September 5, 2016

What's on TV? Monday, September 7, 1964

Happy Labor Day, everyone! On Saturday I joked about calling this Labour Day, since most of today's listings are from Canada. Be that as it may, it's certainly an interesting day of television we have, and while the commentary might be lighter than usual, I don't doubt but what we'll find something to write about!



CBFT, Channel 2 (Montreal) (CBC)

Afternoon


02:00p
Long Metrage – “Rue des prairies”

03:30p
Long Metrage – “Mon gosse”

05:00p
Ulysse et Oscar

05:30p
Ouragan

Evening


06:00p
Mes Trois Fils

06:30p
Telejournal

07:00p
Aujourd’hut

08:00p
Belles Histoires

08:30p
De 9 a 5

09:00p
Bras Dessus (invitée Germaine Dugas)

09:30p
Chasse a L’Homme

10:00p
Artisans de Notre Historie

10:30p
Telejournal

11:00p
Inspecteur Sentimental

CBFT is the French-language CBC broadcast in Montreal. I'm guessing that the 9:30 program Chasse a L’Homme (Manhunt), is some kind of crime drama. The 11:00 series Inspecteur Sentimental was an English series better known as The Sentimental Agent, featuring Burt Kwouk.  


WCAX, Channel 3 (Burlington, VT) (CBS)

Morning


08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Industry on Parade

09:15a
Social Security in Action

09:30a
Around the World

10:00a
CBS Morning News with Mike Wallace

10:30a
I Love Lucy

11:00a
The McCoys

11:30a
Pete and Gladys

Afternoon


12:00p
Love of Life

12:25p
CBS News (Robert Trout)

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Across the Fence

01:15p
Mixing Bowl

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Password (guests Piper Laurie, Marty Ingels)

02:30p
House Party (guests Thomas Harrison, Jack Linkletter)

03:00p
To Tell the Truth (panelists Barry Nelson, Ann Sheridan, Orson Bean, Eva Gabor)

03:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
The Secret Storm

04:30p
Gail Storm

05:00p
Woody Woodpecker

05:30p
Time Out for Sports

05:50p
Political Talk

Evening


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

06:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

07:00p
The Rebel

07:30p
To Tell the Truth (panelists Orson Bean, Betty White, Kitty Carlisle, Tom Posten)

08:00p
I’ve Got a Secret

08:30p
Vacation Playhouse

09:00p
Danny Thomas

09:30p
Andy Griffith

10:00p
East Side/West Side

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

11:25p
I Led Three Lives

Orson Bean does triple duty today; he's one of the panelists on both daytime and nighttime versions of To Tell the Truth, and he also hosts and performs in the summer replacement series Vacation Playhouse.


CBOT, Channel 4 (Ottawa) (CBC)

Afternoon


02:15p
Movie – “Happy is the Bride”

04:00p
R.C.M.P.

04:30p
Vacation Time

05:30p
Fireball XL-5

Evening


06:00p
Broadway Goes Latin

06:30p
Maritime Gazette

07:00p
News, Weather, Sports

07:30p
Dr. Finlay’s Casebook

08:30p
Singalong Jubilee (guest Michael Stanbury)

09:00p
Red Skelton (guests Rhonda Fleming, Hank Henry)

10:00p
Under One Roof

10:30p
Explorations

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports

11:15p
Viewpoint

11:20p
Local News

11:35p
Alcoa Premiere

The CBC has its share of American television programs, as you can see - Red Skelton, Alcoa Presents, Fireball XL-5. I wonder when CBC started broadcasting around the clock, rather than coming on in the afternoon.


WPTZ, Channel 5 (Plattsburgh, NY) (NBC, ABC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guests Ashley Montagu, Judith Crist)

09:00a
Educational TV

09:30a
Jack LaLanne

10:00a
Make Room for Daddy

10:30a
Word For Word

10:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

11:00a
Concentration

11:30a
Jeopardy (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Say When (color)

12:30p
Truth or Consequences (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

01:00p
General Hospital

01:30p
Baseball (Colt .45’s vs. Mets) (color)

04:00p
Father Knows Best

04:30p
Trailmaster

05:30p
Adventure Club

Evening


06:00p
Sports (Len Cane)

06:10p
News, Weather (local)

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

07:00p
Bill Dana

07:30p
Monday Night at the Movies – “David and Bathsheba” (color)

10:00p
Sing Along With Mitch (color)

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

11:25p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Alan King, guest Shirley Harmer) (color)

I really enjoyed seeing this listing for the baseball game between the Mets and the Houston Colt .45's. You rarely get to see that name in print; next year, they'd move into the Astrodome and become the Houston Astros.


CBMT, Channel 6 (Montreal) (CBC)

Afternoon


03:30p
Sea Hunt

04:00p
R.C.M.P.

