September 21, 2015

What's on TV? Friday, September 23, 1966

There's an interesting programming note at the beginning of today's listings.  It notes that NASA was planning to launch Surveyor 2 on September 20, with a planned landing on September 23, for which the networks might provide special coverage.  The Surveyor program was a vital preliminary step in the manned space program, allowing NASA to take photographs of possible landing sites and test out various mechanisms which astronauts would use on the flight.  As it happens, Surveyor 2 crashed prior to landing, so there was no coverage.  I can still recall the magic of the Ranger spacecrafts taking the first pictures of the moon by an American craft.  Hard for people now to believe what a sensation that was.

We're back in Dallas-Fort Worth this week.  Nothing special to note, so we'll get right to the listings.




KFDX, Channel 3 (Wichita Falls) (NBC)

Morning

06:35a
R.F.D. 3

07:00a
Today (color)

09:00a
Eye Guess (color)

09:25a
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

09:30a
Concentration

10:00a
Chain Letter (guests Beverly Garland, Shelly Berman) (color)

10:30a
Showdown (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Swingin’ Country (color)

11:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

Afternoon

12:00p
Weather and News (local)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Vera Miles, Richard Long) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Phyllis Newman, Rod Serling) (color)

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

03:30p
Rocky and His Friends

03:45p
Funny Company

04:00p
Popeye Theater

05:00p
Popeye Theater

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

Evening


06:00p
Weather, News, Sports (local)

06:30p
Tarzan (color)

07:30p
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

08:30p
T.H.E. Cat (color)

09:00p
Laredo (color)

10:00p
News, Weather, Sports

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



KRLD, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning

06:20a
Summer Semester

06:50a
Farm and Garden (color)

07:00a
News and Weather (local) (color)

07:05a
CBS Morning News with Joseph Benti (color)

07:30a
Timetable (color)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
I Love Lucy (last show of the series)

09:30a
The McCoys (last show of the series)

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News (Joseph Benti)

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon

12:00p
News, Weather (color)

12:20p
Fashions in Faces (color)

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password (guests Lucille Ball, Gary Morton)

01:30p
House Party (guests Maria Cole, Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth

02:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
Leave it to Beaver

04:00p
Bachelor Father

05:00p
McHale’s Navy

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

Evening


06:00p
News, Weather and Sports (local) (color)

06:30p
The Wild Wild West (color)

07:30p
Hogan’s Heroes (color)

08:00p
CBS Friday Night Movie  - “Psycho”

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

10:30p
Derby Sweepstakes

10:35p
Merv Griffin (guests Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Minnie Pearl, Clifford David, Murray Roman)

12:05a
Love That Bob!



WBAP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning

06:30a
Good Morning (color)

07:00a
Today (color)

09:00a
Eye Guess (color)

09:25a
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

09:30a
Concentration

10:00a
Chain Letter (guests Beverly Garland, Shelly Berman) (color)

10:30a
Showdown (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Swingin’ Country (color)

11:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

Afternoon

12:00p
News, Weather (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Vera Miles, Richard Long) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Phyllis Newman, Rod Serling) (color)

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

03:30p
Mike Douglas (co-host Jimmy Dean, guest George Kirby)

05:00p
Adventure Theater (color)

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

Evening


06:00p
News, Weather and Sports (local) (color)

06:30p
Tarzan (color)

07:30p
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

08:30p
T.H.E. Cat (color)

09:00p
Laredo (color)

10:00p
News, Weather (color)

10:25p
News, Sports (color)

10:35p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)

12:00a
News (local) (color)

12:05a
The Millionaire



KAUZ, Channel 6 (Wichita Falls) (CBS)

Morning

06:30a
Science in Action

07:05a
CBS Morning News with Joseph Benti (color)

07:30a
Morning

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
I Love Lucy (last show of the series)

09:30a
The McCoys (last show of the series)

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News (Joseph Benti)

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon

12:00p
Donna’s Notebook (color)

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password (guests Lucille Ball, Gary Morton)

01:30p
House Party (guests Maria Cole, Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth

02:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
Kauzmo’s Kartoons (color)

05:00p
Leave it to Beaver

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

Evening


06:00p
Weather and News (local) (color)

06:30p
The Wild Wild West (color)

07:30p
Hogan’s Heroes (color)

08:00p
Movie – “My Man Godfrey” (color)

10:00p
News, Weather (color)

10:20p
Wrestling (color)

11:30p
Trails West



KSWO, Channel 7 (Wichita Falls) (ABC)

Morning

08:30a
Movie – “Operation Dames”

10:00a
Supermarket Sweep

10:30a
The Dating Game

11:00a
Donna Reed

11:30a
Father Knows Best

Afternoon

12:00p
Ben Casey

01:00p
The Newlywed Game

01:30p
A Time for Us

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
The Nurses

03:00p
Dark Shadows

03:30p
Where the Action Is (guests the Righteous Brothers, Terry Knight and the Pack)

04:00p
The Outer Limits

05:00p
Peter Jennings with the News

05:15p
Sports (local)

05:30p
Have Gun – Will Travel

Evening


06:00p
News and Weather (local)

06:30p
The Green Hornet (color)

07:00p
The Time Tunnel (color)

08:00p
Milton Berle (guests Martha Raye, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Sam the Sham &  the Pharaohs,  Lloyd Thaxton) (color)

09:00p
Twelve O’Clock High (color)

10:00p
News and Weather

10:30p
Mystery Hour



WFAA, Channel 8 (ABC)

Morning

06:30a
R.F.D. (color)

07:00a
Mr. Peppermint (color)

