CTVA US Reporter Drama - "The Andros Targets" (CBS)(1977)

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The Andros Targets (1977)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
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CBS Production (Mondays 10:00-11:00pm)
Executive Producers: Bob Sweeney & Larry Rosen
Created and Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Composer Jerry Fielding

starring
James Sutorius as Mike Andros
Pamela Reed as Sandi Farrell
Roy Poole as Chet Reynolds
Ted Beniades as Hillman
Danny Aiello as Lt. Phil Lombardi
Alan Mixon as Norman Kale
Carole H. Field as Mary Sue

Premise:
Investigative reporters for the "Forum" uncover crime and corruption in New York.

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CBS Mondays 10:00-11:00pm

[01] The Andros Targets: THE KILLING OF A PORNO QUEEN
31Jan1977 CBS Mon

Written by Jerome Coopersmith & Frank Cucci
Directed by Bob Sweeney
Guests:
F. Murray Abraham ........ Bobby Carr
Josef Sommer ............... Benson Fisher
Dixie Carter ................... Rita
Kipp Osborne ................. Barry Edmonds
Leon Janney .................. Elliot Taylor
Kate Kelly ...................... Didi
Synopsis 1:
A distraught father seeks the help of Mike Andros, an investigative reporter working to expose corruption
and injustice, when he suspects his daughter's supposed suicide was murder.
Synopsis 2:
Andros tries to link a young actress's death to her boss, a pornographic-film producer.

[02] The Andros Targets: A CURRENCY FOR MURDER
07Feb1977 CBS Mon
Guests:
Stephen D. Newman ...... Walter Stanik
Kathleen Widdoes ......... Bonnie Stanik
Christopher Guest ......... Gordon Hamilton
Ethel Ayler ..................... Beatrice Long
Ted Bergman ................. Jordan Charney
Synopsis 1:
Almost $1 million in diamonds is discovered in the possession of a woman killed in a plane crash. Andros
traces the fortune to a congressman.
Synopsis 2:
Andros tries to connect a plane-crash victim's diamonds with a Cabinet-post nominee.

[03] The Andros Targets: THE TREATMENT SUCCEEDED BUT THE PATIENT DIED
14Feb1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Guests:
Richard A. Dysart ......... Dr. Kipness
Frances Sternhagen ..... Mrs. Mason
Maureen Silliman .......... Milly Mason
William Hickey .............. Riley Connor
Wesley Addy ................ General Graves
Christine Pickles ........... Mrs. Fuller
Synopsis 1:
The death of a prominent author convinces Mike that a chic East Side doctor unethically administers
amphetamines in his B-12 shots.
Synopsis 2:
Andros suspects a Park Avenue doctor of overdosing his patients with amphetamines.

[04] The Andros Targets: IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH
21Feb1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith & Irving Gaynor Neiman
Guests:
Steven Hill ................... Ed Conway
Dan Hedaya ................ Prager
Ralph Byers ................ Jeff Mandel
Maureen Anderman ..... Arlene Mandel
Donald May ................. Dan Tarragon
Synopsis:
Mike Andros discovers a political columnist from Washington, D.C. is on the take from the New York mob when
a reporter for the New York Forum is killed in a car explosion intended for another newsman.
Synopsis 2:
A colleague is murdered after meeting with a prominent columnist who has ties to organized crime.

[05] The Andros Targets: A LABOR CZAR IS MISSING
28Feb1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Synopsis:
Absorbing story that starts off briskly with the disappearance of a powerful labor union official, and builds
to a story of murder, corruption and the exploitation of cheap labor forces. Mike Andros has his work cut out
for him, playing with ruthless men who have a lot at stake and won't stop at murder.
*Taken from the mystery of Labor Union leader Jimmy Hoffa.

[06] The Andros Targets: REQUIEM FOR A STOLEN CHILD: Part 1
07Mar1977 CBS Mon
Written by George Bellak
Guests:
Richard Kiley ................. Rev. Ellis
Beatrice Straight ........... Mrs. Bendeson
Patti LuPone ................. Sharon Walker
Diane Kagan ................. Dr. Zina Mayhill
James Noble ................. Tierney
Ron Jacobson ............... Richard Turgenian
Synopsis:
Andros investigates a religious leader believed to be brainwashing his followers.

