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Improvements include an electric stock well. This is currently an all grass unit, however the quarter was all farmed years ago. The pasture has excellent grass. Call for a personal inspection.

Please click on pictures for additional photos and information. The house and building site are currently being rented. The property has good road access, an exceptional stand of native grass, abundant wildlife habitat, and several established shelterbelts. Extremely well-kept two bedroom, one bathroom house with unattached 2 car garage. Improvements include 2 residences, several barns, steel machine shed, cattle yards with excellent wind protection, 2 grain bins, 2 wells, rural water hookup, 2 farm ponds, and numerous smaller outbuildings.

Good road access and level to gently rolling cropland. Buyer will receive immediate possession at closing. The property is heavily wooded with hardwood and cedar trees and offers a small live stream and several deep rugged canyons. The land is very secluded and offers lots of privacy at the end of a remote township road. There are no utilities on the property currently however is would make a nice cabin site. The Bohemian Prairie public hunting area and the Niobrara River are only three miles away.

This area northwest of Verdigre is well known for its excellent deer and turkey hunting. Small affordable tracts such as this are very difficult to find. This property is hidden down along the Bazile Creek and offers abundant wildlife, oak trees, walnut trees, a nice beach area along the Bazile Creek, a second spring fed stream, paved road access, lots of privacy, rental income from hay meadow, a fully furnished cabin, storage shed, and much more.

Call for an appointment to view this unique property! SOLD Ranch style home with a great location and larger shop. Home features 3 bedrooms, one bath on the main floor, and a partially finished basement with a lot of potential. Has newer furnace, central air and hot water heater propane.

Two bedrooms and laundry located on the main floor. Upstairs features two more rooms - one ideal for storage. Detached single car garage with established trees on a corner lot. SOLD Very nice 6 bedroom home with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath on the main floor and 3 bedrooms and 1 bath upstairs.

Electrric heat upstairs, with natural gas heat and central air on the main floor. Partially finished basement with family room, bathroom, laundry room and storage. Steel siding and attached double car garage. Very nice deck on the back of the house. Additional 2 car garage and storage shed in the back yard. Beautiful lawn with established shrubs and mature shade trees.

SOLD This home has 2 bedrooms upstairs and a remodeled bathroom on the main floor. The propane furnace and hot water heater are less than 10 years old. New flooring in the dining room, kitchen and porch. Propane tank included in price. Sewer line from the house to the street replaced approx.

SOLD Cozy older two story home with two bedrooms upstairs. It is located on 2 lots with young established trees and newly planted trees. Two outbuildings, a single car garage and a shed are included on this property.

Includes storage shed, with ample space for expansion, or a great location to hook up a camper. Located 1 mile off a paved road and features an established shelter belt around the perimeter of the property. This is a rare opportunity to purchase such a small parcel in this excellent fishing and hunting area!

SOLD Two story, beautifully remodeled, 5 bedroom, 2 bath home. The main floor boasts of beautiful solid oak woodwork and doors. Laundry room and full bath in the basement. Gas furnace and central air. Sukup, we will be offering acres of cropland, pasture, meadow and recreational land to be sold in three parcels.

Also being sold as parcel 4 will be a nice, three-bedroom home located in Verdigre. Tract 1 consists of approximately 98 acres of cropland, 50 acres of hay meadow, and a acre building site. Topography of this parcel is nearly level. Soils consist of Thurman and Elsmere sandy loam. Tract 2 consists of approximately 70 acres of dryland crop ground and 90 acres of pasture land. This is an unimproved farm with nearly levelto-gently-rolling topography.

Soils are mostly sandy loam. This parcel had previously been irrigated from the Verdigre Creek; however, the water rights have been abandoned and are no longer available. This parcel has significant recreational potential and would make a nice site for a hunting cabin. This is a rare opportunity to own hunting land with cropland rental income. Both properties combined offer approx. The auction will be held onsite. Call for further details or to set up a prior inspection of the property.

FSA data shows Buyer will assume the cash lease for the growing season. Numerous grain markets, ethanol plants and feedlots are located within the immediate area making this a very desirable investment quality farm. Call Dan Rohrer for further details to ! Extensive conservation improvement projects completed include cross fencing, water lines and tank sites, cedar tree removal, tree plantings, food plots, and more. The property has a small pond, many nice hardwood trees, and abundant wildlife habitat.

The original barn has been beautifully renovated into a modern hunting lodge with five private bedrooms, a loft with sleeping quarters, new kitchen with custom cedar cabinets, large dining area and great room, cedar lined interior walls, two bathrooms with multiple showers, laundry facilities, large exterior deck, and much more.

The property has its own well and has excellent road access. This is an opportunity to own income producing land with a beautiful lodge and abundant wildlife. SOLD 3 bedroom 1 bathroom ranch style home with detached double garage that is situated on a corner lot close to school.

Main floor laundry and pantry off the kitchen. Updates include a new roof in , new driveway in , new siding in , and additional attic insulation in The home is located in a quiet neighborhood and is available for showing by appointment. Old house in need of major repair or to be removed.

