1 9 7 9 (USA)
24 x 30 minute episodes
This 30-minute syndicated sitcom from Viacom starred Richard Schaal as former oil executive Frank Lampert and Elinor Donahue as his wife, Carol – a couple who moved from Los Angeles and bought the world’s smallest TV station – KRDA, Channel Four – in the (fictitious) city of De Queen, New Mexico.
They ran the station out of their garage with the help of their family – pop singing son David (Stephen Schwartz); brash, know-it-all daughter Susan (Darian Mathias); and rambunctious little genius kid brother, Rocky (Bryan Scott).
The station aired only when the equipment (including their one and only camera) was working – thanks mostly to the electronics expertise of a young Sioux Indian.
Young news reporter Vicki Janes (Marcie Barkin) took her job very seriously despite the familial madness around her.
Dennis “Crash” Lopez