October 3, 2016

What's on TV? Tuesday, October 3, 1967

Yes, it's a return to the Minnesota State Edition of TV Guide this week. and the listings you'll be seeing come from the Twin Cities and Duluth, with one-station markets Alexandria and Mankato thrown in to round things out. It's not a spectacular day of television, but one that I enjoyed reviewing nonetheless. Hopefully, you'll feel the same way.




KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Morning


08:55a
Classroom

Afternoon


02:35p
Community Volunteers

03:00p
Supervision Psychology

03:30p
Teaching English

04:00p
Profile

04:30p
Library Specials

05:00p
Kindergarten

05:30p
The Observing Eye

Evening


06:00p
Business

06:30p
Efficient Reading

07:00p
Antiques

07:30p
Apt to Teach

08:00p
The Creative Person

08:30p
Macalester College

09:00p
Emeritus

09:30p
Confrontation

10:00p
NET Journal

A pretty routine programming day on KTCA, which took very seriously the mission of "educational" television. We probably could use a few more of them nowadays.


KDAL, Channel 3 (Duluth) CBS)

Morning


07:05a
CBS Morning News with Joseph Benti (color)

07:55a
News (local)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Candid Camera

09:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (color)

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow (color) 

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Town and Country

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

01:30p
House Party (guests Dick Benjamin, Paula Prentiss) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

03:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

03:30p
Mike Douglas (guests Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, Dennis Morgan, Ruth Warrick, Marion Colby, Harold Betters) (color)

05:00p
McHale’s Navy

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Red Skelton (guests Bert Lahr, Fran Jeffries) (color)

08:30p
Good Morning World (color)

09:00p
Harry Reasoner (special) (color)

09:30p
To Be Announced

10:00p
News (local)

10:25p
Editor’s Choice

10:30p
Perry Mason

11:30p
Movie – “The Third Key”

A measure of how talk shows have changed over the years: Orville Freeman, Secretary of Agriculture during the JFK and LBJ administrations, is one of Mike Douglas' guests. Now, I've met Orville Freeman. We didn't agree politically, but he was a nice, decent man. He was formerly governor of Minnesota. And there is no way you can make a case for his entertainment value. He would be a miserable failure with Jimmy Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon. He was a "serious" guest. Do they exist on talk shows anymore?


WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Sunrise Semester

06:30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer

07:00a
Clancy (color)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Dr. Reuben K. Youngdahl (color)

09:05a
Merv Griffin (guests Peter Ustimov, Marty Allen and Steve Rossi, Dana Valeri, Ted Neeley) (color)

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (color)

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow (color)

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:20p
Something Special

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

01:30p
House Party (guests Dick Benjamin, Paula Prentiss) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

03:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

03:30p
The Beverly Hillbillies

04:00p
Mike Douglas (guests Tab Hunter, Pete Fountain, Mrs. Richard Hughes (wife of NJ governor), Totie Fields) (color)

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Red Skelton (guests Bert Lahr, Fran Jeffries) (color)

08:30p
Good Morning World (color)

09:00p
WCCO Poll (color)

09:30p
Harry Reasoner (special) (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
Bud Grant (color)

10:40p
Marshal Dillon

11:10p
Movie – “The Return of the Fly”

According to the TV Guide, tonight's Red Skelton show marks the first time Red and Bert Lahr (the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz and a longtime comic actor) have ever performed together. That would have been like going to a baseball banquet and finding out it was the first time Hank Aaron and Mickey Mantle had ever appeared together. It doesn't compute.


KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06:15a
Donald Stone

06:30a
City and Country (color)

06:55a
Doctor’s Hose Call (color)

07:00a
Today (guest Euell Gibbons) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Joel Grey, Barbara Walters) (color)

09:25a
NBC News (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (guests Marty Allen, Sam Levenson, Betsy Palmer, Florence Henderson) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (panelists Sandy Baron, Robert Conrad, Nanette Fabray, Howard Morris, Janis Page, Cornel Wilde, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess (color)

11:55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local) (color)

12:15p
Dialing for Dollars

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors (color)

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Pat Carroll, Marty Ingels) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Ed McMahon, Tom Kennedy) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (color)

03:30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04:30p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

05:25p
News (Gene Berry) (color)

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local) (color)

06:30p
I Dream of Jeannie (color)

07:00p
Jerry Lewis (guests Janet Leigh, Ben Gazzara) (color)

08:00p
NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies – “The Second Time Around” (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest Jefferson Airplane) (color)

12:00a
M Squad

Remember Euell Gibbons? If you're of a certain age, you can never see a box of Grape Nuts without thinking of him.



