July 24, 2017

What's on TV? Sunday, July 24, 1960

I wasn't quite sure what day to choose for this week's listings, but finally settled on Sunday; with convention coverage dominating both daytime and primetime, I wanted something that gives a better sense of what's actually on. Sunday it is! There's still a smattering of convention preview coverage, but it coexists with religious programming, sports, and of course the ever-present matinee movies.

Our listings this week come from Southern Ohio, an area in which we've had many pleasant visits in the past



 2  WLW-D (DAYTON) (NBC, ABC) 


MORNING


    8:00
MODERN ALMANAC

    8:30
CHURCH BY THE ROAD

    9:00
CADLE TABERNACLE

    9:30
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – Religion

    9:45
THROUGH THE PORTHOLE

  10:00
PEOPLE AND PLACES

  10:30
FRONTIERS OF FAITH

  11:00
CULTURE BEAT

AFTERNOON


  12:00
STARMAKER REVUE – Ed Miller   COLOR 

  12:30
GOVERNOR REPORTS

  12:45
EDITOR’S CORNER

    1:00
MOVIE – To Be Announced

    5:15
NEWS

    5:30
ROY ROGERS – Western

EVENING


    6:00
ALASKANS – Adventure

    7:00
THESE ARE THE MEN   SPECIAL 

    7:30
MAVERICK – Western

    8:30
LAWMAN – Western

    9:00
MYSTERY SHOW   COLOR 

  10:00
LORETTA YOUNG

  10:30
COURT OF LAST RESORT

  11:00
NEWS

  11:10
WEATHER 

  11:15
SPORTS

  11:25
MOVIE – Drama
“Harrigan’s Kid” (1943)
The Court of Last Resort, a few episodes of which exist on YouTube, was bsaed on the real-life Court of Last Resort, founded by Perry Mason writer Erle Stanley Gardner and dedicated to the investigation of cases in which innocent people may have been wrongly imprisoned.  


 4  WLW-C (COLUMBUS) (NBC)

MORNING


    8:15
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE – Religion

    8:30
CHURCH BY THE ROAD

    9:00
CADLE TABERNACLE

    9:30
FRONTIERS OF FAITH – Religion

  10:00
CARTOONS – Children

  10:30
RAMAR OF THE JUNGLE

  11:00
MOVIE – Western
“Desert Passage”

AFTERNOON


  12:00
BRIEFING SESSION – Discussion

  12:30
GOVERNOR REPORTS

  12:45
THREE STOOGES – Comedy

    1:10
ON DECK WITH LEX

    1:25
BASEBALL – Vees vs. Jets
Richmond Vees vs. Columbus Jets

    4:00
NEWS

    4:15
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Hardys Ride High” (1939)

EVENING


    6:00
MEET THE PRESS   SPECIAL 
Guests Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater

    7:00
OVERLAND TRAIL – Western

    8:00
MUSIC ON ICE – Variety   COLOR 

    9:00
MYSTERY SHOW   COLOR 

  10:00
LORETTA YOUNG

  10:30
JOHNNY MIDNIGHT – Mystery

  11:00
NEWS

  11:10
WEATHER  

  11:15
SPORTS

  11:25
MOVIE – Musical
“Two Tickets to Broadway”
Meet the Press was, at times, a prime-time program on NBC, and this week a special hour-long edition highlights the divide in the Republican party - one that exists to this day - between Eastern liberals and Western conservatives. Rockefeller's influence would be seen in the 1960 ticket, but Goldwater would have his revenge in 1964.


