May 25, 2015

What's on TV? Monday, May 26, 1980

We're making a return trip to the Phoenix area this week.  I don't have a lot of local insight, but there's more that one interesting sidebar to the week's programming.  The programs du jour are from Monday, May 26, and let's see what the stations have to offer.




KOAI, Channel 2 (Flagstaff) (NBC)

Morning

06:00a
PTL Club

07:00a
Today (guest Paul Williams)

09:00a
Today in the Northland

09:30a
Password Plus (panelists Lucille Ball, Dick Martin)

10:00a
Chain Reaction (panelists Brian Patrick Clarke, Nipsey Russell, Sharon Spelman, Laurie Walters)

10:30a
Wheel of Fortune

11:00a
Card Sharks

11:30a
The Hollywood Squares (panelists Barbi Benton, George Gobel, Florence Henderson, Roddy McDowall, Tom Poston, Juliet Prowse, Joan Rivers, Bill Saluga, Skiles & Henderson)

Afternoon

12:00p
Navajo Nation Report

12:30p
Another World

02:00p
The Doctors

02:30p
Days of Our Lives

03:30p
The PTL Club

04:30p
Film

05:00p
The Little Rascals (B&W)

05:30p
NBC Nightly News (Chancellor/ Brinkley)

Evening

06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
NAU Sports Profile

07:00p
Little House on the Prairie

08:00p
Movie – “The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story” part 2

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Martin Mull, guests Mummenshanz, Helen Gurley Brown)

Remember Mummenshanz?  They were a frequent guest with Johnny Carson.



KTVK, Channel 3 (ABC)

Morning

06:00a
Nutrition

06:30a
Good Morning Phoenix

07:00a
Good Morning America (guest Dr. Norman Vincent Peale)

09:00a
Laverne & Shirley

09:30a
Ryan’s Hope

10:00a
All My Children

11:00a
One Life to Live

Afternoon

12:00p
General Hospital

01:00p
The Edge of Night

01:30p
Family Feud

02:00p
$20,000 Pyramid (panelists Robert Mandan, Shelley Smith)

02:30p
Match Game (guests Brett Somers, Marcia Wallace, Bill Dailey, Bonnie Franklin, Peter Marshall, Dick Martin)

03:00p
Batman

03:30p
Grizzly Adams

04:30p
Sanford and Son

05:00p
All in the Family

05:30p
ABC World News Tonight (Reynolds/Robinson/Jennings)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
PM Magazine

07:00p
That’s Incredible!

08:00p
Movie – “Fun and Games”

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
ABC News (Ted  Koppel)

10:50p
Barney Miller

11:25p
Police Woman

12:35a
News (local)

The ABC News program at 10:30pm was the precursor to Nightline, covering the latest developments in the Iran hostage crisis.  It started out with Frank Reynolds hosting, before Ted Koppel moved into the anchor chair, and his own stardom.


KPHO, Channel 5 (Ind.)

Morning

06:00a
700 Club

07:00a
The Flintstones

07:30a
Wallace and Ladmo

08:30a
Open House

09:00a
Movie – “Bank Shot”

10:30a
Phil Donahue (guest Michelle Triola Marvin)

11:30a
News (local)

Afternoon

12:00p
Dick Van Dyke (B&W)

12:30p
Andy Griffith

01:00p
Marcus Welby, M.D.

02:00p
The Big Valley

03:00p
Gilligan’s Island

03:30p
Bugs Bunny

04:00p
Tom and Jerry

04:30p
Emergency!

05:30p
Bob Newhart

Evening

06:00p
Happy Days Again

06:30p
M*A*S*H

07:00p
Jim Rockford, Private Investigator

08:00p
Merv Griffin (guests Beverly Sills, Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Andrea McArdle)

09:30p
News (local)

10:00p
The New Newlywed Game

10:30p
Prisoner: Cell Block H

11:00p
Movie – “Madigan”

01:00a
Phil Donahue (guest Michelle Triola Marvin)

02:00a
News (local)

Remember how big a name Michelle Triola Marvin was at the time, with her palimony lawsuit against Lee Marvin?  She lost the case, but the idea of getting alimony from someone to whom you were not married was a groundbreaking idea.  After her loss, she lived a quite life for many years with Dick Van Dyke as her paramour.


