March 20, 2017

What's on TV? Monday, March 18, 1968

It's a bilingual TV Guide this week; although our focus is on Buffalo and Rochester, we've also taken a brief foray across the border to Toronto, where as always we see an interesting mix of American and Canadian shows. CBLT, for example, picks up mostly CBS programming, with a Show of the Week starring Canadian hero Gordon Lightfoot. They also provide us with a rare glimpse of the famed British soap Coronation Street, before it would make its way to American TV. On the other hand, Hamilton's independent CHCH has a variety of syndicated programs that would be familiar on any American independent. Here you are - enjoy!




WGR, Channel 2 (Buffalo) (NBC)

Morning


06:30a
Window on the World

07:00a
Today (color)

09:00a
Pat Boone (color)

09:55a
News (color)

10:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Phyllis Kirk, Bill Cullen) (color)

10:25a
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson) (color)

10:30a
Concentration (color)

11:00a
Personality (celebrities Joan Fontaine, Jack E. Leonard, Frank Sinatra Jr., Peter Fonda) (color)

11:30a
The Hollywood Squares (celebrities Kaye Ballard, Shelley Berman, Janet Blair, Mel Brooks, Roger C. Carmel, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Jan Murray, Charley Weaver) (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Jeopardy (color)

12:30p
Mike Douglas (co-host Polly Bergen, guests Marty Ingels, Joe Williams, Judy Guerin) (color)

01:55p
News (local)

02:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

02:30p
The Doctors (color)

03:00p
Another World (color)

03:30p
You Don’t Say! (celebrities Leonard Nimoy, Pat Carroll) (color)

04:00p
Divorce Court (color)

04:30p
Merv Griffin (guests Jack and Reiko Douglas, Gloria De Haven, Charlie Manna, Chris Crosby, Cleo Dawson) (color)

Evening


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

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

07:00p
Hazel (color)

07:30p
The Monkees (color)

08:00p
Bill Cosby (special) (color)

09:00p
Movie – “Track of the Cat”

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

11:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)



WBEN, Channel 4 (Buffalo) (CBS)

Morning


06:30a
Sunrise Semester (The Origins of Christianity) (color)

07:00a
News (local) (color)

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

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Contact (color)

09:30a
Strikes, Spares, Misses

09:55a
News (color)

10:00a
Candid Camera

10:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies (color)

11:00a
Andy Griffith

11:30a
Dick Van Dyke

Afternoon


12:00p
News, Weather, Sports (local) (color)

12:25p
Doctor’s House Call (color)

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow (color)

12:45p
The Guiding Light (color)

01:00p
Meet the Miller (color)

01:30p
As the World Turns (color)

02:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

02:30p
House Party (guest James Peterson) (color)

03:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

03:25p
CBS News (color)

03:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

04:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

04:30p
Truth or Consequences (color)

05:00p
Perry Mason

Evening


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

06:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

07:00p
The Honeymooners

07:30p
Gunsmoke (color)

08:30p
The Lucy Show (color)

09:00p
Andy Grifith (color)

09:30p
America (color)

10:00p
Carol Burnett (guests Jack Jones, Tim Conway) (color)

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

11:30p
Movie – “King of the Roaring 20’s”



CBLT, Channel 6 (Toronto) (CBC)

Morning


10:30a
The Friendly Giant

10:45a
Chez Helene

11:00a
Mr. Dressup

11:25a
Pick of the Week

11:55a
News

Afternoon


12:00p
Luncheon Date

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow (color)

12:45p
The Guiding Light (color)

01:00p
Luncheon Date

01:30p
As the World Turns (color)

02:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

02:30p
Coronation Street

03:00p
Take 30

03:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

04:00p
Bonnie Prudden (color)

04:30p
Forest Rangers

05:00p
Rocket Robin Hood (color)

05:30p
Let’s Go

Evening


06:00p
Good Morning World (color)

06:30p
News, Weather, Sports (local)

07:00p
Day It Is

07:30p
Don Messer’s Jubilee (color)

08:00p
Show of the Week (guest Gordon Lightfoot) (color)

09:00p
Front Page Challenge (panelists Jack Webster, Betty Kennedy Gordon Sinclair, Pierre Berton) (color)

09:30p
Carol Burnett (guests Jack Jones, Tim Conway) (color)

10:30p
N.Y.P.D. (color)

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

11:40p
Movie – “The Browning Version”



WKBW, Channel 7 (Buffalo) (ABC)

Morning


06:30a
Window on the World

07:00a
News, Weather, Sports (local) (color)

07:30a
Rocketship 7 (color)

