August 17, 2015

What's on TV? Wednesday, August 16, 1967

We really are in the dog days of summer this week, straddling that line when returning series are in reruns, when summer replacement shows are winding down their time, and when cancelled programs run out the clock before disappearing into the mists of time.

This week's listings are once again from the Twin Cities.  Have a look!





KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Evening


06:00p
Folk Guitar

06:30p
Conversations

07:00p
NET Playhouse – “The Importance of Being Earnest”

08:00p
Violin Sonata

09:00p
U.S.A.

09:30p
Summer Folio

10:00p
Nine to Get Ready

10:30p
Antiques

NET's "Importance of Being Earnest" cast is a very strong one - Ian Carmichael, who did very well as Lord Peter Wimsey for Masterpiece Theatre; Patrick Macnee, John Steed himself; and Susannah York, who was in all kinds of British movies in the '60s and '70s.  Not a bad cast at all.


WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning

06:00a
Summer Semester

06:30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer

07:00a
Clancy & Carmen (color)

07:30a
Clancy & Willie (color)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

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

09:05a
Merv Griffin

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 (Dean Montgomery) (color)

12:20p
Something Special (color)

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Password (guests George Grizzard, Sheila MacRae) (color)

01:30p
House Party (guest Lee Keener) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

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

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
The Beverly Hillbillies

04:00p
Mike Douglas (guests Martha Raye, Gen. Lewis Walt, Warren Covington and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, the Amazing Kreskin) (color)

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

Evening


06:00p
News (Dave Moore) (color)

06:15p
Weather (Bud Kraehling) (color)

06:20p
Sports (Hal Scott) (color)

06:30p
Lost in Space (color)

07:30p
The Beverly Hillbillies (color)

08:00p
Green Acres (color)

08:30p
Gomer Pyle, USMC (color)

09:00p
Steve Allen (guests Lou Rawls, the Love Generation, Stiller and Meara) (color)

10:00p
News (Dave Moore) (color)

10:15p
Weather (Bud Kraehling) (color)

10:20p
Sports (Hal Scott) (color)

10:30p
Marshal Dillon

11:15p
Movie – “7th Cavalry” (color)

12:30a
Movie – “Looking for Danger” (time approximate)

Steve Allen never seemed to be off television for too long at a time, did he?  He went from What's My Line? to Tonight, and then to his head-to-head battle against Ed Sullivan, before hosting the last days of I've Got a Secret.  In-between, he had another go at late-night on a syndicated program, and found time to do summer replacements such as the one above.  He went on other shows, including Meeting of Minds, and kept writing books and songs.  I'm tired just writing this.


KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning

06:15a
David Stone (color)

06:30a
City and Country (color) 55

06:55a
Doctor’s House Call (color)

07:00a
Today (guest host Burgess Meredith, guests Rowan and Martin, authors Daniel A. Sugarman and Rolaine Hochstein) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Bess Myerson, Stephen Strimpell) (color)

09:25a
NBC News (Sander Vanocur) (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (guests Claire Bloom, Joan Fontaine, Barry Nelson, Peter Falk) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (guests Sandy Baron, Nanette Fabray, Buddy Hackett, Sue Ann Langdon, Dick Patterson, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver, Morey Amsterdam) (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess (color)

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

Afternoon

12:00p
News (Gene Berry) (color)

12:1op
Weather (Johnny Morris) (color)

12:15p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal

12:55p
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson) (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 Tammy Grimes, Les Crane) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Jal Holbrook, Dr. Joyce Brothers) (color)

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

03:30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04:45p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

05:25p
News (Gene Berry)

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

Evening


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

06:15p
Weather (Johnny Morris) (color)

06:20p
Sports (Al Tighe) (color)

06:30p
The Virginian (color)

08:00p
Bob Hope Chrysler Theater (color)

09:00p
I Spy (color)

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

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

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

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

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

12:15a
M Squad (time approximate)

Looking at that lineup for Hollywood Squares, it's always strange to see Paul Lynde's name missing, so much did he become synonymous with the show.  However, he hasn't yet become a regular, and Charley Weaver and Wally Cox are the two go-to figures on the panel.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning

07:30a
Morning Show (color)

08:00a
Dateline: Hollywood (guests Louis Nye, Norman Alden)   

08:25a
The Children’s Doctor

08:30a
Romper Room (color)

09:30a
Jack LaLanne (color)

10:00a
Honeymoon Race (color)

10:30a
Family Game

11:00a
Everybody’s Talking (guests Frankie Avalon, Ruta Lee, Selma Diamond)

11:30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon

12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
Dream Girl (guests Lee Ann Meriwether, Louis Nye, William Smith, Ron Soble) (color)

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders) (color)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
Dark Shadows (color)

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Movie – “Wolf Larson”

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
Batman (color)

07:00p
The Monroes (color)

08:00p
Movie – “Flaming Star” (color)

10:00p
News (Fahan/Steer) (color)

10:25p
Sports (Tony Parker) (color)

10:30p
Movie – “Night People” (color)

12:20a
Joey Bishop (guest Stevie Wonder) (color)

Ah, the Jack LaLanne program.  Loved the reruns that ran on ESPN Classic a few years ago.  Yes, his shtick might seem a little corny nowadays, but you still can get a surprisingly good workout by following his exercise plan.  He was a guest on a Peter Gunn episode I saw not too long ago; his segment was practically an infomercial!  Probably wrote all of his lines himself.


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning

08:55a
News (Gil Amundson)

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 (Gil Amundson)

Afternoon

12:00p
Lunch With Casey

01:00p
Movie – “The Big Trees”

02:45p
Mel’s Notebook

03:00p
Virginia Graham (guests Lilo, Doris Lilly)

03:30p
Bat Masterson

04:00p
Popeye and Pete

05:30p
The Flintstones (color)

Evening


06:00p
Woody Woodpecker (color)

06:30p
Laramie

07:30p
Perry Mason

08:30p
The Rogues

09:30p
News (Stuart A. Lindman)

09:45p
Weather (Warren Martin)

09;50p
Sports (Frank Beutel)

10:00p
Movie – “Three for the Show”

For those of you who didn't go for Jack, Exercise with Gloria was a fine substitute.  I wasn't able to come up with a clip of the show; for some reason, Gloria apparently didn't have the staying appeal that Jack and Debbie Drake did, but here's a picture from one of her exercise albums.


2 comments:

  1. Frank Reynolds and Keith McBee were filling-in for a young Peter Jennings, who spent August of 1967 while the latter was on assignment in Vietnam.

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  2. Burgess Meredith as a guest co-host? I don't think I've ever seen a guest co-host of "Today"; was that at all common then?

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