February 2, 2015

What's on TV? February 6, 1968

It's back to my old home turf in the Twin Cities for this week's listing, which comes from Tuesday, February 6.  Among other things, it's opening day for the Winter Olympics, but don't think that means there isn't a lot of other interesting stuff on the tube today, including an interview with a future president.  Let's check it out.





KTCA, Channel 2 (NET)

Morning


09:15a
Classroom

11:40a
Film Short

Afternoon


12:00p
In Service

12:30p
Classroom

03:00p
Supervisory Practices

03:30p
Teaching English

04:00p
Nine to Get Ready

04:30p
Big Easel

05:00p
Kindergarten

05:30p
Science Reporter

Evening


06:00p
Innovations

06:30p
Success Through Words

07:00p
Antiques

07:30p
Seminar for Seniors

08:00p
Your Right to Say It (color)

08:30p
Classical Mythology

09:00p
Skiing (color)

09:30p
Confrontation

10:00p
News in Perspective

Nothing much to see here, and no real surprises.  By now KTCA has formally identified itself as an affiliate of NET.  For the most part, however, the emphasis remains on truly educational shows, and most of them are in black and white.


WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Sunrise Semester

06:30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer (color)

07:00a
Clancy & Carmen (color)

07:30a
Clancy & Willie (color)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Dr. Reuben K. Youngdahl (color)

09:05a
Merv Griffin (guests Henry Morgan, Pat Paulsen, Aliza Kashi)

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (Joseph Benti) (color)

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow (color)

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:20p
Something Special (color)

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing (color)

01:30p
House Party (guest Robert Stack) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards) (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

03:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

03:30p
The Beverly Hillbillies (color)

04:00p
Mike Douglas (guests Richard M. Nixon, Johnny Mercer, Sandler and Young, Margaret Whiting, Stella Stevens, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble) (color)

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:15p
Weather (local) (color)

06:20p
Sports (local) (color)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Red Skelton (guests Herschel Bernardi, Diane Linkletter) (color)

08:30p
Good Morning World (color)

09:00p
WCCO Reports (special) (color)

09:30p
CBS News Special (color)

10:00p
The Scene Tonight (local news) (color)

10:45p
Movie – “Three Little Words” (color)

Quite a lineup on Mike Douglas' show, eh?  The Scene Tonight, Channel 4's 10pm news program, was among the first to abandon the traditional news/weather/sports format in which each segment was presented as a separate show with its own sponsor.  On The Scene Tonight, one large desk held the entire on-air crew - news, weather, sports, consumer affairs and editorial.  Here's a picture of how it looked:

SOURCE: MUSEUM OF BROADCASTING



KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06:15a
David Stone (color)

06:30a
City and Country (color)

06:55a
Doctor’s House Call (color)

07:00a
Today (guests Albert Finney, Maj. Gen. Robert Fredericks) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (color)

09:25a
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (celebrities Soupy Sales, Dick Shawn, Meredith MacRae, Woody Allen) (color)

10:30a
Hollywood Squares (guests Kaye Ballard, Nanette Fabray, Van Johnson, Paul Lynde, Robert Morse, Morey Amsterdam, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Charley Weaver) (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess (color)  

11:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman) (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:10p
Weather (local) (color)

12:15p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors (color)

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Harvey Lembeck, Susan Oliver) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Cliff Robertson, Phyllis Newman) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (Floyd Kalbur) (color)

03:30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04:30p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

05:25p
News (local) (color)

05:30p
Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:15p
Weather (local) (color)

06:20p
Sports (local) (color)

06:30p
I Dream of Jeannie (color)

07:00p
Jerry Lewis (guests Ernest Borgnine, Baja Marimba Band, Donnie Osmond) (color)

08:00p
Movie – “McHale’s Navy Joins the Air Force” (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:15p
Weather (local) (color)

10:20p
Sports (local) (color)

10:30p
Tonight (guest host Harry Belafonte, Zero Mostel, Diahann Carroll, Petula Clark, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Ken White) (color)

12:00a
I Led Three Lives (color)

McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force was so bad, speculated Judith Crist, the reason why Ernest Borgnine wasn't in it was because he'd seen a copy of the script beforehand.  As long as we're talking about local news, I should note that KSTP was the first local station to present its news in color.  No surprise, since it was an NBC affiliate from way back, and we know NBC was heavily invested in colorcasts.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


08:40a
News (local)

07:45a
Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies (live) (special) (color)

09:30a
Romper Room (color)

10:00a
Temptation (color)

10:25a
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

10:30a
How’s Your Mother-In-Law?

11:00a
Bewitched

11:30a
Treasure Isle (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
The Baby Game (color)

01:55p
Children’s Doctor (color)

02:00p
General Hospital (color)

02:30p
Dark Shadows (color)

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Movie – “Magnificent Roughnecks”

04:55p
News (local) (color)

05:00p
ABC News with Bob Young (color)

05:30p
Dobie Gillis

Evening


06:00p
McHale’s Navy

06:30p
Winter Olympics (special) (color)

07:30p
It Takes a Thief (color)

08:30p
N.Y.P.D. (color)

09:00p
The Invaders

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:25p
Sports (local) (color)

10:30p
Movie – “The Little Hut” (color)

12:25a
Joey Bishop (guests Louis Prima, Gia Malone, Sam Butera and the Witnesses) (color)

Again, I'll mention the Opening Ceremonies of the Winter Olympics, coming to you at 7:45 am.  But at least it's live, which is more than I can say for Joey Bishop's show.  As is so often the case with KMSP, it's recorded and played after the 10:30 movie, to give the station a little extra ad revenue.


