August 3, 2015

What's on TV? Tuesday, August 8, 1967

I don't believe I've ever before used this combination of channels from the Twin Cities edition.  As I've said in the past, this is one of the few editions where I don't go through all the stations; there are just too many of them.  I like to give a general overview of the situation, though, and I think these are a pretty fair representation of what was on this week.  I think I left all my local commentary




WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Summer Semester

06:30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer

07:00a
Clancy (color)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

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

09:05a
Merv Griffin (guests Aliza Kashi, Rod Perry, Rip Taylor

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (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
Password (guests Claire Bloom, Barry Nelson) (color)

01:30p
House Party (guest Rev. Bob Harrington) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
The Beverly Hillbillies

04:00p
Mike Douglas (guests Louis Nye, Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66, Ann Hilton, Nelson Sardelli (color)

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

Evening


06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Spotlight (guests Bill Dana, Vikki Carr, Frankie Vaughn) (color)

08:30p
Petticoat Junction (color)

09:00p
London: Where It’s Happening (special) (color)

09:30p
Essay on Women (special) (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
Marshal Dillon

11:00p
Movie – “Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

12:30a
Movie – “Manfish” (time approximate)

I used to love watching those Abbott and Costello movies, which Channel 4 would frequently run late night or on the weekends.  I can't be sure, but I suspect they might have had this on a Tuesday night precisely because it was summer, and kids could stay up late to watch it.  I might have watched this one myself, in fact.



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 Kaye Ballard, Roger Carmel, Charles Jackson) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Florence Henderson, Mark Goodson) (color)

09:25a
NBC News (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (Paul Anka, Patricia Harty, Alan Young, Olivia de Havilland) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (Kaye Ballard, Nanette Fabray, Buddy Hackett, Dwayne Hickman, Paul Lynde, Roddy McDowell, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Charley Weaver) (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess  (color)

11:55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon

12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:15p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (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 Maureen O’Hara, Leonard Nimoy) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Fannie Flagg, Durward Kirby) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (color)

03:30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04:30p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

05:25p
News (local)

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening

06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:30p
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

07:30p
Occasional Wife (color)

08:00p
Monday Night at the Movies – “Visit to a Small Planet”

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)

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

12:15a
M Squad


The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. never did catch on the way its counterpart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. did, despite having two big assets in Stefanie Powers.  

Oh, and that Harrison fellow, as well.  He was a very idealistic agent, not unlike Don Quixote - always aiming at the windmills in his mind...


KMMT , Channel 6 (Austin) (ABC)

Morning

09:30a
Dateline: Hollywood (guest Barbara Parkins)

09:55a
The Children’s Doctor (color)

10:00a
Hollywood Race (color)

10:30a
The Family Game

11:00a
Everybody’s Talking (guests Barbara Bain, John Gavin, Tony Randall)

11:30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
Dream Girl (guests Farley Granger, Louis Nye, Mark Richman, Dionne Warwick) (color)

01:55p
ABC News (color)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
Dark Shadows

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Compass

04:00p
Roy Rogers

05:00p
ABC Evening News with Frank Reynolds and Keith McBee (color)

05:30p
The Rifleman

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Combat! (color)

07:30p
The Invaders (color)

08:30p
Peyton Place (color)

09:00p
The Fugitive (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Joey Bishop (guests Betty Hutton, Mike Clifford) (color)

I have to admit I did not recall Keith McBee and Frank Reynolds co-anchoring the ABC Evening News.  But then, prior to the World News Tonight era, they went through anchors with such frequency, I guess I can't be blamed.



WDSE, Channel 8 (Duluth) (Educ.)

Evening


06:00p
Film Feature (Project Gemini)

06:30p
What’s New

07:00p
The Creative Person

07:30p
Infinite Horizons (color)

08:00p
So You Want to Live

08:30p
Struggle for Peace

09:00p
Round Table

10:00p
NET Journal

WDSE doesn't sign on until 6pm during the summer, but that beats KTCA, the educational station in Minneapolis-St. Paul, which isn't on the air at all this week.



