When writing the last post something occurred to me I wanted to get some feedback on and a possible explanation from some of you who may know more than I. Here goes: When I was watching TV in the late 70's, about 75-79, I remember seeing a lot of syndicated reruns of hour long 60's and early 70's programming. I vividly recall watching Bonanza, Gunsmoke, Mission Impossible, Mannix, Hawaii Five-O, UNCLE, Kojak, Lost In Space, etc. What I noticed as we got into the 80's was not only did these shows disappear, but I don't recall seeing many newer (early-mid 70's) hour long shows in syndication either after they left the air. I don't recall seeing too many reruns of hit shows like Barnaby Jones, Cannon, Baretta, Police Woman, BJ/Lobo, Rockford, Love Boat, etc) As we got further into the 80's, I have NO recollection of seeing reruns of hit hour longs like Hill Street Blues, St Elsewhere, LA Law, Miami Vice, Dallas, etc in reruns either at the end of their runs or after they left first run. Is it my imagination, or did hour long syndicated reruns slowly leave the air and disappear almost completely until the past couple decades on cable retro channels? If so, why?