Excellent site to build a new home, shop, hunting cabin or storage units. Dryland farm that consists of approx. Contact Kurt Rewinkel for more information at Please click on picture for additional photos and information. This is a nice pasture with good access and abundant deer and turkey habitat. SOLD This is a high quality Pierce County farm with approximately acres of cropland, 47 acres of pasture and an old building site.

It appears much of the pasture could be converted to cropland. The farm has very gently rolling topography and has excellent road access.

This is a rare opportunity to purchase to farm of this investor type quality. SOLD Here is a great opportunity to buy a 6. The house has 5 bedrooms, 1 bath with separate tub and shower , a finished basement, new windows, 9 year old septic and well, and two car attached garage.

There are many outbuildings including a barn with corrals and electrical, a corn crib, an open front lean to, a chicken coop that also has electrical, and other storage buildings. If you want more info please call Brian Ziems sale associate at If you are looking for a nice home to move right into or an investment property this is the place for you.

For more info call Brian Ziems sales associate at or Most of the grassland could be converted to cropland. The farm has good road access and productive soils. This will be an excellent opportunity to purchase a high quality Knox County farm. Tract 1 will consist of approximately acres, more or less, irrigated ground with a gpm irrigation well, a well maintained older Reinke 8 tower centerpivot, and a Izuzu diesel power unit.

The farm boasts productive silt loam soils and is level to gently rolling. This is an excellent investor quality farm. Tract 2 consists of approximately 3 acres to be surveyed with a nice set of farm buildings.

The huge two story home has approximately 2, sq. The building site also offers a large 60x machine shed, a 24x48 open front shed, a 20x60 open front shed, and numerous smaller storage buildings. The property also has established shelterbelts and shade trees. It has 3 bedrooms, and 2 full baths. This is a nice home in a small town and only 12 miles from Wayne which has a college and many places to shop.

For more information please call Brian Ziems, sales associate, at Located close to Creighton, NE. This is a rare opportunity to purchase an ideal recreational parcel with live water, rental income, wildlife habitat, and just minutes from Norfolk. The cropland consists of productive heavy silt loam soils. The pasture has quality grass and very few cedar trees. The property is also ideally located near the Niobrara River, the Missouri River, Niobrara State Park, and numerous other area attractions.

This property offers both grazing income as well as recreational value. Contact Dan Rohrer at for more details. This is a nice, clean, older home. The house sells with appliances. If you want more information please call Jan Curtis, sales associate, at Please click on picture for sale bill. The property offers cropland rental income with excellent road access. There are 70 acres of additional hunting land also available adjacent to this tract.

It features a big livingroom and good sized kitchen. You also get 3 outbuildings. Two of them are 15ft by 9ft and cemented out. The other is a smaller garden shed. This property is one block from the school and two blocks from down town. Lot size is 60 x If you want more information please call Brian Ziems sales associate at or The farm currently has approximately acres dry cropland, 4 acres of CRP, and 30 acres of pasture.

Much of the pasture could be converted to cropland. The farm also has significant irrigation potential subject to obtaining water rights through the Upper Elkhorn NRD. Buyer will assume cash lease and receive rental income. Numerous grain markets, ethanol plants, and feedlots within 10 miles.

Albin Land Auction The property has significant potential for further cropland development and irrigation development subject to obtaining water rights through the Upper Elkhorn NRD. Numerous grain markets, ethanol plants, and feedlots within the immediate area. Call Dan Rohrer for further details to This property was formerly operated as Norfolk Rendering and consists of numerous commercial and industrial buildings within the chain link fenced facility.

The buildings are in various stages of repair from very sound and functional to salvage. A large area of the property is paved by concrete. This is a very unique property well suited for conversion to many new business ventures.

Call for Dan Rohrer at for further details! Excellent site for cabin, camper, or camp site. The property boarders the adjacent Missouri River along the south Corp of Engineers take line. The home is also in an excellent location near the school. Call for a personal showing! SOLD Cozy two bedroom home with a full unfinished basement located on 6 lots.

The house had a new steel roof installed, was insulated, and had new gutters approximately two years ago. The large backyard has a storage shed that will stay with the property. This is an affordable property that would make an ideal starter home or rental unit. Ave Verdigre, NE Price: Call for a personal inspection! Property includes a detached single car garage and small storage shed. Nice location near school. This property was a old hog buying station and was cleaned out and used as a tractor restoration business.

Now that is gone and the building remains, this would make a great warehouse or storage building. All tin outside and all floors are cement.

If you have any questions contact Brian Ziems or The farm currently offers approximately 90 irrigated acres and 19 dryland acres, with the balance being hay meadow. The southwest corner of the property offers ideal protection for livestock and would make an ideal location for calving.

The farm has significant potential for further irrigation development subject to NRD rules for approval of expansion acres. This is a nice Antelope County farm with excellent road access. The property will be sold in two seperate individual parcels and will not be tied together. Buyers will receive immediate possession at closing.

Buyers will need to make all the necessary financial arrangements for a December 31, closing. This property is currently cropland, however it has an underlying light industrial zoning classification.

This is an excellent site for a future commercial or industrial facility. Major utilities are located on site or nearby. Great paved road access and productive soils. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase quality farmland with future development potential.

