CTVA US Reporters - "The American Girls" (Columbia/cbs) (Fall 1978) Pricilla Barnes, Debra Clinger

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The American Girls (1978-79)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
references:
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THE AMERICAN GIRLS ( UK title: 'Have Girls, Will Travel')
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Columbia Pictures Television
Harve Bennett and Harris Katleman production

for
CBS (Saturdays 9:00 pm)
US Reporter Adventure / Drama series 1978-79 11 episodes x 60 min color
starring                 
Priscilla Barnes as Rebecca Tomkins       
Debra Clinger   as Amy Waddell   

David Spielberg    as Francis X. Casey   
William Prince    as Jason Cook   

Premise:
Two girl reporters for the TV magazine "The American Report" travel
the US in a camper. A cross between 'Charlie's Angels' and 'Route 66'

'The American Girls' theme music by Jerrold Immel

The same producers were also responsible for 'Salvage-1' (1979)
and 'From Here to Eternity' (1979 mini series)

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CBS Saturdays 9:00 pm Eastern
(23Sep78-10Nov78)

[01] The American Girls: THE CANCELLED CZECH
no. 1
23Sept78 CBS Sat
producer, Simon Muntner
co-producer: George Lehr
directed by Rod Holcomb
written by Simon Muntner
music Jerrold Immel
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
guest stars
Ross Martin
Dana Andrews
Ion Teodorescu

[02] The American Girls: THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE JUNGLE
no. 2
30Sep78
producer, Simon Muntner
co-producer: George Lehr
directed by Alvin Ganzer (on film)
directed by Rod Holcomb (on description)
written by Mike Lloyd Ross (on film)
written by Richard Landau (on description)
music: Lance Rubin
director of photography: Robert Moreno
guest stars
Adam West
Frank Converse
Simone Griffith
Dennis Patrick

[03] The American Girls: THE HAUNTING OF CHATHAM BAY
(a.k.a. 'Haunting at Chuckwuk Bay')
no. 3
7Oct78
producer, Simon Muntner
co-producer: George Lehr
directed by James D. Parriott
written by James D. Parriott
music: Gerrold Immel
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
guest stars
Edward Power
Maggie Sullivan
Lew Brown

[04] The American Girls: FIREFLY aka TORCH
prod. no. 182401
no. 4
14Oct78
produced by Simon Muntner
co-produced by George Lehr
directed by Rod Halcomb
written by Mike Lloyd Ross
guest stars
Christopher Stone
Marc Alaimo
Clete Roberts
Lonny Chapman
Dan Barton
Hank Brandt

[05] The American Girls: A CRASH COURSE IN SURVIVAL
no. 5
21Oct78
producer, Simon Muntner
co-producer: George Lehr
directed by John Peyser (on film)
directed by Rod Holcomb (on synopsis)
writer: Judy Burns
music: Lance Rubin
director of photography: Robert Moreno.
guest stars
Jared Martin
William Prince
Don Johnson
Kitty Ruth
Ronald Feinberg

[06] The American Girls: THE PHOENIX CONNECTION
no. 6
(copyright date 17Nov78)
producers, Hugh Benson, Lee Philips (on film)
produced by Simon Muntner (on synopsis)
director, Lee Philips (on film)
directed by Rod Holcomb (on synopsis)
written by Lance Slate, Mike Lloyd Ross & Bill Driskill
music by Jerrold Immel
director of photography: Matthew F. Leonetti.

[07] The American Girls: THE RELUCTANT CANDIDATE
no. 7
(copyright date 01Apr79
produced by Simon Muntner
co-producer, George Lehr
directed by Thomas Blank
written by Juliet Packer
music by Ken Harrison
director of photography: Robert Moreno.

[08] The American Girls: THE BIG BODY HEIST
prod. no. 182411
no. 8
syndication 1979
produced by Simon Muntner
co-produced by George Lehr
directed by Alvin Ganzer
written by Simon Muntner
guest star
Aldo Ray

[09] The American Girls: THE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLAR MAN
no. 9
syndication 1979
produced by Simon Muntner
co-producer, George Lehr
directed by Robert Sallin
written by Gregory S. Dinallo
music by Lance Rubin
director of photography: Travers Hill

[10] The American Girls: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
no. 10
syndication 1979
produced by Simon Muntner
co-producer George Lehr
directed by Alan Crosland
written by Albert Aley
music by Ken Harrison
director of photography: Travers Hill

[11] The American Girls: LITTLE GIRL LOST (final episode)
no.11
syndication 1979
produced by Simon Muntner
co-producer, George Lehr
directed by Gene Nelson
written by Richard Landau
music by Lance Rubin
director of photography: Travers Hill.
guest star
Lilyan Chauvin

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