June 26, 2017

What's on TV? Monday, June 26, 1961

It's throwback Monday here at the blog! The font's similar to what you'd read in this issue, the program titles are exactly the way TV Guide lists them (I usually try to include the show's complete title whenever possible, including the use of "The"), and you'll even see the little description following the show's title, the one that's so inconsistently applied; sometimes it's the genre, sometimes the show's host (which in turn may be the complete name or only the last name), sometimes nothing at all. I suppose it all depends on what kind of space is available.

Maybe I'm just bored and wanted to try something new, perhaps I'll do this again from time to time, or possibly I'll start doing this every week - not sure, but it was fun to do something different, and I enjoyed being able to include a little more about the program than I usually do. These listings are from the Twin Cities, as opposed to the Minnesota State Edition, so have at it!


KTCA, Channel 2 (Educ.)

Evening

    6:30
AROUND THE CORNER – Children   DEBUT 

    7:00
INDIVIDUAL AND THE UNIVERSE – Astronomy

    8:00
NATIONAL GOALS – Dr. Wriston

    8:30
GRAPHIC ARTS – Education

    9:00
HUMANITIES IV – Dr. Ralph Ross

  10:00
CASALS’ MASTER CLASS

  10:30
FAMILY DOCTOR – Cherkasky



WCCO, Channel 4 (CBS)

MORNING

    7:00
FLYING SAUCER – Siegfried

    8:00
NEWS – Richard C. Hottelet

    8:15
CAPTAIN KANGAROO – Children

    9:00
NEWS – Dean Montgomery

    9:10
DR. REUBEN K. YOUNGDAHL

    9:20
WHAT’S NEW – Arle Haberle

    9:30
VIDEO VILLAGE – Monty Hall

  10:00
DOUBLE EXPOSURE – Dunne

  10:30
YOUR SURPRISE PACKAGE

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS – Dave Moore

  12:15
SOMETHING SPECIAL – Merriman

  12:25
WEATHER – Bud Kraehling

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial

    1:00
FACE THE FACTS – Red Rowe

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY – Art Linkletter

    2:00
MILLIONAIRE – Drama

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS – Drama

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY – Serial

    3:15
SECRET STORM – Serial

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

    4:00
AROUND THE TOWN – Haeberle

    4:30
AXEL AND HIS DOG – Clellan Card

    5:00
CLANCY THE COP – Children

    5:45
NEWS – Douglas Edwards

Evening

    6:00
NEWS – Dean Montgomery

    6:15
WEATHER – Don O’Brien

    6:20
SPORTS – Don Dahl

    6:30
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Panel

    7:00
PETE AND GLADYS – Comedy

    7:30
BRINGING UP BUDDY – Comedy

    8:00
DANNY THOMAS – Comedy

    8:30
ANDY GRIFFITH – Comedy

    9:00
HENNESEY – Comedy

    9:30
BRENNER – Police

  10:00
NEWS – Dave Moore

  10:15
WEATHER – Bud Kraehling

  10:20
SPORTS – Dick Enroth

  10:30
26 MEN – Western

  11:00
WEATHER – Don O’Brien

  11:05
MOVIE – Drama
“The Ship That Died of Shame” (English; 1955)



KSTP, Channel 5 (NBC)

MORNING

    6:30
FARM SCENE – David Stone

    7:00
DAVE GARROWAY

    9:00
SAY WHEN – Art James

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH – Merv Griffin   COLOR 

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Cullen   COLOR 

  10:30
CONCENTRATION – Hugh Downs

  11:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU   COLOR 

  11:55
NEWS – Ray Scherer

AFTERNOON

  12:00
NEWS – John MacDougall

  12:15
WEATHER – Johnny Morris

  12:20
TREASURE CHEST – Jim Hutton

    1:00
JAN MURRAY – Game   COLOR 

    1:30
LORETTA YOUNG – Drama

    2:00
YOUNG DR. MALONE – Serial

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS – Serial

    3:00
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

    3:30
HERE’S HOLLYWOOD – Interviews 
(guests Hermione Gingold, Billy DeWolfe)

    4:00
TOPPER – Comedy

    4:30
T.N. TATTERS – Children

    5:15
CITY DETECTIVE – Police

    5:45
NEWS – Huntley, Brinkley

EVENING

    6:00
NEWS – Bob Ryan

    6:15
WEATHER – Johnny Morris

    6:30
AMERICANS – Drama

    7:30
WELLS FARGO – Western

    8:00
WHISPERING SMITH – Western

    8:30
CONCENTRATION   COLOR 

    9:00
BARBARA STANWYCK – Drama

    9:30
DANGEROUS ROBIN – Mystery

  10:00
NEWS – John MacDougall

  10:15
WEATHER – Johnny Morris

  10:20
SPORTS – Dick Nesbitt

  10:30
JACK PAAR - Variety   COLOR 
(guest host Orson Bean) 

  12:00
NEWS AND SPORTS – Krupp



KMSP, Channel 9 (ABC)

MORNING

    7:55
CHAPEL OF THE AIR – Religion

    8:00
BREAKFAST WITH CAP’N KEN

    8:30
OUR MISS BROOKS – Comedy

    9:00
JACK LA LANNE – Exercise

    9:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Perilous Holiday” (1946)

