July 18, 2016

What's on TV? Thursday, July 22, 1965

As I mentioned on Saturday, the last time we looked at this TV Guide, I hadn't yet started this feature, so now we have a chance to see what shows were on air. Ironically, this is the issue that immediately followed last week's, but because we're looking at the Minnesota state edition rather than upstate New York, it seems a totally different environment.



KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Evening


06:00p
Americans at Work

06:15p
Industry on Parade

06:30p
To Be Announced

07:00p
Dilemma of Freedom

07:30p
Traffic Safety

08:00p
Profile

08:30p
Education Philosophy

09:00p
Focus on Behavior

09:30p
Town and Country

10:00p
String, Strang, Strum

10:30p
Spanish

At this point KTCA is still shown as an educational station - I think they were one of the last local education stations to become formally affiliated with NET.


KDAL, Channel 3 (Duluth) (CBS)

Morning


07:50a
Farm and Country

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Jack LaLanne

09:30a
I Love Lucy

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
The McCoys

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon


12:00p
Town and Country

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password (guests Cliff Robertson, Dina Merrill)

01:30p
House Party (guest Don DeFore)

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
Jack Benny

04:00p
Trailmaster

05:00p
Yogi Bear

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
The Munsters

07:00p
Perry Mason

08:00p
Password (celebrities Alan King, Carol Burnett)

08:30p
The Celebrity Game

09:00p
The Defenders

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
The New Breed

11:15p
Movie – “The Far Horizons”

Two of the local news and information shows: Farm and Country, and Town and Country. That about covers it, doesn't it?


WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Summer Semester – “Politics of Peace”

06:30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer

07:00a
Axel and Deputy Dawg

07:30a
Clancy and Company

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Dr. Reuben K. Youngdahl  

09:05a
News (Dean Montgomery)

09:10a
Mike Douglas (co-host Gordon MacRae, Arnold Palmer, Horace 
McMahon, Alfred Mosley)

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
The McCoys

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
CBS News

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow

11:45a
The Guiding Light

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:15p
Something Special

12:25p
Weather (Bud Kraehling)

12:30p
As the World Turns

01:00p
Password (guests Cliff Robertson, Dina Merrill)

01:30p
House Party (guest Don DeFore)

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
I Love Lucy

04:00p
Movie – “Key Witness”

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:20p
Direction

06:25p
Weather (Bud Kraehling)

06:30p
The Munsters

07:00p
Perry Mason

08:00p
Password (celebrities Alan King, Carol Burnett)

08:30p
The Celebrity Game

09:00p
The Defenders

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Movie – “Has Anybody Seen My Gal?”

12:00a
Movie – “The Beast of Budapest”

The celebrities on the daytime version of Password (as opposed to the prime-time edition seen that night) are Cliff Robertson and Dina Merrill, who were husband and wife at the time. Password liked using couples as celebrity guests.


KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06:30a
City and Country (color)

07:00a
Today (guest host Burr Tillstrom, guest Dean Sprague)

09:00a
Truth or Consequences (color)

09:30a
What’s This Song? (panelists Joanie Sommers, Bobby Rydell) (color)

09:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

10:00a
Concentration

10:30a
Jeopardy (color)

11:00a
Call My Bluff (celebrities Gene Rayburn, Elliott Reid) (color)

11:30a
I’ll Bet (celebrities Ed and Helen Begley, Michael and Mary Lou 
Connors) (color) 

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
News and Weather (local) (color)

12:15p
Dialing For Dollars (color)

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color) 

12:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

01:00p
Moment of Truth

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (celebrities Robert Reed, Connie Hines) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (celebrities Jayne Meadows, Alan Young) (color) 

03:25p
NBC News

03:30p
Dialing For Dollars (color)

04:30p
Lloyd Thaxton

05:25p
Doctors House Call

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Evening


06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:30p
Daniel Boone

07:30p
Dr. Kildare

08:30p
Hazel (color)

09:00p
Kraft Suspense Theatre (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Joey Bishop) 
(color)

12:15a
Movie – “The Astounding She-Monster”

I can't stop wondering why we haven't seen The Astounding She-Monster on MST3K or Svengoolie. "Near the Sierra Madre mountains, a hardened criminal, a psychotic killer and two women encounter a woman of Amazonian proportions, sheathed in a skin tight metal film which casts off an eerie radiation." I think it would be a perfect fit, don't you?


