July 6, 2015

What's on TV? Tuesday, July 7, 1964

As I mentioned on Saturday, this is the second look at this TV Guide, but the first time we've done an in-depth on the listings. The date is Tuesday, July 7, the place is the Twin Cities, and here's your programming for the day.


KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Evening


06:00p
Freshman English

06:30p
Americans at Work

06:45p
Industry on Parade

07:00p
Age of Shakespeare

07:30p
Heart Association

08:00p
To Be Announced

08:30p
Conversational Spanish

09:00p
Sports (Bruce Anderson)

10:00p
Sense of Sight

10:30p
Efficient Reading

The Heart Association program must have been either an opportunity to focus on the work of the organization, a part of their fundraising drive, or both.  A good local show, in any event.  And I don't remember Channel 2 ever having had a sports report before - since it isn't on any other night, I wonder if it was a report on sports at the University of Minnesota or something.  We'll likely never know the answer to either of these questions.


WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning

06:30a
Summer Semester

07:00a
Siegfried, Axel and Clancy

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
News (Dean Montgomery)

09:15a
What’s New?

09:25a
Dr. Reuben K. Youngdahl

09:30a
I Love Lucy

10:00a
The McCoys

10:30a
Pete and Gladys

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News (Robert Trout)

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon

12:00p
News (Dave Moore)

12:15p
Something Special

12:25p
Weather (Bud Kraehling)

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password (panelists Tom Poston, Carol Lawrence)

01:30p
House Party (guest Dr. Marcus Bach)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (panelists Phyllis Newman, Chester Morris, Robert Q. Lewis)

02:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
Danger Man

04:00p
Around the Town

04:30p
Axel and Deputy Dawg

05:00p
Clancy and Company

05:30p
CBS Evening News (Charles Kuralt)

Evening


06:00p
News (Dean Montgomery)

06:15p
Sports (Dave Dahl)

06:20p
Spotlight

06:25p
Weather (Don O’Brien)

06:30p
Huckleberry Hound

07:00p
High Adventure

08:00p
Petticoat Junction

08:30p
Jack Benny

09:00p
The Donald O’Connor Show (guests Mitzi Gaynor, Andre Previn, Sid Miller) (special)

10:00p
News (Dave Moore)

10:15p
Weather (Bud Kraehling)

10:20p
Sports (Hal Scott)

10:30p
Steve Allen

12:00a
Movie – “The Big Combo”

The Donald O'Connor Show was probably quite good, considering the lineup.  Perhaps Mike Doran has the Chicago editon for this week and can tell us whether this was a network broadcast, or perhaps a rerun of a syndicated program.  Either way, while it would seem unusual to repeat a show that was four years old, I've seen it done before.  By the way ,in case any of you ever wonder what that 6:20pm Spotlight show is, it's an editorial presented by Channel 4's editorial guy, George Rice.  A very stern looking man, if I recall correctly.


KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning

06:30a
City and Country

07:00a
Today (guest host Jack Lescoulie, guest author Max Erlich, critic Aline Saaarinen)

09:00a
Make Room for Daddy

09:30a
Word for Word (color)

09:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

10:00a
Concentration

10:30a
Jeopardy (color)

11:00a
Say When (color)

11:30a
Scouting Report (special)

11:45a
All-Star Game (special) (color)

Afternoon

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Orson Bean, Jayne Mansfield)

03:25p
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

03:30p
Treasure Chest (color)

04:00p
GOP Convention Platform Committee (special)

04:30p
Movie – “Devil Ship”

05:25p
Doctor’s House Call

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Evening


06:00p
News (Bob Ryan) (color)

06:15p
Weather (Johnny Morris (color)

06:25p
Sports (Al Tighe) (color)

06:30p
Mr. Novak

07:30p
Moment of Fear

08:00p
Richard Boone

09:00p
The Chosen Child (special)

10:00p
News (John MacDougall) (color)

10:15p
Weather (Johnny Morris) (color)

10:20p
Sports (Al Tighe) (color)

10:30p
Tonight (guest host Woody Allen, guest Godfrey Cambridge) (color)

12:00a
News and Weather (local) (color)  

12:05a
Movie – “Ellery Queen, Master Detective”

