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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

"Tuesday September 5th. The Day the Running Stopped." Sublime! And just like that, so ended the plight of Dr. Richard Kimble, The Fugitive. My first favorite TV show ever


August 29, 1967 Final 5 minutes The Fugitive, ABC-TV

August 29, 1967 The Fugitive, ABC-TV
Final episode - Epilogue, 151 seconds

"Tuesday September 5th. The Day the Running Stopped." 

THAT is how you write for television and pack a punch!

"Tuesday September 5th. The Day the Running Stopped." 
With these final words, spoken in a voice-over by the inestimable William Conrad in the final seconds of the series finale of The Fugitive in 1967, fifty years ago, America got the satisfaction they needed, including where I lived, where it was watched religiously in the new-ish apartment complex when I was growing up in Memphis.
And became my very first favorite TV show.

(Some of you longtime readers of the blog may recall that was the same upscale complex my family lived at that was also home to then-Cardinals catcher and Memphis native Tim McCarver during the off-season with his wife and kids, one of whom I played with regularly.)

The final episode of The Fugitive gained an astounding 45.9/72 Nielsen rating - roughly 72% of all U.S. TV households were tuned in the episode, a TV ratings record that lasted for 13 years until the mystery of who shot J.R. was resolved on "Dallas" in 1980.


Leonard Goldberg on "The Fugitive" series finale - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

The day Bristol Myers saved the day.

Alan A. Armer on producing "The Fugitive" and its finale - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

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