May 9, 2016

What's on TV? Tuesday, May 20, 1958

This week it's fun with TV show titles. Don't worry, this won't turn into a regular feature, but sometimes you just have to have a little fun.

Oh, by the way, this week's listings are from the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Let's get started.




KRLD, Channel 4 (Dallas) (CBS)

Morning


07:30a
Cartoons

07:45a
News (Jim Underwood)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (guest singer Lu Ann Simms)

08:45a
News

09:00a
Garry Moore (guest Dick Van Dyke)

09:30a
How Do You Rate?

10:00a
Arthur Godfrey

10:30a
Dotto

11:00a
Love of Life

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon


12:00p
News (Bill Burkett)

12:15p
Beauty Hints

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Beat the Clock

01:30p
House Party

02:00p
The Big Payoff

02:30p
The Verdict is Yours

03:00p
The Brighter Day

03:15p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
Dr. Christian

04:30p
City Detective

05:00p
Willy

05:30p
News

05:40p
News (Bob Brock)

05:45p
Douglas Edwards With the News

Evening


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

06:15p
News (local)

06:30p
Name That Tune

07:00p
Mr. Adams and Eve

07:30p
Playhouse

08:00p
To Tell the Truth (panelists Eamonn Andrews, Polly Bergen, Hy Gardner)

08:30p
Red Skelton (guests Charlie Ruggles, Marie Windsor)

09:00p
The $64,000 Question

09:30p
Sea Hunt

10:00p
News (Bill Burkett)

10:10p
Weather (Jack Harrison)

10:15p
Movie – “I’ve Always Loved You”

11:45p
News (Jay Hogan)

At 9:30am, it's How Do You Rate? A question I've often found myself asking.


WBAP, Channel 5 (Ft. Worth) (NBC)

Morning


06:55a
Weather (Gene Reynolds)

07:00a
Today (National Governors Conference)

09:00a
Dough Re Mi

09:30a
Treasure Hunt

10:00a
The Price is Right

10:30a
Truth or Consequences

11:00a
Tic Tac Dough

11:30a
It Could Be You

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon


12:00p
News (Tom Whalen) (color)

12:30p
Kitty’s Wonderland (color)

01:15p
Margaret McDonald (color)

01:30p
Kitty Foyle

02:00p
Matinee Theater (color)

03:00p
Queen for a Day

03:45p
Modern Romances

04:00p
Blondie

04:30p
Drama Time

05:00p
Teen-Age Downbeat

05:40p
News, Weather (Bob Vandeventer)

05:45p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Evening


06:00p
Teen-Age Downbeat

06:30p
Treasure Hunt

07:00p
George Gobel (color)

08:00p
Meet McGraw

08:30p
Presidential Address (special)

09:00p
The Californians

09:30p
State Trooper

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Weather (local)

10:25p
News (Charles Murphy)

10:30p
Sports (Bud Sherman)

10:35p
Jack Paar Tonight

The answer to How Do You Rate? The encouraging answer is It Could Be You. That, or it's from a leftover fortune cookie.


KCEN, Channel 6 (Temple) (NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (National Governors Conference)

09:00a
Dough Re Mi

09:30a
Treasure Hunt

10:00a
The Price is Right

10:30a
Truth or Consequences

11:00a
Tic Tac Dough

11:30a
It Could Be You

Afternoon


12:00p
Weather

12:05p
Farm Report

12:25p
News (Jim Hamm)

12:30p
Curtain Time

01:00p
Your All Star Theater

01:30p
Kitty Foyle

02:00p
Matinee Theater (color)

03:00p
Queen for a Day

03:45p
Modern Romances

04:00p
Blondie

04:30p
Happy Hour

05:00p
Movie – “Ride, Ranger, Ride”

Evening


06:00p
News, Weather (local)

06:10p
Sports (local)

06:15p
News

06:30p
Treasure Hunt

07:00p
George Gobel (color)

08:00p
Meet McGraw

08:30p
Presidential Address (special)

09:00p
Star Performance

09:30p
Official Detective

10:00p
Douglas Fairbanks

10:30p
Weather, News, Sports (local)

11:00p
Jack Paar Tonight

It Could Be You if The Price Is Rightl


WFAA, Channel 8 (Dallas) (ABC)

Morning


08:45a
Laurel and Hardy

09:00a
Romper Room

10:00a
Julie Benell

10:30a
Douglas Fairbanks

11:00a
Susie

11:30a
Meet Corliss Archer

Afternoon


12:00p
Weather (local)

12:05p
News (Don Norman)

12:15p
Movie – “Letter from an Unknown Soldoier”

02:00p
Our Miss Brooks

02:30p
Topper

03:00p
American Bandstand (guest Gar Bacon)

03:30p
Do You Trust Your Wife?

04:00p
American Bandstand

05:00p
Sir Lancelot

05:30p
The Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
Weather (local)

06:05p
News (Dick Wheeler)

06:15p
John Daly and the News

06:30p
Cheyenne

07:30p
The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp

08:00p
Broken Arrow

08:30p
Pantomime Quiz

09:00p
West Point

09:30p
Studio 57

10:00p
Weather (Warren Culbertson)

10:05p
News (Dick Wheeler)

10:15p
Movie – “One Touch of Venus”

Or perhaps the real question is Do You Trust Your Wife?


