10/21/1974)

[ABC 10:00] Caribe [Reg]: The Assassin
Season 1, episode 12
W: Stephen Kandel

With Lou Gossett Jr. (David Wallace), Harris Yulin (Peter Brady), Tisha Sterling (Sue Mallory), Paul Stewart (Isaac Kellerman), Charles Robinson (Kishara), Melinda Fee (Thea Blake).
Ben and Mark try to avert the planned assassination by Miami criminals of the Prime Minister of Trinidad.

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