WDSM, Channel 6 (Duluth) (NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guest host Burr Tillstrom, guest Dean Sprague)

09:00a
Truth or Consequences (color)

09:30a
What’s This Song? (panelists Joanie Sommers, Bobby Rydell) (color)

09:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

10:00a
Concentration

10:30a
Jeopardy (color)

11:00a
Call My Bluff (celebrities Gene Rayburn, Elliott Reid) (color)

11:30a
I’ll Bet (celebrities Ed and Helen Begley, Michael and Mary Lou 
Connors) (color) 

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
Rebus

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

01:00p
Moment of Truth

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (celebrities Robert Reed, Connie Hines) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (celebrities Jayne Meadows, Alan Young) (color) 

03:25p
NBC News

03:30p
General Hospital

04:00p
Donna Reed

04:30p
Bozo and His Pals (color)

05:00p
Porky Pig

05:30p
News, Rocky Teller

Evening


06:00p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

06:30p
Daniel Boone

07:30p
Dr. Kildare

08:30p
Hazel (color)

09:00p
Kraft Suspense Theatre (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:20p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Joey Bishop) 
(color)

For years I've seen "News, Rocky Teller" in these listings, with no clue as to who Rocky Teller was. Finally, I got the great idea to see what I could find out on this great thing called the internet. " In those days, there was an outfitter in Duluth, named Rocky Teller, who owned a sporting goods store and who did a weekly TV fishing show. I guess I was about 10 or 11 when I was introduced to the Rapala knife through Rocky Teller. About that time, we started using the original Rapala lures. It was through Rocky Teller and Ron Weber, in Rocky's store, that I learned how to quickly filet and skin virtually any fish, even a Northern Pike." So now we know.


KMMT, Channel 6 (Austin) (ABC)

Morning


10:30a
The Price is Right (celebrity Arthur Treacher)

11:00a
Donna Reed

11:30a
Father Knows Best

Afternoon


12:00p
Rebus

12:30p
Farm Markets Deal (color)

12:35p
Cartoons

01:00p
Where the Action Is (guests Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Piccola 
Pupa)

01:30p
A Time For Us

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
The Young Marrieds

03:00p
Trailmaster

04:00p
Captain Atom

05:30p
News, Rocky Teller (color)

05:45p
ABC Evening News with Bob Young

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Jonny Quest (color)

07:00p
Donna Reed

07:30p
My Three Sons

08:00p
Bewitched

08:30p
Peyton Place

09:00p
Jimmy Dean (guests Jane Morgan, Eddy Arnold, Roy Clark, Robb 
Sagendorph)

10:00p
News (local)

10:15p
Nightlife

12:00a
News

The Young Marrieds was a relatively short-term soap, running from October 1964 to March 1966. One of the young marrieds was Paul Picerni, Eliot Ness' number-two man on The Untouchables, which was also on ABC. Finally we get a look at the agents' home lives!


KCMT, Channel 7 (Alexandria) (NBC, ABC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guest host Burr Tillstrom, guest Dean Sprague)

09:00a
Truth or Consequences (color)

09:30a
What’s This Song? (panelists Joanie Sommers, Bobby Rydell) (color)  

09:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

10:00a
Concentration

10:30a
Jeopardy (color)

11:00a
Call My Bluff (celebrities Gene Rayburn, Elliott Reid) (color)

11:30a
I’ll Bet (celebrities Ed and Helen Begley, Michael and Mary Lou 
Connors) (color)

11:55a
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:15p
Extension News, Views

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

01:00p
Moment of Truth

01:30p
The Doctors

02:00p
Another World

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (celebrities Robert Reed, Connie Hines) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (celebrities Jayne Meadows, Alan Young) (color) 

03:25p
NBC News

03:30p
General Hospital

04:00p
Father Knows Best

04:30p
Welcome Inn

05:00p
Huckleberry Hound

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Daniel Boone

07:30p
Dr. Kildare

08:30p
Hazel (color)

09:00p
Kraft Suspense Theatre (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Video 

10:40p
The Fugitive

Every once in a while I'll run across a game show that I hadn't heard of, and Call My Bluff is one of them. Makes sense, since it was only on from March to September of 1965, but since I was watching TV that summer, I would think I might have recalled it. Wonderful set though, isn't it? Screams mid-60s, in the best way.




WDSE, Channel 8 (Duluth) (Educ.)

Evening


06:00p
Americans at Work

06:15p
Industry on Parade

06:30p
To Be Announced

07:00p
Dilemma of Freedom

07:30p
Traffic Safety

08:00p
The Professional

08:30p
Education Philosophy

09:00p
Focus on Behavior

09:30p
Town and Country

10:00p
String, Strang, Strum

10:30p
Spanish

With only one exception, Channel 8's schedule is identical to that of Channel 2's. Very unusual for that time period - or any time, for that matter, since PBS's national schedules always seem to be optional.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


07:30a
My Little Margie

08:00a
Breakfast with Captain Ken

09:00a
Romper Room (Miss Betty)

10:00a
Rebus

10:30a
The Price is Right (celebrity Arthur Treacher)

11:00a
Donna Reed

11:30a
Father Knows Best

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:15p
Lois Leppart and the News

01:00p
Where the Action Is (guests Jr. Walker and the All Stars, Piccola 
Pupa)

01:30p
A Time For Us  

01:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
The Young Marrieds

03:00p
Trailmaster

04:00p
The Hondells (special)

05:00p
ABC Evening News with Bob Young

05:15p
News and Weather (local)