KWTX, Channel 10 (Waco) (CBS, ABC)

Morning


08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (guest singer Lu Ann Simms)

08:45a
News

09:00a
Garry Moore (guest Dick Van Dyke)

09:30a
How Do You Rate?

10:00a
Arthur Godfrey

10:30a
Dotto

11:00a
Woman’s News

11:30a
Search for Tomorrow

Afternoon


12:00p
CBS News (Walter Cronkite)

12:10p
News (Russ Grovener)

12:15p
Farms and Gardens

01:00p
Beat the Clock

01:30p
House Party

02:00p
The Big Payoff

02:30p
The Verdict is Yours

03:00p
Uncle Elihu

04:00p
American Bandstand

05:00p
Sir Lancelot

05:30p
The Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
News, Weather (local)

06:15p
News

06:30p
Name That Tune

07:00p
Phil Silvers

07:30p
State Trooper

08:00p
To Tell the Truth (panelists Eamonn Andrews, Polly Bergen, Hy Gardner)

08:30p
Harbor Command

09:00p
The $64,000 Question

09:30p
Whirlybirds

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Weather (local)

12:25p
Sports (Ben Vaughn)

10:30p
Oh! Susanna

11:00p
Movie – “Lifeboat”

So Do You Trust Your Wife? Well, To Tell the Truth, . . .


KFJZ, Channel 11 (Ft. Worth) (Ind.)

Morning


09:00a
The Little Rascals

09:30a
Abbott and Costello

10:00a
Movie – “Meet the People”

Afternoon


12:00p
Cartoon Clubhouse

01:00p
Movie – “I’ll Be Seeing You”

02:45p
Ann Alden

03:00p
Amos ‘n’ Andy

03:30p
Movie – “Young Bill Hickok”

04:30p
Cartoon Clubhouse

Evening


06:00p
Soldiers of Fortune

06:30p
Popeye

07:00p
Movie – “Luxury Liner”

09:00p
Movie – “Rhapsody in Blue”

11:35p
Movie – “I Sell Anything”

Be careful how you Tell the Truth, or the answer will be "I'll Be Seeing You."

3 comments:

  1. This has been several weeks in the stewing ...

    - As it happens, I have two copies of this issue: the Chicago edition, and the Michigan State edition.
    Michigan State covers seven stations in seven different cities, thus:

    Ch 3, WKZO-TV, Kalamazoo, ABC/CBS/NBC
    Ch 5, WNEM-TV, Bay City, ABC/NBC
    Ch 6, WJIM-TV, Lansing, ABC/CBS/NBC
    Ch 7, WPBN-TV, Traverse City, NBC
    Ch 8, WOOD-TV, Grand Rapids, ABC/NBC
    Ch 13, WWTV, Cadillac, ABC/CBS
    Ch 57, WKNX-TV, Saginaw, ABC/CBS

    Here's the wild part:
    ABC has secondary affiliations with six of the seven stations - but most ABC series don't air on any of them.
    Not only that - the ones that do get on, don't air in their network time slots (a few exceptions, but the few ABC shows that get on are nearly all delayed broadcasts).
    In the listings, NBC shows that clear the full network have this channel alignment:
    5-6-7-8
    CBS's alignment:
    3-13-57
    That's all seven stations accounted for.
    ABC grabs what it can in fringe times and odd prime hours on the various stations, almost never in the network slots.
    Just looking at all the mixing and matching can give you the bends - as it has to me.
    So I went back to the Chicago edition, which is at least fully represented and organized.

    You always seem to pick the least interesting nights to do your Monday full-day sum-up.
    That may be your reason/excuse for the wordplay today.
    I wish you'd have done Wednesday.
    The U.S. Steel Hour has a really interesting one this week - it merited a Close-Up in both my copies; I'll guess that it did in yours as well.
    Challenge:
    Take a look at this Close-Up - the play is titled "Hour Of The Rat" - and see if you notice anything interesting in what you read there.
    Get back to me on that, OK?

    - This season, Mike Wallace had a Sunday night interview show on ABC.
    This week, his guest was Aldous Huxley, the author of "Brave New World". He's there to promote a new book of essays titled "Enemies Of Freedom", about threats to freedom in the USA.
    Wallace's show aired Sunday at 9 pm (CST); CBS had $64,000 Challenge, and NBC had Loretta Young - you can do the math from there.
    And The Mike Wallace Interview didn't get on any of the Michigan stations -at all.
    Think about that for a while ...

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    1. Mike, you don't happen to be in the Facebook group "Classic TV Listing Lovers?" It so happens I am from Paw Paw and would like you to send me a friend request, as that is my home area(SW Michigan): Or just send me a email of that day's(May 20) listings for WOOD(8) and WKZO(3), as I would like to share them with another Facebook group I am in devoted to vintage Kalamazoo stuff. cr3861@yahoo.com

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    2. cr3861 (may I call you cr?):

      For various personal reasons, I have nothing to do with either Facebook or its mutant sibling Twitter.

      As to Email, in the two+ years that I've had a confuser at home, I have never been able to get that to function at my end - I can receive at my address, and reply, but I cannot send.
      Please spare me any advice or instructions; Technoslavian directions are a bĂȘte noire of mine.
      As an alternative, here is my Email, for receiving only:

      mike.doran9740@att.net

      You send, and I reply.

      Warning: it might take me a while; what I said above about scrambled scheduling really gives me the bends.

      Your call from here on.

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