March 13, 2017

What's on TV? Friday, March 17, 1967

Friday is St. Patrick's Day, in 1967 as it is this year, and while nobody thought to dye the Mississippi River green, there was a parade in St. Paul, the more Irish of the two Twin Cities. You can see that on Channel 4, along with some other interesting shows, and some that were probably not so interesting. Lots of clips this week, though!




KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Morning


09: 15a
Classroom

Afternoon


03: 00p
Managers in Action

05: 00p
Kindergarten

05: 30p
What’s in a Word?

Evening


06: 00p
Continental Comment

06: 30p
Antiques

07: 00p
Folk Guitar

07: 30p
Inquiry

08: 00p
Let’s Lip-Read

08: 30p
St. Thomas College

09: 00p
Landscape Ideas

09: 30p
To Be Announced

10: 15p
Italian Panorama

10: 30p
The Big Picture (Army)

Folk Guitar, hosted by Laura Weber, was a production of the Bay Area's KQED and ran on the N.E.T. feed. I have no fondness for folk music, so I don't have any memories to share myself, but here's a clip from a 1969 episode.




KDAL, Channel 3 (Duluth) (CBS)

Morning


07: 35a
Farm and Home

07: 45a
Treetop House

08: 00a
Captain Kangaroo

09: 00a
Candid Camera

09: 30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10: 00a
Andy of Mayberry

10: 30a
Dick Van Dyke

11: 00a
Love of Life

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
Password (guests Mimi Hines, Phil Ford) (color)

01: 30p
House Party (guests Pat O’Brien, Westchester Lariats) (color)

02: 00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02: 25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards) (color)

02: 30p
The Edge of Night

03: 00p
The Secret Storm

03: 30p
Mike Douglas (co-host Johnny Mathis, guests Anita Bryant, Adela Rogers St. Johns)

05: 00p
Leave it to Beaver

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

Evening


06: 00p
News (local)

06: 30p
The Wild Wild West (color)

07: 30p
Minnesota State High School Basketball Tournament (special)

10: 45p
News (local) (time approximate)

11: 00p
Movie – “Gorgo”

I was going to say that Gorgo sounded like something for Mystery Science Theater, but why say it when you can see it?




WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

Morning


06: 00a
Sunrise Semester

06: 30a
Siegfried and His Flying Saucer

07: 00a
Clancy and & Company (color)

08: 00a
Captain Kangaroo

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

09: 05a
News (Dean Montgomery) (color)

09: 10A
Hi Neighbor (color)

09: 30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10: 00a
Andy of Mayberry

10: 30a
Dick Van Dyke

11: 00a
Love of Life

11: 25a
CBS News (color)

11: 30a
Search for Tomorrow (color)

11: 45p
The Guiding Light (color)

Afternoon


12: 00p
News (local) (color)

12: 20p
Something Special (color)

12: 30p
As the World Turns (color)

01: 00p
Password (guests Mimi Hines, Phil Ford) (color)

01: 30p
House Party (guests Pat O’Brien, Westchester Lariats) (color)

02: 00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02: 25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards) (color)

02: 30p
The Edge of Night

03: 00p
The Secret Storm

03: 30p
St. Patrick's Day Parade (special)

04: 00p
Mike Douglas (co-host Al Martino, guests The Young Rascals, Prof. Irwin Corey, Morris Blatman, Bobbi Martin)

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

Evening


06: 00p
News (local) (color)

06: 30p
The Wild Wild West (color)

07: 30p
Hogan’s Heroes (color)

08: 00p
CBS Friday Night Movie - "Escape From Zahrain" (color)

10: 00p
News (local) (color)

10: 30p
Movie – “The Magnificent Seven” (color) 

12: 50a
Sports (Hal Scott) (color)

01: 00a
 Lawbreaker (color)

Lawbreaker, as I think I've mentioned before, was hosted by Lee Marvin, and was a sort of docudrama, in which various crimes were re-created, using as many of the original participants as possible, including in some cases the criminals involved. You could tell most of the people involved weren't professional actors (or even amateur ones), but it was still interesting.


KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

Morning


06: 00a
Continental Classroom (Civil Liberties)

06: 30a
City and Country (color)

07: 00a
Today (guests Hans Holzer, Fred Freed, Robert Ball, Ulick O’Connor) (color)

09: 00a
Reach for the Stars (color)

09: 25a
NBC News (color)

09: 30a
Concentration (color)

10: 00a
Pat Boone (guest Pat Harrington) (color)

10: 30a
The Hollywood Squares (guests Glenn Ford, Ruta Lee, George Maharis, Judy Carne, Fred Clark) (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 (color)

12: 30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12: 55p
NBC News (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 Jane Wyatt, Brian Keith) (color)

03: 00p
The Match Game (guests Betty White, Robert Q. Lewis) (color)

03: 25p
NBC News (color)

03: 30p
Dialing for Dollars (color)

04: 30p
Of Lands and Seas (color)

05: 25p
Doctor’s House Call (color)

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

Evening


06: 00p
News (local) (color)

06: 30p
A Bit O’ Ireland (special) (color)

07: 00p
Skiing (special) (color)

07: 30p
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

08: 30p
Hallmark Hall of Fame – “Anastasia” (special) (color)

10: 00p
News (local) (color)

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

12: 00a
News and Sports (local) (color)

12: 15a
Movie – “The Mad Doctor of Market Street” (time approximate)

Channel 5 preempts Tarzan to show their Ireland special, followed by highlights of a skiing competition. It's possible their viewers got the best of the deal - luck o' the Irish and all.


WDSM, Channel 6 (Duluth) (NBC)

Morning


07: 00a
Today (guests Hans Holzer, Fred Freed, Robert Ball, Ulick O’Connor) (color)

09: 00a
Jack LaLanne (color)

09: 30a
Concentration (color)

10: 00a
Pat Boone (guest Pat Harrington) (color)

10: 30a
The Hollywood Squares (guests Glenn Ford, Ruta Lee, George Maharis, Judy Carne, Fred Clark) (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)

12: 55p
NBC News (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 Jane Wyatt, Brian Keith) (color)

03: 00p
The Match Game (guests Betty White, Robert Q. Lewis) (color)

03: 25p
NBC News (color)

03: 30p
Reach for the Stars

03: 55p
Bozo and His Pals (color)

05: 00p
You Asked for It

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

Evening


06: 00p
News, Rocky Teller

06: 30p
Tarzan (color)

07: 30p
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (color)

08: 30p
Hallmark Hall of Fame – “Anastasia” (special) (color)

10: 00p
News (local) (color)

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

I remember most of the game shows of this era, but not Eye Guess. Fortunately, we have YouTube to refresh our memories. Here's an episode from 1968, hosted by Bill Cullen.




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

Morning


07: 00a
Today (guests Hans Holzer, Fred Freed, Robert Ball, Ulick O’Connor) (color)

09: 00a
Reach for the Stars (color)

09: 25a
NBC News (color)

09: 30a
Concentration (color)

10: 00a
Pat Boone (guest Pat Harrington) (color)

10: 30a
The Hollywood Squares (guests Glenn Ford, Ruta Lee, George Maharis, Judy Carne, Fred Clark) (color)

11: 00a
Jeopardy (color)

11: 30a
Eye Guess (color)

11: 55a
NBC News (color)

Afternoon


12: 00p
News (local)

12: 20p
Trading Post

12: 30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

12: 55p
NBC News (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 Jane Wyatt, Brian Keith) (color)

03: 00p
The Match Game (guests Betty White, Robert Q. Lewis) (color)

03: 25p
NBC News (color)

03: 30p
General Hospital

04: 00p
Welcome Inn

04: 30p
Magilla Gorilla

05: 00p
Batman

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

Evening


06: 00p
News (local)

06: 30p
Tarzan (color)

07: 30p
Minnesota State High School Basketball Tournament (special)

10: 15p
News, Weather, Sports (local) (time approximate)

10: 45p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)

On the other hand, I do remember You Don't Say!, which was a kind of variation of Password. See if you remember it.




WDSE, Channel 8 (Duluth) (Educ.)

