CTVA US Reporter Drama - "Mobile One" (Mark VII/Jack Webb/ABC) (1975) starring Jackie Cooper

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 Mobile One  (1975)
 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide, New York Times, Long Beach Independent
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov), Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive, Writers Guild of America (wga)

 
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MOBILE ONE
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Mark VII Ltd. Production (Jack Webb)
for
ABC
Executive Producer Jack Webb
Producer William Bowers
Created by James M. Miller

US Reporter Drama series 1975 90min Pilot TV Movie + 13 episodes x 60 min

Cast
Jackie Cooper as Peter Campbell, news reporter
Julie Gregg as Maggie Spencer, producer
Mark Wheeler as Doug McKnight, camera operator



recurring:
Warren Stevens as Lt. Baker
Paul Mantee as Lt. Weldon
Stuart Nisbet as Sgt. Shull
Raynold Gideon as Joe

Premise: Peter Campbell, news reporter for West Coast station KONE-TV drives around trying to find a great story.

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[00] Mobile Two
[90min Pilot]


02Sep1975 ABC Tue
Executive producer Jack Webb
Written by Leo Pipkin
Directed by David Moessinger
Director of photography Enzo A. Martinelli
Editor Robert Leeds
Music by Nelson Riddle
starring
Jackie Cooper as Peter Campbell
Mark Wheeler as Doug McKnight
Julie Gregg as Maggie Spencer
Guest stars
Edd Byrnes ...... Roger Brice
Jack Hogan ...... Bill Hopkins
Harry Bartell ..... Phillip Ganzer
Joe E. Tata ....... Father John Lucas
Burt Mustin ........ Wally
Barney Phillips ... Surgeon
Don Barry .......... Frank Winnick
William Boyett
Joe Bernard
Bert Holland
Virginia Gregg
Synopsis:
A seasoned broadcast journalist whose past bouts with the bottle have brought on hard times. He gets a chance to prove
himself when a TV producer hires him to raise her station's ratings. (90mins)

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ABC Fridays 8-9pm then moved to Monday nights from October 27, 1975.
(12Sep75 to 29Dec75)

[01] Mobile One: THE INFORMANT
12Sep1975 ABC Fri
Directed by Don Taylor
Guest stars
John Carradine ..... Maynard Swope
Lara Parker .......... Karen
Russell Johnson ... District Attorney
Jason Wingreen
Paul Sorensen
Stephen Manley
Paul Kent
John Sebastian
Synopsis:
TV reporter Peter Campbell deals with his willingness to go to jail rather than reveal his sources of information.
An eccentric former screen star, down on his luck, still has a bit of ham in him.
Synopsis 2:
Pete faces jail for refusing to reveal his source of information about a murder case.

[02] Mobile One: THE REPORTER [Title listed as "Life Preserver" at UCLA]
19Sep1975 ABC Fri
Directed by George Sherman
Guest stars
Sara Seegar ......... Millie Cannell
Jim Backus ........... Macklin
Sherry Jackson ..... Leslie Willis
Julie Adams ........... Alma Marvin
Peggy Webber ...... Mrs. Gordon
Patty McCormack .. Dolores Carson
Synopsis:
Pete's news stories include a woman's claim that her newborn infant was stolen from her in the hospital, and the
findings of a sixth-grade class's investigation of consumer products.

[03] Mobile One: ROADBLOCK
26Sep1975 ABC Fri
Directed by Paul Krasny
Guest stars
Hilly Hicks ............. Johnny Pilgrim
James Ingersoll ..... Quinlan
Brenda Sykes ........ Wilma
Paul Mantee .......... Lt. Weldon
Patrice Rohmer
Synopsis:
Pete tries to help clear an escaped prisoner of assault charges.

[04] Mobile One: THE BANK JOB
03Oct1975 ABC Fri
Directed by Don Taylor
Guest stars
Neville Brand
Scott Thomas ..... Lee Marshburn
Clark Howat ........ Captain Graves
Michael Richardson ... Arnie
Lew Brown .......... Charley
Len Wayland
Synopsis:
Two men holding hostages inside a bank vault claim that all they want is a chance to make a statement on TV.

[05] Mobile One: THE PAWN
10Oct1975 ABC Fri
Directed by George Sherman
Guest stars
Fred Beir ............. Malone
Kip Niven ............. Phillips
Sidney Miller ........ Simpson
Philip Bourneuf ..... Sidings
William Sylvester .. Wayne
Denny Miller .......... Flannagan
Anthony Eisley ...... Wilson
Tammy Harrington .. Amanda
Ralph Taeger .......... Police Lieutenant
Synopsis:
TV news reporter Pete takes over for a colleague who was shot while investigating an investment company's
alleged mishandling of pension funds.