WKBT, Channel 8 (La Crosse)  (CBS)

Morning


07:30a
CBS Morning News with Joseph Benti (color)

07:55a
News (local)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Candid Camera

09:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (color)

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow (color)

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Password (guests Claire Bloom, Barry Nelson) (color)

01:30p
House Party (guest Rev. Bob Harrington) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
General Hospital

04:00p
The Newlywed Game

04:30p
The Beatles

05:00p
Bozo the Clown

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

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Spotlight (guests Bill Dana, Vikki Carr, Frankie Vaughn) (color)

08:30p
Petticoat Junction (color)

09:00p
WKBT Special Report

09:30p
Essay on Women (special) (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Coronet Blue

11:30p
Tales of Wells Fargo

I've probably mentioned this before, but I find it interesting that as late as 1967 (and the color era), CBS still has Search for Tomorrow and The Guiding Light at 15 minutes each.  A real throwback to the radio era of soaps.



KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


07:30a
Morning Show (color)

08:00a
Dateline: Hollywood (Werner Klemperer, Meredith MacRae)

08:25a
The Children’s Doctor

08:30a
Romper Room

09:30a
Jack LaLanne (color)

10:00a
Hollywood Race (color)

10:30a
The Family Game

11:00a
Everybody’s Talking (guests Barbara Bain, John Gavin, Tony Randall)

11:30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
Dream Girl (guests Farley Granger, Louis Nye, Mark Richman, Dionne Warwick) (color)

01:55p
ABC News (color)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
Dark Shadows

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Movie – “Ambush at Cimarron Pass”

05:00p
ABC Evening News with Frank Reynolds and Keith McBee (color)

05:30p
Timmy and Lassie

Evening


06:00p
McHale’s Navy

06:30p
Combat! (color)

07:30p
The Invaders (color)

08:30p
Peyton Place (color)

09:00p
The Fugitive (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
Movie – “Jump Into Hell”

12:20a
Joey Bishop (guests Betty Hutton, Mike Clifford) (color) (time approximate)

Once again, we see an example of Channel 9 pushing Joey Bishop's show into the early morning hours, where it would be impossible for him to have a head-to-head matchup with the Carson show.  They were always a recalcitrant affiliate when it came to substituting local programming for network shows - you don't suppose it had anything to do with advertising revenue, do you?



KROC, Channel 10 (Rochester) (NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guests Kaye Ballard, Roger Carmel, Charles Jackson) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Florence Henderson, Mark Goodson) (color)

09:25a
NBC News (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (Paul Anka, Patricia Harty, Alan Young, Olivia de Havilland) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (Kaye Ballard, Nanette Fabray, Buddy Hackett, Dwayne Hickman, Paul Lynde, Roddy McDowell, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Charley Weaver) (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess  (color)

11:55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:20p
Memos from Mary Bea

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color) 

12:55p
NBC News (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 Maureen O’Hara, Leonard Nimoy) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Fannie Flagg, Durward Kirby) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (color)

03:30p
Mister Ed

04:00p
Doodles the Clown

04:30p
Leave it to Beaver

05:00p
The Cisco Kid (color)

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

07:30p
Occasional Wife (color)

08:00p
Monday Night at the Movies – “Visit to a Small Planet”

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)

 The Monday Night Movie - "Visit to a Small Planet."  Written by Gore Vidal, starring Jerry Lewis.  What could possibly go wrong?



WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


08:30a
News (local)

09:00a
Cartoon Carnival (color)

09:30a
Gloria (color)

10:00a
Abbott and Costello

10:30a
Whirlybirds

11:00a
Bachelor Father

11:30a
Cooking with Hank

11:45a
News (local)

Afternoon


12:00p
Lunch with Casey

01:00p
Movie – “Broadway”

02:45p
Mel’s Notebook

03:00p
Virginia Graham (guests Totie Fields, Evelyn Roman)

03:30p
Bat Masterson

04:00p
Popeye and Pete

04:30p
Casey and Roundhouse

05:30p
The Flintstones (color)

Evening


06:00p
The Munsters

06:30p
Laramie

07:30p
Perry Mason

08:30p
Polka Varieties

09:30p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

10:00p
Movie – “Arizona”

You'll see me refer to Cooking with Hank frequently during the '60s issues.  Hank Meadows was well known on Channel 11; in addition to this show of his, he was often on Lunch with Casey and other local programs.  He was with WTCN for fifteen years, plus another five on South Dakota broadcasting, before returning to television in the '80s on a Miami station.  He died in 1993.




