June 13, 2016

What's on TV? Thursday, June 14, 1956

In his heyday, Johnny Carson used to compose ridiculous captions and stories to go along with old black-and-white photographs. This week, I find myself in a similar mood, so I've taken some of the more interesting TV Guide program descriptions, and (as Paul Harvey would say) given you "the rest of the story." If you've got some better ones, and I'm sure you do, feel free to chime in.

By the way, this week's listings are from Dallas-Fort Worth.



KRLD, Channel 4 (Dallas) (CBS)

Morning


05:55a
Give Us This Day

06:00a
Good Morning

07:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:00a
Garry Moore (guest James Reneaux)

08:30a
Arthur Godfrey Time

09:30a
Strike It Rich

10:00a
Valiant Lady

10:15a
Love of Life

10:30a
Search for Tomorrow

10:45a
The Guiding Light

11:00a
CBS News (Charles Collingwood)

11:10a
Stand Up and Be Counted

11:30a
As the World Turns

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:15p
Hair Fashions

12:30p
House Party

01:00p
Water Safety

01:30p
Bob Crosby

02:00p
The Brighter Day

02:15p
The Secret Storm

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
Variety Fair

03:30p
Mary Carter’s Cookbook

04:00p
Movie – “The Captain’s Paradise”

05:15p
Douglas Edwards with the News

05:30p
Space Adventures

Evening


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

06:30p
Sgt. Preston

07:00p
Where Were You?

07:30p
Four Star Playhouse

08:00p
Victor Borge (special)

09:00p
Bob Cummings

09:30p
Climax!

10:30p
Cunningham

11:00p
Nighttime Movie – “Two Weeks to Live”

"The Captain's Paradise" - Alex Guinness and Yvonne de Carlo star. The captain of a ferry steamer has found the formula for perfect happiness. (Unfortunately, someone writes a message on the back of the paper containing the formula, and throws it overboard in a bottle.) 


WBAP, Channel 5 (Fort Worth) (NBC, ABC)

Morning


06:50a
Let’s Go Fishing

07:00a
Sunup

08:00a
Ding Dong School

08:30a
Ernie Kovacs

09:00a
Home (guest Frank Glazer)

10:00a
Kitty’s Wonderland

11:00a
Texas Living (color)

11:45a
This Is the Story

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:30p
Tennessee Ernie Ford

01:00p
Matinee Theater

02:00p
A Date with Life

02:15p
Modern Romances

02:30p
Queen for a Day

03:00p
Movie Marquee – “The Duke of West Point” (part 1)

04:15p
News, Weather (local)

04:30p
Tricks and Treats

05:00p
The Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
The Cisco Kid

06:30p
All Star Theater

07:00p
The People’s Choice

07:30p
Ford Theatre

08:00p
Lux Video Theatre

09:00p
You Bet Your Life

09:30p
Dragnet

10:00p
Texas News

10:15p
Weather, News (local)

10:30p
The Count of Monte Cristo

11:00p
Tonight

"The Duke of West Point" -  Louis Hayward, Joan Fontaine. A young man at West Point thinks that he is bigger than the rules. (Just because his last name is MacArthur...)


KCEN, Channel 6 (Temple) (NBC)

Morning


06:55a
Program Previews

07:00a
Today

08:00a
Ding Dong School

08:30a
Ernie Kovacs

09:00a
Home (guest Frank Glazer)

10:00a
It Could Be You

10:30a
Feather Your Nest

11:00a
Movie – “According to Mrs. Hoyle”

Afternoon


12:00p
RFD No. 6

12:30p
Tennessee Ernie Ford

01:00p
Matinee Theater

02:00p
Religion in Life

02:15p
Modern Romances

02:30p
Queen for a Day

03:00p
I Married Joan

03:30p
Play of the Week

04:00p
Cathy’s Corner

04:30p
Tales of the West – “Lone Rider Crosses the Rio”

05:45p
Camel News Caravan (John Cameron Swayzee)

Evening


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

06:30p
Rocky Jones

07:00p
The People’s Choice

07:30p
Ford Theatre

08:00p
Lux Video Theatre

09:00p
You Bet Your Life

09:30p
Dragnet

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

10:20p
Late Date Theater – “Woman in His Life”

Dragnet - A girl reports that her mother is missing. Joe and Frank investigate and find some strange clues, including a letter from a non-existent woman. (They then find out the girl is also non-existent, and that they've stumbled onto the set of Alfred Hitchcock Presents.)


