Vail Stephen J. Cannell: 1941-2010

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

    bradl

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    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130271869

    Probably not well known to a lot of youngsters here, but this guy's TV shows shaped many an 80s child's childhood. Action shows like The Rockford Files, The A-Team, Hardcastle & McCormick, Riptide, Hunter, and the Greatest American Hero, all the way up to pop culture shows like 21 Jump Street. Great guy all around, and kept a lot of us kids back then glued to the TV.

    RIP.

    BL.
     
  2. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    Totally agree. The man was a writing genius. Rockford Files- a classic. What a loss.
     
  3. rprebel macrumors 6502

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    The Selectric guy is dead?! NOOOOOO:(
    I watched all of those shows as a kid.
     
  4. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Just about every great 80's show was created by him.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Isn't that the truth!

    RIP
     
  6. Queso macrumors G4

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    The man that gave us "I love it when a plan comes together" and "I pity the fool". RIP :(
     
  7. PracticalMac macrumors 68030

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    You said it, brother!

    (Thats not a quote from one of his shows, FOOL!)
     
  8. Epsilon88 macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't alive when he was in his prime, but I've known about his work. :( RIP!
     

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