January 20, 2015

What's on TV? January 16, 1960

We're back in another issue of TV Guide from the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and as such I don't have a lot of local background to add. In a few more years, as I learn more about the history behind the television of my new home town, I expect this to change - but in the meantime, take a look at the listings from Saturday, January 16, 1960, and enjoy!




KRLD, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning

07:30a
Cartoons

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Heckle and Jeckle

09:30a
Mighty Mouse

10:00a
I Love Lucy

10:30a
The Lone Ranger

11:00a
Sky King

11:30a
Lonnie Smithson

Afternoon

12:00p
Farm and Garden

12:15p
News (local)

12:30p
Spotlight on Dallas

12:45p
Baseball (Cincinnati at St. Louis)

01:45p
Ice Hockey (Chicago at Detroit)

03:15p
Cartoons

03:30p
Travelog (color)

04:00p
To Be Announced

04:30p
Command Performance

05:00p
Wrestling

Evening

06:00p
News (local)

06:15p
Police Report

06:20p
Weather (local)

06:30p
Perry Mason

07:30p
Wanted – Dead or Alive

08:00p
Mr. Lucky

08:30p
Have Gun, Will Travel

09:00p
Gunsmoke

09:30p
Death Valley Days

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Weather (local)

10:20p
People and Places

10:30p
Markham

11:00p
Movie – “King of the Wild Horses”


WBAP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning

09:00a
Howdy Doody (color)

09:30a
Ruff and Ready (color)

10:00a
Fury

10:30a
Circus Boy

11:00a
True Story

11:30a
Detective’s Diary

Afternoon

12:00p
Movie – “Room Service”

01:15p
Pro Basketball (Cincinnati at New York)

03:30p
Horse Racing (Royal Poinciana Handicap)

04:00p
Movie – “Saddle Legion”

05:00p
Movie – “My Favorite Wife”

Evening

06:30p
Bonanza (color)

07:30p
Jerry Lewis (guests Helen Traubel, Lionel Hampton, Gary and Ronnie Lewis) (special) (color)

08:30p
Art Carney (special) (color)

09:30p
It Could Be You

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Weather (local)

10:25p
News (local)

10:30p
Sports (local)

10:40p
Movie – “That Hamilton Woman”


KCEN, Channel 6 (Temple) (NBC)

Morning

09:00a
Howdy Doody (color)

09:30a
Ruff and Ready (color)

10:00a
Fury

10:30a
Circus Boy

11:00a
True Story

11:30a
Detective’s Diary

Afternoon

12:00p
Mr. Wizard

12:30p
Command Performance

01:00p
Air Force Digest

01:15p
Pro Basketball (Cincinnati at New York)

03:00p
Industry on Parade

03:30p
Horse Racing (Royal Poinciana Handicap)

04:00p
Fort Hood in Review

04:30p
Death Valley Days

05:00p
Hawkeye

05:30p
Sports (local)

Evening

06:00p
Jubilee, U.S.A.

06:30p
Bonanza (color)

07:30p
Jerry Lewis (guests Helen Traubel, Lionel Hampton, Gary and Ronnie Lewis) (special) (color)

08:30p
Art Carney (special) (color)

09:30p
It Could Be You

10:00p
Weather (local)

10:05p
News (local)

10:10p
Sports (local)

10:15p
Movie – “The Late George Apley”


WFAA, Channel 8 (ABC)

Morning

07:30a
Agriculture on Parade

07:45a
Through the Porthole

08:00a
Movie Double Feature – “Secret Venture,” “Heidi”

11:00a
Hopalong Cassidy

11:30a
Quiz ‘Em on the Air (return)

Afternoon

12:00p
Soupy Sales

12:30p
The Restless Gun

01:00p
African Patrol

01:30p
Robin Hood

02:00p
Jeff’s Collie

02:30p
Science Fiction Theater

03:00p
Mr. District Attorney

03:30p
Danger Is My Business

04:00p
Championship Bowling (Day vs. Filyo)

Evening

06:00p
Lock Up

06:30p
Dick Clark (guests Teddy Roone, Bobby Rydell, Paul Evans, Dale Hawkins, the Knockouts)

07:00p
High Road

07:30p
Leave It to Beaver

08:00p
Lawrence Welk

09:00p
Jubilee U.S.A.

09:30p
Tombstone Territory

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Weather (local)

10:20p
Sports (local)

10:30p
Movie – “Cloak and Dagger”


KWTX, Channel 10 (Waco) (CBS)

Morning

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Heckle and Jeckle

09:30a
Mighty Mouse

10:00a
I Love Lucy

10:30a
The Lone Ranger

11:00a
Sky King

11:30a
Search

Afternoon

12:00p
CBS News – Robert Trout

12:30p
The Christophers

01:00p
Faith for Today

01:30p
The Big Picture (Army)

02:00p
Country Style, U.S.A.