WFAA, Channel 8 (Dallas) (NBC, ABC)

Morning


06:50a
Morning Devotional

07:00a
Today

08:00a
Beulah

08:30a
Trouble with Father

09:00a
Romper Room

10:00a
It Could Be You

10:30a
Feather Your Nest

11:00a
Julie Benell

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:05p
Open House

12:30p
Ray Milland

01:00p
Afternoon Film Festival – “The Way Ahead”

03:00p
I Married Joan

03:30p
Grandma’s Magic Locket

04:00p
Frontier Playhouse

04:30p
My Little Margie

05:00p
Jukebox

05:30p
Dinah Shore

05:45p
Camel News Caravan (John Cameron Swayzee)

Evening


06:00p
News (Joe Templeton)

06:10p
Weather (Warren Culbertson)

06:15p
John Daly and the News

06:30p
Stop the Music

07:00p
Star Tonight

07:30p
To Be Announced

08:00p
Headline

08:30p
The Lone Ranger

09:00p
Waterfront

09:30p
Patti Page

09:45p
Golf

10:00p
News (Joe Templeton)

10:15p
Weather, Sports (local)

10:30p
Mystery Playhouse

11:00p
Channel 8 Theater

Headline - "An Eye for an Eye." Wilson must locate a blind man within 24 hours if he is to help restore the man's sight. (He runs an ad in the paper, hoping the man will read it. Wilson is not very bright.) 


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

Morning


06:00a
Good Morning

06:55a
Program Previews

07:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:00a
Garry Moore (guest James Reneaux)

08:30a
Arthur Godfrey Time

09:30a
Strike It Rich

10:00a
Valiant Lady

10:15a
Love of Life

10:30a
Search for Tomorrow

10:45a
The Guiding Light

11:00a
Better Living

11:30a
As the World Turns

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:15p
Farms and Gardens

01:00p
The Big Payoff

01:30p
Bob Crosby

02:00p
The Brighter Day

02:15p
The Secret Storm

02:30p
The Edge of Night

03:00p
Movie – “God’s Country and the Man”

04:00p
Uncle Elihu

05:00p
The Mickey Mouse Club

Evening


06:00p
Home Folks

06:15p
Douglas Edwards with the News

06:30p
Climax!

07:30p
Liberace

08:00p
Susie

08:30p
Pets

08:45p
Patti Page

09:00p
Bob Cummings

09:30p
I Led Three Lives

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

10:30p
Stop the Music

11:00p
Million Dollar Theater – “Barefoot Boy”

Liberace - A day in the private life of Liberace is the theme for tonight's show. He plays "Start the Day with a Smile." (For the remainder of the show, viewer discretion is advised.)


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

Afternoon


02:00p
Looney Tunes

02:10p
Kash Box

02:15p
Date with Drama

02:45p
Ann Alden

03:00p
Theater 11 – “Convicts at Large”

04:15p
Looney Tunes

04:25p
News (Jim Abbott)

04:30p
Movie – “Blue Mountain Skies”

05:30p
Looney Tunes

Evening


06:00p
Range Rider

06:30p
News, Sports, Weather (local)

07:00p
The Little Rascals

07:25p
Les Paul and Mary Ford

07:30p
Million Dollar Movie – “The Gallant Legion”

08:55p
News (Dan Allison)

09:00p
Liberace

09:30p
Diamond Theater

10:00p
News (Porter Randall)

10:15p
Weather, Sports (local)

10:30p
Starlight Theater – “Conflict of Wings”

"Conflict of Wings" - John Gregson. Residents battle to preserve a bird sanctuary. (Ironically, at the same time, Alfred Hitchcock is scouting a location for a future movie. The residents will soon discover that birds do not value loyalty very highly.)

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