December 14, 2015

What's on TV? Thursday, December 17, 1964

As we continue to make our way through December, we return to the Twin Cities for another week of programming. Tonight's feature Christmas show comes from Rome, where Perry Como hosts another Kraft Music Hall. It's a pretty average week as weeks go, but I'm sure you can find your favorites here.



KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Morning


09:45a
Portfolio (Grade 9)

10:05a
Mathematics (Grade 4)

10:25a
Mathematics (Grade 5)

10:40a
Music (Grade 4)

10:55a
To Be Announced

11:10a
Singing Together (Grade 4)

11:30a
Anatomy and Physiology

Afternoon


12:55p
Health (Grades 4-6)

01:10p
Portfolio (Grade 9)

01:30p
To Be Announced

02:30p
To Be Announced

03:00p
Chemistry

Evening


06:00p
Supervisory Practice

06:30p
German

07:10p
Geography

08:00p
Profile

08:30p
Private College Concerts

09:00p
Professors

09:30p
Town and Country

10:00p
The American Negro

10:30p
Continental Comment

There's something comforting in the consistency of their schedule, isn't there?


WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:30a
Sunrise Semester (Mathematics in Western Culture)

07:00a
Clancy and Axel

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
Andy Griffith

10:30a
The McCoys

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 (Dean Montgomery)

12:15p
Something Special

12:25p
Weather (Bud Kraehling)

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password (panelists Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach)

01:30p
House Party (guest fashion authority Caroline Leonetti)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (panelists Phyllis Newman, Sam Levenson, Georgia Brown, Darren McGavin)

02:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
Jack Benny

04:00p
Around the Town

04:30p
Axel and Deputy Dawg

05:00p
Clancy and Company

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Evening


06:00p
News (Dave Moore)

06:15p
Sports (Don Dahl)

06:20p
Direction

06:25p
Weather (Don O’Brien)

06:30p
The Munsters

07:00p
Perry Mason

08:00p
Password (panelists Carol Channing, Mitch Miller)

08:30p
The Baileys of Balboa

09:00p
The Defenders

10:00p
News (Dave Moore)

10:15p
Weather (Bud Kraehling)

10:20p
Sports (Hal Scott)

10:30p
Movie – “Stranglehold”

12:00a
Les Crane

As I mentioned on Saturday, Around the Town features metro area choirs this week and next. Today's is the junior choir from Plymouth Congregational Church. The music hall at PCC is the home of the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, whose productions we used to attend every year when we lived in Minneapolis. Knowing the church's commitment to music, I'm not at all surprised their choir would be on the show.


KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06:30a
City and Country

07:00a
Today (guest Rabbi Maurice Eisendrath)

09:00a
Make Room for Daddy

09:30a
What’s This Song? (guests Dale Robertson, Janet Blair) (color)

09:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

10:00a
Concentration

10:30a
Jeopardy (color)

11:00a
Say When! (color)

11:30a
Truth or Consequences (color)

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (John MacDougall) (color)

12:15p
Weather (Johnny Morris) (color)

12:25p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

01:00p
Loretta Young

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Jaye P. Morgan, Jan Murray) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (panelists Orson Bean, Betty White)

03:25p
NBC News

03:30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04:30p
Lloyd Thaxton (guest Andy Williams)

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)

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

06:30p
Daniel Boone

07:30p
Dr. Kildare

08:30p
Hazel (color)

09:00p
Perry Como (guests Roberta Peters, the Boys’ Town of Italy Choir, Burr Tillstron, Kukla and Ollie, the Sistine Chapel Choir)

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 (color)

12:15a
Movie – “The Face Behind the Mask”

I wrote about Perry Como on The Kraft Music Hall Saturday, but this gives me a chance to mention the Sistine Screamers again. I've never been able to understand how one of the greatest Churches in Christendom could produce such sub-par musicians. Actually, I can - but that gets more into Church politics, and we don't need that here.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


07:45a
Brakfast with Grandpa Ken

08:30a
Romper Room (Miss Betty)

09:30a
The Price is Right (guest Jimmy Dean)

10:00a
Get the Message (guests Steve Rossi, Kaye Ballard, Lauren Bacall, Marty Allen)

10:30a
Missing Links (panelists Tom Poston, Barbara Feldon, Darryl Hickman)

11:00a
Father Knows Best

11:30a
Ernie Ford (guest home decorator Arlene)

Afternoon


12:00p
Top Cat

12:30p
The People’s Choice

01:00p
Lois Leppart

01:30p
Day in Court

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
Young Marrieds

03:00p
Trailmaster

04:00p
Date with Dino

05:00p
ABC Evening Report (Ron Cochran)

05:15p
News and Weather (local)

05:30p
Leave it to Beaver

Evening


06:00p
Dobie Gillis

06:30p
The Flintstones (color)

07:00p
Donna Reed

07:30p
My Three Sons

08:00p
Bewitched

08:30p
Peyton Place

09:00p
Jimmy Dean (guests George Kirby, Boots Randolph, Molly Bee)

10:00p
News (Bill Fahan)

10:15p
Weather (Jerry Smith)

10:20p
Sports (Tony Parker)

10:30p
Movie – “Seven Angry Men”

I guess "Seven Angry Men" must be the civil jury trial.


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


10:00a
Kukla and Ollie

10:15a
Hank Meadows

10:30a
Movie – “Hostages”

11:45a
Party Fare

11:55a
News (Dick Ford)

Afternoon


12:00p
Lunch with Casey

12:45p
The King and Odie

01:00p
Movie – “Bride by Mistake”

03:00p
Bachelor Father

03:30p
Dave Lee and Pete

04:30p
Supeman

05:00p
Casey and Roundhouse

05:45p
Rocky and His Friends

Evening


06:00p
The Rifleman

06:30p
Bold Journey

07:00p
Adventure Theater

07:30p
Movie – “So Proudly We Hail!”

09:00p
Wanted – Dead or Alive

09:30p
News (Dick Ford)

09:45p
Weather (Stuart A. Lindman)

09:50p
Sports (Buetel/Horner)

10:00p
Movie – “You Can’t Run Away from It”

12:00a
Amos ‘n’ Andy (time approximate)

You probably remember seeing Dave Lee and Pete in these listings, but you don't know much about them. Dave Lee was a gentle, longtime host of kids shows in the Twin Cities, and Pete was one of his puppet sidekicks. I often watched this show after school; it is, I believe, where I ordered my MD Carnival kit from. I never had one of those carnivals; just wanted the kit. Here's a picture of Dave and Pete.


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