04:30p
Vacation Time

04:45p
Breadtime Stories

05:00p
Woody Woodpecker

05:30p
Fireball XL-5

Evening


06:00p
Citizen James

06:30p
Maritime Gazette

07:00p
News, Weather, Sports

07:30p
Dr. Finlay’s Casebook

08:30p
Singalong Jubilee (guest Michael Stanbury)

09:00p
Red Skelton (guests Rhonda Fleming, Hank Henry)

10:00p
Under One Roof

10:30p
Explorations

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports

11:15p
Viewpoint

11:20p
Local News

11:35p
Movie – “Destination Moon”

CBMT is the English-language broadcast in Montreal. Their programming is quite distinct from CFTM, the French-language broadcast.


WRGB, Channel 6 (Schenectady) (NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guests Ashley Montagu, Judith Crist)

09:00a
Educational TV

09:30a
Top Plays

10:00a
Make Room for Daddy

10:30a
Word For Word

10:55a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

11:00a
Concentration

11:30a
Jeopardy (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Say When (color)

12:30p
Truth or Consequences (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Ray Scherer)

01:00p
The Man from Cochise

01:25p
Baseball (Colt .45’s vs. Mets) (color)

02:00p
Movie – “Go, Man, Go”

04:00p
Satellite Six

05:30p
The Rifleman

Evening


06:00p
Earle Pudney (guests Liz Getz, Phil Practico)

06:15p
News, Weather (local)

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

07:00p
Fractured Flickers

07:30p
Monday Night at the Movies – “David and Bathsheba” (color)

10:00p
Sing Along With Mitch (color)

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

11:25p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Alan King, guest Shirley Harmer) (color)

Earle Pudney hosted a long-running program on WRGB - something of a local institution, as his obituary indicates.


CHLT, Channel 7 (Sherbrooke) (CBC)

Morning


08:15a
Nouvelles, Sports

08:30a
Pipe de Platre

09:00a
Long Metrage

10:30a
Pause Café

11:00a
Coq Au 7

Afternoon


12:00p
En Verde

12:30p
Nouvelles, Meteo

01:00p
Pot Pourri Feminin

01:15p
Bien L’Bonjour

02:00p
Kermesse

03:00p
TV Roman

03:30p
Long Metrage – “Mon gosse”

05:00p
Ulysse et Oscar

05:30p
Kit Carson

Evening


06:00p
Boute-en-Train

06:30p
Telebulletin

07:00p
Tempo

07:30p
Comment? Pourquoi?

08:00p
Belles Histoires

08:30p
De 9 a 5

09:00p
Bras Dessus (invitée Germaine Dugas)

09:30p
Chasse a L’Homme

10:00p
Artisans de Notre Historie

10:30p
Telejournal

10:45p
Nouvelles, Sports

11:00p
Intrigues a Hawaii

CHLT est la station de langue française de la SRC à Sherbrooke, dans le sud du Québec. Intrigues a Hawaii est mieux connu en Amérique comme Hawaiian Eye.


WMTW, Channel 8 (Poland Spring) (ABC)

Morning


08:15a
Farm and Home (color)

08:45a
Teddy Bear Playhouse

10:25a
News (Dick Gove)

10:30a
The Price is Right (celebrity panelist Dick Patterson)

11:00a
Get the Message (guests Robert Q. Lewis, Roger Smith, Shari Lewis, Selma Diamond)

11:30a
Missing Links (guests Tom Poston, Nipsey Russell, Dr. Joyce Brothers)

Afternoon


12:00p
Father Knows Best

12:30p
Ernie Ford (guest Pat Harrington Jr.)

01:00p
Movie – “The Great Victor Herbert” (part 1)

02:00p
Town and Country Time

02:30p
Day in Court

02:55p
ABC News (Lisa Howard)

03:00p
General Hospital

03:30p
Queen for a Day

04:00p
Trailmaster

05:00p
Superman

05:30p
Movie – “An American Romance”

Evening


07:00p
ABC Evening Report (Ron Cochran)

07:15p
News and Weather (local)

07:30p
The Outer Limits

08:30p
Wagon Train (color)

09:00p
McHale’s Navy

09:30p
The Texan

10:00p
Breaking Point

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

11:20p
Movie – “The Cheaters”

I've written before of my appreciation for Breaking Point - this is the last show of the series, to be replaced next week by the series that spawned it, Ben Casey.