WDSM, Channel 6 (Duluth) NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (guest Euell Gibbons) (color)

09:00a
Jack LaLanne

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (guests Marty Allen, Sam Levenson, Betsy Palmer, Florence Henderson) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (panelists Sandy Baron, Robert Conrad, Nanette Fabray, Howard Morris, Janis Page, Cornel Wilde, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess (color)

11:55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Virginia Graham

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors (color)

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Pat Carroll, Marty Ingels) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Ed McMahon, Tom Kennedy) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (color)

03:30p
Snap Judgment (color)

03:55p
Bozo and His Pals (color)

05:00p
Truth or Consequences (color)

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News, Rocky Teller (color)

06:30p
I Dream of Jeannie (color)

07:00p
Jerry Lewis (guests Janet Leigh, Ben Gazzara) (color)

08:00p
NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies – “The Second Time Around” (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest Jefferson Airplane) (color)

It's always odd to see The Hollywood Squares without Paul Lynde, but of course he wasn't one of the regulars when the show started, and Charley Weaver and Wally Cox did quite nicely without him. Of course, once Lynde became a regular, the show reached another level.


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

Morning


07:00a
Today (guest Euell Gibbons) (color)

09:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Joel Grey, Barbara Walters) (color)

09:25a
NBC News (color)

09:30a
Concentration (color)

10:00a
Personality (guests Marty Allen, Sam Levenson, Betsy Palmer, Florence Henderson) (color)

10:30a
The Hollywood Squares (panelists Sandy Baron, Robert Conrad, Nanette Fabray, Howard Morris, Janis Page, Cornel Wilde, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver (color)

11:00a
Jeopardy (color)

11:30a
Eye Guess (color)

11:55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News

12:15p
Midwest Farmers

12:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

01:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

01:30p
The Doctors (color)

02:00p
Another World (color)

02:30p
You Don’t Say! (guests Pat Carroll, Marty Ingels) (color)

03:00p
The Match Game (guests Ed McMahon, Tom Kennedy) (color)

03:25p
NBC News (color)

03:30p
General Hospital

04:00p
Welcome Inn

04:30p
Spider-Man

05:00p
The Dating Game

05:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
I Dream of Jeannie (color)

07:00p
Jerry Lewis (guests Janet Leigh, Ben Gazzara) (color)

08:00p
NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies – “The Second Time Around” (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guest Jefferson Airplane) (color)

I've probably mentioned this before, but I don't really have anything to add to KCMT other than to note the late afternoon block from 3:30 to 5:30 when, with the exception of the local variety show Welcome Inn, the ABC part of the affiliation appears. General Hospital and The Dating Game every day, and a different ABC morning cartoon at 4:30.


WDSE, Channel 8 (Duluth) (Educ.)

Afternoon


05:00p
Kindergarten

05:30p
The Big Picture (Army) (color)

Evening


06:00p
Efficient Reading (color)

06:30p
What’s New

07:00p
The Creative Person

07:30p
Infinite Horizons (color)

08:00p
Keys for the Homes of Tomorrow (color)

08:30p
Local Issue

09:00p
Lincoln Center (special)

10:00p
NET Journal

I mentioned the two NET programs - Lincoln Center and NET Journal - on Saturday. The Lincoln Center program appears later in the week on KTCA in the Twin Cities. Channel 2 never was a strong affiliate of NET.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


07:30a
Dateline: Hollywood

07:55a
The Children’s Doctor

08:00a
Gypsy Rose Lee (guests Glynis Johns, Mary Lapachet) (color)

08:30a
Morning Show (color)

09:00a
Romper Room (color)

09:30a
Africa (special) (color)

10:30a
The Family Game

11:00a
Everybody’s Talking (panelists Imogene Coca, Audrey Meadows, Chad Stewart)

11:30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
Dream Girl (panelists Fernando Lamas, Marguerite Piazza, Cesar Romero, Ray Walston) (color)

01:55p
ABC News (color)

02:00p
General Hospital (color)