The farm has significant potential for further irrigation development for row crop production. Two electric submersible wells supply gpm to several buried mainlines that could be further utilized along with an additional well that could be drilled. Call Dan Rohrer at for details! This is a quality Antelope County farm with productive loam soils and excellent road access. SOLD Two bedroom home with wrap around deck located on a beautiful large corner lot.

House includes an updated kitchen, main floor laundry and all newer windows. Two car detached garage and 2 storage sheds. SOLD This is a nice big lot for a new house or a business owner that needs a place for a new shop. Easy access off of 5th street with utilities close by. The properties close proximaty to the Niobrara and Missouri Rivers makes this an ideal summer home or hunting cabin. Diesel power unit, 2 1, gal fuel tanks, 2 poly fertilizer storage tanks, and good fences.

One of the wells is also set up to supply water for livestock in the off season. The farms soils are productive under irrigation, the farm has gently rolling topography, and has excellent road access on two sides. This property has a good yield history and well pumping expenses have been very economical.

Contact Brian Ziems for more information at SOLD Property consists of approx. This would make an ideal campsite for a camper or future cabin. Small affordable tracts like this are difficult to find. Possible hunting lease on adjacent cropland. This is a productive Pierce County farm consisting of approximately Improvements include a 9, bu. The farm has excellent road access and is located only 1 mile off State Hwy. Sold At Auction - October 19, Tract 1: Improvements include a modern ranch style home, steel machine shed, open front cattle barn, and numerous smaller outbuildings.

This property offers a unique combination of live water, recreational use and ag income. The farm has nearly level topography, offers productive Bazile and Coleridge silt loam soils, and has excellent road access.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a small tract with good soils and that is all tillable cropland. Call Dan Rohrer for details at SOLD Two bedroom home with single detached garage. This is a nice clean home! Includes 6 rooms plus a kitchen and 2 restrooms.

Must see inside to realize the potential of this building. Contact Jana Osborne for more information at - cell phone or - home Please click on picture for additional photos and information. Real Estate to be sold following personal property. Call Dan Rohrer for more information at This is a spacious home in a great location overlooking the Niobrara River valley.

This home has been vacant for several years and is in need of major repairs to the roof and several interior ceilings. Features eat-in kitchen, main floor laundry and full basement that has a large bathroom with garden tub. House also has 2 porches - one in front and a large patio off back with privacy lattice.

Property is located on a corner lot with breathtaking views of the Verdigre Valley and has an attached double car garage. The property also offers oil road access and electrical service along the road. The property is located in close proximity to the Verdigre Creek and boasts some of the best whitetail deer and turkey hunting in the area.

The pasture has not been leased for the grazing or hunting seasons allowing the buyer full possession of the hunting and grazing rights immediately at closing. This property has good road access and is located in close proximity to the Verdigre Creek, Niobrara River, and Missouri River.

Telephone and electrical utilities are located at the south road. This is an ideal site to build a small cabin or park you camper.

This farm is nearly level to gently rolling and has good fences and excellent road access. Home is located near the school and the services of downtown.

Please contact Dan Rohrer for further information at The home is in exceptional condition and has many features, including: The home has had exceptional care and upkeep. Newer roof, floor coverings, remodeled kitchen and electrical is updated. For more information please call Brian Ziems or Soils are predominantly Thurman fine sand, Thurman loamy fine sand, Boelus loamy fine sand, and Doger loamy fine sand.

This is an excellent opportunity to invest in a productive irrigated farm in an excellent location. Contact Jana Osborne, Listing Agent cell. This is an excellent opportunity to invest in a high quality irrigated farm in an excellent location.

Contact Dan Rohrer Ideally located within a few miles of both the Niobrara River and Missouri River. The property is secluded yet very accessible. Wood laminate flooring throughout the living room, dining room, kitchen and hallway. Natural gas heat and central air. Storage shed in back. It has 2 bedrooms on the main floor, 1 bedroom upstairs and partially finished full basement. This home is handicap accessible for both the front and back entrances - Features include: House is located on a corner lot, close to school.

This historic brick building was converted to residential use years ago and has had many recent improvements. The property offers two bedrooms and a bathroom on the main floor with an additional bedroom and bath in the finished basement. This is a low maintenance building that is ready to move into.

The property is also close to downtown and is well suited as a personal residence, second home, hunting cabin, or rental unit. Contact Dan Rohrer at for more information. The property has potential to be developed as irrigated cropland and is not located in restricted well area. The land has good road access adjacent to the south boundary and is only a few miles from two state highways.

This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a small affordable tract with potential for irrigation development. Owner would consider selling between 40 to 55 acres, depending upon buyers needs. Easy access with nice set of corrals and live stream year around! Seller holds a Nebraska Real Estate License. Contact Jana Osborne for more information at - cell phone, or - home Please click on picture for additional photos and information. This property has excellent highway access and offers premier hunting, beautiful oak trees, Bazile Creek frontage, a nice rustic cabin, a submersible well, abundant wildlife habitat, and pasture rental income.

