February 6, 2017

What's on TV? Saturday, February 4, 1984

If you read this site on Saturday, you'll know that this week I was a bit cramped for time. My misfortune, however, is your opportunity. Rather than my ordinary commentary on the day's listings, I'm going to let you, the reader, fill in the blanks with any information you'd like to add to the shows below. It can be anything - anything at all. For instance, you might note that by 1984 we've seen the takeover by college basketball of the post-football weekend. It's everywhere, good games and bad. And to think we look back on this today and think there's hardly any basketball on at all.

I've gotten you started, now you take it from there while I get reacquainted with these local stations...


KTCA, Channel 2 (PBS)

Morning


07:00a
Sesame Street

08:00a
College for Working Adults

08:30a
College for Working Adults

09:00a
College for Working Adults

09:30a
Intro to Technical and Business Communication

10:00a
Understanding and Working with Adolescents

10:30a
Child Abuse and Neglect

11:00a
Presente

11:30a
Tony Brown’s Journal

Afternoon


12:00p
Wall $treet Week

12:30p
The McLaughlin Group

01:00p
Firing Line (guest George McGovern) (part 1)

02:00p
People and Causes

02:30p
Housewarming with Charlie Wing

03:00p
Working Women

03:30p
Yan Can Cook

04:00p
Motorweek

04:30p
Victory Garden

05:00p
Nature of Things

Evening


06:00p
Sneak Previews

06:30p
The New This Old House

07:00p
Torch of Champions

08:30p
Figure Skating

09:00p
American Playhouse

11:00p
Movie – “The Lady Vanishes”

12:30a
Austin City Limits



WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06:00a
Captain Kangaroo

07:00a
Biskitts

07:30a
Saturday Supercade

08:30a
Dungeons & Dragons

09:00a
Plasticman

09:30a
Charlie Brown & Snoopy

10:00a
Benji, Zax & the Alien Prince

10:30a
Buck Rogers

11:30a
Movie – “Tarzan and the Slave Girl” (B&W)

Afternoon


01:00p
College Basketball – Boston College at Pittsburgh

03:00p
College Basketball – Purdue at Iowa

05:00p
Carol Burnett and Friends

05:30p
CBS Saturday News with Bob Schieffer

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Fight Back! With David Horowitz

07:00p
Whiz Kids

08:00p
Airwolf

09:00p
Mickey Spillane’s Mike Hammer

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Benny Hill

11:00p
Star Search

12:00a
Movie – “Slither”

01:55a
News (local)



KSTP, Channel 5 (ABC)

Morning


05:30a
Entertainment Tonight

06:00a
Princess Knight, Princess Knight

06:30a
Rebop

07:00a
Monchhichis

07:30a
Little Rascals/Richie Rich

08:00a
New Scooby & Scrappy-Doo

08:30a
Pac-Man/Rubik the Amazing Cube

09:30a
Kidsworld

10:00a
Puppy’s Further Adventures

10:30a
The Best of Scooby-Doo

11:00a
Weekend Special

11:30a
Movie – “The Disorderly Orderly”

Afternoon


01:00p
Entertainment This Week

02:00p
Sportsbeat

02:30p
Pro Bowlers Tour

04:00p
ABC’s Wide World of Sports

05:30p
Dialogue

Evening


06:00p
News (local)

06:30p
Taking Adventure

07:00p
T.J. Hooker

08:00p
The Love Boat

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
Movie – “Fun with Dick and Jane”

12:25a
Movie – “The Thing with Two Heads”

02:10a
ABC News (Max Robinson)

02:25a
Movie – “Sundown” (B&W)

04:15a
Movie – “His Double Life” (B&W)



KMSP, Channel 9 (Ind.)

Morning


05:00a


05:30a
Rhoda

06:00a
News (local)

06:30a
Wall Street Journal Report

07:00a
The World Tomorrow with Herbert W. Armstrong

07:30a
Peter Popoff

08:00a
Focus

08:30a
Senior Citizens’ Forum

09:00a
The Bionic Woman

10:00a
Bowlerama!

