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Family Ties Episode: "The Blues Brother"

Season 6, Episode 20
Episode Synopsis: A legendary guitarist (bluesman Brownie McGhee) agrees to be on Alex's radio show but refuses to perform on campus. Michael J. Fox. Webster: Richard Brestoff. Lauren: Courteney Cox.
Original Air Date: Jan 24, 1988
Guest Cast Richard Brestoff: Webster Brownie McGhee
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Season 6, Episode 20
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Length: 24:18
Aired: 1/24/1988
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Premiered: September 22, 1982, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Former 1960s flower children raise their kids during the conservative Reagan era in one of the best written and acted family sitcoms of the 1980s, a show that occasionally tackled serious issues such as racism and a parent's heart attack. Michael J. Fox won three consecutive Emmys for his portrayal of Alex, the suit-and-tie Republican student who adores William F. Buckley Jr. and devours the Wall Street Journal. Fox later married costar Tracy Pollan, who appeared as his college girlfriend.



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