January 9, 2017

What's on TV? Thursday, January 14, 1971

This week we're in Philadelphia, all set to have a good time. We're halfway through the first month of the year, and as you'll see, some of the new season's hopefuls are already dropping off the schedule. Whoever said April was the cruelest month obviously wasn't a television producer.



KYW, Channel 3 (NBC)

Morning


06:10a
News (local) (B&W)

06:15a
Fair Adventure (B&W)

06:45a
Farm, Home and Garden

06:55a
Today in Philadelphia

07:00a
Today (guest engineer William Lear)

09:00a
McLean & Company

10:00a
Dinah’s Place (guest Frank Sinatra)

10:30a
Concentration

11:00a
Sale of the Century

11:30a
The Hollywood Squares (guests Richard Crenna, Paul Lynde, Jan Murray, Della Reese, Phil Silvers, Karen Valentine)

Afternoon


12:00p
News, Weather (local)

12:25p
CBS News

12:30p
Mike Douglas (guests Robert Morse, Vidal Sassoon, Faron Young, Muriel Grossfeld)

02:00p
Days of Our Lives

02:30p
The Doctors

03:00p
Another World/Bay City

03:30p
Bright Promise

04:00p
Another World/Somerset

04:30p
David Frost (guests Andy Griffith, Richard Linke)

Evening


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

06:30p
NBC Nightly News

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

07:30p
Flip Wilson (guests Zero Mostel, Steve Lawrence, Roberta Flack)

08:30p
Bob Hope (Christmas tour; guests Ursula Andress, Johnny Bench, Lola Falana, Bobbi Martin, the Golddiggers, Miss World Jennifer Hosten)

10:00p
Dean Martin (guests Orson Welles, Charles Nelson Reilly, Don Rice)

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

11:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Distinguished guests on today's shows, with Frank Sinatra on Dinah Shore's show (not only singing, but cooking spaghetti!), and Orson Welles reading the story of Noah on Dean Martin's. And if you read Saturday's piece, you'll recognize that the guest appearing with Andy Griffith on David Frost's show is his longtime agent, Dick Linke.


WFIL, Channel 6 (ABC)

Morning


06:30a
Operation Alphabet

07:00a
Thunderbirds

07:30a
Captain Noah

08:30a
Popeye Theater

09:30a
Fashions in Sewing

09:40a
Connie Roussin

09:50p
News (local)

10:00a
Target

10:30a
On Camera

11:00a
The Movie Game (guest Richard Crenna, Norm Crosby, Dan Dailey, Angie Dickinson Michele Lee, Burt Reynolds)

11:30a
That Girl

Afternoon


12:00p
Bewitched

12:30p
A World Apart

01:00p
All My Children

01:30p
Let’s Make a Deal

02:00p
The Newlywed Game

02:30p
The Dating Game

03:00p
General Hospital

03:30p
Jury Trials

04:00p
Dark Shadows

04:30p
I Love Lucy (B&W)

05:00p
Truth or Consequences

05:30p
To Tell the Truth

Evening


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

06:30p
ABC Evening News with Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner

07:00p
What’s My Line? (panelists Arlene Francis, Anita Gillette, Robert Morse, Soupy Sales)

07:30p
Matt Lincoln (last show of the series)

08:30p
Bewitched

09:00p
Barefoot in the Park (last show of the series)

09:30p
The Odd Couple

10:00p
The Immortal (last show of the series)

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

11:30p
Dick Cavett (guest Norman Mailer)

01:00a
News (local)

01:15a
The Rifleman (B&W)

And so ends Vince Edwards' return to series television tonight with the final episode of Matt Lincoln, followed by the end of the first half of the Neil Simon sitcoms, Barefoot in the Park, and Christopher George's Fugitive-like series The Immortal. Matt Lincoln will be replaced by the debut of Alias Smith and Jones, while Barefoot in the Park makes room for Make Room for Granddaddy, and The Odd Couple moves to Friday in order for Dan August, the target of Cleveland Amory's review this week, to take over the hour that included The Immortal.


