October 31, 2016

What's on TV? Monday, November 1, 1965

Happy Halloween, everyone! We haven't done a Monday for awhile, so why not now? We're in Ohio, one of at least two states that can lay claim to being the Birthplace of Presidents (Virginia being the other), so it's an appropriate place to be one week before the end of the campaign that wouldn't end. There are more stations in this issue than you can shake a stick at (though why you'd want to do that is a mystery to me), so we'll concentrate on Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton. And away we go.




WLW-D, Channel 2 (Dayton) (ABC, NBC, CBS)

Morning


06:00a
University of Michigan

06:30a
Inspiration

06:35a
Farm Outlook

07:00a
Today (guest Allan Sherman) (color)

09:00a
Paul Dixon (color)

10:00a
Donna Reed

10:30a
Johnny Gilbert

11:30a
Paradise Bay (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Ruth Lyons (color)

01:30p
Let’s Make a Deal

01:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

02:00p
General Hospital

02:30p
The Doctors

03:00p
Another World

03:30p
Young Marrieds

04:00p
Mike Douglas (co-host Sam Levenson, guests Otto Preminger, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Gary Lewis and the Playboys)

05:30p
Superman

Evening


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

06:15p
Peter Jennings with the News

06:30p
Cheyenne Theatre

07:25p
Sports (Omar Williams)

07:30p
12 O’Clock High

08:30p
The Legend of Jessie James

09:00p
A Man Called Shenandoah

09:30p
Peyton Place

10:00p
Young Man from Boston (special)

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

11:25p
Special Assignment

11:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Alan King, guest Allan Sherman) (color)

01:00a
News (local)

01:10a
Inspiration

01:15a
Insight

01:45a
Science in Schools

The "Young Man from Boston" in the 10:00 p.m. documentary is none other than John F. Kennedy, of whom it might also be said that he was a Young Man in a Hurry.


WLW-C, Channel 4 (Columbus) (NBC)

Morning


05:55a
Daily Word

06:00a
Operation Alphabet

06:30a
Farm Forecast

07:00a
Today (guest Allan Sherman) (color)

09:00a
Paul Dixon (color)

10:25a
NBC News (Edwin Newman)

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Morning Star (color)

11:30a
Paradise Bay (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Ruth Lyons (color)

01:30p
Let’s Make a Deal

01:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

02:00p
Coffee Club (color)

03:30p
You Don’t Say! (panelists Barry Sullivan, Tippi Hedren) (color)

04:00p
The Match Game (panelists Henry Morgan, Rita Moreno) (color)

04:25p
NBC News

04:30p
PDQ (guests Stubby Kaye, Wally Cox, Kaye Stevens) (color)

05:00p
Leave it to Beaver

05:30p
Tales of Wells Fargo

Evening


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

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

07:00p
Across the Seven Seas (color)

07:30p
Hullabaloo (hosts Herman’s Hermits, guests Kick Kallman, Lesley Gore, Lola Falana, the Lovin’ Spoonfull) (color)

08:00p
John Forsythe (color)

08:30p
Dr. Kildare (color)

09:00p
Andy Williams (guests Eddie Fisher, Vic Damone, Roger Williams) (color)

10:00p
Run For Your Life (color)

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

11:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Alan King, guest Allan Sherman) (color)

01:00a
News and Weather (local)

01:05a
The Daily Word

01:10a
Good Night (color)

Allan Sherman, whom we listened to last week, is all over the place today, appearing both on Today and Tonight to plug his autobiography, A Gift of Laughter. (He was also a guest on last night's Sullivan show, and for all I know there might be more.) Sadly, his career was now on the downside, which is truly unfortunate. He was a very funny man.


WLW-T, Channel 5 (Cincinnati) (NBC)

Morning


06:00a
University of Michigan

06:30a
Good Morning

06:55a
Five Minutes to Live By

07:00a
Today (guest Allan Sherman) (color)

09:00a
Paul Dixon (color)

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Morning Star (color)

11:30a
Paradise Bay (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Ruth Lyons (color)

01:30p
Let’s Make a Deal

01:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

02:00p
PDQ (guests Gary Lockwood, Gisele MacKenzie, Louis Nye) (color)

02:30p
The Doctors

03:00p
Another World

03:30p
You Don’t Say! (panelists Barry Sullivan, Tippi Hedren) (color)

04:00p
The Match Game (panelists Henry Morgan, Rita Moreno) (color)

04:25p
NBC News

04:30p
5 a Go-Go (color)

05:00p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

Evening


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

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

07:00p
Your Zoo (color)

07:30p
Hullabaloo (hosts Herman’s Hermits, guests Kick Kallman, Lesley Gore, Lola Falana, the Lovin’ Spoonfull) (color)

08:00p
John Forsythe (color)

08:30p
Dr. Kildare (color)

09:00p
Andy Williams (guests Eddie Fisher, Vic Damone, Roger Williams) (color)

10:00p
Run For Your Life (color)

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

11:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest host Alan King, guest Allan Sherman) (color)

01:00a
Pageant

I never fail to be impressed by programs like Hullabaloo that are able to cram so many acts into a single half-hour. Lesley Gore sings "My Town, My Guy and Me"; I don't know if it was supposed to be ironic or not.


