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Tuesday February 20, 1979
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Prime-time network TV listings for Tuesday February 20, 1979:


8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM
CBS Movie: White Lightning (1973) The Paper Chase: The Apprentice
ABC Happy Days: Fonzie's Funeral (1) Laverne & Shirley: Fire Show Roots: The Next Generation: Part 3
NBC Movie: The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
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[CBS 8:00] Movie: White Lightning (1973)
W: William W. Norton   D: Joseph Sargent

With Burt Reynolds, Jennifer Billingsley, Ned Beatty, Bo Hopkins.
A hot rod driver-moonshiner, currently doing some time in the penitentiary, learns that his brother has been killed and arranges a deal with the U.S. Treasury to be sprung from prison to help catch a corrupt sheriff.

[ABC 8:00] Happy Days [Reg]: Fonzie's Funeral (1)
Season 6, episode 22
W: Michael Loman   D: Jerry Paris

With Gino Conforti (Sticky), Cliff Emmich (Candy Man), Richard Moll (Eugene), John Moskal Jr. (T-Man Peterson).
Fonzie's life is endangered when he finds a huge stack of counterfeit money, and the counterfeiters learn he has it.

[NBC 8:00] Movie: The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
W: Tom Mankiewicz   D: John Sturges

With Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, John Standing.
A Nazi commando unit infiltrates England during World War II with plans to kidnap Winston Churchill.

[ABC 8:30] Laverne & Shirley [Reg]: Fire Show
Season 4, episode 19
W: Jeff Franklin   D: Joel Zwick

With Anne Ramsey (Woman), Lawrason Driscoll (Fireman).
Laverne and Shirley's friendship is threatened by their mutual attraction to a fireman.

[ABC 9:00] Roots: The Next Generation: Part 3 [special]
W: Ernest Kinoy   D: John Erman

With Dorian Harewood, Irene Cara, Richard Thomas, Henry Fonda, Paul Koslo, Marc Singer, Stan Shaw, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Kene Holliday, Hal Williams.
In 1912, Bertha Palmer becomes the first of Kunta Kinte's descendants to go to college. While there, she becomes engaged to Simon Haley but the marriage is delayed by Simon's enlistment in the army.

[CBS 10:00] The Paper Chase [Reg]: The Apprentice
Season 1, episode 17
W: William Hopkins   D: Kenneth C. Gilbert

With Jordan Clarke (Snow), Michael Durrell (Gilbert), George Petrie (Donnenfield), Byron Morrow (Bryant), Carole Goldman (Carol).
Hart gets a taste of corporate law when Professor Kingsfield handles a multi-million dollar case with Hart as his research assistant.


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