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TV: “The Fugitive”

Sept. 17, 1963 - Tonight marks the series premiere of “The Fugitive,” an hour-long crime drama created by Roy Huggins. David Janssen stars as Dr. Richard Kimble, a physician wrongfully convicted of his wife's murder and sentenced to death. En route to death row, Kimble's train derails over a switch, allowing him to escape and begin a cross-country search for the real killer, a one-armed man. At the same time, Kimble is hounded by the authorities, most notably the relentless Police Lieutenant Philip Gerard (Barry Morse). 10 p.m. on ABC.


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