WTVN, Channel 6 (Columbus) (ABC)

Morning


07:00a
Rural Route Six

07:15a
News, Editorial, Weather (local)

07:25a
Dixie Singing

07:55a
Funny Company

08:00a
Mickey Mouse Club

08:30a
The King and Odie

08:45a
Facts and Figures

09:00a
Dialing for Dollars

10:00a
Young Marrieds

10:30a
TV Bingo

11:00a
The Young Set (guests Joanna Barnes, Dr. Albert Ellis, Rev. Robert Farrar Capon, Gerald Sussman)

Afternoon


12:00p
Donna Reed

12:30p
Father Knows Best

01:00p
Ben Casey

02:00p
The Nurses

02:30p
A Time for Us

02:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

03:00p
General Hospital

03:30p
Mike Douglas (co-host Zsa Zsa Gabor, guests Charles Aznevour, Bunratty singers)

05:00p
Rocky and His Friends

05:30p
Superman

Evening


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

06:15p
Peter Jennings with the News

06:30p
Cheyenne

07:30p
12 O’Clock High

08:30p
Ripcord (color)

09:00p
A Man Called Shenandoah

09:30p
Peyton Place

10:00p
Ben Casey

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

11:30p
Nightlife

Ben Casey features a rare dramatic performance by Dick Clark, as a dedicated young doctor who returns from Africa with a mysterious ailment nobody seems able to diagnose. The episode has one of the more pretentious titles from an era in which pretentious titles were the norm: "Then I, and You, and All of Us Fell Down."


WHIO, Channel 7 (Dayton) (CBS, NBC, ABC)

Morning


08:25a
The Daily Word

08:30a
Sunrise Semester (The Age of Michelangelo)

09:00a
Captain Kangaroo

10:00a
Gloria Roeder (color)

10:15a
Almanac, News, Markets

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Morning Star (color)

11:30a
Jana Demas

Afternoon


12:00p
Love of Life

12:25p
News (local)

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Girl Talk

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Password (contestants Florence Henderson, Bill Cullen)

02:30p
House Party (guest Otto Preminger)

03:00p
To Tell the Truth

03:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

03:30p
You Don’t Say! (panelists Barry Sullivan, Tippi Hedren) (color)

04:00p
Uncle Orrie

04:30p
Mickey Mouse Club

05:00p
Woody Woodpecker (color)

05:30p
The Rifleman

Evening


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

06:25p
Business Trends

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report

07:00p
Candid Camera

07:30p
The Rogues

08:30p
The Lucy Show (color)

09:00p
Andy Williams (guests Eddie Fisher, Vic Damone, Roger Williams) (color)

10:00p
Run For Your Life (color)

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

11:25p
Movie – “The Tall T” (color)

Here's another station with split affiliation. The programming seems to be about evenly split between CBS and NBC; this is about as well-divided a lineup as I've seen in some time.


WCPO, Channel 9 (Cincinnati) (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Farm News

06:15a
Christopher Program

06:30a
Sunrise Semester (Nature of Matter)

07:00a
Chance to Advance

07:30a
CBS Morning News with Mike Wallace

07:55a
News (local)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Uncle Al

10:30a
The McCoys

11:00a
Andy Griffith

11:30a
Dick Van Dyke

Afternoon


12:00p
Noon Report

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

12:45p
The Guiding Light

01:00p
Butchie’s Playhouse

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Password (contestants Florence Henderson, Bill Cullen)

02:30p
House Party (guest Otto Preminger)

03:00p
To Tell the Truth

03:25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
The Secret Storm

04:30p
Mike Douglas (co-host Sam Levenson, guests Otto Preminger, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Gary Lewis and the Playboys)

Evening


06:00p
Peter Potamus (color)

06:30p
Leave it to Beaver

07:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

07:30p
To Tell the Truth

08:00p
Better Roads Council

08:30p
The Lucy Show (color)

09:00p
Movie – “Marti Gras” (color)

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

11:30p
Political Talk  

11:45p
Movie – “Susan Slept Here”

Someone else who's all over the airwaves today is Otto Preminger. He's on first with Art Linkletter on House Party, and later in the afternoon with Mike Douglas. Earlier in October his latest movie Bunny Lake is Missing had been released; maybe that was it.


