Friday, September 12, 2014
This month brings fans of TV private-eye series at least two important 40th anniversaries. On Friday, September 13, 1974, James Garner’s The Rockford Files debuted on NBC-TV. But just a day before that, at 10 p.m. on Thursday, September 12, David Janssen’s new ABC series, Harry O, debuted with an episode titled “Gertrude.” I’ve written about Harry O several times on this page (including here and here), so I shall refrain from recapping the entire history of that now well-respected program. But I do want to direct your attention to TV Guide’s 1974 Fall Preview write-up about Harry O, which can be enjoyed here.