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A tale of two T.C.s on ‘Magnum P.I.’

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                                Tom Selleck and Roger E. Mosley film “Magnum P.I” in Hawaii in 1983. At top, cameraman Jim Luske and director Rick Kolbe work with the series stars, from left, Mosley, Larry Manetti, Selleck and John Hillerman in 1981.

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    Tom Selleck and Roger E. Mosley film “Magnum P.I” in Hawaii in 1983. At top, cameraman Jim Luske and director Rick Kolbe work with the series stars, from left, Mosley, Larry Manetti, Selleck and John Hillerman in 1981.

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                                Roger E. Mosley and Stephen Hill posed together at the Prince Waikiki hotel last week.

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    Roger E. Mosley and Stephen Hill posed together at the Prince Waikiki hotel last week.

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                                Roger E. Mosley, who portrayed T.C. on the original “Magnum P.I.,” guest starred as barber John Booky on the reboot, giving T.C. (Stephen Hill) a haircut and some advice. At top, Mosley and Hill posed together at the Prince Waikiki hotel last week.

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    Roger E. Mosley, who portrayed T.C. on the original “Magnum P.I.,” guest starred as barber John Booky on the reboot, giving T.C. (Stephen Hill) a haircut and some advice. At top, Mosley and Hill posed together at the Prince Waikiki hotel last week.

Watching Roger E. Mosley in character as Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot Theodore “T.C.” Calvin on “Magnum P.I.” was an unusual experience for young African Americans in the early 1980s. Read more

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