WBNS, Channel 10 (Columbus) (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Bible Answers

06:30a
Farmtime

07:00a
Sunrise Semester (The Age of Michelangelo)

07:30a
Educational News

07:45a
Mullins Reports

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Luci’s Toyshop

10:00a
Movie – “Breakthrough”

11:00a
Love of Life

11:25a
Search for Tomorrow

11:40a
The Guiding Light

11:55a
News (local)

Afternoon


01:00p
Right That Wrong

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Password (contestants Florence Henderson, Bill Cullen)

02:30p
House Party (guest Otto Preminger)

03:00p
To Tell the Truth

03:25p
News (Tom Gleba)

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
The Secret Storm

04:30p
Movie – “For the Love of Rusty”

05:55p
Traffic Court

Evening


06:25p
Weather (Tom Gleba)

06:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

07:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

07:30p
To Tell the Truth

08:00p
I’ve Got a Secret

08:30p
The Lucy Show (color)

09:00p
Andy Griffith (color)

09:30p
Movie – “The Sun Also Rises” (color)

12:20a
Movie – “Rebecca”

I enjoy checking out the local programs of the era when I can - Luci's Toyshop (9:00 a.m.) ran on WBNS from 1961 to 1972. when so many local kids' shows left the air, thanks to so many of the do-gooders trying to reform that kind of programming.


WKRC, Channel 12 (Cincinnati) (ABC)

Morning


06:55a
The Daily Word

07:00a
The German Hour

07:30a
Skipper Ryle

09:30a
Jack LaLanne

10:00a
Where the Action Is (guests The Animals, Jackie and Gayle)

10:30a
Here’s Dorie

11:00a
The Young Set (guests Joanna Barnes, Dr. Albert Ellis, Rev. Robert Farrar Capon, Gerald Sussman)

Afternoon


12:00p
Donna Reed

12:30p
Father Knows Best

01:00p
Ben Casey

02:00p
The Nurses

02:30p
A Time for Us

02:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

03:00p
General Hospital

03:30p
Merv Griffin

04:30p
Movie – “The Parson and the Outlaw”

Evening


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

06:15p
Peter Jennings with the News

06:30p
Superman

07:00p
The Rifleman

07:30p
12 O’Clock High

08:30p
The Legend of Jessie James

09:00p
A Man Called Shenandoah

09:30p
Peyton Place

10:00p
Ben Casey

11:00p
News, Weather (local)

11:30p
Nightlife

Better catch Nightlife now, while you can - it's the start of the show's last two weeks on the air, with reruns making up all of the shows.


WKEF, Channel 22 (Dayton) (NBC, ABC) CBS)

Morning


10:15a
The King and Odie

10:30a
Romper Room (Miss Ann)

11:30a
Dick Van Dyke

Afternoon


12:00p
Jeopardy

12:30p
Let’s Play Post Office (color)

12:55p
NBC News (Frank McGee)

01:00p
Ben Casey

02:00p
Moment of Truth

02:30p
A Time for Us

02:55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

03:00p
Susie

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
The Match Game (panelists Henry Morgan, Rita Moreno) (color)

04:25p
NBC News

04:30p
Where the Action Is (guests The Animals, Jackie and Gayle)

05:00p
Rocky and His Friends

05:15p
Movie – To Be Announced

Evening


06:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

07:00p
Miami Valley Highlights

07:15p
Sports (Duane Dow)

07:30p
Hullabaloo (hosts Herman’s Hermits, guests Kick Kallman, Lesley Gore, Lola Falana, the Lovin’ Spoonfull) (color)

08:00p
John Forsythe (color)

08:30p
Dr. Kildare (color)

09:00p
The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

09:30p
Hazel (color)

10:00p
Steve Lawrence (guests Connie Francis, Louis Prima, Gia Malone, Sam Butera and the Witnesses)

11:00p
Sports (Duane Dow)

11:15p
Movie – “Pretty Boy Floyd”

I well remember Duane Dow, the sportscaster for WKEF, from his time working with the independent sports network Mizlou, which broadcast a lot of the smaller college bowl games in the better, pre-ESPN era. Always liked his work.


WOSU, Channel 34 (Columbus) (Educ.)