WCAU, Channel 10 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Sunrise Semester

06:30a
Explorer 10

07:00a
CBS Morning News

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo

09:00a
Betty Hughes (guest Dionne Warwick)

09:30a
The Farmer’s Daughter

10:00a
The Lucy Show

10:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

11:00a
Family Affair

11:30a
Love of Life

Afternoon


12:00p
Where the Heart Is

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow

01:00p
The Galloping Gourmet

01:30p
As the World Turns

02:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing

02:30p
The Guiding Light

03:00p
The Secret Storm

03:30p
The Edge of Night

04:00p
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.

04:30p
Movie – “Malaya” (B&W)

Evening


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

07:00p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

07:30p
Family Affair

08:00p
Jim Nabors (guest Robert Goulet)

09:00p
CBS Thursday Night Movie – “Five Branded Women”

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

11:30p
Merv Griffin (tribute to the silent film era)

01:00a
Movie – “Red Ball Express”

02:35a
News (local)

Would you have any idea that Five Branded Women was about World War II intrigue? No matter; Judith Crist calls it "a shoddy 1960 international mishmash that shows you five lovely ladies as near-bald collaborators in World war II." Does that mean it isn't worth watching, then?


WPHL, Channel 17 (Ind.)

Morning


09:30a
At Your Service

10:00a
Jack LaLanne

10:30a
Rocket Robin Hood

11:00a
Johnny Cypher

11:30a
Mantrap

Afternoon


12:00p
Jeopardy

12:30p
The Who, What or Where Game

12:55p
NBC News (Floyd Kalber)

01:00p
One Life to Live

01:30p
Words and Music

02:00p
Run For Your Life

03:00p
Astroboy

03:30p
King Kong

04:00p
The Lone Ranger (B&W)

04:30p
The Three Stooges (B&W)

05:00p
Speed Racer

05:30p
Spiderman

Evening


06:00p
Patty Duke (B&W)

06:30p
Daniel Boone

07:30p
Of Lands and Seas

08:30p
NBA Basketball (76ers at Bulls)

10:30p
The Twilight Zone (B&W)

11:00p
Can You Top This? (guests Joey Adams, Morey Amsterdam, George Jessel)

11:30p
Movie – “Romance on the High Seas”

Rocket Robin Hood! Remember that cartoon? I'll bet it's probably been 40 years since I've thought about it. Upon further reflection, I find that I wasn't missing a thing. 


WTAF, Channel 29 (Ind.)

Morning


07:30a
News Watch

08:15a
Black History

08:20a
News Watch

08:30a
Bozo

09:00a
Skipper Ryle

10:00a
Romper Room

11:00a
Phil Donahue (guest Rev. Richard Unsworth)

11:55a
Cover Up with Adele

Afternoon


12:00p
Popeye & Pals

12:30p
Naked Truth

12:55p
News Watch

01:00p
Divorce Court

01:30p
Girl Talk (guests Stiller and Meara)

02:00p
Phil Donahue (guest Rev. Richard Unsworth)

02:55p
Black History

03:00p
Beat the Clock

03:30p
Adam, Popeye & Pals

05:00p
Land of the Giants

Evening


06:00p
The Flying Nun

06:30p
I Dream of Jeannie

07:00p
Dragnet

07:30p
Steve Allen

09:00p
Virginia Graham

10:00p
The Saint (B&W)

11:00p
News Probe

11:30p
Roller Derby

12:30a
Black History

12:35a
News Watch

11:55am - Cover Up with Adele. Not that Adele.  


WLVT, Channel 39 (Allentown) (PBS)

Morning


07:45a
Sesame Street

08:45a
Classroom

Afternoon


03:45p
The Magic Window

Evening


06:00p
Sesame Street

07:00p
Misterogers

07:30p
The French Chef

08:00p
Washington News

08:30p
NET Playhouse

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Northampton Country

Tonight on The French Chef, Julia Child makes "la tarte Tatin, an upside-down tart often served in the best Paris restaurants." 


WKBS, Channel 48 (Ind.)

Afternoon


12:00p
Delaware Valley Today

12:30p
Dickory Doc Cartoons

01:00p
Movie – “My Favorite Wife” (B&W)

03:00p
Kimba

03:30p
The Banana Splits

04:30p
The Flintstones

05:00p
The Munsters

05:30p
Get Smart

Evening


06:00p
Star Trek

07:00p
Dick Van Dyke (B&W)

07:30p
It Takes a Thief

08:30p
Candid Camera

09:00p
The Avengers (B&W)

10:00p
Perry Mason (B&W)

11:00p
Alfred Hitchcock Presents

11:30p
Movie – “Flight for Freedom”


It Takes a Thief hasn't even been off the air a year, and it's already in syndication. That, with the rest o the primetime lineup, makes for a pretty good night of classic television, if I do say so myself. 

