WKRP in Cincinnati (1978–1982)
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Secrets of Dayton Heights 

Les is prepared to attend a presidential press conference, but finds his credentials are being questioned. The Secret Service uncovered the fact that his biological father was a communist.

Director:

Frank Bonner

Writers:

Hugh Wilson (created by), Jon Smet | 3 more credits »

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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Gary Sandy ... Andy Travis
Gordon Jump ... Arthur Carlson
Loni Anderson ... Jennifer Marlowe
Richard Sanders ... Les Nessman
Frank Bonner ... Herb Tarlek
Jan Smithers ... Bailey Quarters
Tim Reid ... Venus Flytrap
Howard Hesseman ... Dr. Johnny Fever
Bill McLean ... Harvey Moorhouse
Sam Anderson ... Special Agent Berwick
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Storyline

The goings-on at the station include Johnny and Venus trying to fix an electrical problem in the control booth despite neither really knowing what he's doing, Jennifer brushing up on her French for an imminent trip to Paris with one of her wealthy older suitors, and Andy somewhat giving up on directly chastising Les despite the continuation of his on-air commentaries, most railing against pinko Commies. Regardless of the latter issue, Mr. Carlson and Andy are allowing Les to go to Washington DC to cover a Presidential press conference for the station and to get him out of their hair for a week. The trip hits a snag when Andy learns that for whatever reason, Les' press pass has been denied as Secret Service has deemed Les a possible security threat. Despite Les' superior belief that Washington is scared of him as a hard hitting newsman, Andy, on moral grounds, is determined to find out what really is going on about Les being denied access. Although he is initially not interested in ... Written by Huggo

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This is the third appearance for Sam Anderson, again in a different role. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer Marlowe: That's when he promised me a dream trip to Paris in April.
Bailey Quarters: Oh, Paris in the spring!
Jennifer Marlowe: That's why I wanna surprise him. Would you help me brush up on my French?
Bailey Quarters: Sure.
Jennifer Marlowe: I've put together a few key phrases I think I might need. They're right here.
Bailey Quarters: Okay.
Herb Tarlek: [entering] Morning, ladies.
Jennifer Marlowe: Not now, Herb.
Bailey Quarters: "Thank you for a lovely evening."
[Jennifer repeats in fluent French]
[...]
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References Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

After You've Gone
(uncredited)
Music by Turner Layton
Lyrics by Henry Creamer
Performed by Tommy Dorsey
[The first song playing on the radio in the barber shop]
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 February 1981 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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