The episode segment was called Professor Peabody's Last Lecture . I don't know if that baed off of any of Lovecrafts stories.I suppose that was the name. I recall a professor reading a forbidden text to his class, speaking the forbidden name of Has- um, that god who should0n't be named!
Kolchak The Night Stalker . Produced by Dan Curtis who did Dark Shadows . Staring Darren Mcgavin It started out as two television films both got good ratings and it ran as series in the mid 1970' lasted not quite a season. I have it on DVD. I'ts pretty good. Dan Curtis also did The Norlis Tapes film which was never piked up as a series. It was along similar lines to Kolchak.Can't recall. I only remember not knowing who he was at the time.
Do you recall the name of this series? It wasn't particularly good, but had some good episodes.