October 19, 2015

What's on TV? Tuesday, October 16, 1962

Something in this week's listings that I've never seen before - a double-check mark (√√) next to shows that TV Guide says are "Of unusual interest."  Something else I've never seen - the letters "N-T" stamped on the front cover of my issue, which we'll come to find stands for "North Texas".  It's not something that was added after the fact by a collector; it appears to be original to the issue.  Anyone else ever seen anything like that?



KFDX, Channel 3 (Wichita Falls) (NBC)

Morning


06:30a
Continental Classroom (color)

07:00a
Today (guest humorist Elick Moll)

09:00a
Say When

09:30a
Play Your Hunch (color)

10:00a
The Price is Right (color)

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Your First Impression (color)

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
Weather and News (local)

12:25p
Mr. Magoo

12:30p
Best of Groucho

01:00p
Merv Griffin (guests Johnny Nash, Woody Allen) (color)

01:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

02:00p
Loretta Young

02:30p
Young Dr. Malone

03:00p
Make Room For Daddy

03:30p
Here’s Hollywood (guests Curt Jurgens, Jack Linkletter)

03:55p
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

04:00p
Movie – “Return to Warbow”

05:00p
Our Gang

05:30p
Mr. Magoo

05:45p
Sports, Weather, News (local)

Evening


06:15p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

06:30p
Laramie (color)

07:30p
Empire (color)

08:30p
Dick Powell √√

09:30p
Lawman (debut)

10:00p
News (local)

10:10p
Weather and News (local)

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

Right away we come to the show that's "Of unusual interest" - an episode of The Dick Powell Show featuring a guest-starring role from Peter Falk, who won an Emmy for his performance in this anthology series last season. He plays a prison doctor looking for volunteers to help him conduct medical experiments on a new hepatitis serum - and Powell plays the cynical inmate who offers to help him out.


KRLD, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:30a
College of the Air

07:00a
News and Farm Report

07:15a
Cartoon Time

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Calendar

09:30a
I Love Lucy

10:00a
The McCoys

10:30a
Pete and Gladys

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News (Harry Reasoner)

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon


12:00p
News, Weather (local)

12:20p
Beauty Hints

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password

01:30p
House Party (guest Millard Sheets)

02:00p
The Millionaire

02:30p
To Tell the Truth

02:55p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
December Bride

04:30p
Our Miss Brooks

05:00p
Party Time

05:30p
The Lone Ranger

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:10p
Weather (local)

06:15p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

06:30p
Marshal Dillon

07:00p
Lloyd Bridges

07:30p
Red Skelton (guests Kay Starr, Jackie Coogan)

08:30p
Jack Benny (guest Perry Mason)

09:00p
Garry Moore (guests Alan King, Nancy Walker, Dorothy Collins)

10:00p
News, Weather and Sports

10:30p
Newsreel

10:35p
Cowboy Quarterback Club

11:05p
Dragnet

11:35p
Comedy Time

As often as I do these TV Guides, I don't think I ever get used to seeing Cronkite's news in a 15-minute time-block.  I don't know why; perhaps it's because he's so closely identified with the half-hour newscast that he would pioneer the next year. I don't have the same feeling about Huntley and Brinkley, although I do wonder how they were able to get everything in with only 15 minutes.  As far as ABC, with no offense intended to Ron Cochran, the less said, the better.


WBAP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06:00a
Continental Classroom

06:30a
Continental Classroom (color)

07:00a
Today (guest humorist Elick Moll)

09:00a
Say When

09:30a
Play Your Hunch (color)

10:00a
The Price is Right (color)

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Your First Impression (color)

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:35p
Dateline (color)

01:00p
Merv Griffin (guests Johnny Nash, Woody Allen) (color)

01:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

02:00p
Loretta Young

02:30p
Young Dr. Malone

03:00p
Make Room For Daddy

03:30p
Here’s Hollywood (guests Curt Jurgens, Jack Linkletter)

03:55p
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

04:00p
Cartoon Capers (color)

04:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

05:00p
Wire Service

Evening


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

06:15p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

06:30p
Laramie (color)

07:30p
Empire (color)

08:30p
Dick Powell √√

09:30p
Chet Huntley Reporting

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:15p
Weather, News (local) (color)

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

12:00a
News (local)

12:05a
Consult Dr. Brothers

12:10a
Century Milestones

An interesting lineup for the early Merv Griffin Show, isn't it?  Now if that were only Johnny Cash instead of Johnny Nash, we'd really have something.  And the series Empire that you see at 6:30pm? One of the stars is Ryan O'Neal, in his pre-Peyton Place days.


