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Friday August 4, 1978
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Prime-time network TV listings for Friday August 4, 1978:

8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Horton Hears A Who! (R) Dr. Suess' The Lorax (R) Movie: A Warm December (1973)
ABC Tabitha: That New Black Magic (R) Operation Petticoat: Gray Is Beautiful (R) Movie: Take The Money And Run (1969)
NBC Black Sheep Squadron: A Little Bit Of England (R) The Rockford Files: Find Me If You Can (R) Quincy, M.E.: Requiem For The Living (R)

Program details:

[CBS 8:00] Horton Hears A Who! [special]
W: Theodor Geisel   D: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam

With Hans Conried, June Foray, Chuck Jones.
Hans Conried narrates Dr. Seuss' story of a kind-hearted elephant who goes to the rescue of the residents of Whoville.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:00] Tabitha [Reg]: That New Black Magic
Season 1, episode 8
W: Robert Stambler   D: Herb Wallerstein

With Tracy Reed (Portia), Barbara Mealy (Lorraine), Frank Delfino (Little Sheik).
Tabitha employs desperate measures to free Marvin from a witch's spell and save his marriage.

(Repeat program, originally aired 12/31/1977)

[NBC 8:00] Black Sheep Squadron [Reg]: A Little Bit Of England
Season 2, episode 13
W: Donald P. Bellisario   D: Donald P. Bellisario

With Peter Frampton (Peter Buckley), Ernie Hudson (King George), Cheryl Lee Ralph (Elizabeth).
A coast-watcher, a British airman who has been shot down in the Pacific, rescues one of the Black Sheep but then reveals his location to the enemy by using his salvaged short-wave radio. (Last show of the series.)

(Repeat program, originally aired 4/6/1978)

[CBS 8:30] Dr. Suess' The Lorax [special]
Eddie Albert narrates Dr. Seuss' story of a gentle non-person, non-animal trying to save his beloved forest from extinction.

(Repeat program)

[ABC 8:30] Operation Petticoat [Reg]: Gray Is Beautiful
Season 1, episode 9
W: Si Rose, Gil Grant   D: Alan Bergmann

With Walker Edmiston (Capt. McBride).
The Army nurses of the Sea Tiger succeed where Lt. Nick Holden had failed, in scavenging enough gray paint to cover the sub's blushing pink.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/19/1977)

[CBS 9:00] Movie: A Warm December (1973)
W: Lawrence Roman   D: Sidney Poitier

With Sidney Poitier, Esther Anderson, Yvette Curtis, Johnny Sekka, George Baker, Earl Cameron, Hilary Crane.
Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter arrive for a month-long visit to London for dirt-bike racing and unexpectedly, a new romance for the widowed Dr. Younger.

[ABC 9:00] Movie: Take The Money And Run (1969)
W: Woody Allen, Mickey Rose   D: Woody Allen

With Woody Allen, Janet Margolin, Dan Frazer, Marcel Hillaire, Lonny Chapman.
A sweet-natured, nerdy young boy grows up to become a notorious criminal, famous for his botched attempts at robbery and his absurd prison escapes.

[NBC 9:00] The Rockford Files [Reg]: Find Me If You Can
Season 1, episode 8
W: Juanita Bartlett   D: Lawrence Doheny

With Joan Van Ark (Barbara Kelbaker), Paul Michael Glaser (Ralph Correll), Joseph Stern (Morgan Tallman), Jimmy Lydon (Wyatt), Adrian Ricard (Miss Connor), Richard Drout Miller (Sgt. Doane).
A girl hires Rockford to find out who she is, and the baffling trail leads the private eye to Denver and an underworld kingpin.

(Repeat program, originally aired 11/1/1974)

[NBC 10:00] Quincy, M.E. [Reg]: Requiem For The Living
Season 3, episode 20
W: Irv Pearlberg, Ray Danton   D: Rowe Wallerstein

With Val Avery (Carlo), Ina Balin (Irene), John Vernon (Vincent DiNardi), Max Showalter (Dr. Gold), Larry Gelman (Rossiani), Terri Lynn Wood (Lisa DiNardi), Peggy Crosby (Dee Dee).
With less than 24 hours to live, a West Coast Mafia chieftain coerces Quincy into performing an autopsy on him to determine what he's dying of.

(Repeat program, originally aired 3/10/1978)

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