Yesterday, I had mistakenly thought Howard Hesseman, aka Don Sturdy, had appeared in the Dragnet episode we featured, but correspondent Mike Doran set the record straight.
So, with news of Hesseman's passing at 81 still fresh in the headlines, we will pull up a ripped-from-the-headlines (sort of) episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. In the context of the series, the fictional station is doing a ticket giveaway for what was a real-life concert by British legends The Who. Most of you might remember that the concert, on December 3, 1979, was marred by a tragedy similar to one that happened late last year in Houston, when fans rushed the stage in a mad scramble, leaving several people crushed to death.
This episode looks at the days leading up to the concert, and the aftermath of the tragedy.