KSYD, Channel 6 (Wichita Falls) (CBS)

Morning


06:25a
College of the Air

06:55a
Perspective

07:00a
Casper and Friends

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Calendar

09:30a
I Love Lucy

10:00a
The McCoys

10:30a
Pete and Gladys

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News (Harry Reasoner)

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon


12:00p
News, Weather (local)

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password

01:30p
House Party (guest Millard Sheets)

02:00p
The Millionaire

02:30p
To Tell the Truth

02:55p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
Bronco

05:00p
Wyatt Earp

05:30p
News and Weather (local)

05:45p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Evening


06:00p
Quick Draw McGraw

06:30p
Marshal Dillon

07:00p
Lloyd Bridges

07:30p
Red Skelton (guests Kay Starr, Jackie Coogan)

08:30p
Jack Benny (guest Perry Mason)

09:00p
Garry Moore (guests Alan King, Nancy Walker, Dorothy Collins)

10:00p
News and Weather (local)

10:20p
Life Line

10:30p
Tele-Bingo

11:00p
Thriller

For some reason I'm quite taken with the late-night lineup here - Tele-Bingo followed by Thriller. Even though Thriller is only a so-so show, it still sounds better than what we have today.


KSWO, Channel 7 (Wichita Falls) (ABC)

Morning


09:30a
Movie – “Cash on Delivery”

11:00a
Ernie Ford

11:30a
Yours For a Song

Afternoon


12:00p
Jane Wyman

12:30p
Camouflage

12:55p
ABC News (Alex Dreier)

01:00p
Wire Service

01:55p
Life Line

02:00p
Day in Court

02:30p
Seven Keys

03:00p
Queen For a Day

03:30p
Who Do You Trust?

04:00p
American Bandstand

04:30p
Discovery ’62

04:55p
American Newsstand

05:00p
Magic Circus

05:45p
ABC Evening Report (Ron Cochran)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:20p
Weather (local)

06:30p
Combat!

07:30p
Hawaiian Eye

08:30p
The Untouchables

09:30p
As Caesar Sees It

10:00p
ABC News (Bill Shadel)

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

10:35p
Front and Center

10:40p
Movie – “Impulse”

Check the 9:30am movie - that isn't Johnny Cash, either.  It's interesting - I have the complete series collections of two of the four series that ABC has on tonight - Combat! and The Untouchables.  And for next season, when the network introduces The Fugitive - I've got that covered, too.


WFAA, Channel 8 (ABC)

Morning


06:45a
Operation Lift

07:15a
Mr. Peppermint

08:30a
Movie – “Eighteen and Anxious”

10:00a
Julie Benell

11:00a
Ernie Ford

11:30a
Yours For a Song

Afternoon


12:00p
Jane Wyman

12:30p
Camouflage

12:55p
ABC News (Alex Dreier)

01:00p
The Life of Riley

01:30p
Leave It to the Girls

02:00p
Day in Court

02:30p
Seven Keys

03:00p
Queen For a Day

03:30p
Who Do You Trust?

04:00p
American Bandstand

04:30p
Discovery ’62

04:55p
American Newsstand

05:00p
Sea Hunt

05:30p
Background, Backstage and Business Beat

05:45p
ABC Evening Report (Ron Cochran)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:15p
Weather and Sports (local)

06:30p
Combat!

07:30p
Hawaiian Eye

08:30p
The Untouchables

09:30p
As Caesar Sees It

10:00p
News, Weather and Sports

10:30p
ABC News (Bill Shadel)

10:40p
Adventures in Paradise

Who Do You Trust?, the 3:30pm game show, is of course the program that used to be hosted by Johnny Carson, which kept him from taking over The Tonight Show until his contract with ABC expired.  That happened just fifteen days ago, on October 1, when Carson helmed Tonight for the first time.


