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A Voice From the Past: Robert Blake, in his first TV appearance in several years, says on today's "Maury Povich Show" that years of emotional and physical abuse by his parents finally caught up with him and caused him to abandon his acting career. Blake walked off the set of the TV series "Helltown" in 1986 and never returned. As for his earlier hit series "Baretta," Blake says he was overwhelmed by its success but calls it "one of the most destructive things I did in my life. . . . You don't do a series when you're a motion picture star." The show airs at 3 p.m. on Channel 2.

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