Murder, She Wrote/Obituary for a Dead Anchor

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Obituary for a Dead Anchor
Season 3, Episode 9
Airdate December 7, 1986
Production Number 62111
Teleplay by Robert Van Scoyk
Story by Bob Shayne
Directed by Walter Grauman
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Obituary for a Dead Anchor is the ninth episode of the third season of Murder, She Wrote, and the fifty-third episode overall.

Starring: Angela Lansbury (Jessica Fletcher)

Guest Stars in Alphabetical Order: Tom Bosley (Sheriff Amos Tupper), Abby Dalton (Judith Keats), Chad Everett (Kevin Keats), Robert Hogan (Dr. Wylie Graham), Robert Lipton (Richard Abbott), Kathleen Lloyd (Paula Roman), Richard Paul (Sam Booth), Robert Pine (Doug Helman), Rex Robbins (George Fish), Mark Stevens (Nick Brody)

Co-Starring: Erik Stern (Gerald Foster), Frank Annese (Ronald Ross), Patti Karr (Clara Polsby), Paul Ryan (Commentator)


Plot Overview

A famous news anchor is presumed dead at sea after his boat explodes off the coast of Cabot Cove, but when he turns up alive and another corpse is found, it's up to Jessica to sort things out.


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