  11:00
GALE STORM – Comedy

  11:30
LOVE THAT BOB! – Comedy

AFTERNOON

  12:00
CAMOUFLAGE – Don Morrow

  12:30
NUMBER PLEASE – Bud Collyer

    1:00
ABOUT FACES – Ben Alexander

    1:25
NEWS – Al Mann

    1:30
FOLLOW THAT MAN – Mystery

    2:00
DAY IN COURT – Drama

    2:30
SEVEN KEYS – Jack Narz

    3:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY – Bailey

    3:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST? – Carson

    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND – Clark 
(guest the Marcels)

    5:00
SUSIE – Comedy

    5:30
RIN TIN TIN - Adventure

EVENING

    6:00
LOONEY TUNERS CLUB – Children

    6:30
CHEYENNE – Western

    7:30
SURFSIDE 6 – Mystery

    8:30
ADVENTURES IN PARADISE

    9:30
PETER GUNN – Mystery

  10:00
NEWS – Bob Allard  

  10:15
WEATHER – Jere Smith

  10:20
SPORTS – Tony Parker

  10:30
WRESTLING – Minneapolis

  11:30
MACKENZIE’S RAIDERS



WTCN, Channel 11 (Ind.)

MORNING

    8:30
CARTOON CIRCUS – Children

    9:00
ROMPER ROOM – Miss Betty

    9:45
SHAPE UP – Louraine Larson

  10:15
WAYS WITH FOOD – Mrs. Meyer

  10:30
LIFE OF RILEY – Comedy

  11:00
HELLO, MINNESOTA – Seifert

  11:45
NEWS – Jack Huston

AFTERNOON

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY – Children

    1:00
MOVIE – Adventure
“China Seas” (1935)

    2:30
DR. HUDSON’S SECRET JOURNAL – Drama

    3:00
BURNS AND ALLEN – Comedy

    3:30
AMOS ‘N’ ANDY – Comedy

    4:00
POPEYE AND PETE – Dave Lee

    4:40
MOVIE – Comedy
“Comin’ Round the Mountain” (1940)

    5:45
NEWS – Chick McCuen

    5:55
SPORTS – Frank Buetel

EVENING

    6:00
AMOS ‘N’ ANDY - Comedy

    6:30
WHIRLYBIRDS – Adventure

    7:00
HIGHWAY PATROL – Police

    7:30
MOVIE – Police 
“White Heat” (1949)

    9:30
NEWS – Chick McCuen

    9:45
WEATHER – Stuart A. Lindman

    9:50
SPORTS – Buetel, Horner

  10:00
M SQUAD

  10:30
MOVIE – Musical Comedy
Theater 11: “The Fleet’s In” (1942)

  12:30
NEWS – Stuart A. Lindman

14 comments:

  1. Love the re-format :)

    is "DAVE GARROWAY" actually the Today show?

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    1. Yes. John Chancellor took over hosting of TODAY within months of this listing.

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    2. Any idea why they didn't just list the show as "Today", rather than just the host's name?

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    3. My best guess on why they listed the show under Garroway's name comes from their habit of abbreviating the titles of certain shows; e.g. "Please Don't Eat the Daisies" was abbreviated as, I think, "Daisies" I think that at various points the Tonight Show was listed as "Jack Paar" and "Johnny Carson" rather than the show's name (although I think NBC did incorporate Paar's name into the show's title), and I think somewhere I saw a reference to the "Dave Garroway Today Show."

      The most likely answer is that it was so personality-driven, they figured most people simply thought of it as the Dave Garroway Show.

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  2. I like it, Mitchell. Love the "Color" block.

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  3. Was Frank Beutel related to Bill Buetel, who anchored the local news at WABC-TV New York for many years?

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    1. Not that I'm aware of, although I'd never say that for certain. I never heard any discussion of it here, and as I recall Frank didn't look anything like Bill, but stranger links have been made.

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  4. Mitchell, this is my first time posting, but I been a fan of this website for a few years. Nice job on the lineup, the only thing that is missing are the TV Guide channel bullets. However, you would probably have a graphic designer to achieve using that element, so it not really a big deal. There is one question though, I was wondering, how do you created the "COLOR" boxes for the lineups?

    Again, I must say you have a nice website. :)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Sean. I'm not sure I can explain how I did the COLOR boxes - it was kind of an accident. A very small font in Word, combined with highlighting it and doing a frame around it - but I'm not sure I could do it again. Tough enough duplicating it for "DEBUT" and "RETURN"!

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  5. This was really a slow day ...

    I believe I may have mentioned this before, but it probably bears repeating:

    A year or so after this issue, Channel 11's news anchor, Chick McCuen, came to Chicago to join Channel 5, the NBC station, as #2 anchor to Floyd Kalber.
    Because it was Chicago, and because it was a network station, he upgraded to Charles McCuen. (His co-workers often addressed him as "Chick")
    The order was: McCuen at 5 and 6 pm (local news was starting to expand in the early '60s), Kalber at 10 pm.
    McCuen stayed at ch5 until 1971, at which time he left broadcasting and went to Springfield to work for the Illinois State department of Education; he passed on in 1995.

    Just so you know ...

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    1. And now we know the rest of the story! Thanks, Mike!

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  6. Mike in British ColumbiaJune 27, 2017 at 5:42 PM

    Mitchell - I love the layout & it's much easier to read than the most recent TV Guide daily listings template you recently introduced. The descriptions & "COLOR" "DEBUT" blocks are a great addition to my favourite feature on your highly entertaining blog/website

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Wait until you see what I'm trying to do with the early 70s editions! By the way, what's up with the B.C. Lions?

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