08:25a
Movie – “So Evil, So Young”

10:00a
Supermarket Sweep

10:30a
The Dating Game

11:00a
Donna Reed

11:30a
Father Knows Best

Afternoon

12:00p
Ben Casey

01:00p
The Newlywed Game

01:30p
A Time for Us

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
The Nurses

03:00p
Dark Shadows

03:30p
Where the Action Is (guests the Righteous Brothers, Terry Knight and the Pack)

04:00p
Sumpn’ Else (color)

05:00p
Gunsmoke

05:15p
News (local) (color)

05:30p
Peter Jennings with the News

05:45p
News (local) (color)

Evening


06:00p
News, Weather and Sports (local) (color)

06:30p
The Green Hornet (color)

07:00p
The Time Tunnel (color)

08:00p
Milton Berle (guests Martha Raye, Steve Allen, Jayne Meadows, Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs,  Lloyd Thaxton) (color)

09:00p
Twelve O’Clock High (color)

10:00p
News, Weather and Sports (color)

10:30p
Movie – “Marjorie Morningstar” (color)

12:30a
Movie – “Light Fingers”



KTVT, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning

06:50a
News (local) (color)

07:00a
Slam Bang Theater (color)

08:30a
Romper Room (color)

09:00a
Jack LaLanne (color)

09:30a
December Bride

10:00a
Movie – “I Love a Soldier”

11:30a
Joan Hallmark (color)

11:40a
News and Weather (local) (color)

Afternoon

12:00p
Hawaiian Eye

01:00p
Movie – “Bad for Each Other”

02:30p
Carnival (color)

03:00p
Mighty Hercules (color)

03:30p
Popeye (color)

04:00p
Slam Bank Theater (color)

05:00p
Uncle Waldo (color)

05:30p
Cisco Kid (color)

Evening


06:00p
Tales of Wells Fargo

06:30p
Rawhide

07:30p
Cheyenne

08:30p
The Lawman

09:00p
Movie – “The Midnight Story”

10:00p
News, Weather and Sports (color)

10:15p
“The Midnight Story” (continued)

11:00p
Movie – “East Side, West Side”

12:30a
News (local) (color)



KXII, Channel 12 (Denison) (NBC/CBS)

Morning

07:00a
Today (color)

09:00a
Eye Guess (color)

09:25a
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

09:30a
Concentration

10:00a
Chain Letter (guests Beverly Garland, Shelly Berman) (color)

10:30a
Showdown (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Swingin’ Country (color)

11:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

Afternoon

12:00p
Twelve Acres

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Vera Miles, Richard Long) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Phyllis Newman, Rod Serling) (color)

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

03:30p
Woman’s World

04:00p
M Squad

05:00p
Carol’s Clubhouse

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

Evening


06:00p
News, Weather, Sports (color)

06:30p
Tarzan (color)

08:30p
Pickin’ Time

09:00p
Laredo (color)

10:00p
News, Weather, Sports

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



KERA, Channel 13 (Educ.)

Morning

09:00a
Flight Six

09:15a
Science Lab I

09:30a
Spanish IIB

09:45a
Sing Hi-Sing Lo

10:00a
Science Lab II

10:15a
Flight Six

10:30a
What’s New

11:00a
Spanish IIB

11:15a
Roads to Recovery

11:30a
New Horizons

11:45a
Film Feature

Afternoon

12:00p
U.S.A.

12:30p
U.S.A.

01:00p
Spanish IB

01:30p
Spanish IIIB

01:45p
Invitation to Art

02:15p
Family Living

02:45p
The Friendly Giant

03:00p
Spanish IB

03:15p
Road to Discovery

03:30p
Science Lab II

04:45p
Lincoln Center (special)

04:45p
Film Feature

05:00p
What’s New

05:30p
The Friendly Giant

Evening


06:00p
Round About

06:15p
Industry on Parade

06:30p
What’s New

07:00p
Film Feature

07:30p
Minds Behind War

08:00p
Death in the Morning (special)

08:30p
Film Feature

09:00p
The Big Picture (Army)

09:30p
Film Short

09:45p
Here’s Texas

4 comments:

  1. I suspect it's possible to draw a line from the disappearance of news from most TV and radio stations to the general dumbing down of American culture. Browsing these listings you notice that every few hours, viewers engaged with the world via a quick news update just as radio listeners used to get, even on the big Top 40 stations aimed at younger audiences. It was harder to opt out of at least a modest degree of citizenship. Not like today, when most people can name more Kardashians than they can Supreme Court justices.

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  2. As late as September, 1966, Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show" still began at 11:15 P.M. Eastern time (10:15 Central).

    Many NBC affiliates had by this time extended late-night local newscasts until 11:30 (10:30 Central).

    In the fall of 1966, Carson didn't come out to do his monologue until fifteen minutes into the show (when most stations joined the show). The 11:15-11:30 (10:15-10:30 Central) segment was a "pre-show" with Ed McMahon and music from the show's band.

    A few months later, these first fifteen minutes were eliminated.

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  3. "Showdown" was a unique game show to say the least.

    Hosted by Joe Pyne (perhaps radio's first "in-your-face" talkmaster; he also had a local TV show in Los Angeles that went national shortly thereafter), the show had a memorable gimmick: If you gave a wrong answer, you vanished out of sight behind your contestant's podium (I think the contestant had to squat down behind their podium; someone else claimed they sued "breakaway" seats).

    By late October, "Showdown" was history, but the show that replaced it on NBC's daytime schedule, "Hollywood Squares", would become one of TV's all-time daytime smash hits.

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