What classic TV show is journalist Clete Roberts in?

The LA-based journalist and war correspondent was also a familiar face on classic television.


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M*A*S*H fans recognize Clete Roberts as "The Interviewer" from the famed season four episode "The Interview." It was an experimental episode that had a long-lasting effect on the television world, and it was the only one to feature all the main characters of the show

Roberts then returned to the series in season seven for the episode "Our Finest Hour," which followed a similar path as "The Interview." In this episode, however, Roberts received a credit as himself. 

He was a real-life war correspondent before settling into the Los Angeles area news scene. He became a very well-respected journalist and joined KTLA as its primary anchor and news director. 

He's arguably best known for his M*A*S*H appearances (except in LA where he had a successful broadcast news career), but he had several appearances as himself and as a news personality in various classic TV shows (much like legendary sportscaster Chick Hearn).

Can you recall or guess what series this journalist was in? 

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  1. Here, Roberts is on a screen as the camera pans out. Do you know what show this is?
  2. In this show, Roberts appears as a reporter outside a very wild theater scene. What show is this?
  3. Here he is again coming through the TV on what series?
     Image: NBCUniversal Television
  4. Here he is covering a hostage situation on what series?
     Image: Sony Pictures Television
  5. This is from...
  6. Here, Roberts is reporting on what show?

What classic TV show is journalist Clete Roberts in?

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CoreyC 15 months ago
The last two was of course M*A*S*H and the others I looked at Clete's hair color and took my best guess.
cperrynaples 15 months ago
5/6! 2 things helped: The picture credits and the fact that Roberts has been dead for a long time! 6 is a DUH because of the Korean Red Cross poster! And I believe he did 2 MASHes! 2 was my mistake BUT i did chuckle at Clete's reaction to it!
cperrynaples cperrynaples 15 months ago
PS I redid the quiz and Clete thanked me for a perfect score!
dodgebob cperrynaples 15 months ago
Is Clete your brush with fame?
Wendy57 15 months ago
No idea at all. 🤷‍♀️
Andybandit 15 months ago
I got 2/6. I got #1, 4, 5, and 6 wrong. I don't know anything about Celete
Peter_Falk_Fan 15 months ago
4/6 Of course I knew #3. He was in two "Columbo" episodes.
Yes and 2 MASHes!
CaptainDunsel 15 months ago
I dithered on #2 between "Adam-12" and "Mission Impossible", and chose wrong.
Of course I well remember Clete Roberts from KNXT news in Los Angeles when I lived in their broadcast area from 1969 to 1973.
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