This Date in ROCKFORD FILES History: Rita Moreno wins an Emmy for her performance as Rita Capkovic in “The Paper Palace” at the thirtieth Emmy Awards ceremony, held Sept. 17, 1978. THE ROCKFORD FILES also won an Emmy that night as Best Dramatic Series of the 1977-1978 television season

Rita Moreno accepting the Emmy for her performance in “The Paper Palace.” Screen grab from the thirtieth Emmys ceremony, held Sept. 17, 1978, courtesy of the Television Academy

In accepting the Emmy for “The Paper Palace,” Moreno thanked James Garner, executive producer Meta Rosenberg, producer Charles Floyd Johnson, and particularly singled out the writer of the episode—Juanita Bartlett—as “a lady who really knows how to write about ladies.”

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