KAET, Channel 8 (PBS)

Morning

06:15a
A.M. Weather

06:30a
Here’s to Your Health

07:00a
Over Easy

07:30a
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

08:00a
Sesame Street

09:00a
The Electric Company

09:30a
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

10:00a
Sesame Street

11:00a
Masterpiece Theatre – “My Son, My Son”

Afternoon

12:00p
Edwin Hawkins at the Symphony

01:00p
Sneak Previews (“An Unmarried Woman”, “The Other Side of the Mountain”)

01:30p
Camera Three

02:00p
Gardening From the Ground Up

02:30p
Villa Alegre

03:00p
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

03:30p
Sesame Street

04:30p
The Electric Company

05:00p
Sesame Street

Evening

06:00p
Over Easy (guest Lawrence Welk)

06:30p
MacNeil/Lehrer Report

07:00p
National Geographic

08:00p
Cover Story

09:00p
Bill Moyers’ Journal

10:00p
Dick Cavett (guest Nadine Gordimer)

10:30p
Movie – “The House of Fear” (B&W)

11:40p
Sneak Previews

I always enjoy seeing the original Sneak Previews, before movie review shows started popping up everywhere.  An interesting lineup on Over Easy at 6pm, with two television legends: Hugh Downs interviewing Lawrence Welk.


KOOL, Channel 10 (CBS)

Morning

05:20a
Farm and Ranch Report

05:30a
Summer Semester (Metropolitan America)

06:00a
Monday Morning (Bob Schieffer)

07:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:00a
The Jeffersons

08:30a
Whew! (panelists Robert Vaughn, Marcia Wallace)

08:55a
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

09:00a
The Price is Right

10:00a
Search for Tomorrow

10:30a
The Young and the Restless

11:30a
News (local)

Afternoon

12:00p
As the World Turns

01:00p
The Guiding Light

02:00p
One Day at a Time

02:30p
Dinah! & Friends (guests Chuck Woolery, Rip Taylor)

04:00p
Mike Douglas (co-host Neil Sedaka, guests Helen Reddy, Danny Thomas, Magic Johnson, Lakers owner Jerry Buss)

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

07:00p
WKRP in Cincinnati

07:30p
Phyl & Mikhy

08:00p
M*A*S*H

08:30p
House Calls

09:00p
Lou Grant

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Harry O

11:40p
McCloud

01:40a
Where the Jobs Are

02:10a
News (local)

You can always tell who was big back in the day by looking at the game shows and talk shows.  Neil Sedaka, in the midst of his final comeback.  Helen Reddy, riding that "I Am Woman" gig for as long as she can.  Rip Taylor.  Robert Vaughan, still Napoleon Solo for most of us.  The only one who had his best years to come?  Magic Johnson on The Mike Douglas Show.


KPNX, Channel 12 (NBC)

Morning

05:55a
RFD 12

06:00a
Viewpoint

06:30a
Our Gang (B&W)

07:00a
Today (guest Paul Williams)

09:00a
Chain Reaction (panelists Brian Patrick Clarke, Nipsey Russell, Sharon Spelman, Laurie Walters)

09:30a
Password Plus (panelists Lucille Ball, Dick Martin)

10:00a
The Joker’s Wild

10:30a
Wheel of Fortune

11:00a
Card Sharks

11:30a
The Hollywood Squares (panelists Barbi Benton, George Gobel, Florence Henderson, Roddy McDowall, Tom Poston, Juliet Prowse, Joan Rivers, Bill Saluga, Skiles & Henderson)

Afternoon

12:00p
News (local)

12:30p
Another World

02:00p
The Doctors

02:30p
Days of Our Lives

03:30p
Mary Tyler Moore

04:00p
Carol Burnett and Friends

04:30p
Rhoda

05:00p
News (local)

05:30p
NBC Nightly News (Chancellor/ Brinkley)

Evening

06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Tic Tac Dough

07:00p
Little House on the Prairie

08:00p
Movie – “The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story” part 2

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Martin Mull, guests Mummenshanz, Helen Gurley Brown)

12:00a
Tomorrow (guest Alfred Hitchcock, from 1973)

Tom Snyder interviewing Hitchcock might well have been the program of the day. If you feel the same way, you can see it right now.