This is a small tract that has it all. SOLD Two bedroom home with new heat pump in Also has a single car detached garage. SOLD Three bedroom home on a corner lot. Has a new roof and is close to downtown. Big yard with nice shade trees. Detached single car garage. Excellent deer and turkey hunting as well as prime waterfowl hunting. Great river access excellent for fishing and setlines. This is one of the highest traffic natural deer crossings in northeast Nebraska.

Improvements include several permanent and temporary deer stands and a nice enclosed duck blind. The property has been enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program. The land has excellent access and is close to the services offered in the nearby town of Niobrara. Enjoy beautiful oak, cottonwood, and other hardwood trees. This is a rare opportunity to own Niobrara River property.

Portions of the property have been farmed in past years and may have potential to be further developed back to cropland. All the cedar trees have been removed from the pasture. Water is provided by a stock well at the building site and several small ponds and springs.

The property has excellent road access and electrical service onsite. Excellent opportunity to purchase a well-cared for tract of grassland. This is absolutely a gorgeous one-of-a-kind property with the Bazile Creek flowing through the north end, dense hardwood tree cover, several small spring fed streams, several small ponds, abundant deer and turkey, electrical service on-site, cropland income, and pasture rental income. This is a very diversified and unique property with a lot to offer.

The property offer lots of privacy yet has good road access, a rural water hookup, and electricity along the adjacent road. Great property for a future cabin. Excellent hunting land with pasture rental income. The main floor consists of 1 bedroom, one bath, kitchen, dining room, living room and office. Upstairs has 2 spacious rooms, landing and ample closet space.

It has a full unfinished basement and is on 2 large corner lots. A new wooden deck with wheel chair ramp makes easy access for anyone. There is new wood flooring in living room and bathroom. Many windows and doors have been replaced with new. The gas furnace and central air are only 3 years old. The hot water heater was new last year and shingles were replaced approximately 7 years ago.

There is an unattached, insulated 2 car garage with a storage shed alongside. Has one bathroom, living room, kitchen, bedroom and laundry on main floor.

Upper level has 2 bedrooms and landing. Has been kept very clean and has a good sized backyard. Modern ranch style home features the following on the main floor: Full finished basement consists of a large living room with walk out patio, bedroom, large office area, bathroom and game room area. The property currently has two stock wells with windmills, excellent fences and good road access. This is a level to gently rolling quarter with no cedar trees and very little dirt or tree work necessary for development.

Irrigation test well information has been completed and is available upon request. The sellers have taken great pride in the care of this property through excellent maintenance of the fences and persistent control of weeds and cedar trees. Call for details as this farm will not be available long Call Dan Rohrer at for details! This is a very unique property that will sell rapidly. This is a very remote hunting parcel near the Niobrara River with excellent deer and turkey hunting.

This property provides exceptional hunting with live water, several small spring fed waterfalls, abundant hardwood trees, and lots of privacy. It is becoming very difficult to find unique properties such as this with great hunting and a live stream. You won't be disappointed. The land is close to town and has great access off Hwy. All necessary utility services are located on-site along with several older outbuildings. This tract is ideal for an acreage with additional space for horses, livestock, or commercial utilization.

Small tracts with utilities, good access, and close proximity to town are extremely difficult to find! Several new windows and new shingles within the last couple of years. Home has central air and heat. There is a storage shed in the back yard with a nice garden spot! This is a rare opportunity to purchase river frontage property.

There is no electrical service on site however powerlines are located nearby just to the west of the property. Situated high on a bluff with 80 acres. Three bedrooms on the main floor and 3 located on the lower level with walkout basement. Propane heat, central air. Beautful master suite with garden tub and acces to outside deck area. Large kitchen with dining area, fireplace and ample free space.

Built new in Property consists of grass land pasture, several small fields of former CRP land, and three small ponds. The east end of the property offers cedar and hardwood tree cover with hunting potential. Sold At Auction July 23 Property to be sold at auction. Approximately acres of the property has the potential to be tilled and farmed. The owner also has an irrigation permit pending that could be utilized on several of the potential fields.

This property is very unique and has a lot to offer. Topography consists of rolling hills and wooded canyons. Water is provided by several farm ponds. The property boasts heavy soils and quality grass. Additional acres of CRP also available.

Possession available to fall deer season. This is a prime location for a hunting cabin or new home. SOLD This is a dryland farm that has been rented by a livestock operation. Approximately 54 acres are established Alfalfa; 30 acres crop ground; and 25 acres pasture.

Property also includes an acreage with a three bedroom home, garage and shed, with other buildings. Appliances included, roof is approximately 4 years old, recently renovated kitchen, hot water heating system, nice lawn with mature trees, and quiet neighborhood.

There is hunting, fishing, and a state park just minutes away. This is a great home for your family or an investment property. Please contact Brian Ziems at for more information. Electrical service is located nearby and the property has excellent road access. Small tracts such as this are extremely difficult to find. Consits of acres more or less of crop ground and the balance of pasture and building site.

Gross annual rental income would be approx. The property has good road access and consists of rolling hills with some hunting and recreational potential and four farm ponds. The farm has several small ponds, an abundant deer populaton, productive upland pasture and meadow, and has great road access from township gravel on the west and Hwy. An older home and numerous older wood buildings are located on the property along with rural water.