08:30a
Dialing for Dollars/Virginia Graham (guest Beverly Adams) (color)

10:30a
This Morning

Afternoon


12:00p
Bewitched

12:30p
Outrageous Opinions (guest Yael Dayan) (color)

01:00p
Perfect Match (color)

01:30p
The Dating Game

02:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

02:30p
The Baby Game (color)

02:55p
The Children’s Doctor (color)

03:00p
General Hospital (color)

03:30p
Commander Tom (color)

04:30p
The Flintstones (c0lor)

05:00p
I Love Lucy

05:30p
Marshal Dillon

Evening


06:00p
Movie – “Odongo”

07:20p
News, Weather, Sports (local) (color)

07:30p
Cowboy in Africa (color)

08:30p
The Rat Patrol (color)

09:00p
Felony Squad (color)

09:30p
Peyton Place (color)

10:00p
The Big Valley (color)

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

11:30p
Movie – “The Girl Next Door”



WROC, Channel 8 (Rochester) (NBC)

Morning


07:00a
Today (color)

09:00a
Crossfire

09:30a
Truth or Consequences (color)

10:00a
Snap Judgment (guests Phyllis Kirk, Bill Cullen) (color)

10:25a
NBC News (Nancy Dickerson) (color)

10:30a
Concentration (color)

11:00a
Personality (celebrities Joan Fontaine, Jack E. Leonard, Frank Sinatra Jr., Peter Fonda) (color)

11:30a
The Hollywood Squares (celebrities Kaye Ballard, Shelley Berman, Janet Blair, Mel Brooks, Roger C. Carmel, Wally Cox, Abby Dalton, Jan Murray, Charley Weaver) (color)

Afternoon


12:00p
Jeopardy (color)

12:30p
Eye Guess (color)

12:55p
NBC News (color)

01:00p
Dialing for Dollars/Virginia Graham (guests Marion Seldes, Jacqueline Bertrand) (color)

01:30p
Let’s Make a Deal (color)

02:00p
Days of Our Lives (color)

02:30p
The Doctors (color)

03:00p
Another World (color)

03:30p
You Don’t Say! (celebrities Leonard Nimoy, Pat Carroll) (color)

04:00p
Movie – “Bright Leaf” (includes Dialing for Dollars)

Evening


06:00p
How’s Business (color)

06:10p
Weather, News (local) (color)

06:30p
The Huntley-Brinkley Report (color)

07:00p
True Adventure (color)

07:30p
The Monkees (color)

08:00p
Something Special (guests Julie London, the Hi-Lo’s, Bobby Troup) (color)

09:00p
Danny Thomas (color)

10:00p
I Spy (color)

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

11:30p
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (color)



CFTO, Channel 9 (Toronto) (CTV, Ind.)

Morning


08:30a
University of the Air (Maps and the Geographer)

09:00a
Romper Room (color)

09:30a
Cartoon Playhouse

10:30a
Big Spenders (color)

11:00a
Toronto Today

11:30a
Uncle Bobby

Afternoon


12:30p
The Flintstones (color)

01:00p
Movie – “One Way Street”

02:30p
People in Conflict

03:00p
Magistrate’s Court

03:30p
It’s Your Move (color)

04:00p
I Love Lucy

04:30p
Movie – “Tip on a Dead Jockey”

Evening


06:30p
News, Weather, Sports (local)  (color)

07:00p
The Second Hundred Years (color)

07:30p
The Lucy Show (color)

08:00p
Bewitched (color)

08:30p
Family Affair (color)

09:00p
Country Music Hall (guests Hank Thompson, Bob Ellis, Diane Leigh) (color)

09:30p
I Spy (color)

10:30p
Canada 101

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

11:30p
Perry’s Probe (color)

12:10a
Spectrum



WHEC, Channel 10 (Rochester) (CBS)

Morning


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

07:55a
Pastoral Call (color)

08:00a
Captain Kangaroo (color)

09:00a
Our Gang

09:30a
The Flintstones (color)

10:00a
Candid Camera

10:30a
The Beverly Hillbillies (color)

11:00a
Andy Griffith

11:30a
Dick Van Dyke

Afternoon


12:00p
Love of Life (color)  

12:25p
CBS News (Joseph Benti) (color)

12:30p
Search for Tomorrow (color)

12:45p
The Guiding Light (color)

01:00p
The Secret Storm (color)

01:30p
As the World Turns (color)

02:00p
Love is a Many Splendored Thing (color)

02:30p
House Party (guest James Peterson) (color)

03:00p
To Tell the Truth (color)

03:25p
CBS News (color)

03:30p
The Edge of Night (color)

04:00p
Hazel (color)

04:30p
The Flintstones (color)

05:00p
Perry Mason

Evening


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

06:30p
CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (color)

07:00p
Horse Races (color)

07:30p
Gunsmoke (color)

08:30p
The Lucy Show (color)

09:00p
Andy Grifith (color)

09:30p
Family Affair (color)

10:00p
Carol Burnett (guests Jack Jones, Tim Conway) (color)

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

11:30p
Joey Bishop (color)



CHCH, Channel 11 (Hamilton) (Ind.)