 5  WLW-T (CINCINNATI) (NBC)

MORNING


    8:30
CHURCH BY THE ROAD

    9:00
CADLE TABERNACLE

    9:30
NATURE OF THINGS

  10:00
LITERATURE AND LIFE

  10:30
FRONTIERS OF FAITH

  11:00
CARTOONS – Children

AFTERNOON


  12:00
STARMAKER REVUE – Ed Miller   COLOR 

  12:30
GOVERNOR REPORTS

  12:45
CITY MANAGER REPORTS

    1:00
MOVIE – Double Feature
1. “The Mortal Storm” (1940)
2. “Ah, Wilderness” (1935)

    4:45
NEWS DIGEST

    5:00
BOB BRAUN’S BANDSTAND – Variety   COLOR 

EVENING


    6:00
MEET THE PRESS   SPECIAL 
Guests Nelson Rockefeller, Barry Goldwater

    7:00
OVERLAND TRAIL – Western

    8:00
MUSIC ON ICE – Variety   COLOR 

    9:00
MYSTERY SHOW   COLOR 

  10:00
LORETTA YOUNG

  10:30
GRAND JURY – Police

  11:00
NEWS

  11:10
WEATHER

  11:15
MOVIE – Drama
“Blackmail” (1939)
From TV Episodes: Music On Ice was a weekly music variety show seen Sundays on NBC. The melding of a musical variety hour with ice show in a weekly series was very unique. Not all the numbers in the series were performed on the ice, but there were a number of ice-skating features in each program. Johnny Desmond was the host, the Skip Jacks were the regular vocalists and the Dancing Blades’ provided regular precision group skating. 


 6  WTVN (COLUMBUS) (ABC)

MORNING


    9:15
SINGING PASTOR – Religion

    9:30
WONDERBOX – Children

  10:00
LIVING WORD – Religion

  10:30
CHRISTOPHERS – Religion

  11:00
FAITH FOR TODAY – Religion

  11:30
AIR FORCE STORY

  11:45
FUN FAIR – Cartoons

AFTERNOON


  12:30
JOHNS HOPKINS – Lynne Poole

    1:00
COLLEGE NEWS CONFERENCE

    1:30
MOVIE – History
“Disraeli” (1929)

    2:45
MARINE CORPS NEWSREEL

    3:00
OPEN HEARING – Secondari

    3:30
MOVIE – Drama
“The Daredevil Drivers” (1938)

    4:30
BUCCANEERS – Adventure

    5:00
MATTY’S FUNDAY FUNNIES

    5:30
LONE RANGER – Western

EVENING


    6:00
SERGEANT PRESTON

    6:30
CISCO KID – Western

    7:00
THESE ARE THE MEN   SPECIAL 

    7:30
MAVERICK – Western

    8:30
LAWMAN – Western

    9:00
REBEL – Western

    9:30
ALASKANS – Adventure

  10:30
MOVIE – Melodrama
“Donovan’s Brain” (1954)
Open Hearing, hosted by Saga of Western Man host John Secondari, is a look back at past Republican conventions, live from Chicago. As I've mentioned before, in addition to his work for ABC news, John Secondari wrote the novel which was adapted into the movie Three Coins in the Fountain.


 7  WHIO (DAYTON) (CBS)

MORNING


  10:00
THIS IS THE LIFE – Religion

  10:30
INDUSTRY ON PARADE

  10:45
AIR FORCE STORY

  11:00
MOVIE – Western
“Navajo Trail Raiders”

AFTERNOON


  12:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

    1:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

    2:00
MOVIE – Drama “Tampico” (1944)

    3:30
PGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP – Akron, Ohio   SPECIAL 

    5:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

    5:30
DR. HUDSON’S JOURNAL

EVENING


    6:00
CONVENTION PREVIEW   SPECIAL 

    6:30
TWENTHETH CENTURY

    7:00
LASSIE – Drama

    7:30
DENNIS THE MENACE

    8:00
ED SULLIVAN – Variety
Guests Billy Daniels, Lee Sullivan, Jan Murray, Bob Lewis, Jean Carroll, Rowan and Martin, Blossom Seeley, Lloyd Price and his band, the Gimma Brothers, Rudy Horn, Doreen Kilmer

    9:00
G.E. THEATER – Drama

    9:30
ALFRED HITCHCOCK

  10:00
LUCY IN CONNECTICUT

  10:30
WHAT’S MY LINE?