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Most of the major conflicts on Dallas centered around J. In the last original episode of the season, J. All summer the question raged -- "Who shot J.

Betting parlors took in millions of dollars in wagers. Security was extraordinarily tight at the studio where Dallas was filmed, and even the actors themselves did not know for sure several alternative endings had been filmed. Finally, on November 21, , the world found out: Kristin had pulled the trigger. The episode in which her guilt was revealed was seen by more people than any program in the history of television up to that time.

Nearly 80 percent of all viewers watching television that night were tuned to Dallas. In true Dallas style, however, J. At first Dean had no regular supporting cast other than his accompanist, pianist Ken Lane. Guest stars were featured each week in comedy skits and songs, both alone and with Dean. Some of the young talent appearing during the regular season also starred in Dean's summer replacement series, The Dean Martin Summer Show and later Dean Martin Presents.

A bevy of pretty young dancers called The Golddiggers were added as regulars in , and four of these later became The Ding-a-Ling Sisters Beginning in a supporting cast of comics and singers including Kay Medford, Lou Jacobi, Tom Bosley, Dom DeLuise, Nipsey Russell, and Rodney Dangerfield was gradualy assembled around Dean, some of whom appeared regularly, and others occasionally, including Foster Brooks with his "drunk" routine.

The hallmark of the show remained Dean's own easy informality, as he welcomed guests into his cozy living room through the ever-present door, or sang or clowned beside or on, or under Ken Lane's grand piano. In fact, a stipulation in Dean's contract helped foster this air of informality by allowing Dean not to show up until the day of the taping each week, when the show would be done with only minimal rehearsal.

In the title and format were changed, as well as the time slot. Two new features were added. The first was a country music spot, with top-name country performers, to hold some of the audience that had been attracted to Dean's summer replacement in , Dean Martin Presents Music Country. The second was the "Man of the Week Celebrity Roast," in which several celebrities seated at a banquet dais tossed comic insults at the guest of honor.

This feature proved so popular that after Dean's regular series ended in , the "roasts" continued on NBC as a series of occasional specials. August 30, Pint-sized Gary Coleman was one of the comedy discoveries of the late s. Pudgy cheeks, twinkling eyes, and flawless timing made him seem like an old pro packed into the body of a small child -- and he helped turn this improbable comedy into one of the hits of the season.

Eight-year-old Arnold Jackson Coleman and his year-old brother Willis Todd Bridges were two black kids from Harlem who found themselves quite suddenly in the lap of luxury. Their dying mother, a housekeeper for wealthy Philip Drummond Conrad Bain , had extracted from her employer the promise that he would look after her boys. Unlike some of TV's other accidental parents for example, Family Affair , Drummond didn't mind at all, and welcomed the two into his Park Avenue apartment as his own.

No matter that there were endless double takes when the rich, white Drummond, president of the huge conglomerate Trans Allied, Inc.

There was always plenty of love around -- though Willis seemed a bit reserved -- and everybody learned little lessons in Living Right in each episode. Rounding out the household was widower Drummond's year-old daughter, Kimberly Dana Plato , and the new housekeeper, the scatterbrained Mrs.

Edna Garrett Charlotte Rae. NBC, which had few comedies on its schedule at the time, tried to use Diff'rent Strokes to get some others started, to little avail. Garrett left to become a house mother of the prestigious Eastland School for Girls, which Kimberly was attending, in a series called The Facts of Life. Then up popped the remarkable coincidence that Drummond was an old army buddy of Larry Adler, principal character on Hello, Larry, and had just bought the Portland, Oregon, radio station where Larry worked.

After all, it wasn't Diff'rent Strokes that was the hit, it was Gary Coleman. Coleman was 10 when this series began. He was born with a congenital kidney problem and received a kidney transplant at the age of five, which resulted in his being smaller than normal for his age a condition that would continue throughout his life. An uncommonly bright and articulate youngster, he seemed quite happy to be alive, and became a frequent and popular guest on talk shows and other series.

May 6, Sid and Marty Krofft of animated cartoon fame originally produced this teenage variety hour. Eighteen-year-old Donny and his year-old sister Marie were co-hosts of the show, which also featured other members of the popular musical family, ranging in age from Jimmy 12 to Alan In order to keep up the clan's youthful appearance, Merrill introduced another Osmond -- his six month old son Travis -- to the cast on an early telecast.

The format was the usual mixture of comedy and songs, with a liberal sprinkling of the Osmonds' teenybopper hits. The comedy often made fun of Donny's toothy, super-wholesome appearance, as when his brothers ganged up and dumped him into a gigantic nine-foot whipped cream pie in one broadcast.

Although not credited as a regular, Paul Lynde appeared as a guest star on many of the Donny and Marie episodes. The second season brought changes, as a new production team took over in an attempt to give the show a more "adult" look. Much was made of Marie's stunning new wardrobe, designed by Bob Mackie Cher's former designer , and her eighteenth birthday party was telecast in October.

