Tonight I treated myself to a viewing of one of my favourite shows of 1974- Kolchak: The Night Stalker. The show featuring Darren MacGavin as reporter Carl Kolchak and the late Simon Oakland as his boss Tony Vincenso only ran for twenty episodes.
Kolchak spends his time chasing demons and all types of odd things for a story, but in the end, even he doesn't believe what he has seen, the show fell between "The Twilight Zone" and "X-Files" but never gained as much credit as it deserved.
While Kolchak's investigative techniques are similar to Mark Johnson's, I prefer to think of the hard boiled and scruffy appearance for Mark's friend Phil Moore, when I write the stories for the award winning book http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BEDMSO
If you enjoy this series there is a little known Stephen King film called "The Night Flier" which is similar in style and well worth a watch
The star of the film is Miguel Ferrer AKA Dr. Macy in "Crossing Jordan" and some people say we look alike ;)