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Episode List



2 Jan. 1970
The Tradition
On a Greek island, Glenn Howard and a young Greek woman, Thalia, face danger and possibly even death for defying an ancient tradition.
9 Jan. 1970
The Brass Ring
Dan Farrell befriends a young boxer and suspects he may be under pressure to throw a fight.
16 Jan. 1970
Island of Gold and Precious Stones
After a multi-millionaire dies, Dillon investigates the source of his vast wealth - greatly to the displeasure of certain others.
23 Jan. 1970
The Takeover
Howard is asked by the U.S. to assess the quality of a monk headed interim regime in which the former ruler and a friend of Howard's has disappeared on charges of treasury theft which charge Howard believes is a lie of a corrupt military.
30 Jan. 1970
The Garden
As a result of the residency of a friend's troubled daughter, Farrell investigates a therapy facility housed in a bucolic, isolated setting and run by a greedy and opportunistic psychiatrist.
13 Feb. 1970
Soon after talking to Glenn Howard, a young woman dies - seemingly by suicide. But when Glenn discovers her links to a coven of modern-day witches, he becomes suspicious that she was murdered.
20 Feb. 1970
The King of Denmark
Has a lost Shakespeare manuscript been discovered? Or is it an elaborate fraud? Researching a story for Jeff Dillon, Peggy Maxwell finds herself at the center of a mystery.
27 Feb. 1970
The Skin Game
Medical supplies destined for a small, newly-emergent African nation have been tampered with, making them useless and even dangerous. Dan Farrell investigates.
6 Mar. 1970
Man of the People
Cesar Rodriguez is a "man of the people", but he may not be quite as much of a populist as he seems. Hilary Vanderman, top female reporter for Howard Publications, investigates.
20 Mar. 1970
Echo of a Nightmare
The death of a kidnapper just freed from prison hampers Dan Farrell's efforts to learn more about the abduction.
27 Mar. 1970
Jenny Wilde Is Drowning
Jeff Dillon tries to help aspiring actress Jenny Wilde in her career, but after a failed audition she appears to become suicidal repeatedly phoning a Disc Jockey's show, can Dillon dissuade her?
3 Apr. 1970
One of the Girls in Research
Sandy, a young woman in the research dept of Howard Publications has wild romantic daydreams about her boss Glenn Howard that confuse her sense of reality, hampering Howard in an investigation.
10 Apr. 1970
The Other Kind of Spy
Dillon investigates a company in which the research of his friend, a scientist of besmirched reputation , is being stolen and in which the company principals are less than committed to the company's success.
18 Sep. 1970
So Long, Baby, and Amen
Dan Farrell tries to save a girl from drug addiction.
25 Sep. 1970
A Love to Remember
At Forrest University's 25-year reunion, Glenn Howard encounters the beautiful, troubled Edwina Booker who claims Howard jilted her at the senior prom. After a late-night tryst she vanishes, leaving Howard to ponder her background. He soon learns from local authorities that Edwina Booker has been dead for 25 years!
2 Oct. 1970
Cynthia Is Alive and Living in Avalon
Cynthia was once a jet-setter, but is now a recluse living on the island of Avalon. Paul Tyler sets out to interview her.
9 Oct. 1970
Battle at Gannon's Bridge
Ex-convict Eddie Gannon runs a halfway house for other ex-cons trying to go straight. When a crime wave hits the area, Eddie and his friends are suspected - can Dan Farrell prove them innocent?
16 Oct. 1970
The Enemy Before Us
Jeff Dillon decides to revisit the scenes of his impoverished youth, and learns sadly that "you can't go home again".
23 Oct. 1970
The Time Is Now
Glenn Howard investigates when racial tensions seem likely to erupt on a campus.
30 Oct. 1970
The War Merchants
Dan Farrell investigates the murky world of international arms smuggling.
6 Nov. 1970
Little Bear Died Running
Reporter Paul Tyler investigates the murder of a Native American.
13 Nov. 1970
All the Old Familiar Faces
Someone is threatening Glenn Howard's life - is it the ruined arms dealer, the corrupt politician, the sleazy showbiz impresario or the phony evangelist? Or could it be someone quite different?
20 Nov. 1970
I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 1
Las Vegas entertainer Billy Baker doesn't like interviews - especially when they concern that girl who died so mysteriously, Jeff Dillon investigates.
27 Nov. 1970
I Love You, Billy Baker: Part 2
In the second half of this two-part episode, the world of entertainer Billy Baker begins to unravel completely.
4 Dec. 1970
Why I Blew Up Dakota
Early McCorley is on trial for the murder of an artist, one much more famous and successful than himself. Dan Farrell probes if he really as deranged as people think.
11 Dec. 1970
Aquarius Descending
A corrupt politician whose plans have been thwarted by Glenn Howard seeks revenge by hiring an unscrupulous young man to seduce Howard's niece.
18 Dec. 1970
The Glory Shouter
Popular preacher Ronald Payden has mounted a crusade - but someone is embezzling his funds, Dan Farrell investigates who.

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