However Donny and Marie remained, at heart, a homey affair. The first episode taped in Orem was the Christmas show, which starred Paul Lynde, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and 28 members of the Osmond family. Midway through the final season, Donny turned 21 and to prove it had his wife Debbie on the show! September 10, When The Doris Day Show premiered in the fall of , Miss Day was cast as a widow with two young sons who had decided to move back to the family ranch after spending most of her life in big cities.

The adjustments to rural living provided much of the comedy. At the start of the second season Doris became a commuter. She got a job as a secretary at Today's World magazine in San Francisco and commuted daily from the farm. Nicholson McLean Stevenson , the editor of the magazine, was her boss, and Myrna Gibbons Rose Marie was her secretary with whom she became friendly. At the start of the third season Doris, her two boys, and their huge dog Lord Nelson left the farm and moved into a San Francisco apartment owned by the Paluccis Kaye Ballard and Bernie Kopell , who ran an Italian restaurant on the ground floor.

Doris's activities expanded from merely being Mr. Nicholson's secretary to include some writing for the magazine, on assignment from the assistant editor, Ron Harvey Paul Smith. Still another major change was made at the start of the fourth season, in the fall of , as the show edged still closer to the urban-career-girl format popularized by Mary Tyler Moore.

Doris continued to work for Today's World, but she suddenly became a carefree, single staff writer; the children, the dog, and the entire cast from the previous seasons disappeared. At the end of the fifth season the entire show disappeared. The Dukes of Hazzard signaled a revival of the "good old boy" comedy, nearly a decade later. Luke Tom Wopat and Bo John Schneider Duke were cousins and buddies in Hazzard County, located "east of the Mississippi and south of the Ohio" no mention of the state, but there is a real Hazard, Kentucky -- a city not a county.

Their nemesis was Boss Hogg Sorrell Booke , a fat, blustery, and thoroughly corrupt local politician always seen in a white flannel suit. Moonshine, wild car chases and crashes, and lots of scantily clad young women, including the Duke's gorgeous cousin Daisy Catherine Bach , populated the series. Country star Waylon Jennings served as offscreen narrator, to the accompaniment of fast-paced banjo music. The series also took its toll in real automobiles, as a result of all those chases and crashes.

Although onscreen the General Lee never seemd to have a scratch, almost look-alikes were wrecked during filming. A regular stable of identically painted Dodge Chargers was kept on hand during production of each episode, so as not to hold things up. When Enos departed the series he was replaced by a new deputy, Cletus Rick Hurst.

The theme song from this series, sung by Waylon Jennings, was on the charts during An animated version of the show, titled The Dukes, aired on CBS' Saturday morning lineup from February to November with the series' regulars providing the voices. August 29, This comedy-drama focused on a family with eight very independent children, aged 8 to The death of actress Diana Hyland during production of the spring episodes of Eight Is Enough forced major changes, however.

Hyland had completed only four shows and was written out of the remainder as being "away. He soon found romance in the person of Abby Betty Buckley , pretty schoolteacher who came to the Bradford home to tutor one of the youngsters. Their romance blossomed, and on a special two hour telecast on November 9, , Tom and Abby were married.

As the series continued, Abby pursued and got her Ph. David then went to work for a construction firm, while Susan set about producing the first Bradford grandchild -- Sandra Sue, born in October of Each telecast depicted several interwoven incidents, some humorous, some touching, others tragic. A typical shift's work might have the paramedics called on to help an overweight woman who was having trouble breathing because her girdle was too tight, or aiding a maintenance worker who had broken his back in a foot fall from a smokestack he was painting.

One of the specialties of the paramedics seemed to be saving "danglers" -- people trapped in precarious positions because of faulty rigging, collapsing scaffolding, or the like. Former bandleader Bobby Troup, who played neurosurgeon Joe Early, was in real life married to Julie London, who played Rampart's head nurse.

She had previously been married to producer Jack Webb. Squad 51's mascot was a dog named Boots. An animated Saturday morning spinoff of this series, titled Emergency! Edna Garrett Charlotte Rae , who had been the Drummonds' housekeeper prior to taking a job as housemother at the prestigious Eastland school for young women. Garrett was kind and understanding, serving as both confidante and surrogate parent to the girls in her charge, who at the start of the series ranged in age from 11 to The headmaster at Eastland was Mr.

As the seasons passed, the series evolved. Garrett had taken on the additional responsibilities of dietician at Eastland, and there were two new cast members: Jo Polniaczek Nancy McKeon , a year-old street kid from the Bronx who maintained a tough exterior to hide her insecurities; and Howard Hugh Gillin , the cook at Eastland. Bradley was succeeded as headmaster by the seldom-seen Mr.

Harris Kenneth Mars and then by Mr. It was Parker's callousness toward Mrs. Garrett that led to a major change in Frustrated at having been underpaid and taken for granted for so long, Edna vented her frustration to her beloved son Raymond, an accountant who stunned her by offering to buy a run-down store in the nearby town of Peekskill, New York, and letting her reopen it as a gourmet food shop.

Thus was born Edna's Edibles. Blair and Jo who were now attending nearby Langley College and Tootie and Natalie still at Eastland moved in, and their good times continued.