[07] The Andros Targets: REQUIEM FOR A STOLEN CHILD: Part 2
14Mar1977 CBS Mon
Written by George Bellak
Guests:
Addison Powell .............. General Claiborne
Patti LuPone ................. Sharon Walker
Diane Kagan ................. Dr. Zina Mayhill
Ron Jacobson ............... Richard Turgenian
John McKay .................. Farrady
James Noble ................. Tierney
Sasha Von Scherler ...... Mrs. Jacobs
Terry Alexander ............. Beanie
Synopsis:
Reverend Ellis is using blackmail to wedge his followers into Government ranks.

[08] The Andros Targets: THE BEAST OF ATHENS
04Apr1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Guests:
Olympia Dukakis ........... Angelis
Anthony Holland ............ Fannon
Jerome Dempsey .......... Becker
Paul Sparer ................... Whitehead
Taina Elg ....................... Mystery woman
Synopsis 1:
A respectable businessman is recognized as a 1940s Greek revolutionary who caused thousands of civilian deaths.
Synopsis 2:
A 1945 Greek war criminal is discovered in New York City prompting Mike to investigate.

[09] The Andros Targets: DEATH IN A TOY BALLOON
18Apr1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Guests:
Luis Avalos ................... Simon Ortega
David Rasche ............... Smitty
Don Scardino ................ Glen McCoy
Joyce Walker ................ Nancy Davis
Stanley Grover .............. Dealer
Synopsis 1:
College students are being recruited to act as "mules" or carriers of hard drugs from a foreign country to the
United States. When one such carrier is killed, Mike Andros turns his attention to cracking the slick operation.
Synopsis 2:
When students from Lexington College turn up dead, Mike zeroes in on campus drug traffickers.
Synopsis 3:
Andros tries to expose a drug ring that uses college students as smugglers.

[10] The Andros Targets: THE DEADLY SILENCE
25Apr1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Guests:
Barry Snider .................. Gilbert Rollo
Julia MacKenzie ............ Mavis Higgins
Lewis Arlt ...................... Dave Shamsky
Peter DuPre .................. First Arsonist
Synopsis 1:
An Irish girl newly arrived from Belfast witnesses a murder but won't tell the police in fear of the consequences.
Synopsis 2:
Fearing police reprisal, the witness to a toy manufacturer's murder keeps silent.

[11] The Andros Targets: KILLER OF THE YEAR
02May1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith & Tim Maschler
Guests:
John Getz ...................... Dan Bridger
Edward J. Moore ........... Jim Clayton
Robert Burr .................... Montgomery
Tricia Pursley ................. Annie Summers
Synopsis 1:
Andros is determined to expose a star football player of attempted rape and murder charges, even though a teammate
prejures himself to protect the athlete.
Synopsis 2:
A linebacker is drawn into a cover-up for the murder a quarterback committed.

[12] The Andros Targets: THE SURRENDER
09May1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Guests:
Michael Cristofer ........... Ron Comack
Ann Reinking ................. Laura Harper
Jess Osuna ................... Foley
John Glover ................... Wiggs
Mary-Joan Negro ........... Audrey Comack
Michael Egan ................. Charlie
Mark Gordon .................. Drummond
Synopsis 1:
A fugitive wants to return to the U.S. to give himself up for the deaths of two FBI agents following a bomb blast.
But Mike Andros, who is the go-between finds that there are many within the FBI and the terrorist's old underground
organization who want to see him dead.
Synopsis 2:
A hunted radical leader asks Andros to arrange for his safe surrender.
*Note: Actor Michael Cristofer won a Pulitzer Prize for his play "The Shadow Box".

[13] The Andros Targets: THE SMUT PEDDLER [Last episode of the series]
16May1977 CBS Mon
Written by Jerome Coopersmith
Guests:
Jack Gilford ................... Barney Gaylord
Eric Berry ...................... Ambassador Kalwi
Caroline McWilliams ...... Celine Smith
Jordan Cheney .............. Ed Bergman
Synopsis 1:
Barney Gaylord, editor of "Boudoir" is burned out by an arsonist when he is about to disclose certain information.
Synopsis 2:
The bombing of a gossip newspaper produces a spread of celebrity suspects.

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