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The Name of the Game Season 3

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S03 E01

Sep 18, 1970
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So Long Baby, and Amen Sep 18, 1970 Dan Farrell (RS) reports his findings at a Congressional committee hearing on addictive drugs. Later he finds himself entangled with a self-destructive, drug-addicted young girl.

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S03 E02

Sep 25, 1970
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A Love To Remember Sep 25, 1970 At his college class reunion, Howard (GB) meets a strange, beautiful woman who tells him how a crush she once had on him has ruined her life.

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S03 E03

Oct 2, 1970
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Cynthia Is Alive and Living in Avalon Oct 2, 1970 Cynthia is a reclusive jet-setter who has of late become a political activist. She refuses all interviews and keeps hidden in a rambling house on the island of Avalon. At the urging of his pal, reporter Paul Tyler decides to make a name for himself by getting the exclusive story on Cynthia.

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Season 03, Episode 04 Battle at Gannon's Bridge

S03 E04

Oct 9, 1970
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Battle at Gannon's Bridge Oct 9, 1970 An ex-convict Eddie Gannon, who holds the lease on a converted church used as a halfway house for recently released prisoners,is endangered by a rash of unsolved crimes in the neighborhood. Gannon asks Crime magazine editor Dan Farrell (RS) to prove that none of his fellow ex-cons are responsible for the thefts.

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S03 E05

Oct 16, 1970
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The Enemy Before Us Oct 16, 1970 Crime Magazine reporter Jeff Dillon (TF) is back in his old neighborhood in New York's ""Little Italy"", Dillon hopes to take a break from his hectic responsibilities and recapture ""something real"" from his younger days. Unfortunately, he is bombarded by pain and disillusionment from every side: his stepmother is gravely ill, and her son is deeply involved with drug dealing.

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S03 E06

Oct 23, 1970
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The Time Is Now Oct 23, 1970 Howard (GB) investigates the death of a moderate black educator at a campus torn into a struggle between militants and moderates.

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Season 03, Episode 07 The War Merchants

S03 E07

Oct 30, 1970
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The War Merchants Oct 30, 1970 Farrell (RS) investigates the death of an old friend and discovers an international weapons-smuggling operation.

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S03 E08

Nov 6, 1970
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Little Bear Died Running Nov 6, 1970 When an Indian kills the friend of a reporter, Paul Tyler (RC) investigates.

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S03 E09

Nov 13, 1970
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All the Old Familar Faces Nov 13, 1970 Howard (GB) tries to find out who is behind a series of death threats levelled against him. He interviews several likely suspects who, in flashback, explain just what might have prompted them to kill.

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S03 E10

Nov 20, 1970
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I Love You, Billy Baker (1) Nov 20, 1970 Las Vegas superstar Billy Baker, who is known far and wide for his reluctance to grant interviews,is particularly close-mouthed on the subject of a beautiful young dancer with whom he'd once been in love--and who now is very much dead. Crime magazine reporter Jeff Dillon (TF) wants to know why.

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S03 E11

Nov 27, 1970
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I Love You, Billy Baker (2) Nov 27, 1970

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S03 E12

Dec 4, 1970
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Why I Blew Up Dakota Dec 4, 1970 Dan Farrell (RS) looks into the strange bombing of an odd-ball artist.

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Season 03, Episode 13 Aquarius Descending

S03 E13

Dec 11, 1970
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Aquarius Descending Dec 11, 1970 Glenn Howard (GB), who is instrumental in discrediting a corrupt politician. Seeking revenge, the politician orders a young hard-case to romance Howard's impressionable 17-year-old niece. The plan is to involve the girl in a scandal and ruin Howard and his magazine.

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Season 03, Episode 14 The Glory Shouter

S03 E14

Dec 18, 1970
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The Glory Shouter Dec 18, 1970 A fire-and-brimstone tele-evangelist is plagued by gremlins from within his organization who are tapping his till. Dan Farrell (RS), investigates only to deduce that he may be the one siphoning from his own flock's donations.

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S03 E15

Jan 8, 1971
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A Sister From Napoli Jan 8, 1971 A district attorney up for a judgeship is deemed unfit and an investigation ensues by Lewis Corbett(PF).

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Season 03, Episode 16 L.A. 2017

S03 E16

Jan 15, 1971
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L.A. 2017 Jan 15, 1971 "L.A. 2017" is a 1971 episode of the NBC television series The Name of the Game. Sometimes referred to as "Los Angeles: AD 2017" or "Los Angeles 2017", this was a science fiction piece, shot for only $375,000, about a publisher, Glenn Howard, who finds himself suddenly plunged 46 years into the future only to learn that the people of Los Angeles are living underground to escape the pollution and under the thumb of a fascist government run by psychiatrists. Its director, the 24-year-old Steven Spielberg, used imaginative camera angles to drive his first movie-length television episode across and remarked in later years that the show "opened a lot of doors for me".At the end, Howard wakes up to discover it was all a dream—although there is a chilling final image of dead birds that hint at a troubled future ahead. Presenting the story as a dream was the only way that Wylie's science fiction tale could be fitted into the peculiar format of The Name of the Game, a show about the magazine business set in the present and rotating between Gene Barry, Tony Franciosa, and Robert Stack.

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S03 E17

Feb 5, 1971
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The Man Who Killed A Ghost Feb 5, 1971 The real personality of a famous cowboy star is exposed by David Corey (RW).

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S03 E18

Feb 5, 1971
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Seek and Destroy Feb 5, 1971 Dan Farrell (RS) runs into many dead ends as he endeavors to discover why an important scientist suddenly died.

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S03 E19

Feb 12, 1971
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A Capitol Affair Feb 12, 1971 Howard Publications journalist intervenes when a misguided Washington gossip columnist tries to destroy the career of a promising government official who happens to be her boyfriend.

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S03 E20

Feb 19, 1971
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The Savage Eye Feb 19, 1971 Dan Farrell (RS) looks into a conflict involving loggers and the filming of a documentary.

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S03 E21

Feb 26, 1971
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Appointment in Palermo Feb 26, 1971 Howard (GB) goes to Italy to research a story, then finds himself mistaken for a Sicilian patriarch. He is kidnapped by one of the families involved in a centuries-old blood feud.

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S03 E22

Mar 5, 1971
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Beware of the Watchdog Mar 5, 1971 Dan Farrell (RS) investigates a consumer advocate who is currently masterminding an expose of the fish-canning industry. When several attempts are made on his life, the advertisers are under suspect.

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Season 03, Episode 23 The Broken Puzzle

S03 E23

Mar 12, 1971
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The Broken Puzzle Mar 12, 1971 The governor of an unnamed state though popular with his constituents runs the state like a banana-republic dictatorship, complete with uniformed thugs. Glenn Howard (GB) finds that the source of his power may have bigger political stakes in mind.

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Season 03, Episode 24 The Showdown

S03 E24

Mar 19, 1971
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The Showdown Mar 19, 1971 Howard's (GB) ancestor, an old west gambler, tries to stay alive in the face of a showdown.

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