Yes, this is back in the day when baseball's All Star Game was played in the afternoon.  It was just a year or two before that there was not one, but two All Star Games each year (you'll be reading about that in a couple of weeks), and back then the game really mattered.  There was no interleague play, few interleague trades, and a real sense of rivalry between the two.  Besides, there wasn't that much on TV, so if you lived in an American League city as I did, it was one of your few opportunities outside of the World Series to see the National League.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning

07:45a
Breakfast with Grandpa Ken

08:30a
Romper Room (Miss Betty)

09:30a
The Price is Right (guest Allan Sherman)

10:00a
Get the Message (panelists Jack Cassidy, Hy Gardner, Georgia Brown)

10:30a
Missing Links (guests Kaye Ballard, Sam Levenson, Joel Grey)

11:00a
Father Knows Best

Afternoon

12:00p
My Little Margie

12:30p
Peter Gunn

01:00p
Lois Leppart

01:30p
Day in Court

01:55p
ABC News (Lisa Howard)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
Queen For a Day

03:00p
Trailmaster

04:00p
Frontier Circus

05:00p
News (Bob Allard)

05:15p
ABC Evening Report (Ron Cochran)

05:30p
Leave It to Beaver

Evening


06:00p
Hennesey

06:30p
Combat!

07:30p
McHale’s Navy

08:00p
The Greatest Show on Earth

09:00p
The Fugitive

10:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

10:30p
Maverick

11:30p
The Roaring 20’s

12:30a
Politics ’64 – GOP Convention Preview

ABC, like NBC, has preview coverage of the Republican National Convention, which begins next week.  The outcome of the convention isn't known for sure, although Barry Goldwater is the presumptive nominee, and the party platform still matters.  Boy, how things have changed.  I may or may not be right on this, but if memory serves Lisa Howard, anchor of the 1:55pm news update, was the first woman to anchor a network news program, even if it was only five minutes long.


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning

10:45a
Kukla and Ollie

11:00a
Eleven O’Clock Scholar

11:50a
Tricks For Treats

Afternoon

12:00p
Lunch With Casey

12:45p
The King and Odie

01:00p
Movie – “Red Snow”

03:00p
Bachelor Father

03:30p
Robin Hood

04:00p
Dave Lee and Pete

04:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

05:00p
Superman

05:30p
Mack and Myer

05:45p
Rocky and His Friends

Evening

06:00p
The Rifleman

06:30p
Bold Journey

07:00p
Outdoor Funland

07:30p
Laramie

08:30p
Dick Powell Theatre

09:30p
News (Dick Ford)

09:45p
Weather (Stuart A. Lindman)

09:50p
Sports (Buetel/Horner)

10:00p
Movie – “The Doolins of Oklahoma”

12:00a
One Step Beyond

WTCN starts late in the morning, as befits an independent station of the time.  Pretty good syndicated lineup; I particularly like the midnight showing of One Step Beyond.  A perfect time for that show.

1 comment:

  1. Remember that post of a few weeks back, in which I beefed a little about how my comments might not be getting through to you?

    You just gave me a prime example.

    I put up a comment just a few days ago about the Donald O'Connor show, stating that it was a special. In my haste to post, I missed the part of the listing that said that the show originally aired on CBS in 1960.
    I further stated that this was part of CBS's "summer replacement" for the just-cancelled Garry Moore: i.e., a string of one-shot specials that included shows with Esther Williams, Henry Fonda, Keefe Brasselle, Meredith Willson, and a now-legendary comedy revue called The Nut House, produced by Jay Ward of Rocky & Bullwinkle fame, fully three years before Laugh-In.
    OK, that's a little more detailed than my original comment (I had time to go back and check more stuff) - but you did reply to the second part of the overall comment ... and that makes me wonder ...

    I'll note in passing that the ABC pre-election special aired on the network just after the 10:00 news, at a quarter after the hour; channel 9 delayed it to post midnight.
    This was the year that channel 7, the Chicago ABC affiliate, sent Frank Reynolds (who was ch7's principal anchor at the time) and Hugh Hill (the station's chief political correspondent) to the national political conventions. Whether this was the idea of Elmer Lower (who was running ABC News) or Red Quinlan (ch7's general manager and an ABC vice-president) in unclear, but it doesn't matter, does it? Frank Reynolds sufficiently impressed the ABC brass that his network future was assured - although it wasn't made official until the following year.

    Not much I can add ... at least here.

    But did you see my comment at The Senator post?
    You might want to take a look at that one ... just askin', is all ...

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