The American Girls (TV series)

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The American Girls
The American Girls (TV series).jpg
Left to right: Debra Clinger, David Spielberg and Priscilla Barnes
Created by Lee Philips
Mike Lloyd Ross
Lane Slate
Starring Priscilla Barnes
Debra Clinger
David Spielberg
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 6
Executive producer(s) Harve Bennett
Harris Katleman
Producer(s) Hugh Benson
George Lehr
Simon Muntner
Lee Philips
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Bennett/Katleman Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
Original network CBS
Original release September 23 (1978-09-23) – November 11, 1978

The American Girls is an American adventure-drama series that aired on CBS on Saturday nights from September 23 to November 11, 1978.[1]


Rebecca Tomkins (Barnes) and Amy Waddell (Clinger) are two young reporters who work for The American Report, a news magazine similar to 60 Minutes. Rebecca and Amy travel the country in an equipped van that provides them with a production studio to work on their stories. The show's producer, Francis X. Casey (Spielberg), is busy juggling assignments, often changing the girls' schedules in mid-assignment and sometimes flying out to help them out of a tough situation.



Title Air date
1 "The Cancelled Czech" September 23, 1978 (1978-09-23)
The girls fly to Reno in search of an exclusive story on a Czech magician who has recently defected and is receiving death threats.
2 "The Beautiful People Jungle" September 30, 1978 (1978-09-30)
The girls go undercover at a health spa where rich runaways have plastic surgery to keep their true identities a secret.
3 "The Haunting of Chatham Bay" October 7, 1978 (1978-10-07)
The girls investigate a haunted house to discover the truth behind a series of alleged ghostly appearances.
4 "Firefly" October 14, 1978 (1978-10-14)
The girls stumble onto a professional arson story when they save a young boy from a burning warehouse.
5 "A Crash Course in Survival" October 21, 1978 (1978-10-21)
Amy rescues Rebecca and a pilot after their plane goes down in a remote area.
6 "The Phoenix Connection" November 11, 1978 (1978-11-11)


  1. ^ The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network and Cable TV Shows, 1946-Present. Ballantine Books. 2003. p. 45. ISBN 0-345-45542-8. 

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