On this edition of Show Toppers we have a little-known series that aired briefly in the late 70s. The American Girls originally ran Saturday evenings on CBS from late September to early November, 1978. The hour-long drama about TV news magazine reporters starred Priscilla Barnes (Three’s Company) as Rebecca Tomkins, Debra Clinger as Amy Waddell and David Spielberg (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice) as TV producer, Francis X. Casey.
These spunky reporters weren’t content to simply report the stories they uncovered. The two would dive into dangerous, Charlie’s Angels-style adventures while digging up news for their TV show, The American Report.
I’ve got to admit, this show hasn’t held a place in my memory banks. Perhaps this one rings a bell for you? Take in the intro below.
Previously, on Show Toppers: ‘Delta House’ (1979)