  11:00
NEWS

  11:15
MOVIE – Drama
“Jane Eyre” (1944)
From The Barrel of FortyDuring the summer of 1960, CBS repackaged the final 13 episodes of I Love Lucy dealing with the Ricardos' move from Manhattan to Connecticut under the title Lucy in Connecticut -- which they aired on Sunday nights at 10pm. It was the summer replacement for The Jack Benny Show and The George Gobel Show, which aired on alternate weeks during the regular season


 9  WCPO (CINCINNATI) (ABC)

MORNING


    7:00
RURAL AMERICA – Farming

    7:30
YESTERDAY’S NEWSREEL

    7:45
JOE EMERSON – Songs

    8:00
CHURCH IN THE HOME

    8:30
FAITH FOR TODAY – Religion

    9:00
RELIGIOUS TOWNHALL

    9:30
THIS IS THE LIFE – Religion

  10:00
CHRISTOPHERS – Religion

  10:30
SACRED HEART – Religion 

  10:45
CHRISTOPHERS – Religion

  11:00
BIG PICTURE – Army

  11:30
WILLY – Comedy

AFTERNOON


  12:00
MOVIE – Western
“Bury Me Not”

    1:00
SCHOOL FOR TALENT – Variety

    1:30
STAR AND THE STORY – Drama

    2:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Pursued” (1947)

    4:00
RACKET SQUAD – Police

    4:30
HIGHWAY PATROL – Police

    5:00
MATTY’S FUNDAY FUNNIES

    5:30
LONE RANGER – Western

EVENING


    6:00
FLIGHT – Drama

    6:30
WHIRLYBIRDS – Adventure

    7:00
THESE ARE THE MEN   SPECIAL 

    7:30
MAVERICK – Western

    8:30
LAWMAN – Western

    9:00
REBEL – Western

    9:30
ALASKANS – Adventur

  10:30
JOHNNY STACCATO – Mystery

  11:00
NEWS

  11:15
WEATHER – Dick Coleman

  11:20
MOVIE – Drama
“Change of Heart” (1943)
Who are the men? The key figures in this week's Republican Convention, that's who. At 7:00 p.m. various ABC correspondents take us behind the scenes with presumptive nominee Richard Nixon, the convention chairman, keynote speaker, and more. 


 10  WBNS (COLUMBUS) (CBS)

MORNING


    7:45
AIR FORCE STORY

    8:00
THIS IS THE LIFE – Religion

    8:30
CHRISTOPHERS – Religion

    9:00
LAMP UNTO MY FEET – Religion

    9:30
LOOK UP AND LIVE – Religion

  10:00
ZERO – 1960! – Discussion

  10:30
CAMERA THREE - Macandrew

  11:00
DAWN BIBLE SCHOOL

  11:30
SCHOOL STORY – Documentary

AFTERNOON


  12:00
MOVIE – Adventure
“Canadian Pacific” (1949)

    2:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Lifeboat” (1944)

    3:30
PGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP – Akron, Ohio   SPECIAL 

    5:00
I MARRIED JOAN - Comedy

    5:30
TO BE ANNOUNCED

EVENING


    6:00
CONVENTION PREVIEW   SPECIAL 

    6:30
I SEARCH FOR ADVENTURE

    7:00
LASSIE – Drama

    7:30
DENNIS THE MENACE

    8:00
ED SULLIVAN – Variety
Guests Billy Daniels, Lee Sullivan, Jan Murray, Bob Lewis, Jean Carroll, Rowan and Martin, Blossom Seeley, Lloyd Price and his band, the Gimma Brothers, Rudy Horn, Doreen Kilmer

    9:00
G.E. THEATER – Drama

    9:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS – Drama

  10:00
LUCY IN CONNECTICUT

  10:30
WHAT’S MY LINE?

  11:00
NEWS

  11:15
NEWS – Norman Dohn

  11:30
MOVIE – Drama
“The House on 92nd Street” (1945)
Zero - 1960! sounds like a science fiction program, doesn't it? Actually, it has to do with the often-complicated history of the Third Secret of Fatima, which many had expected Pope John XXIII to reveal in 1960. In the event, it didn't happen, as this article points out, and the Third Secret remains a source of discussion to this day. Do we truly know what it says, or not? See how far afield you can get when you study television?