CBOFT, Channel 9 (Ottawa) (CBC)

Afternoon


03:30p
Long Metrage – “Mon gosse”

05:00p
Ulysse et Oscar

05:30p
Ouragan

Evening


06:00p
Mes Trois Fils

06:30p
Telejournal

07:00p
Aujourd’hut

08:00p
Belles Histoires

08:30p
De 9 a 5

09:00p
Bras Dessus (invitée Germaine Dugas)

09:30p
Chasse a L’Homme

10:00p
Artisans de Notre Historie

10:30p
Telejournal

11:00p
Inspecteur Sentimental

Le Téléjournal est le nom utilisé par les services français de la Société Radio-Canada pour son bulletin de nouvelles


CFTM, Channel 10 (Montreal) (Ind.)

Afternoon


12:45p
Ecran d’Etoiles

01:45p
Long Metrage – “Vacanes a Ischia”

03:15p
Bon Apres-Midi

04:30p
CFL Football (Alouettes vs. Roughriders)

Evening


07:00p
Nouvelles

07:15p
Cine Roman

07:30p
Adventures Dans Les Iles

08:30p
Chansonrama

09:00p
Quilles

10:00p
Theatre Errol Flynn

10:30p
Rideau Rouge

10:45p
Nouvelles, Sports

11:15p
Long Metrage“Horizons sans fin”

In 1964, Canadian Football television rights were split between CTV and CBC. The Eastern Conference, the former "Big Four," were broadcast on CTV. John Bassett, one of the powers behind the creation of CTV, was also part owner of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, and later would own teams in the WFL and WHA.


CFCF, Channel 12 (Montreal) (Ind., CTV)

Morning


09:45a
Meditation

10:00a
Heritage

10:30a
Romper Room

11:00a
Ed Allen Time

11:30a
Abracadabra (debut) (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Little Theater

01:00p
Movie – “The West Point Story”

02:30p
Four of a Kind (debut)

03:00p
Route 66

04:00p
Sports Profile

04:15p
Football Forecast

04:30p
CFL Football (Alouettes vs. Roughriders)

Evening


06:30p
Channel 12 Stakes

06:45p
News, Sports, Weather (local)

07:00p
The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

08:00p
Dick Van Dyke

08:30p
Death Valley Days

09:00p
McHale’s Navy

09:30p
The Texan

10:00p
Dr. Kildare

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

11:35p
The Outer Limits

It appears to me that CTV, more than CBC, was dependent on American broadcasting - as you can see, their entire prime-time lineup is comprised of American programs.


CJOH, Channel 13 (Ottawa) (Ind., CTV)

Afternoon


01:30p
Good Afternoon

01:40p
Movie – “Are Husbands Necessary?”

03:10p
Coffee Club

04:05p
News, Weather

04:15p
Football Forecast

04:30p
CFL Football (Alouettes vs. Roughriders)

Evening


07:00p
TV Bingo

07:30p
Movie – “The Naked Hills”

09:00p
McHale’s Navy

09:30p
The Texan

10:00p
Dr. Kildare

11:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

CJOH may not have started its broadcasting day until 1:30, but they have football, so it's all right.

2 comments:

  1. A TV station in 1964 airing something like "Industry on Parade"? You might as well put up a test pattern or go off the air entirely? When did these kind of shows finally go off the air, and did anybody actually watch them.
    And you're right about CTV; before rules were passed in 1971 requiring stations to air a given amount of domestic programming, private Canadian broadcasters aired as much American programming as possible. Considering almost all Canadian content today is news/sports/stuff like "Entertainment Tonight Canada" you wonder if the quota system works.

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  2. Some notes:

    (1) Despite airing on the two NBC affiliates listed in this TV Guide, the baseball game between the Mets and Houston wasn't an NBC presentation. It was actually produced by WOR-TV New York and fed to several stations in upstate New York.

    And yes, Mets home telecasts starting in 1964 were broadcast in color.

    (2) Burlington/Plattsburgh didn't get its own ABC station until WNVY Channel 22 signed-on in the late 1960's. But WNTW, despite being licensed to Poland Spring in Maine, actually had its transmitter atop Mount Washington, and not only served as the ABC affiliate for Portland, but was also the de facto ABC station for Burlington/Plattsburgh.

    It's analog signal area was so huge that it could be received over-the-air as far west as Lake Placid, as far south as Nashua, New Hampshire, as far east as Bangor, and as far north as Montreal and Victoriaville, Quebec.

    (3) To this day, most of CTV's programming schedule (apart from news, public affairs, and sports) remains American imports (as is almost all of prime-time).

    By contrast, the CBC some years back vastly reduced the amount of American imports on their schedule (but the CBC still caries a handful of American shows).

    (4) Although some Canadians living within range of U.S. TV stations had color TV sets in 1964 (to watch color shows on American stations), color TV didn't arrive in Canada until the fall of 1966. And unlike in the 'States, where it took well over a decade for the networks to complete converting from black-and-white to color broadcasting, the CBC and CTV converted most network programming to color rather quickly.

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