KEYC, Channel 12 (Mankato) (CBS)

Morning


07:30a
CBS Morning News with Joseph Benti (color)

07:55a
Film Short

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Candid Camera

09:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (color)

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow (color)

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Password (guests Claire Bloom, Barry Nelson) (color)

01:30p
House Party (guest Rev. Bob Harrington) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
Underway for Peace

04:00p
Bart’s Clubhouse

05:00p
Summer Semester

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

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Spotlight (guests Bill Dana, Vikki Carr, Frankie Vaughn) (color)

08:30p
Petticoat Junction (color)

09:00p
Bandwagon

09:30p
Essay on Women (special) (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

The "Essay on Women" at 9:30pm is another in the series of CBS news programs written by Andy Rooney and narrated by Harry Reasoner.  This time, Andy has written an "admiring and gently reproving essay," which includes a scene of woman attending meetings "where they complain about the 'problem' of being women."  I'd guess this might have been what Rooney was reproving them about.



WEAU, Channel 13 (Eau Claire) (NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guests Kaye Ballard, Roger Carmel, Charles Jackson) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Florence Henderson, Mark Goodson) (color)

09:25a
NBC News (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (Paul Anka, Patricia Harty, Alan Young, Olivia de Havilland) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (Kaye Ballard, Nanette Fabray, Buddy Hackett, Dwayne Hickman, Paul Lynde, Roddy McDowell, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Charley Weaver) (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess  (color)

11:55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Farm and Home

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors (color)

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Maureen O’Hara, Leonard Nimoy) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Fannie Flagg, Durward Kirby) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (color)

03:30p
Dark Shadows

04:00p
Donna Reed

04:30p
The Fugitive

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

07:30p
Occasional Wife (color)

08:00p
Monday Night at the Movies – “Visit to a Small Planet”

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)


Kaye Ballard and Roger Carmel, appearing on Today, are part of the cast of NBC's The Mothers-In-Law, which ran for a couple of seasons and also starred Eve Arden and Herbert Rudley.  Fun fact: with the exception of Deborah Walley, who played Arden and Hubbard's daughter, and Richard Deacon, who replaced Carmel as Ballard's husband, all of the lead characters it the show had the same first names as the actors playing them.

8 comments:

  1. Randomly:

    - Spotlight was Red Skelton's summer replacement, a discount variety hour from Sir Lew Grade in Great Britain. Low budget, mostly British talent, one US guest to get Americans to watch.
    The following summer, 1968, Showtime, which was basically the same show, filled the Skelton hour.
    I mention them here because one of these shows (possibly both, most likely the '68) marked the first appearances on American TV - however accidentally - of Benny Hill.
    Benny was leaving the BBC for ITV about this time; he wasn't as heavy-set as he eventually became, and the CBS shows seemed to be packaging him more as a singing comedian than as a 'bawdy' comic (one of Sir Lew's penchants was trying to "Americanize" British performers for the US audience).
    Benny Hill didn't register with the USA for another 10 years, when an American distributor named Don Taffner decided (correctly) that Yank audiences could handle "near the knuckle humour" (that's a British expression that pretty much explains itself, doesn't it?).

    - "Under the radar", part II:
    Dark Shadows had only introduced Barnabas the vampire back in April; by August, the word-of-mouth would just be starting to spread.
    ABC knew almost nothing of any of this; Dark Shadows's ultimate hit status was as much a surprise to the network as it was to everybody else.
    Unknown Rule Of Entertainment #1: Every hit is a fluke.

    - Still at ABC Daytime:
    That morning game show was The Honeymoon Race; all it was was a tweaking of Supermarket Sweep, which was on its way out anyway.

    - Visit To a Small Planet started out as a live TV play in the mid-'50s, starring Cyril Ritchard.
    This was what Gore Vidal had written; when I was in high school, my English class read the original play in our American Lit textbook.
    How Jerry Lewis got the film rights, no one knew (or was willing to admit).
    After Lewis's writers got through with it - well, like you almost said, what couldn't go wrong?

    - Everybody's Talking was a favorite game show of mine, albeit short-lived.
    The three celebrity guests were shown a series of short film clips of people talking about a certain subject, without quite mentioning what it was.
    The celebs had to guess the topic in order to win cash and prizes for home viewers.
    The host was Lloyd Thaxton, taking time off from his LA based dance party show (the best one around at that time, I thought).
    On a different week, one of the guest celebs was Stan Freberg, making one of his rare appearances on this type of show; I recall his complimenting Thaxton on his lip-syncing of his old records.
    Funny the things you remember ...

