January 16, 2017

What's on TV? Thursday, January 18, 1979

The Mountain time zone is set up with a similar structure to the Central, with prime time running from 7 to 10 p.m., which makes us feel right at home. The place is the Phoenix metropolitan area, so have at it!




KOAI, Channel 2 (Flagstaff) (NBC)

Morning


06:00a
PTL Club

06:30a
News (local)

07:00a
Today

09:00a
Today in the Northland

09:30a
Family Feud

10:00a
Jeopardy

10:30a
Password

11:00a
Card Sharks

11:30a
All Star Secrets (panelists Lynn Redgrave, Nipsey Russell)

Afternoon


12:00p
PTL Club

01:00p
Another World

02:00p
The Doctors

02:30p
Days of Our Lives

03:00p
Batman

03:30p
The Hollywood Squares (guests Joan Rivers, Foster Brooks, Scott Baio, Jim Brown, Vicki Carr, Didi Conn, Paul Lynde, Erin Moran, Bobby Kelton)

04:00p
Navajo Nation Report

04:30p
Tennessee Tuxedo

05:00p
Rocky and His Friends

05:30p
NBC Nightly News (John Chancellor, David Brinkley)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Nashville on the Road (guest Gene Watson)

07:00p
The Challenge of the Superheroes (special)

08:00p
Quincy

09:00p
David Cassidy – Man Undercover (last show of the series)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guests Lauren Bacall, Anthony Newley)

Was there ever a game show that Nipsey Russell did not appear on? Some people might think he was a gadfly, but I prefer to think that whenever a show needed someone, they knew they could depend on Nipsey.


KTVK, Channel 3 (ABC)

Morning


06:00a
U.S. History

06:50a
Valley in View

07:00a
Good Morning America

09:00a
Happy Days

10:00a
$20,000 Pyramid (panelists Robert Walden, Brianne Leary)

10:30a
Ryan’s Hope

11:00a
All My Children

Afternoon


12:00p
One Life to Live

01:00p
General Hospital

02:00p
The Edge of Night

02:30p
Cartoons

03:30p
Spiderman

04:00p
Star Trek

05:00p
Chico and the Man

05:30p
ABC World News Tonight (Reynolds/Robinson/Jennings)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Cross-Wits

07:00p
Mork & Mindy

07:30p
Delta House (debut)

08:00p
Barney Miller

08:30p
Soap

09:00p
Family

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Starsky & Hutch

11:40p
Mannix

12:50a
News (local)

You can learn a lot about the era by the celebrities who appear on game shows. Password used to have former greats like Joan Crawford and Olivia de Havilland, but by now we have celebs like Robert Walden, who co-stars on Lou Grant, and hometown girl Brianne Leary, who grew up in Tucson and right now appears on CHiPSs.


KPHO, Channel 5 (Ind.)

Morning


06:00a
700 Club

07:00a
Fred Flintstone & Friends

07:30a
Wallace and Ladmo

08:30a
Open House

09:00a
I Dream of Jeannie

09:30a
Bewitched

10:00a
Phil Donahue

11:00a
I Love Lucy (B&W)

11:30a
News (local)

Afternoon


12:00p
Dick Van Dyke (B&W)

12:30p
Andy Griffith (B&W)

01:00p
Marcus Welby, M.D.

02:00p
The Big Valley

03:00p
Gilligan’s Island (B&W)

03:30p
Bugs Bunny

04:00p
Tom and Jerry

04:30p
Emergency One

05:30p
Adam-12

Evening


06:00p
Bob Newhart

06:30p
The Odd Couple

07:00p
Gunsmoke

08:00p
Merv Griffin (guests Wayne Rogers, Eric Carmen, Denny Johnston, Pia Zadora, Shelley Hack)

09:30p
News (local)

10:00p
The New Newlywed Game

10:30p
Movie – “The Fool Killer” (B&W)

12:30a
Phil Donahue

01:30a
News (local)

Wallace and Ladmo is an early, live action Spanish version of the beloved stop-motion animation series Wallace and Gromit. No, it isn't - it's actually a children's show that began in 1954 and ran until 1989, one of the longest-running local kids' shows ever. And it was beloved as well.