05:30p
Leave it to Beaver

Evening


06:00p
Ensign O’Toole

06:30p
Jonny Quest (color)

07:00p
Donna Reed

07:30p
My Three Sons

08:00p
Bewitched

08:30p
Peyton Place

09:00p
Jimmy Dean (guests Jane Morgan, Eddy Arnold, Roy Clark, Robb 
Sagendorph)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Movie – “The Bigamist”

12:05a
Nightlife

Lois Leppart (12:15 pm) was a local news figure, the "first 'full-fledged woman newscaster' in the Upper Midwest," according to this obituary. She started out on TV in Fargo before moving to the Twin Cities; this show will be cancelled later in the year in favor of soap operas and repeats of hour-long dramas. Another story mentions that in 1964, she used her program to help get children adopted.


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


10:00a
Bachelor Father

10:30a
Movie – “Early to Bed”

11:55a
News (Dick Ford)

Afternoon


12:00p
Lunch With Casey

12:30p
The King and Odie

01:00p
Movie – “Jennie Gerhardt”

03:00p
Girl Talk (panelists Dody Goodman, Jessica Rains, Julanne Griffin)

03:30p
Dave Lee and Pete

04:30p
Casey and Roundhouse

05:15p
Rocky and His Friends

05:30p
The Lone Ranger

Evening


06:00p
Sea Hunt

06:30p
Bold Journey

07:00p
Wild Cargo

07:30p
Bat Masterson

08:00p
Movie – “Yesterday’s Enemy”

09:30p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

10:00p
Movie – “Bugles in the Afternoon”

12:00a
Amos ‘n’ Andy

Julanne Griffin, one of the guests on Virginia Graham's Girl Talk show, was the then-wife of talk show host Merv Griffin. The things you learn reading TV Guide.

2 comments:

  1. Game Show Time:

    - Call My Bluff worked like this:

    Two teams - a celebrity captain and two civilians - were given an obscure word from the unabridged dictionary.
    One team was handed three folders - one with the definition, the other two with the word BLUFF. The two who got BLUFF had to invent a "definition" for the word. A player for the other team had to choose which of the three definitions was the right one.
    I was a stay-at-home teenager in '65, and I loved this game.
    This week's celebs were Gene Rayburn and Elliott Reid (Fred MacMurray's Flubber nemesis), who were the funniest bluffers on the show - deadpan geniuses who could come up with crazy but plausible definitions that were almost as good as the real ones.
    As noted, this only ran the one season, and I was sorry to see it go.
    By the way, the clip appears to be from the pilot taping; Don Pardo is the announcer heard here, but on the regular series Johnny Olson had the job.

    - And next on NBC: I'll Bet!, another husband-and-wife game, where the spouses would bet on whether each could correctly answer the quiz questions.
    Noting that one couple this week was Ed and Helen Begley - of course this is Ed Senior, who was around 65 at the time (Helen was somewhat younger, and had presented Ed Sr. with a newborn daughter not long before; Ed Begley Jr. was a young teen (from Begley Sr.'s first marriage), several years away from his own career).
    As for Michael Connors, Mannix was also a few years away; I think he was plugging a movie called "Situation Hopeless But Not Serious", which also starred Sir Alec Guinness and Robert Redford, to none of their benefit.

    - The Price Is Right's celebrity player this week is Arthur Treacher, then Merv Griffin's announcer/sidekick.
    I'll always remember Treacher's wonderful scowl as he'd tell guests "I'm having a damn good time!"

    - In other matters:
    When MeTV took Svengoolie national a few years back, they apparently struck a deal with MCA to use the Universal horror library exclusively.
    Prior to that, Rich Koz (Sven 2.0) and his predecessor Jerry G. Bishop (Original Sven) used to show some of the schlockiest flicks available - Poverty Row Klassix like "Astounding She-Monster" were the usual fare (Did you notice that this is another gem from Robert Clarke, later of the King Family? No? Oh well ...).

    Burr Tillstrom, creator of Kukla And Ollie, is hosting Today, which means that the puppets are likely doing most of the on-camera work (with the showbiz folk anyway).
    Side Story: When the national company of "Side By Side By Sondheim" was playing in Chicago, Cyril Ritchard, who was serving as emcee, suffered a fatal heart attack during a performance, and the show had to go dark temporarily while the producers found a replacement.
    Native son Burr Tillstrom was recruited, and brought Kukla and Ollie with him.
    They were an immediate hit - ticket sales soared, and the producers brought the Kuklapolitans to Broadway, where they repeated the smash performance.

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  2. There may have been a microwave link between KTCA and WDSE allowing them to feed each other programming.

    That would account for those two stations having similar program schedules, although live national feeds for what was then NET were still over two years away (the premiere of "PBL") and only occasionally until 1969.

    The only widespread live ETV network in 1965 was the Eastern Educational Network, which linked stations along the East Coast from Maine to Washington, D.C. I beolieve Boston's WGBH was the major force in getting EEN started.

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