Morning


09:00a
The Friendly Giant

09:15a
French I

09:30a
Science (Grades 1 & 2)

10:00a
Art I

10:15a
Frontiers of Science

10:45a
French II

11:00a
British Calendar

11:15a
Music

11:30a
Social Security

11:45a
What’s New

Afternoon


12:15p
The Friendly Giant

12:30p
Ladies’ Day

01:00p
Legacy

01:30p
Reading (Grade 7)

02:00p
Science (Grades 1 & 2)

02:15p
French I

02:30p
French II

02:45p
Music

03:30p
Teacher’s Meeting

Evening


07:00p
What’s New

07:30p
TV and Politics (special)

08:30p
Cinderella (special)

09:30p
Efficient Reading

10:10p
Plane Talk

10:30p
Standard First Aid

Both WOSU, which originates at Ohio State University, and WCET are true educational channels, with their only extensive non-classroom programming, such as a presentation of the ballet Cinderella by Prokofiev, coming in the evening.


WCET, Channel 48 (Cincinnati) (Educ.)

Morning


08:00a
Spanish (Grades 4 & 5)

08:45a
Singing (Grades 1, 2, 3)

09:10a
Social Studies (Grade 6)

10:20a
World History

10:50a
Science (Grade 3)

11:15a
English (Grades 4 & 5)

Afternoon


12:55p
Social Studies (Grade 6)

01:20p
Literature (Grade 11)

01:55p
Science (Grade 6)

02:20p
Science (Grade 3)

02:40p
Science (Grade 5)

03:30p
Arithmetic

Evening


07:00p
Communism

07:15p
Film Short

07:30p
Ways to Better Health

08:00p
The Ragtime Era (debut)

08:30p
The Creative Person

09:00p
TV and Politics (special)

TV and Politics - now there's a show I'd like to have seen. The title of the episode is "What Television Has Done to Politics." What, indeed, hath TV wrought.

4 comments:

  1. That Hullabaloo guest star was Dick Kallman, who was starring on NBC's short-lived sitcom Hank that season.
    Kallman was a Broadway second-stringer - he was the guy who took over the star part when the star left to do the movie. He also did many road tours with Broadway hits; he developed kind of a following here in Chicago doing this.
    Hank was supposed to make Dick Kallman into the Next Big Thing ... except that it didn't, and he went back to being a stage stand-by for the rest of his life.

    For a bit more than a decade ('70s-early '80s, I think), Duane Dow was the #2 sports guy at the ABC station in Chicago, Channel 7. His particular beat was high school sports: for years "Duane Dow's Prep Top Ten" was a regular feature on the Saturday evening EyeWitness News.

    When Nightlife ended on ABC in '65, the network didn't replace it immediately; Joey Bishop didn't start his show until January of '67.
    ABC's owned stations (like Channel 7 here in Chicago) trotted out movies as the replacement; the net had spent a bundle on some major titles (and quite a few minor ones), and they all got a workout during this time.
    I'll guess that the Ohio stations did the same.

    The three WLWs were an ad hoc network owned by the Crosley family, which became the basis for what eventually became Avco Broadcasting.
    The stations were (mostly) NBC affiliates, but they often bypassed network offerings in favor of local favorites, such as Paul Dixon and Ruth Lyons, mentioned above.
    A few years after this, the Dayton station launched a talk show of its own, which the other stations picked up and began syndicating, leading up to the Avco takeover. The host of that show did pretty well for himself - Phil Donahue.

    ... and on and on and on ...

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  2. You triggered something that I hadn't thought of in 60 years: "It's The Funny Company / And it's just for fun, you see / And kids from ev'ry neighborhood belong..." (something something something) "So come to order, come to order, says our president / 'Cause when the Funny Company comes / You'll get what we present: / Things To Do! Things To See! Stories! Songs! Toys! / All kinds of things of interest / And fun for girls and boys!" I am so pathetic that I remember most of this song by heart - although, to be honest, I can't remember what happened on the actual show! And it was only FIVE MINUTES LONG? Now the damn thing will be stuck in my head for a week.

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  3. Didn't said if "Susan Slept Here" is in color (Although it's was filmed in Techincolor, as seen in the recently-released Warner Archive DVD). It's would've been nice to see the RKO tower logo in pink!!!

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  4. The Dayton TV stations were all over the map as far as network affiliation.

    I think that a few years later, WLWD (later WDTN) went fulltime NBC; WHIO went fulltime CBS, and WKEF went fulltime ABC.

    There was a time when WDTN was ABC and WKEF was NBC, but I believe WDTN is again with NBC and ABC may still be with whatever WKEF is now known as.

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