11:00a
Wrestling

Afternoon


12:00p
The Wild Wild West

01:00p
Fantasy Island

02:00p
Movie – “The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid”

04:00p
Wonder Woman

05:00p
At the Movies

05:30p
Dance Fever

Evening


06:00p
Solid Gold

07:00p
Salute!

08:00p
Lawrence Welk

09:00p
Fish

09:30p
News (local)

10:00p
The Odd Couple

10:30p
Movie – “Shane”

12:30a
Movie – “Summer and Smoke”

03:00a
News (local)

03:30a
Movie – “A Matter of Humanities”



WTCN, Channel 11 (NBC)

Morning


05:00a
The Courtship of Eddie’s Father

05:30a
My Three Sons

06:00a
Cartoon Carnival

07:00a
The Flintstone Funnies

07:30a
Shirt Tales

08:00a
The Smurfs

09:30a
Alvin & the Chipmunks

10:00a
Mr. T

10:30a
The Amazing Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk

11:30a
Thundarr

Afternoon


12:00p
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

12:30p
College Basketball – Kentucky at Alabama

02:30p
A Tribute to Ray Meyer (time approximate)

03:00p
College Basketball – St. John’s at DePaul

05:00p
Newscope

05:30p
News (local)

Evening


06:00p
NBC Nightly News (Connie Chung)

06:30p
The Muppet Show

07:00p
Diff’rent Strokes

07:30p
Silver Spoons

08:00p
We Got It Made

08:30p
Mama’s Family

09:00p
Hollywood’s Most Sensational Mysteries

10:00p
News (local)

10:35p
M*A*S*H

11:05p
Late Night with David Letterman (2nd anniversary show)

12:35a
Saturday Night Rocks

01:05a
The Six Million Dollar Man

02:05a
News (local)

02:40a
Movie – “Scorpio”

04:30a
Mission: Impossible



WFBT, Channel 29 (Ind.)

Morning


07:00a
Lester Sumrall Teaches

07:30a
Kingdom Living Today

08:00a
Faith Family Bible Study

08:30a
Rejoice

09:00a
Physicians’ Forum

09:30a
The Lone Ranger

11:00a
Children’s Theatre

11:30a
Superbook

Afternoon


12:00p
Air Express

12:30p
College Basketball – Tulane at Virginia Tech

02:30p
It Takes a Thief

03:30p
Alias Smith and Jones

05:00p
Wrestling

Evening


06:00p
Children Between Life and Death

07:00p
How the West was Won

08:00p
Adam-12

08:30p
College Hockey – Minnesota at Denver

11:30p
Movie – “Street Scene” (B&W)

01:05a
The 700 Club



KXLI, Channel 41 (Ind.)

Morning


07:00a
FNN Financial News

08:00a
It’s Your Business

08:30a
Perspectives

09:00a
Tri-County Journal

09:30a
U.S. Farm Report

10:00a
Weekend Gardner

10:30a
How to with Pete

11:00a
Golden Link

11:30a
Bill Dance Outdoors

Afternoon


12:00p
Fishing with Roland Martin

12:30p
Greatest Sports Legends

01:00p
The Road to Los Angeles

02:00p
College Basketball – Missouri at Oklahoma

04:00p
Sarajevo ‘84

05:00p
Classic Country

Evening


06:00p
This Week in Country Music (guests Waylon Jennings, Eddie Rabbitt, Alabama, Jeannie C. Riley)

06:30p
America’s Top 10

07:00p
Switch

08:00p
College Basketball – Illinois at Northwestern

10:00p
Movie – “The Call of the Wild” (B&W) (time approximate)

12:00a
Rock Palace



Nickelodeon

Morning


06:00a
Pinwheel

07:00a
Pinwheel

10:00a
Kids’ Writes

10:30a
The Adventures of Black Beauty

11:00a
You Can’t Do That on Television

11:30a
Third Eye

Afternoon


12:00p
Lights! Camera! Action!

