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Friday December 5, 1975
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Prime-time network TV listings for Friday December 5, 1975:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Movie: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
ABC Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus (R) A Very Merry Cricket (R) Movie: Dr. No (1962)
NBC Sanford And Son: The Olympics Chico And The Man: The Invention The Rockford Files: The Reincarnation Of Angie Police Story: Vice: Twenty-Four Hours

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Movie: Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
W: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima   D: Richard Fleischer

With Martin Balsam, E.G. Marshall, Joseph Cotten, James Whitmore, Jason Robards.
The retelling of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

[ABC 8:00] Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus [special]
W: Mort Green   D: Bill Melendez

Jim Backus narrates the story of Virginia, who is the only child among her skeptical friends to still believe in Santa Claus. Strong in her faith, Virigina tries every source for the answer. Finally, Virginia writes an old New York newspaper to ask "Is there a Santa Claus?". The editor's response supplies the show's ending.

(Repeat program)

[NBC 8:00] Sanford And Son [Reg]: The Olympics
Season 5, episode 11
W: Madelyn Pugh Davis, Bob Carroll Jr.   D: Mark Warren

With Lynn Hamilton (Donna Harris), Percy Rodrigues (Lou Turner).
Fred goes out for the Senior Olympics to compete for Donna's affection because Olympic champion Lou Turner has intentions of becoming Donna's new romantic interest.

[ABC 8:30] A Very Merry Cricket [special]
W: Chuck Jones   D: Chuck Jones

With Les Tremayne, Mel Blanc.
Chester C. Cricket returns from his Connecticut home to help revive the lagging Christmas spirit of New Yorkers by using his musical skills to cheer the jaded New York scene.

(Repeat program)

[NBC 8:30] Chico And The Man [Reg]: The Invention
Season 2, episode 12
W: Jay Moriarty, Mike Milligan   D: Jack Donohue

With Joe Silver (Mr. Barlow).
Chico and Ed are swindled out of $500 when an executive promises to turn Ed's invention into a big money maker.

[ABC 9:00] Movie: Dr. No (1962)
W: Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather   D: Terence Young

With Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord.
The first of the Ian Fleming James Bond books brought to the screen finds the British agent traveling to Jamaica in search of the murderous Dr. No, where he learns of experiments to alter the course of U.S. missiles.

[NBC 9:00] The Rockford Files [Reg]: The Reincarnation Of Angie
Season 2, episode 12
W: Stephen J. Cannell   D: Jerry London

With Elayne Heilveil (Angie Perris), Wayne Tippit (Agent Shore), David Huddleston (Sherm Whitlaw), Sharon Spelman (Susan Miller), Eugene Peterson (Tom Perris), Charles Siebert (Bettingen), George Skaff (Bundy), Jenny O'Hara (Operator).
A bookkeeper hires Rockford to find her missing brother, a stockbroker who is also being sought by federal agents.

[NBC 10:00] Police Story [Reg]: Vice: Twenty-Four Hours
Season 3, episode 10
W: Don Ingalls   D: Lee H. Katzin

With Ron Leibman (Ray Oberstar), Lane Bradbury (Sharon), Janis Paige (Mrs. Driscoll), Paul Burke (Lt. Barrett), Rudy Solari (Det. Romano), Shelly Novack (Danny Hicks), Ron Masak (Lt. Vukovich), Hari Rhodes (L.C. Madden), Marty Ingels (Marty Abbots), David Doyle (Ralph Driscoll).
One vice squad officer fights to keep his wife alive, while another officer "agrees" to eliminate a civilian's wife.

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