KNXV, Channel 15 (Ind.)

Morning

07:45a
The World Around Us

08:00a
The PTL Club

10:00a
Roller Superstars

11:00a
Health Field

11:30a
Body Buddies

Afternoon

12:00p
Movie – “Algiers”

02:00p
Room 222

02:30p
The Partridge Family

03:00p
The Addams Family (B&W)

03:30p
The Munsters (B&W)

04:00p
McHale’s Navy (B&W)

04:30p
Petticoat Junction

05:00p
The Real McCoys (B&W)

05:30p
Get Smart

Evening


06:00p
Star Trek

KNXV (XV is 15, get it?) broadcast syndicated programming and reruns up until 7pm, when their nighttime programming was provided by ON-TV, an early subscription TV service that competed with pay services like HBO, offering local sports (Arizona State college sports, etc.) and movies. KNXV is now the ABC affiliate in Phoenix.



KPAZ, Channel 21 (Ind.)

Morning

05:00a
Dr. Whitaker Speaking

05:30a
Teach Us To Pray

06:00a
Bill Heimer

06:30a
Captain Andy

07:00a
Praise the Lord

09:30a
Love Special

10:30a
Lester Sumrall

11:00a
Practice Makes Perfect

11:30a
Father Michael Manning

Afternoon

12:30p
Dr. Whitaker Speaking

01:00p
Teach Us to Pray

01:30p
Bill Heimer

02:00p
Lester Sumrall

02:30p
Praise the Lord

04:30p
Backyard

05:30p
Going Home

Evening

06:00p
Bill Heimer

06:30p
Teach Us to Pray

07:00p
Day of Miracles

07:30p
Roger MacDuff

08:00p
Praise the Lord

11:30p
It Shall Come to Pass

12:00a
Roger MacDuff

12:30a
Spirit Song

01:00a
The Good Life

01:30a
Praise the Lord

03:30a
Way of the Winner

04:00a
Morning Worship

The Trinity Broadcasting Network affiliate.  A fairly continuous cycle of programming to cover 24 hours.


KTVW, Channel 33 (Ind.)

Afternoon

02:30p
La Senora Joven

03:30p
Yara

04:30p
Veronica

05:30p
Pasiones Encendidas

Evening


06:00p
Noticiero Nactional

06:30p
Hogar Dulce Hogar

07:00p
Una Mujer Marcada

07:30p
Arianna

08:30p
Chespirito

09:30p
Esta Noche Es Olga

10:00p
Los Ricos Tambien Lloran

10:30p
24 Horas

Esta es la estación de televisión en español.

4 comments:

  1. Unusual to see KOAI showing "The Little Rascals". By 1980, even small market network stations rarely aired B&W programming in the afternoon.
    "Nightline" was originally called "America Held Hostage" when it debuted in late 1979. Anyone know when they dropped the original name, and when they switched to general news coverage?

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  2. Quick check of my references shows that ABC started calling the late news show Nightline in March of 1980 - two months before this issue.
    Why didn't the Phoenix TV Guide say so?
    My understanding was that the local editors had responsibility for compiling the program logs.
    If you went from city to city, you'd sometimes notice variations in program identification.


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    1. You're right, Mike - I've noticed the same thing as I've started branching out into different areas. Interestingly enough, in my first draft of this I actually called it "Nightline" instead of what the TV Guide had, "ABC News." I changed it back because I wanted it to be a fair representation of the listings as they were, and also because I didn't have a chance to check and see when the change to Nightline was, and I was afraid I'd get called on it!

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  3. Didn't Alfred Hitchcock recently pass away and the producers of "Tomorrow" decide to rebroadcast the 1973 interview as a tribute??

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