6 comments:

  1. Was CBS News really on KYW-TV at 12:25 PM? I know Westinghouse & NBC didn't get along too well, and KYW-TV is with CBS now, but that seems a bit too far.

    I see that WPHL-TV picked up the NBC game shows that KYW-TV preempted for news & Mike Douglas. I wish NY State's Capital District had had an indie station at the time to pick up all the NBC game shows WRGB-TV preempted.

    WORDS & MUSIC was in its last month at this time. Wink Martindale wrote in a book that this game show was about his worst experience with game shows. It was replaced at the beginning of February with the first game show that I ever recall seeing (I was in Kindergarten at the time.), JOE GARAGIOLA'S MEMORY GAME. I'd love to see that one again, especially since I think I can still remember bits of its theme song after 45+ years. UCLA has a few episodes in its library, but I think they're in a format that's still unviewable at this time. :(

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  2. See Richard Crenna on THE MOVIE GAME, then HOLLYWOOD SQUARES...

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    1. Ummm ...

      Didn't I cover this once before a while back?

      About how daily game shows were taped a week's worth at a session, three shows, a dinner break (with wet bar), then two much wilder shows to end the week?
      And all several weeks before they aired (usually on the city-to-city bicycle)?

      Here's an irrelevant anecdote from circa 1969:

      Chuck Barris was syndicating The Game Game, which was based on those magazine quizzes that went "How (something) are you?"

      Three celebrities, playing for rowdy laughs, and a civilian player guessing what a survey said.

      One fine week, the three celebs were a lady star whom I've momentarily forgotten (I want to say Jessica Walter, but I'm not sure); Doug McClure, then in the late stages of The Virginian; and Doug's pal Burt Reynolds, who was plugging a movie called Skullduggery.
      Burt was between toupees at the time; what hair he had was plastered across his skull in possibly the worst combover ever seen (sort of a cross between Julius Caesar and Zero Mostel).
      Reynolds and McClure took over the taping early on (they had either started early on the wet bar or were already loaded anyway), and the host, Jim McKrell, had pretty much given up control by the Tuesday show.
      Came the Friday show:
      McKrell started to do the standard signoff speech, on the TelePrompter in front of him, as he'd done for every show for the whole year of Game Game's run.
      McKrell started off by mentioning that this was the last show of the week, and said goodbye to the panelists as he had always done -
      - and then Burt Reynolds got up, walked over to McKrell and hoisted him over his shoulder and carried him off the stage.
      At this point, Doug McClure walked to the host's podium, addressed the Prompter, and flawlessly delivered McKrell's standard spiel (remembering to substitute his own name for McKrell's), to the cheers of the audience.
      As the credits rolled, Jim McKrell walked back onstage, with that "I'm gonna kill you" smile on his face, and all ended well (if crazily).
      (PS: Reynolds began using Jim McKrell in small roles in his movies, so that ended well.)

      Just thought I'd pass that along ...

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    2. This appears to be from the same week: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=q310TmGe3fg

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  3. I cannot believe this! The ABC affiliate (WFIL) does not air ONE LIFE TO LIVE. The independent station (WPHL) does run the show, but obviously on a tape-delayed basis. Why am I making a big thing of this? Because Agnes Nixon, the creator/executive producer of ONE LIFE TO LIVE is a Philadelphia (actually Bryn Mawr) resident, and she cannot even see her on show on the ABC affiliate. Perhaps ABC provided her with a direct feed, but that's hard to believe.

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  4. Westinghouse didn't affiliate with KYW TV until almost a quarter century later.

    Dark Shadows was in its final months .

    Also this was a little less than 3 months before Channel 6bwas sold to Cap Cities and became WPVI TV.

    Action News was less than a year old and wasn't the juggarnaunt it became and still is 47 years later.

    Remember those newscasts that aired during the morning or mid morning hours? Well they were slides only newscasts read by the on duty staff announcer at the stations.

    Later in 1971 after the Cap Cities take over of channel 6 they would not renew the contract of the legendary Sally Starr and they would also purge most of their announcing staff except for Paul Norton and Jim McCann.

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