Season 4, Episode 9 A Shield for Murder
First Aired: November 21, 1976
Part 1 of two. A wealthy political leader quashes Kojak's investigation of a matricide case. Telly Savalas, Kevin Dobson. McNeil: Dan Frazer. Burton: Charles Kimbrough. Karen: Marybeth Hurt. Stavros: George Savalas. Decker: Kenneth McMillan. Garvey: Michael Lombard. Matron: Janet Ward. Vida: Thom Christopher.
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- Premiered: October 24, 1973
- Rating: TV-PG
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- Premise: Viewers were suckers for the tenacious, lollipop-loving bald Manhattan detective who had been introduced in the acclaimed 1973 TV-movie `The Marcus-Nelson Murders.' Filmed in New York, the series was gritty and authentic in its portrayal of cops and crime.… (more)