 12  WKRC (CINCINNATI) (CBS)

MORNING


    8:30
PRAISE HOUR – Religion

    9:00
CHRISTOPHERS – Religion

    9:30
AMERICA’S NEWSREEL

    9:45
CHRISTOPHERS – Religion 

  10:00
SKIPPER RYLE – Children

AFTERNOON


  12:00
UC IN THE HOME – Talk

  12:30
THIS IS THE ANSWER – Religion

    1:00
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING

    2:00
MOVIE – Adventure
“Star of India” (1956)

    3:30
PGA GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP – Akron, Ohio   SPECIAL 

    5:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

    5:30
TO BE ANNOUNCED

EVENING


    6:00
CONVENTION PREVIEW   SPECIAL 

    6:30
TWENTHETH CENTURY

    7:00
LASSIE – Drama

    7:30
DENNIS THE MENACE

    8:00
ED SULLIVAN – Variety
Guests Billy Daniels, Lee Sullivan, Jan Murray, Bob Lewis, Jean Carroll, Rowan and Martin, Blossom Seeley, Lloyd Price and his band, the Gimma Brothers, Rudy Horn, Doreen Kilmer

    9:00
G.E. THEATER – Drama




    9:30
ALFRED HITCHCOCK

  10:00
LUCY IN CONNECTICUT

  10:30
WHAT’S MY LINE?

  11:00
NEWS

  11:10
WEATHER

  11:15
MOVIE – Drama
“Angel” (1937)
Channel 12 confirms that The Christophers appear on almost every television station in the United States, or at least it seemes that way. Today, it can still be seen on a number of cable systems throught the country.

1 comment:

  1. Following up from yesterday:

    - You didn't make clear which city's station was carrying the Johnny Staccato delayed broadcast; I see that the Cincinnati statio had the Sunday night network feed.
    I just watched that episode, "The Nature Of The Night", in which Dean Stockwell played a character who was even more disturbed than Tom Reese's was in the show I wrote about yesterday.
    Noting here that Eduardo Cianelli (as Waldo, owner of the jazz club) had more to do on camera than usual; he was joined in the episode by the even-craggier Vladimir Sokoloff as "Father Keeley" (don't ask).

    - From my bookshelf, I can now confirm that the G.E. Theater show written by Arthur Marx was a "backdoor pilot" for a family sitcom.
    The family names all came from Arthur Marx's own family.
    Quite a few G.E. Theaters were pilots like this; some of them even sold ...

    - I also see that the Columbus CBS station isn't carrying Alfred Hitchcock Presents (at least not on Sunday).
    A few weeks back we were talking about how AHP often used comedians in their shows.
    This week's show is a good example: "Anniversary Gift" stars Harry Morgan as a henpecked husband who decides to use his wife's fondness for exotic pets to his own advantage. Barbara Baxley was the wife; Norman Lloyd directed, from a story by John Collier.
    In the same show, as Morgan's addled pal, was a young Michael J. Pollard, playing exactly the same goofy character that got him raves years later when he did it in Bonnie And Clyde - from snobby "film critics" who'd never seen Pollard's previous decade of TV guest shots.

    - I think I told you about Court Of Last Resort a year or so ago; this would be a syndicated rerun (the series ran one season on NBC in '58-'59).
    Court only ran the one season, so I'll guess that it would hold no interest for Mr. Rodgers of PRO ...
    This all goes into my Great Big File on Demographics: Junk Science Of The Millenium.

    - Movies:
    I see that the Columbus ABC station is also bypassing Johnny Staccato, in this case to show Donovan's Brain, starring Lew Ayres and Nancy Davis (yes, White House Buffs, that Nancy Davis).
    By 1960, Nancy Davis had scaled back her acting career to occasional appearances in support of hubby Ronald Reagan on G.E. Theater, op cit.
    (See how this all ties together?)

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