02:30p
Dark Shadows (color)

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Movie – “Lost Lagoon”

04:55p
News (Jerry Smith) (color)

05:00p
Peter Jennings with the News (color)

05:30p
Leave it to Beaver

Evening


06:00p
McHale’s Navy

06:30p
Garrison’s Gorillas (color)

07:30p
The Invaders (color)

08:30p
N.Y.P.D. (color)

09:00p
The Hollywood Palace (host Victor Borge, guests Adam West, Mireille Mathieu, Don Ho, Hendra and Ullett, Chris and Peter Allen, the Lado Dancers, the UN Children’s Choir) (color)

10:00p
News (local) (color)

10:30p
Movie – “The Lost World” (color)

12:20a
Joey Bishop (guest Al Martino) (time approximate) (color)

I would never have thought of Gypsy Rose Lee as host of her own program - at least, not anything that could be shown on home television - but her talk show was, in fact, quite passable. Here's a clip of an interview she did with Ethel Merman.



WDIO, Channel 10 (Duluth) ABC)

Morning


08:50a
Color Bar (color)

08:55a
Mr. Magoo

09:00a
Romper Room

09:30a
Africa (special) (color)

10:30a
The Family Game

11:00a
Everybody’s Talking (panelists Imogene Coca, Audrey Meadows, Chad Stewart)

11:30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12:00p
The Fugitive

01:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

01:30p
Dream Girl (panelists Fernando Lamas, Marguerite Piazza, Cesar Romero, Ray Walston) (color)

01:55p
ABC News (color)

02:00p
General Hospital (color)

02:30p
Dark Shadows (color)

03:00p
The Dating Game (color)

03:30p
Holiday House

04:00p
Movie – “Look in Any Window”

05:30p
Peter Jennings with the News (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Garrison’s Gorillas (color)

07:30p
The Invaders (color)

08:30p
N.Y.P.D. (color)

09:00p
The Hollywood Palace (host Victor Borge, guests Adam West, Mireille Mathieu, Don Ho, Hendra and Ullett, Chris and Peter Allen, the Lado Dancers, the UN Children’s Choir) (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:25p
Movie – “Sitting Bull”

12:00a
Joey Bishop (guest Al Martino) (color)

According to the always-reliable Wikipedia, Everybody's Talking, the game show ABC aired at 11:00 a.m., was, along with The Family Game, "the last American daytime television program aired in Black and White," as the networks converted to all-color in September. It premiered in February, but apparently not enough people were talking about it, as it went off the air at the end of the year. 


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


08:55a
News (Gil Amundson)

09:00a
Cartoon Carnival (color)

09:30a
Ed Allen Time (color)

10:00a
Mr. Blackwell (gues Elia Logan) (color)

10:30a
Virginia Graham (guests Elizabeth Allen, Julie Wilson, Pamela Hall)

11:00a
The Brunch Bunch

11:30a
Cooking With Hank

11:45a
News (Gil Amundson)

Afternoon


12:00p
Lunch With Casey

01:00p
Movie – “Man in the Dark”

02:30p
Woody Woodbury (guests Roberta Sherwood, Marty Ingels) (color)

04:00p
Popeye and Pete

04:30p
Casey and Roundhouse

05:30p
The Flintstones (color)

Evening


06:00p
Gilligan’s Island (color)

06:30p
Perry Mason

07:30p
12 O’Clock High

08:30p
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

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

10:00p
Movie – “Kiss Them for Me” (color)

I think I've shared TV listings where WTCN showed part of The Woody Woodbury Show in late-night and the rest of the show the following morning. This appears to be a time at which they decided to show the entire show all in one shot.


KEYC, Channel 12 (Mankato) (CBS)

Morning


07:30a
CBS Morning News with Joseph Benti (color)

07:55a
Film Short

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Jack LaLanne (color)

09:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10:00a
Andy Griffith

10:30a
Dick Van Dyke

11:00a
Love of Life (color)

11:25a
CBS News (color)

11:30a
Search For Tomorrow (color)

11:45a
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:30p
As the World Turns (color)

01:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

01:30p
House Party (guests Dick Benjamin, Paula Prentiss) (color)

02:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02:25p
CBS News (color)

02:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

03:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

03:30p
Candid Camera

04:00p
Focus at Four

04:30p
Bart’s Clubhouse

05:00p
Community Campus

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Daktari (color)

07:30p
Red Skelton (guests Bert Lahr, Fran Jeffries) (color)

08:30p
Good Morning World (color)

09:00p
United Fund

09:30p
Harry Reasoner (special) (color)

10:00p
News (local)

10:40p
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour

I mentioned the Harry Reasoner special, a profile of artist Andrew Wyeth, on Saturday; Reasoner always had an eclectic taste in his specials.