KAET, Channel 8 (Tempe) (PBS)

Morning


06:15a
A.M. Weather

06:30a
Captioned ABC News

07:00a
Growing Years

07:30a
Lilias, Yoga and You

08:00a
Sesame Street

09:00a
The Electric Company

09:30a
Folklife

10:00a
Over Easy (guest Charlton Heston)

10:30a
Dick Cavett (guest Clive James)

11:00a
Once Upon a Classic

11:30a
Black Perspective on the News

Afternoon


12:00p
Movie – “Encore” (B&W)

01:30p
American Realists of the 20th Century

02:00p
Season for Grandmothers

02:30p
Villa Alegre

03:00p
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

03:30p
The Electric Company

04:00p
Sesame Street

05:00p
Zoom

05:30p
Dick Cavett (guest Clive James, part 1)

Evening


06:00p
Over Easy (guest Kenneth Tynon)

06:30p
The MacNeil/Lehrer Report

07:00p
Nova

08:00p
Movie – “Long Ago, Tomorrow”

10:00p
Dick Cavett (guest Clive James, part 2)

10:30p
Movie – “Lord of the Flies” (B&W)

Clive James, the British author, critic, and television personality, is by far interesting enough to merit two episodes of the Dick Cavett show. Back in Dick's ABC days, he probably could have had James on for an entire 90-minute episode. 


KOOL, Channel 10 (CBS)

Morning


05:20a
Farm and Ranch Report

05:30a
Sunrise Semester

06:00a
CBS Morning News with Leslie Stahl and Richard Threlkeld

07:00a
Captain Kangaroo

08:00a
All in the Family

08:30a
The Price is Right

09:30a
Love of Life

09:55a
CBS News (Douglas Edwards)

10:00a
The Young and the Restless

10:30a
Search for Tomorrow

11:00a
News (local)

11:30a
As the World Turns

Afternoon


12:30p
Guiding Light

01:30p
M*A*S*H

02:00p
Match Game (panelists Dolly Read-Martin, Charles Nelson Reilly, Nipsey Russell, Brett Somers, Patty Deutsch, Dick Martin)

02:30p
Dinah! (guests Martin Mull, K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Lonnie Shorr, Dennis Madalone)

04:00p
Mike Douglas (co-host Dick Martin, guest Reggie Jackson, Loni Anderson, the Lettermen)

05:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

07:00p
The Waltons

08:00p
Hawaii Five-O

09:00p
Barnaby Jones

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
M*A*S*H

11:05p
Columbo

12:40a
Star Maidens

01:10a
Insight

01:40a
News (local)

I'd never heard of Star Maidens; it sounds more like a movie that should have been on MST3K, rather than what it is - a British-German sci-fi series. Right there, that sounds like a bad combination. I don't think it ever made it to the Twin Cities, at least not while I was living there.


KTAR, Channel 12 (NBC)

Morning


05:55a
RFD 12

06:00a
Nosotros

06:30a
The Archies

07:00a
Today

09:00a
The Joker’s Wild

09:30a
Wheel of Fortune

10:00a
Jeopardy

10:30a
Password

11:00a
Card Sharks

11:30a
All Star Secrets (panelists Lynn Redgrave, Nipsey Russell)

Afternoon


12:00p
News (local)

12:30p
The Hollywood Squares (guests Joan Rivers, Foster Brooks, Scott Baio, Jim Brown, Vicki Carr, Didi Conn, Paul Lynde, Erin Moran, Bobby Kelton)

01:00p
Another World

02:00p
The Doctors

02:30p
Days of Our Lives

03:30p
The Little Rascals

04:00p
The Six Million Dollar Man

05:00p
News (local)

05:30p
NBC Nightly News (John Chancellor, David Brinkley)

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Tic Tac Dough

07:00p
The Challenge of the Superheroes (special)

08:00p
Quincy

09:00p
David Cassidy – Man Undercover (last show of the series)

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (guests Lauren Bacall, Anthony Newley)

12:00a
Tomorrow (guest Art Fisher)

Let us now pause for a moment of silence for the final episode of David Cassidy - Man Undercover.


KPAZ, Channel 21 (Ind.)

Morning


07:00a
Destined for Maturity

07:30a
Davey and Goliath

08:00a
Joy in the Morning

09:30a
Let’s Just Praise the Lord

11:30a
High Adventure

Afternoon


12:00p
Living Word

12:30p
Sweetwater Jubilee

01:30p
Are You Happy

02:00p
Teach Us to Pray

02:30p
Destined for Maturity

03:00p
Spirit Song

03:30p
Let’s Just Praise the Lord

05:30p
Backyard

Evening


06:30p
Destined for Maturity

07:00p
Teach Us to Pray

07:30p
Are You Happy

08:00p
Gospel Time

09:00p
Let’s Just Praise the Lord

12:00a
Dynamic Christianity

12:30a
Song of Praise


This is just a guess, mind you, but I think this KPAZ is a religious broadcasting channel. 

2 comments:

  1. KPAZ was(and still is, I assume) a religious channel affiliated with the Trinity Broadcasting Network out of California. Match Game '79 was on it's last legs on CBS, heading for syndication in the upcoming Fall.

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  2. I suspect that either the Phoenix stations (or maybe another Mountain time zone station that taped network feeds and then played them back for the Mountain time zone) probably taped the second (7 P.M. Easter=n, 5 Mountain) feed of the network evening newscasts, rewound the tape quickly, and aired them on a half-hour delay.

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