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Title:
Checkmate
Plot:
Implicated in the vicious slaying of a friend and former opponent, a renowned chess player finds himself at the center of a murder investigation.
Episode:
0493
Air Dates:
First Run - June 21, 1976
Repeat - October 3, 1976
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A genius chess player is a suspect in the brutal murder of a friend and opponent.

A call to the police made by a man claiming to have just been murdered, (or at least in the process). Responding to the call is a veteran and rookie cop team, the elder wanting to find the expedient explanation, the younger seeking out all possibilities. The victim, they discover, is the superintendent of a small apartment block filled with potential suspects.

Lots of news & commercials in this episode: CB radios, Mrs. Paul's Fish Fillets, IHOP, etc. and also Viking 1 Mars Lander with commentary by Carl Sagan, a reference to Orson Welles' Martian invasion story, and comments from witnesses of the mayhem that occurred because of the 'War of the Worlds' broadcast. The story is ok, though it sounds like it was recorded in a big empty room.

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