High Mountain Rangers

Jim 1980s

Aired: 1988 CBS

DAD: Jesse Hawkes (Robert Conrad) / Widower

DAD’S JOB: Mountain Search and Rescue Chief

KIDS: Matt Hawkes (Christian Conrad), Cody Hawkes (Shane Conrad) (both late teens)

WHERE’S MOM?: Separated – lives in Reno

STAND-IN "MOM": Unknown

I try to relate these shows to other TV Single Dad shows to explain the plots. For this show, think: Flipper, in the mountains, without the porpoise.

Robert Conrad wangled jobs for his two real-life sons in this adventure show. The stories of the Hawkes men rescuing people miles from any 7-11 only maintained interest for a few months. CBS couldn’t let a moderately unsuccessful show die, though. See Jesse Hawkes, below.