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    1. "Honeymoon Race" featured newly-married couples, whereas the original (and revival) of "Supermarket Sweeps" featured teams who could be spouses, siblings, parent/child, neighbors, etc.

      Otherwise, I think for format was pretty much the same as "Sweep".

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  2. A few things about the programs from this week in tv history:
    -This was the last week that Dark Shadows was broadcast in B&W. I've read that the 8/11 broadcast was the first taped in color, but since it was aired on Friday, it was broadcast in B&W, preceding full color broadcasting the next week. Dark Shadows was the first ABC soap opera produced in color. Ironically, since the 8/11 broadcast videotape was saved, it's now available in color, while the next broadcast of 8/14 was telecast in color, but since this broadcast's tape was lost, it's only viewable on B&W kine now.
    -Everybody's Talking originally (Premiere is on YouTube.) had 3 contestants competing against each other, but not long after celebrities were brought in to play for home viewers who'd mailed in postcards. This was the last original broadcast (non-rerun) show in B&W on ABC (and all the networks). After it was cancelled after the first week of 1968, all network shows other than reruns of prime-time series were in color going forward. Everybody's Talking was revived in 1973, hosted by Jack Berry, as Hollywood's Talking. This time celebrities did all the talking while 3 contestants in the studio competed to determine the subjects of their conversations.
    -The fourth celebrity that you list under NBC's Personality (Olivia DeHavilland in this case) was seen in a pre-filmed segment, while the other 3 celebrities, same as on Everybody's Talking, played for home viewers who mailed in postcards.
    -WEAU-TV apparently carried some ABC programming, since the La Crosse/Eau Claire ABC affiliate, WXOW-TV on channel 19, didn't go on the air until 1970. I see that it carried Dark Shadows, as well as ABC's daytime reruns of Donna Reed & The Fugitive, after NBC's afternoon programming.

    Now a question that I hope someone who grew up in Central Time back at this time can answer: NBC's Today Show was carried 7-9 AM in both Eastern & Central time, which means that in real time it ran an hour later in Central time than in Eastern time. Now the same hours are carried on tape-delay, or maybe sent later by the network, but I've read that in Central time Today used to send the 2nd hour out live to Central time viewers then show a tape-delay of the 1st hour after the 2nd hour was broadcast. Can anyone remember seeing the Today Show hours out of order in Central time? It may have seemed a bit strange, as I've read that the 1st hour had more hard news, then the 2nd hour had more entertainment & lifestyle features. I've never been a regular Today Show viewer and didn't live in Central time until late 1976, by which time NBC aired the hours in order everywhere.

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    1. Jon,

      I can verify living in the Central time zone that back in the day the second hour was in fact broadcast first, and live, while the first hour followed, on tape. When I was a kid I found that very confusing, even after I figured it out. Hence the clock that only had the minute hand, which was such a trademark of theirs back then.

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    2. I think that back then, "Today" may have been seen in the Mountain time zone from 6 to 8 A.M. local, again with the first hour live and the second on tape.

      In California, it was on a three-hour delay and the two hours ran in order.

      If a newsmaking interview occurred during the first hour, a soundbite might appear in the top-and-bottom-of-the-hour news summary of the second hour, with Frank Blair introducing the clip as "In our other hour, (name of guest) told our Barbara Walters that (a summary of what the guest said that made news, followed by the soundbite)", even though Central time zone viewers wouldn't see the full interview for around an hour.

      Originally, "Today" was done live for three hours, with the third hour being a live re-creation of the first hour that would air in the Central time zone at 8 A.,M. local, the Mountain time zone at 7 A.M. local, and possibly at 6 A.M. local on the West Coast (with West Coast viewers getting a kinescope of the second hour at 7 A.,M. Pacific).

      However, I'm not 100% sure as to how the West Coast was handled back then.

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  3. Have you ever written about Don Meier? He created the Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom (TV Series documentary) and turned 100 years old this year.

    Reference:

    https://barneymccoy.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/a-nebraska-legend-turns-100-don-meier/

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    1. I have not done that before, but you've just given me an idea! I used to be able to do a mean Marlin Perkins imitation...

      I will take a very good look at putting something together there. Thanks for the tip!

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    2. I have not done that before, but you've just given me an idea! I used to be able to do a mean Marlin Perkins imitation...

      I will take a very good look at putting something together there. Thanks for the tip!

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