Afternoon


05: 00p
Kindergarten

05: 30p
Managers in Action

Evening


06: 00p
The French Chef

06: 30p
What’s New

07: 00p
N.E.T. Playhouse

08: 00p
James Reston

09: 00p
Landscape Ideas

09: 30p
To Be Announced

10: 15p
Italian Panorama

10: 30p
The Big Picture (Army)

James "Scotty" Reston, host of the 8:00 p.m. show, was one of the best-known and most respected Washington correspondents of the time, working for many years for The New York Times. I think we can, therefore, assume that this program was about the political scene, and might have touched on Vietnam.


KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

Morning


07: 30a
Morning Show

08: 00a
Where the Action Is (performers Rites of Spring, Keith Allison, Paul Revere and the Raiders)

08: 30a
Romper Room

09: 30a
Jack LaLanne (color)

10: 00a
Supermarket Sweep

10: 30a
The Dating Game

11: 00a
Everybody’s Talking

11: 30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12: 00p
Ben Casey

01: 00p
The Newlywed Game

01: 30p
Dream Girl (guests Donna Douglas, John Gavin, James Shigeta, Buddy Rich)

01: 55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02: 00p
General Hospital

02: 30p
The Nurses

03: 00p
Dark Shadows

03: 30p
Movie – “Cry Danger”

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

05: 30p
Timmy and Lassie

Evening


06: 00p
McHale’s Navy

06: 30p
The Green Hornet (color)

07: 00p
The Time Tunnel (color)

08: 00p
Rango (color)

08: 30p
Phyllis Diller (color)

09: 00p
The Avengers (color)

10: 00p
News (local)

10: 30p
Movie – “The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing” (color)

This week's episode of The Time Tunnel involves our heroes going back in time to help King Arthur protect his throne from the Vikings. It's a pity they didn't also help him protect his wife from Sir Lancelot - but that would have been an episode of Divorce Court.


WDIO, Channel 10 (Duluth) (ABC)

Morning


08: 30a
Where the Action Is (performers Little Boy Blues, Steve Alaino, Tina Mason)

09: 00a
Cartoons

10: 00a
Supermarket Sweep

10: 30a
The Dating Game

11: 00a
Everybody’s Talking

11: 30a
Donna Reed

Afternoon


12: 00p
Ben Casey

01: 00p
The Newlywed Game

01: 30p
Dream Girl (guests Donna Douglas, John Gavin, James Shigeta, Buddy Rich)

01: 55p
ABC News (Marlene Sanders)

02: 00p
General Hospital

02: 30p
The Nurses

03: 00p
Dark Shadows

03: 30p
Movie – “Backlash”

05: 15p
News, Sports, Weather (local)

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

Evening


06: 00p
The Twilight Zone

06: 30p
The Green Hornet (color)

07: 00p
The Time Tunnel (color)

08: 00p
Rango (color)

08: 30p
Phyllis Diller (color)

09: 00p
The Avengers (color)

10: 00p
News (local)

10: 25p
Movie – “Take One False Step”

12: 00a
Movie – “Cat Girl”

Cat Girl, I'm told, has nothing to do with Batman. It concerns a woman who thinks she's possessed by a leopard. Perhaps Batman would have been more entertaining.


WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

Morning


08: 55a
News (Gil Amundson)

09: 00a
Cartoon Carnival (color)

09: 30a
Gloria (color)

10: 00a
PDQ (guests Jan Murray, Tab Hunter, Donna Loren)

10: 30a
Whirlybirds

11: 00a
Wild Cargo (color)

11: 30a
Cooking with Hank

11: 45a
News (Gil Amundson)

Afternoon


12: 00p
Lunch with Casey

01: 00p
Matinee Movie – “Daughter of Dr. Jekyll”

02: 45p
Mel’s Notebook

03: 00p
Virginia Graham (guests Totie Fields, Connie Stevens, Joyce Jameson)

03: 30p
Mister Ed

04: 00p
Popeye and Pete

04: 30p
Casey and Roundhouse

05: 30p
The Flintstones (color)

Evening


06: 00p
Yogi Bear (color)

06: 30p
Perry Mason

07: 30p
Minnesota State High School Basketball Tournament (special)

10: 30p
Post-Game Show (time approximate)

10: 45p
News (local) (time approximate)

11: 00p
Movie – “Uncle Was a Vampire” (color) (time approximate)

PDQ is another game show I don't recall. Here's the pilot:




