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11.4 12:25 
"Hey CRZ," I hear nobody asking me, "how did tweens learn about prime time television forty years ago?" "Man, am I glad you asked me that," I responded, pulling out my trusty copy of Scholastic Book Services' "TV 82," "written" by Dorothy Scheuer with great help from the PR machinery of the three major networks. I am NOT sure all these shows were appropriate for such a young audience but they had 92 pages to fill and apparently not all of these shows made photos available for reuse. (Some shows, on the other hand, got A LOT of cast profiles. Which show got the most pages? You guessed it - "The Dukes of Hazzard.")

HERE'S THE BIG LIST:
p. 1 - The Greatest American Hero (ABC)
p. 4 - The Dukes of Hazzard (CBS)
p. 16 - Diff'rent Strokes (NBC)
p. 22 - The Facts of Life (NBC)
p. 28 - M*A*S*H (CBS)
p. 38 - Happy Days (ABC)
p. 49 - Laverne & Shirley (ABC)
p. 54 - The Love Boat (ABC)
p. 60 - CHiPs (NBC)
p. 67 - GENERAL HOSPITAL's Luke and Laura
p. 71 - LITTLE HOUSE's Matt and Pat
p. 74 - Three's Company (ABC)
p. 79 - THE POWERS OF Peter Barton
p. 81 - HILL STREET BLUES's Hill, Renko and Belker
p. 87 - SHORT TAKES - included are:
One Day at a Time (CBS)
Father Murphy (NBC)
Code Red (ABC)
Code Red again
Lewis and Clark (CBS)
The Fall Guy (ABC)
Mr. Merlin (CBS)
Best of the West (ABC)
Gimme a Break! (NBC)
Simon and Simon (CBS)
Maggie (ABC)
The Two of Us (CBS)
Bret Maverick (NBC)
Kids Are People, Too (ABC)

I did NOT buy this book in 1982....actually I have no idea when I bought it, but surely I looked at the $2 Barnes & Noble outlet pricetag, skimmed through it and thought to myself "gosh, I need to buy this so in 2022 I'll have something to share on Facebook."

Finally, if you ever watched even a single episode of "The Powers of Matthew Star," we should definitely hang out more.
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