The stories on The Facts of Life were funny, but also often touching. The girls faced problems with their parents, including lack of communication, divorce, and death; they also experienced growing pains in a realistic way it seemd as if teenager Tootsie's braces would never come off. Blair's year-old cousin Gerri Warner, who was determined to become a comedienne despite the handicap of cerebral palsy, was occasionally seen played by Geri Jewell, a real-life CP victim.

Zimbalist personified the calm, business-suited government agent who always tracked his quarry down, scientifically and methodically, and with virtually no emotion whatever. The cases were supposedly based on real FBI files. They ranged across the United States and involved counterfeiters, extortionists, organized crime, Communist spies, and radical bombings during the era of Vietnam dissent. Arthur Ward Philip Abbott was the assistant to the FBI director and the man to whom Inspector Erskine reported, while several agents served as Erskine's sidekick over the years.

Barbara Erksine Lynn Loring , his daughter, appeared only during the first season, later being written out apparently because there was no room for anything so fallible as family ties in The F. The program always portrayed the agency in a favorable light. Edgar Hoover, who gave the show full government cooperation and even allowed filming of some background scenes at the FBI in Washington. Bringing the program even closer to real life, many telecasts closed with a short segment asking the audience for information on the FBI's most-wanted men including, in April , the fugitive James Earl Ray.

Associated with the program as sponsor throughout its run was the Ford Motor Company, which accounted for the fact that those agents were always seen driving Ford cars. June 25, Family was a prime-time soap opera that followed the travails of the middle-class Lawrence family in Pasedena, California. Doug James Broderick was the father, a highly independent lawyer, and Kate Sada Thompson his quiet, steadfast wife.

The series opened with daughter Nancy Elayne Heilveil, later replaced by Meredith Baxter-Birney discovering that her husband Jeff John Rubinstein was untrue she walked in on him making love to another woman! Nancy had a baby named Timmy Michael David Schackelford , divorced Jeff, then began having affairs of her own. Later she went to work in a law firm, which seemed more interested in her body than in her brains. Brother Willie Gary Frank , age 17, vulnerable and idealistic, was confronted with his first love, an unwed mother named Selina Season Hubley , then married a girl with a terminal illness named Lizzy.

Little sister Buddy, age 13, feeling unwanted, ran away from home. Before Kate could worry about that, she discovered that she had breast cancer, after which Doug was temporarily blinded in an automobile accident. An year-old waif named Annie Quinn Cummings joined the household, only to reject everyone's affections. Then there was the dying grandmother, Doug's alcoholic sister, and so on, and on, and on August 18, When ABC realized it had a major hit with The Love Boat, it immediately began developing a second program using a similar theme.

That program was Fantasy Island, and, scheduled right after Love Boat on Saturday night, it soon became an equally big hit. Both programs were episodic, consisting of several different stories each week played out against a common background.

The backdrop of Fantasy Island was romantic indeed; a remote island resort, where each visitor could have one lifelong dream come true. A homely young man wanted to become, during his stay, a sex symbol to beautiful girls bikini-clad beauties abounded on Fantasy Island ; a frustrated salesman whose career was going nowhere wanted to score the business coup of his life; a henpecked family man wanted a weekend of respect from his clan. Many of the stories involved glamour and excitement for ordinary people whose lives normally had none, and ABC obviously felt that viewers would relate this to their own lives.

There was sometimes an element of danger, or a twist of fate, but everything always worked out for the best. Overseeing the two or three little dramas each week was the island's owner, the suave and slightly mysterious Mr. In later seasons, Roarke became increasingly mysterious, in fact, dispensing magic spells and potions, calling up events from the past and future, and even doing battle with the devil.

The plots got ever more fanciful. Fantasy Island was originally filmed at a real tropical paradise, a public park call the Arboretum, 25 miles from Los Angeles. It was unusual in that he not only remained in character, but for several months continued to appear in Barney Miller as well.

Fish simply presented the domestic side of his life. Fish and his wife Bernice Florence Stanley had decided to move out of their New York apartment and into a run-down house, in order to become foster parents to five P. Loomis Todd Bridges was the cut-up of the lot, the pre-teen hipster who befriended the dead cat in Fish's basement.

Mike Lenny Bari was the oldest, charming but streetwise. Psychologist Charlie Harrison Barry Gordon, a one-time child star tended to be too impractical to help very much, leaving huffing, puffing Fish and chattering Bernice to quell each uproar and reestablish normalcy. March 12, The exploits of five recent high school graduates living in a middle-class Italian neighborhood in the Flatbush district of Brooklyn, New York.

Presto Prestopopolos Joseph Cali was a cab driver, Socks Palerno Adrian Zmed worked in a local clothing store and was the fashion plate of the group, Figgy Figuero Sandy Helberg worked at a supermarket delivering groceries on his bike, Joey Dee Randy Stumpf was an apprentice plumber studying at night to become a lawyer, and Turtle Romero Vincent Bufano worked in his family's restaurant.

The ethnic stereotypes that appeared in this series so offended the real-life Brooklyn Borough President that he publicly demanded the series be taken off the air, before it gave Brooklyn a bad name. CBS beat him to it and canceled it after three episodes, before it gave them a bad name. June 27, Comic Flip Wilson was the first black performer to achieve major popularity as host of his own variety hour.