KTVT, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


08:10a
News (local)

08:15a
Farm Show

08:30a
Cartoon Carnival

09:00a
Romper Room

09:30a
Trouble With Father

10:00a
Movie – “Maisie Goes to Reno”

11:30a
Around Town

Afternoon


12:00p
News, Weather (local)

12:30p
The Big Payoff

01:00p
Divorce Court

02:00p
Movie – “The Great Waltz”

03:25p
Life Line

03:30p
Dick Tracy

04:00p
Superman

04:30p
Popeye

05:00p
The Three Stooges

05:45p
News and Weather (local)

Evening


06:00p
Quick Draw McGraw

06:30p
The Roaring ‘20s

07:30p
Movie – “Wild Harvest”

09:00p
Wyatt Earp

09:30p
Peter Gunn

10:00p
News, Weather and Sports

10:30p
Movie – “Nora Prentiss”

I've mentioned before that KTVT was the independent station in Dallas for many years before becoming the CBS affiliate.  As I recall, during the JFK assassination, KTVT's mobile unit was used by WBAP, the NBC affiliate, to aid in their coverage, in return for the NBC feed being made available to KTVT.


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

Morning


07:00a
Today (guest humorist Elick Moll)

09:00a
Say When

09:30a
Play Your Hunch (color)

10:00a
The Price is Right (color)

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Women’s World

11:30a
Truth or Consequences

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
Twelve Acres

12:30p
Industry on Parade

01:00p
Merv Griffin (guests Johnny Nash, Woody Allen) (color)

01:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

02:00p
Loretta Young

02:30p
Young Dr. Malone

03:00p
Make Room For Daddy

03:30p
Here’s Hollywood (guests Curt Jurgens, Jack Linkletter)

03:55p
NBC News (Sander Vanocur)

04:00p
The Big Picture (Army)

04:30p
Matinee Theater

05:00p
Fire Prevention

05:15p
Carol’s Clubhouse

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:10p
Weather (local)

06:15p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

06:30p
Laramie (color)

07:30p
Empire (color)

08:30p
Dick Powell √√

09:30p
Have Gun – Will Travel

10:00p
News, Weather and Sports

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

That rerun of Have Gun - Will Travel replaces Chet Huntley Reporting, which I'm guessing probably wasn't a big ratings winner; even back then, news shows and documentaries weren't.  The fact that it's replaced by a Western shouldn't surprise me, since we're in Texas.  


KERA, Channel 13 (Educ.)

Morning


09:00a
Flight Six

09:15a
Fabric Fair

09:30a
Home Room I

09:45a
Panorama

10:00a
Science Lab III

10:30a
What’s New

11:00a
Home and Family Life

11:30a
Progress Parade

Afternoon


12:00p
The Big Picture (Army)

12:30p
Adventures in Learning

01:00p
Spanish I

01:15p
American Newsreel Album

01:30p
Modern Algebra

02:00p
Spanish II

02:15p
Industry on Parade

02:30p
Home Room I

02:45p
Here and There

03:00p
Spanish I

03:15p
Live and Learn

03:30p
History with Herb Hake

04:00p
Class Room ‘62

04:30p
Modern Medicine

05:00p
Operation Alphabet

05:30p
What’s New

Evening


06:00p
Biology Today

06:30p
American Economy

07:00p
Driver Education

07:30p
Animals of the Seashore

08:00p
Psychology I

08:30p
Challenge

09:00p
Conversational Spanish

09:30p
Modern Algebra

When the early fathers of television discussed "educational TV," I suspect this kind of programming was what they had in mind, along with the occasional cultural program and local feature.  Certainly not episodes of Downton Abbey."

1 comment:

  1. > It's not something that was added after the fact by a collector; it appears to be original to the issue. Anyone else ever seen anything like that?

    Yes, this was a common practice put in place by the printer to distinguish the myriad editions published at their press. The printer in Texas produced at least eight editions during the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

    Printing companies producing one edition did not add the lettering at their location.

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