The man with a camera is Mike Kovak, a former combat photographer now freelancing. Kovak goes where others fear to tread, working for various newspapers and insurance companies, and sometimes for officials or private individuals.
It's cool that Kovak has a number of neat gadgets for the time (the series went for two seasons on ABC, from 1958 to 1960), including small hidden cameras and a car phone. A phone for his car. Really? In 1958 my family was on a four-party phone line.
Also cool is that Mike Kovak was played by Charles Bronson. Charles Freakin' Bronson! Bronson is cool. Always has been, always will be. I mean, the guy was married to Jill Ireland, which automatically make him cool -- he and Ilya Kuryakin.
From December 5, 1958, the eighth episode in the series takes Kovak to Lisbon to investigate the death of a former colleague. Enjoy.
Todd Mason, the host with the most, has the links to more of today's Overlooked Film, Television, and Whatever at his blog Sweet Freedom.
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