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


08:40a
News (local)

08:45a
The King and Odie

09:00a
Sea Hunt

09:30a
Ed Allen (color)

10:00a
Woody Woodbury (guests Ike Cole, Roddy McDowall, Mickey Shaughnessy, Jan Sterling (color)

11:30a
News (local)

11:55a
Hank’s Cooking Tips

Afternoon


12:00p
Lunch With Casey

01:00p
Movie – “The Tijuana Story”

02:30p
Mel’s Notebook

03:00p
Virginia Graham (guests Lisa Hoffman, Eve Brown, Pamela Mason) (color)

03:30p
Patty Duke

04:00p
Popeye and Pete

04:30p
Casey and Roundhouse

05:00p
The Flintstones (color)

05:30p
Gilligan’s Island (color)

Evening


06:00p
The Twilight Zone

06:30p
Burke’s Law

07:30p
Perry Mason

08:30p
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

09:00p
Movie – “Ring of Fear” (color)

11:00p
News (local)

11:15p
Weather (local)

11:20p
Sports (local)

11:30p
Bat Masterson

The Woody Woodbury Show ran for a little less than two years, on a syndicated basis.  Woody Woodbury was a comedian who'd replaced Johnny Carson as host of Who Do You Trust? when the later headed for The Tonight Show.  Funny thing about this show - you'll notice a period of time when Channel 11 presented a half-hour of it during the late-night hour, with a note that the remaining hour would be seen the next morning.  Perhaps that was because of Woodbury's off-color reputation, perhaps it was a way of teasing the next day's hour, to get it in front of more people.  Don't know, but it's a very strange way to program, no?

2 comments:

  1. Your nitwit mechanism has once again wiped a lengthy comment without any justification at all.
    So I have to write the whole Goddamned thing over again.
    Except I'm not gonna do it.
    Now, anyway.
    Later, maybe ...

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  2. Mike Doran (again)February 3, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    One Day Later (and less angry):

    Nothing detailed, just bits here and there:

    - The celebrity talkers of this period are all on their bicycles, one week after they aired in Chicago.
    I note here that we got one show that Minn-StP didn't get: Pat Boone In Hollywood, 90 minutes daily, which WGN ran as part of a block alongside Mike Douglas and Woody Woodbury.
    The Boone show was showbiz all the way; religion at a minimum, politics not at all ( the Great Meltdown wasn't until later that year).
    I remember liking all these shows, which were mainly about music and laughs at this point.

    - I understand that in about a week, Woody Woodbury will be turning 91, and that he can still be found doing his stand-up (or rather sit-down-at-the-piano) act occasionally, in and around the Fort Lauderdale area.
    Woody's "party records", which were so racy back in the '60s, were mainly double-entendre, with a large stock of drinking jokes that likely wouldn't play well today (on the TV show, Woody was already cutting back on these).

    - You Don't Say!:
    It probably wasn't this week, but I do recall one time when Harvey Lembeck had to guess the name of actor Nehemiah Persoff.
    This is how I recall Lembeck's play:
    "Soft ... soft, per ... per, soft ... per-soff ... Nicky Per -- NEHEMIAH PERSOFF!"
    After: " Nehemiah Persoff is an old pal and a great actor - I've known him for years - we call him Nicky - and is he gonna be thrilled that his name was an answer on a game show!"
    Of course, "Nicky Persoff" would have been called an incorrect answer, so Harvey Lembeck stopped himself just in time.

    - Locally:
    Channel 2's afternoon movie (The Early Show) was "The Man With A Cloak" from 1951, starring Barbara Stanwyck, Joseph Cotten, and a very young Leslie Caron.
    This may be one of the most "spoilered" movies ever made; it's based on "The Gentleman From Paris", a prize-winning short story by John Dickson Carr.
    When MGM bought the story for a movie, it was supposed to start a deal between the studio and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine for other prize-winning stories from EQMM's annual contest; this deal fell through for some reason - but that, as Mr. Kipling said, is another story ...
    The "spoiler" part: Carr's original tale ends with a major surprise twist that -
    - actually, just telling you that there is a twist is kind of a giveaway; far too many reference books give it away, and the box copy on the DVD gives a "cute hint", that made me wince when I read it.
    "The Man With A Cloak", even "spoiled", is still a pretty good little MGM B-movie (and MGM's Bs looked way better than many studios's As) - and if you get a chance, you ought to read "The Gentleman From Paris", which was a tour de force for John Dickson Carr, very deserving of its award and its frequent use in anthologies.

    Oedipusrexing:
    I don't have it copyrighted or trademarked, so if you like it, use it in good health (or bad mood).
    (As I did last time I tried to post this ...)

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