10 comments:

  1. It's suprising to see that there were still a lot of 5 to 15 minute programs on in 1967; wonder what Ch.3's "Editor's Choice" was. Plus, why did Ch.3 start the CBS Morning News at 7:05am? I can't imagine them just lopping off the first five minutes.
    Jefferson Airplane on the Tonight Show? Very surprising booking on the traditionally rock-adverse Carson era. Then again, the Airplane also showed up on a Perry Como holiday special(!!).
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_nMixIHf1A

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  2. - In putting this together, you might have noticed that Mike Douglas had two different sets of guests on the same day, on different stations.
    There's our old friend, the bicycle; Minneapolis would be a week ahead of Duluth (Chicago has different guests from either of these; WGN-ch9 was most likely at the head of the line).

    - "It doesn't compute" ... ?
    Actually it does.
    For the majority of their careers, Red Skelton was in Hollywood (movies and radio), while Bert Lahr was in New York (Broadway plays and revues). This was a twain that rarely if ever met for the longest time (considerable snobbery in both directions).
    Bert Lahr appearing on Skelton's Hollywood TV show would represent a major concession on his part, which would not be much repeated - he remained defiantly New York-based for his whole career (that's how he ended up doing so many commercials).

    -By the '60s, Gypsy Rose Lee had established herself as a personality well beyond her burlesque beginnings: serious acting, several published books (evidence exists that she did much, if not all, of the actual writing), and a facile ad-libber on other people's talk shows.
    Getting her own show was almost inevitable; it might have had a longer run had the marketplace not already had an overload of such shows at the time.

    - Everybody's Talking had its final B/W broadcast not long after this week.
    I saw the last show, on which host Lloyd Thaxton announced that they would be coming back "after the new year", converted to a full-color production.
    That didn't happen, of course; between Love Of Life and Jeopardy!, it wasn't likely anyway.
    By the way, the third panelist was Chad Stuart, half of the Brit team of Chad and Jeremy (Chad was the one with the horn-rim glasses).
    Jeremy Clyde ultimately went back to England and a solo career; Chad Stuart stayed in the USA and made a family. His son, James Patrick Stuart, is a frequent actor in soaps and prime-time.

    - Noting that Harry Reasoner's special was a half-hour, with CBS giving the other half back to the affiliates, with the option of which half the locals would use.
    In Chicago, ch2's news department did a special about pollution in the Great Lakes area.

    - ABC is repeating its prime-time special Africa in the morning, preempting two game shows.
    Apparently this was an experiment, to see if such occasional preempts might be feasible; I guess it didn't work out ...

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  4. Red Skelton and Bert Lahr had in fact worked together before this TV broadcast: At MGM, where they co-starred with Eleanor Powell in SHIP AHOY (1942).

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    1. Which makes it the first appearance together in 25 years.
      Thanx, JMR - the rest of my comment stands.

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  5. Gypsy Rose Lee was the subject of a TV Guide article in the December 11, 1965 issue. Her talk show was getting popular (at least in San Francisco) then.

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    1. I remember reading that article, but I'd forgotten when it appeared. I remember it because it mentioned that the Gypsy Rose Lee show was carried, among other places, in my home city of Schenectady, NY. I checked the Schenectady Gazette archives and saw that indeed her show was carried weekday mornings at 9:30 on WRGB-TV, after a new local show, PICK A SHOW, replacing reruns of HENNESEY.

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  6. "I'm thinking of writing Secretary Freeman, and see if the Agriculture Department gives away cows...I'm not sure, but I think if you belong to 4-H you're entitled to all you want. I realize I have a lot to learn"

    "Yes, I think you have"

    But that can't compare to James Wilson, who served in that position under McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft.

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  7. Yes, I do remember those Grape Gravel, err, nuts, ads. And yes, if you're wondering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euell_Gibbons. Now I know why those ads suddenly disappeared: He died in 1975.

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