01:00p
Going Great

01:30p
Against the Odds

02:00p
Ants in Japan

03:00p
You Can’t Do That on Television

03:30p
Third Eye

04:00p
Livewire

05:00p
The Tomorrow People

05:30p
Mr. Wizard’s World

Evening


06:00p
Reggie Jackson’s World of Sports



SHO

Morning


05:30a
A Talent for Murder

07:00a
Movie – “Never Let Me Go” (B&W)

09:00a
Movie – “A Song Is Born”

11:00a
Movie – “The Towering Inferno”

Afternoon


02:00p
Hollywood

02:30p
A Talent for Murder

04:00p
Steve Martin

05:00p
US Festival ‘83

Evening


06:30p
Movie – “Bugs Bunny’s 3rd Movie – 1001 Rabbit Tales”

08:00p
Movie – “Conan the Barbarian”

10:30p
Best of Bizarre

11:00p
Movie – “Pretty Maids All in a Row”

12:35a
Steve Martin

01:35a
Movie – “The Towering Inferno”

04:30a
Best of Bizarre



WGN

Morning


05:30a
Dennis the Menace (B&W)

06:00a
Cartoons   

06:15a
Buyer’s Forum

06:30a
Three Score/Community Calendar

06:45a
Cartoons

07:00a
U.S. Farm Report

07:30a
The World Tomorrow with Herbert W. Armstrong

08:00a
Rex Humbard

08:30a
Issues Unlimited

09:00a
Charlando

09:30a
The Muppet Show

10:00a
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

10:30a
Kung Fu

11:30a
Movie – “Les Girls”

Afternoon


02:00p
One Step Beyond (B&W)

02:30p
Know Your Heritage

03:00p
College Basketball – Purdue at Iowa

05:00p
Welcome Back, Kotter

05:30p
Little House on the Prairie

Evening


06:30p
At the Movies

07:00p
American Diary

08:00p
College Basketball – Illinois at Northwestern

10:00p
News (local)

10:30p
INN News (Ted O’Brien)

11:00p
Hodag Country Music Festival

02:00a
INN News (Ted O’Brien)

02:30a
From the Editor’s Desk

03:00a
Movie – “Between Heaven and Hell”


4 comments:

  1. Mitchell - I really enjoy your page & writings. Good luck with your move back to the Twin Cities! I'm a long-time reader, first time poster:

    KTCA-2 5:00pm "Nature of Things" this long-running science & exploration program comes from Canada's public network: CBC-TV. Hosted by well-known & sometimes controversial Canadian scientist Dr David Suzuki, this hard-hitting show, while informative, often offers some 'tough love' for a planet in deep trouble. At other times, it's subject matter offers optimism & glimpses into our future. Critics of the show often feel that there's an underlay of left-leaning politics that taints the findings subjects chosen by Suzuki. "Nature of Things" is still in regular production & airs weekly on CBC television.

    It's interesting to note that by the mid-1980's many stations a number of markets were operating 24 hours. It's hard to tell whether WCCO-4 is 24 hrs - it lists local news airing at 1:55 am & morning programs begin at 6 am. Was this continuous news until 6 am? However, chs 5, indie channel 9 & 11 all offer overnight programming. In my region, some stations in the nearby Seattle-Tacoma market, also Vancouver BC had overnight programming by the mid-80's too. I think one of the first in our area to do this was CBS outlet KIRO-7 Seattle & I believe this might have been due to newly available overnightt CBS news programming.

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  2. forgot to sign my above post...Mike in British Columbia

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  3. Benny Hill on a CBS late primetime...

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    1. Benny Hill was being sold in the USA as a strip - five nights a week.
      Was WCCO carrying it that way, or just on the weekend?

      And as long as I'm here:
      Was Love Boat a two-hour special that week?
      ABC did a bunch of those over the series run.
      The normal occupant of that second hour would have been Fantasy Island, in what proved to be its final network season.

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