Morning


06:30a
Get Going

08:00a
Schnitzel House

09:00a
Ed Allen Time (color)

09:30a
Hawkeye

10:00a
Movie – “Jazz Boat”

11:30a
Little People

Afternoon


12:00p
Bugs Bunny

01:00p
Mike Douglas (co-host Polly Bergen, guests Marty Ingels, Joe Williams, Judy Guerin) (color)

02:25p
News (local)

02:30p
Perry Mason

03:30p
The Saint

04:30p
Gilligan’s Island (color)

05:00p
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

05:55p
News (local)

Evening


06:00p
Pierre Berton

06:30p
The Rat Patrol

07:00p
Gidget (color)

07:30p
Love on a Rooftop (color)

08:00p
Movie – “Bunny Lake is Missing”

10:10p
Merv Griffin (guests Jack and Reiko Douglas, Gloria De Haven, Charlie Manna, Chris Crosby, Cleo Dawson) (color)

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

11:10p
Pierre Berton

11:30p
Hot Line

12:30a
Photo Finish

01:00a
Marriage Confidential

01:30a
Movie – “Behind the Mask”



WORK, Channel 13 (Rochester) (ABC)

Morning


09:00a
Jack LaLanne (color)

09:30a
Romper Room (color)

10:30a
This Morning

Afternoon


12:00p
Bewitched

12:30p
Treasure Isle

01:00p
The Fugitive

02:00p
The Newlywed Game (color)

02:30p
The Baby Game (color)

02:55p
The Children’s Doctor (color)

03:00p
General Hospital (color)

03:30p
Dark Shadows (color)

04:00p
Chooz a Route (color)

04:30p
Mike Douglas (co-host Polly Bergen, guests Marty Ingels, Joe Williams, Judy Guerin) (color)

Evening


06:00p
Merv Griffin (guests Orson Bean, Victor Buono, Brenda Smiley)

07:20p
Weather, News (local) (color)

07:30p
Cowboy in Africa (color)

08:30p
The Rat Patrol (color)

09:00p
Movie – “Boy on a Dolphin” (color)

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

11:30p
Let’s Speak to the Manager (color)

12:00a
Movie – “The Thing That Couldn’t Die”



WNED, Channel 17 (Buffalo) (NET)

Morning


08:30a
Return to Nursing

09:00a
Classroom

Afternoon


01:05p
Classroom

Evening


06:30p
In the Law Library (return)

07:00p
Town Meeting  (special)

10:00p
Newsfront

10:30p
Spectrum



WXXI, Channel 21 (Rochester) (NET)

Morning


09:00a
Classroom

11:30a
Museum Open House

Afternoon


12:00p
Return to Nursing

12:30p
American Civilization

01:00p
Classroom

05:00p
Riddle Road

05:15p
The Friendly Giant

05:30p
Misterogers

Evening


06:00p
The John Glenn Story

06:30p
In the Law Library (return)

07:00p
Town Meeting  (special)

08:30p
Great Decisions (Upheaval in Communist China)

09:00p
NET Journal

10:00p
Newsfront

10:30p
Spectrum

4 comments:

  1. Don't forget the classic CBC program, "Front Page Challenge" (impressive guests this week included Canadian author Pierre Berton). Of course, this was a perfect topic for SCTV when the station was forced to air CBC programming.....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3wj3cB47vA

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    1. Betty Kennedy, Gordon Sinclair and Pierre Berton were the regular panelists on FPC.

      Interesting that neither ABC affiliate airs the ABC Evening News, and that both have only a 10 minute local broadcast at the odd 7:20 time (Rochester of course being WOKR, not WORK).

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    2. RIP Betty Kennedy - March 21, 2017.

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  2. Today, "Cancon" regulations severly limit how much of CBC Television's programming can come from the American networks.

    Very little of CBC's schedule today, especially in prime-time, comes from the 'States.

    By contrast, most of CTV's prime-time schedule is still made up of U.S. imports, as is most of Global's prime-time schedule (Global TV didn't come onto the scene until 1974, and then only in Ontario. It took several more years for Global to reach all of Canada).

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