The Flip Wilson Show was an enormous hit, placing number two among all programs on television during its first two seasons. Although music and guests were an important part of the format, Flip's comedy was the real focal point of the series.

In various skits he played a collection of stock characters, which included: Geraldine Jones, sassy, swinging, liberated woman with a very jealous boyfriend named "Killer"; Reverend LeRoy of the Church of What's Happening Now, a gospel preacher who seemed to be slightly less than honest and just a touch lecherous; Danny Danger, private detective; and Herbie, the Good Time Ice Cream Man.

Flip's best known expression was a wide-eyed "The Devil made me do it! While passing through her home town of Cowtown, Texas, on her way to a hostess job in Houston, Flo impulsively bought a run-down old roadhouse she remembered from her rambunctious youth, and determined to make it a viable business.

Not used to being the boss, Flo had her troubles running the place, renamed Flo's Yellow Rose, Earl Geoffrey Lewis , the bartender, hated the idea of working for a woman, and Farley Jim B.

Baker was the obnoxious skinflint who held the mortgage. Les Stephen Keep was the resident piano player and Randy Leo Burmester the mechanic who worked at the garage located next door. Being back home meant spending time with Mama Sudie Bond , in whose raucous image Flo was molded, and with an introverted, clutzy sister, Fran Lucy Lee Flippin ; and long-lost best friend Miriam Joyce Bulifant.

December 11, Sandy Duncan was considered one of the most promising new stars in television when this comedy series was launched in the fall of She was cast as Sandy Stockton, a pert young UCLA student majoring in education who made ends meet by working part-time as an actress in TV commercials. The big-city life of Los Angeles was a constant challenge for Sandy, who hailed from the small town of Taylorville, Illinois. Harwell Henry Beckman and Kathleen Freeman , the nosy landlords.

Funny Face did not make the grade, but the character of Sandy Stockton was to return the following season in a similar venture called The Sandy Duncan Show. Most of Christie's assignments were undercover jobs, givng her plenty of latitude for her slick, "with-it," rule-breaking style.

Her hard-nosed boss was Lt. Matt Reardon Charles Cioffi , later replaced by Capt. Ryan Jack Kelly , and her sidekick was Sgt. Pete Gallagher Michael Pataki. Bobby Conway had the melodies, and his tone-deaf, offbeat friend Lionel Poindexter Wes Stern wrote the lyrics.

Bobby's mod-rock world was not without responsibilities, however, as he was legal guardian of his freckle-faced, year-old sister Jennifer Susan Neher.

The three of them, Bobby, Lionel and Jennifer, lived in an antique shop it was cheap -- but occasionally the furniture got sold out from underneath them while Bobby worked as a recording engineer, and the boys tried to peddle their songs. Getting Together would seem to have been a perfect vehicle for Sherman to use in launching new hits, but in fact his real-life recording career went into something of a slump when the series went on the air. He did have one moderately popular disc derived from the program, however -- titled "Jennifer" -- and an album named after the show.

He had a long string of enormously successful records in the late s including his theme, "Gentle on My Mind" , was popular with both teenagers and adults, and had an easy, ingratiating style which had won him a wide TV following during his frequent appearances on The Smothers Brothers Show. His own show was reminiscent of Como's, too, in a contemporary way -- relaxed, informal, and down-home friendly.

In addition to hosting, he sang many of his hits two of which, "Wichita Lineman" and "Galveston" were on the charts about the time this series began and did instrumental solos he was a first-rate guitarist. Guests on the show tended to be Country singers and sketch comedians.

Although not usually credited as a regular, comedian Dom DeLuise appeared in more than half the show's telecasts during the final season. Composer-singer John Hartford, who had written Glen's theme song and was a close personal friend, was likewise not a regular but made frequent guest appearances throughout the show's run.

Syndicated and network daytime 30 minutes Produced: Fall Possibly the most bizarre program to air on American television in the s and s, The Gong Show was a wild and sometimes raunchy parody on amateur programs.

It consisted, simply enough, of a succession of amateurs demonstrating their dubious talents. Anyone could audition, but sometimes it seemed that only certifiable crazies need apply. Typical of the acts was a girl who whistled through her nose, a dentist who played "Stars and Stripes Forever" on his drill, a man who played lighted bulbs that blinked on and off, a dancer with four arms, a musician who played trumpet through his navel, and someone who broke eggs on his head while making faces through a distorting glass.

Looking on during all this insanity, and sometimes joining in, was a rowdy panel of three celebrities who were supposed to rate each act on a scale of one to ten, or, if it was bad enough, gong it off the stage. Some acts were gonged so fast there was eventually a minimum time limit imposed. About one-third of the acts were gonged, and on some shows they all were, leaving no winners at all. There were also interludes with regulars, such as Gene-Gene the Dancing Machine a big, black stagehand who came on dancing frantically, and was usually pelted with assorted objects thrown by the panel, and the Unknown Comic, who wore a paper bag over his head, the better to avoid resposibility for his corny jokes he was later unmasked -- or debagged -- on Real People as one Murray Langston.

It was, as once of the writers put it, "a cuckoo's nest without walls.

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