[06] Mobile One: NOT BY ACCIDENT
17Oct1975 ABC Fri
Written by Los Angeles newsman Bill Stout
Directed by George Sherman
Guest stars
Kimberly Beck .......... Marlene
John Dennis ............. Harry
Bill Zuckert ............... Howard
Paul Kent ................. Krause
Edward Faulkner ...... Sergeant Nolan
Virginia Gregg .......... Millie
Michael Lawrence
Synopsis:
Pete investigates the claim that a bus carrying campers crashed because of faulty brakes that were left
unrepaired despite the driver's repeated complaints to the transit company.

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Moves to ABC Mondays from October 27, 1975.
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[07] Mobile One: CALIFORNIUM 252
27Oct1975 ABC Mon
Directed by Don Taylor
Guest stars
William Prince ......... Dr. Ansgar
Noah Keen .............. Donovan
Russell Johnson ...... District Attorney
Charles Robinson
Synopsis:
Two men who hijacked a truck containing radioactive material face possible poisoning.

[08] Mobile One: THE CRUSADER
03Nov1975 ABC Mon
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Guest stars
Tom Bosley ........ John Brewster
John Fiedler ....... Walter James
Vaughn Taylor ..... Bookman
Lillian Adams
Paul Mantee ....... Lt. Weldon
Stuart Nisbet ....... Sgt. Shull
Jesse Wayne ...... Hitman
Terence Locke
Bill McLean
Synopsis:
A controversial defense attorney (Tom Bosley) is scheduled to be murdered before the day is over.
Synopsis 2:
A self-proclaimed muckraker becomes the target of a syndicate hitman.

[--] 10Nov75 ABC Mon (no details)

[09] Mobile One: THE MIDDLE MAN
17Nov1975 ABC Mon
Written by Daniel B. Ullman
Directed by Arnold Laven
Guest stars
Farley Granger ...... Robert Tate
Hazel Court ............ Joan Tate
Kate Woodville ...... Barbara Dale
Erica Hagen ........... Heather Ames
Richard Carlson ..... Bill Quinton
Don Dubbins .......... Ed Matthews
Ben Andrews .......... Sgt. North
Brian Byers ............ Steve Gordon
Richard Armbruster .. Tom Billings
Stephen Colt ........... James Wilson
Ross Elliott ............. Ed Fielding
Tracie Savage ........ Sally Gordon
William Bowers ....... Dr. Princemetal
Raynold Gideon ...... Joe
Synopsis:
Pete finds himself having to deliver a ransom after the parents of a kidnapped boy turn to him for aid.

[--] 24Nov75 ABC Mon (no details)

[--] Mobile One: THE BOXER
01Dec1975 ABC Mon [postponed to 08Dec75]


[10] Mobile One: THE BOXER
08Dec1975 ABC Mon
Director Joseph Pevney
Guest stars
June Lockhart ....... Barbara
Timothy Brown ....... Dan Bundy
John Karlen ........... Mickey Scanlon
Gary Crosby
James McCallion
Synopsis:
Peter Campbell is assaulted by hoodlums after he refuses to stop his investigation of a cult leader.
Synopsis 2:
Peter Campbell involves himself with police attempts to snag a young hoodlum whose girlfriend is a wealthy runaway.
Meanwhile, Pete also helps an ex-boxer straighten out his life.
Synopsis 3:
A woman contacts the station, believing she spotted her missing daughter in news footage of an ex-con's release.

[11] Mobile One: LIBEL
15Dec1975 ABC Mon
Directed by George Sherman
Guest stars
Don DeFore ......... Jim Loomis
George Gobel ...... Charlie
Harry Townes ....... Charles Latimer
Chanin Hale .......... Carol North
Synopsis:
Campbell and Station KONE face a multi-million dollar lawsuit, after a man linked with organized crime in a news report, yells foul.

[12] Mobile One: THE LISTENING EAR
22Dec1975 ABC Mon
Directed by George Sherman
Guest stars
Anne Francis ......... Ginny Dunn
Whitney Blake ....... Louise McNeil
Roger Perry ........... Jay Carney
Joseph Ruskin ....... Dr. Gordean
Warren Stevens ..... Lieutenant Baker
Stuart Nisbet .......... Sergeant Shull
Raynold Gideon ..... Joe
Vito Scotti
Synopsis:
An emotionally disturbed woman (Anne Francis) informs Pete that she has just murdered her husband.

[13] Mobile One: MURDER AT FOURTEEN
[Last show of the series]
29Dec1975 ABC Mon
Directed by Joseph Pevney
Guest stars
Keenan Wynn ....... Nick Vogel
Johnny Whitaker ... Tommy Johnson
Warren Stevens .... Lieutenant Baker
Michael Mullins ...... Ken Fielding
Davis Roberts ....... Don Waters
Bennye Gatteys .... Anne Johnson
Marla Adams ......... Pam Fielding
John Hudson ......... John Holloway
Dick Wesson ......... William Johnson
Synopsis
Pete's report on juvenile justice focuses on a bright high-schooler who is the prime suspect in the murder of his own best friend.

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