02:15p
Industry on Parade

02:30p
Americans at Work

02:45p
College Basketball (Nebraska at Colorado)

04:15p
Off to Adventure

04:30p
Flash Gordon

05:00p
Walt Disney

Evening

06:00p
Leave It to Beaver

06:30p
Perry Mason

07:30p
Wanted – Dead or Alive

08:00p
Lawrence Welk

09:00p
Gunsmoke

09:30p
Have Gun, Will Travel

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Weather (local)

10:25p
Sports (local)

10:30p
21 Beacon Street

11:00p
Movie – “Sabre Jet”


KFJZ, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Afternoon

12:00p
Adventure Theater

12:55p
Film Short

01:00p
Movie – “Desperate Journey”

02:45p
College Basketball (Nebraska at Colorado)

04:30p
Movie – “The Invisible Ray”

Evening


06:00p
Movie – “High Noon”

07:30p
Silent Service

08:00p
Man Without a Gun

08:30p
Dial 999

09:00p
Night Court

09:30p
International Detective (debut)

10:00p
Movie – “The Americano”

11:30p
Playboy’s Penthouse (guests Irwin Corey, Henny Youngman, Gary Morton, Don Adams, Joey Carter, the Mello-Larks)

4 comments:

  1. A couple of odds & ends from your end:

    - Noting that Channel 10 in Waco, though mainly CBS, has a secondary with ABC.
    Thus, Lawrence Welk displaces Have Gun Will Travel (to an hour later) and Mr. Lucky (to some other night?). Also 21 Beacon Street is picked up from the previous Sunday's ABC lineup.

    - On indie Channel 11, there's International Detective, from about a half-decade earlier.
    This was a syndicated cheapie, filmed in Europe for no budget by Hollywood old-timer Eddie Sutherland, and based on "the files of the Burns Detective Agency" (it says here).
    The leading man was a New York actor/announcer who was still finding his way in the business in the mid-'50s - Arthur Fleming (yes, that Art Fleming).
    One of our local UHF stations picked this one up circa 1969 or so; I was a little surprised that ch44 didn't run promos showing Art Fleming's detective "in jeopardy!" all over the world.
    Obvious, huh?

    - Playboy's Penthouse, seen in syndie on ch11, aired live-on-tape in Chicago on Channel 7-ABC at 11:30 pm. Dallas got it on a week's delay; the new Chicago airing featured singers Dick Haymes and Fran Jeffries (married at the time), the Kai Winding jazz septet, artist Leroy Neiman - and Chatter the Chimp (see my comment in the previous entry).
    See how all this ties together?

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  2. Welcome to the DFW metroplex! Meant to say that earlier. :)

    Well, I wasn't alive yet in 1960, but am familiar with local history dating back to the early 1970's. Channel 11 was the dominant independent station for many years as KTVT before becoming affiliated with CBS about 20 years ago. Channel 4 KDFW was the CBS affiliate for the longest time as well, until switching to Fox around 1994.

    Note that Channel 10 from Waco, while affiliated with CBS mostly, did eschew CBS' Mr. Lucky and moved both Perry Mason and Wanted: Dead or Alive back an hour in order to air ABC's Lawrence Welk as a lead-in to Gunsmoke (which Welk's show usually competed with in 1959-60). Temple's Channel 6 did no similar tampering with NBC's regular lineup.

    Channels 5 and 8 remain NBC and ABC affiliates respectively to this day.

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  3. I've lived in the DFW area and watched tv here since fall 1988, and I was in Waco back to 1983 for college. KDFW & KTVT did the Fox/CBS affiliate switch on July 1, 1995, and it also involved KDAF 33 (the former Fox affiliate that switched to WB), and KXTX 39 (which was DFW's original WB affiliate and is now DFW's Telemundo affiliate). I worked on KDFW-TV's Children's Miracle Network Telethon in June 1995, late in its period as a CBS affiliate.
    When I arrived in Waco for college in 1983, KWTX-TV was primarily an ABC affiliate, probably due to ABC's leading ratings starting in the late 70s, though it still carried Cronkite's nightly CBS newscast. As CBS' ratings improved in the early 80s, KWTX switched back to primary CBS, and ABC decided to go over to KCEN-TV, which had been with NBC all its 30 years on the air, full-time, leaving Waco-Temple with no NBC affiliate at all. We couldn't even see NBC on campus, since KXAS-TV was carried on cable channel 10, back in the days of cable over tv dials, and it was washed out by the local signal from KWTX. The Cosby Show was the hottest new show on tv fall 1984, and we couldn't see it thanks to this mixup. KXXV-TV, a brand new station on channel 25, went on the air in March 1985, affiliated with NBC, so we could see NBC again. NBC, whose ratings were improving greatly by fall 1985, took back KCEN and dumped KXXV after just 6 months. KXXV affiliated with ABC, and the local affiliations are still the same in Waco, with KWKT-TV, channel 44, affiliating with Fox (somewhere I have on tape Matthew Perry, at the time on a 1988 Fox sitcom Boys Will Be Boys, in a local promo for KWKT). Later after I left Waco there was a new station on channel 62 originally affiliated with UPN & WB (KAKW-TV), but it changed to an Univision affiliation after a couple years.

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  4. Not surprised that KRLD carried the CBS NHL game between Chicago and Detroit, since I believe the Dallas/Fort Worth area long had minor-league teams with huge fanbases before the NHL's Dallas Stars came to town.

    Of course, there were just six NHL teams back then.

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