KEYC, Channel 12 (Mankato) (CBS)

Morning


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

07: 55a
Film Short

08: 00a
Captain Kangaroo

09: 00a
Candid Camera

09: 30a
The Beverly Hillbillies

10: 00a
Andy of Mayberry

10: 30a
Dick Van Dyke

11: 00a
Love of Life  

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
Password (guests Mimi Hines, Phil Ford) (color)

01: 30p
House Party (guests Pat O’Brien, Westchester Lariats) (color)

02: 00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

02: 25p
CBS News (Douglas Edwards) (color)

02: 30p
The Edge of Night

03: 00p
The Secret Storm

03: 30p
Take 12

04: 00p
Bart’s Clubhouse

04: 30p
Sergeant Preston

05: 00p
People, Pests, Pesticides

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

Evening


06: 00p
News (local)

06: 30p
The Wild Wild West (color)

07: 30p
Minnesota State High School Basketball Tournament (special)

10: 30p
News (local) (time approximate)

11: 10p
Commercial

 11: 20p
 Movie – “The Lady Wants Mink”

That 5:00 p.m.  show, People, Pests, Pesticides, sounds like a real winner, doesn't it?

7 comments:

  1. "Eye Guess" was intended as a comedy game-show,. with the laughs coming from wrong answers.

    Although Bill Cullen is gone, I'd like to see a revival of the show, again with a comedy orientation as in the original.

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    1. Bob Stewart Productions did attempt an 80s revival of EYE GUESS called EYE Q. It went as far as a pilot hosted by Henry Polic II, who had hosted [CELEBRITY] DOUBLE TALK for Stewart in 1986.

      A few clips of that exact episode of YOU DON'T SAY! aired during Tom Hanks' movie "That Thing You Do". If you look carefully at the color tvs at Guy's dad's appliance store while the group members are rejoicing at hearing their song for the first time, you can see clips of the show's logo followed by Mel Torme turning around and delivering his line, aired out of order from the actual show. This episode originally aired the next week on March 22, 1967.

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    2. Loved Eye Guess, and had the REAL home version! LOL

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  2. As you've pointed out in the past, Minneapolis-St. Paul TV stations were wont to preempt network offerings when the occasion arose.
    Since the Julie Harris Tarzan was the second of two parts, this begs a question:
    Did KSTP carry part one the previous Friday?
    If so, did they carry part 2 as a make-good at some later time (such as Saturday afternoon)?
    Or did they just not carry Tarzan at all?
    Just curious ...

    - Here in Chicago, WMAQ-channel 5 carried live coverage of the downtown St. Patrick's Day Parade, at 1:30 -3:00 pm, in place of The Doctors, Another World, and You Don't Say!
    I don't know for certain whether ch5 ran make-goods, of the soaps at least.

    - Staying local:
    I can't recall the exact dates involved, but it was about this time that WCIU-Channel 26, which was in its third year of existence, begin to devote its daytime hours - about 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - to Stock Market Observer, which was mainly talking heads giving out business news and occasional interviews, with the bottom third of the screen scrolling stock quotations non-stop; this ran on ch26 for well over a decade.
    Did any Minn stations do anything like this?

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  3. The clip you've provided from Laura Weber's "Folk Guitar" on KTCA-2 features none other than Jorma Kaukonen & bassist Jack Cassidy, two-thirds of the San Fransisco band Hot Tuna. These two are still performing together in the band to this day. Originally both were among the original members of Jefferson Airplane...Mike in British Columbia

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  4. PDQ was a syndicated game that was revamped a bit and showed up on NBC a few years later as "Baffle," hosted by sportscaster Dick Enberg. One member of a team would try to guess a word put up on a board by the other in as few letters as possible. I believe the idea was later adopted for license plates.

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  5. Back when the Minnesota Basketball tournament was fed statewide to various stations around the state. IIRC the station in Austin MN picked it up as well as a station in Fargo/Moorhead so the entire state could see it. The feeding went on through at least 1989 as I remember watching the tourney that year on a local station in my DMA.(We had moved to a new house and didn't get a booster on our anntenna to get the Twin Cities). After that I'm not sure. I went in 1990 and after that I was in college in the KMSP(they had the rights then) DMA

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