July 10, 2017

What's on TV: Thursday, July 16, 1959

We're back in Philadelphia this week; I suspect the numerous issues from Philly must have been bought at the same time, probably at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention last year. Although Twin Cities issues are always going to be my favorites, I have to admit a fondness for these Philadelphia ones. First, the city has such a rich television history; I've only scratched the surface with some of the observations I've made, which leads me to think I may have to spend a future piece talking about it at greater length. Second, even though it's not from the Central time zone, I can identify with the listings in a way I don't always do - Los Angeles or Atlanta, for example. Don't know why that's the case, it just is.


WRCV, Channel 3 (NBC)

MORNING

    6:15
THOUGHT FOR TODAY

    6:20
FARM AND MARKET NEWS

    6:25
NEWS

    6:30
SCIENCE: QUEST AND CONQUEST - Education

    7:00
TODAY – Dave Garroway

    9:00
BIG RASCALS – Dexter

    9:55
NEWS – Bob Bradley

  10:00
DOUGH RE MI – Quiz

  10:30
TREASURE HUNT – Quiz

  11:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Contest

  11:30
CONCENTRATION – Contest

AFTERNOON

  12:00
TIC TAC DOUGH – Quiz

  12:30
IT COULD BE YOU – Leyden

    1:00
MOVIE – Drama
Award Theater: “Woman in the Dark”

    2:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY – Bailey

    2:30
COURT OF HUMAN RELATIONS

    3:00
YOUNG DR. MALONE

    3:30
FROM THESE ROOTS

    4:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Quiz   COLOR 

    4:30
COUNTY FAIR – Bert Parks

    5:00
SHERWOOD FOREST – Adventure

    5:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

EVENING

    6:00
PEOPLE’S CHOICE – Comedy

    6:30
NEWS – Vince Lombardi   COLOR  

    6:40
WEATHER – Kinnan   COLOR 

    6:45
NEWS – Huntley, Brinkley

    7:00
MOVIE – Drama
Movie Spectacular: “Execution Night”

    8:00
WHO PAYS? – Panel

    8:30
LAWLES YEARS – Police

    9:00
BACHELOR FATHER – Comedy

    9:30
21 BEACON STREET

  10:00
GROUCHO MARX – Quiz

  10:30
MASQUERADE PARTY   COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS – Vince Leonard   COLOR  

  11:10
WEATHER – Kinnan   COLOR 

  11:15
JACK PAAR – Variety
(guest harpist Robert Maxwell)

    1:00
McMAHON & CO. – Variety

    1:30
NEWS

    1:35
THOUGHT FOR TOMORROW



WFIL, Channel 6 (ABC)

MORNING

    7:40
GUIDEPOST – Religion

    7:45
BREAKFAST TIME – Webber

    9:20
FEATURES FOR WOMEN

    9:30
HAPPY THE CLOWN – Kids

  10:30
MEDIC – Drama

  11:00
HEART OF THE CITY – Drama

  11:30
SUSIE – Comedy

AFTERNOON

  12:00
ACROSS THE BOARD

  12:30
PANTOMIME QUIZ

    1:00
MUSIC BINGO – Quiz

    1:30
FIVE WITH PHIL – Sheridan

    1:35
WHO DO YOU TRUST?

    2:00
DATE IN COURT

    2:30
GALE STORM

    3:00
BEAT THE CLOCK

    3:30
AMERICAN BANDSTAND
(guest: Kenny Loran)

    5:30
ADVENTURE TIME

EVENING

    6:00
POPEYE THEATER   COLOR 

    6:55
CLUTCH CARGO – Cartoon

    7:00
NEWS – Gunnar Back

    7:10
WEATHER – Francis Davis

    7:15
NEWS – John Daly

    7:30
KIT CARSON – Western

    8:00
ZORRO – Adventure

    8:30
REAL McCOYS – Comedy

    9:00
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER

    9:30
ROUGH RIDERS

  10:00
BORDER PATROL – Adventure

  10:30
NEWS – Gunnar Back

  10:40
WEATHER – Francis Davis

  10:45
MOVIE – Double Feature
World’s Best Movies: 1. “Sweethearts” 2. “Flight Angels” (1940)

    2:15
HORSE RACE FILM

    2:20
ALL-NIGHT MOVIES
1. “Dance, Charlie, Dance” 2. “Sweethearts” 3. “Stranger in Town”



WGAL, Channel 8 (Lancaster) (CBS, NBC)

MORNING

    6:30
QUEST FOR ADVENTURE

    7:00
TODAY – Dave Garroway

    9:00
COLLEGE OF THE AIR

    9:30
ROMPER ROOM – Kids   COLOR 

  10:00
TIC TAC DOUGH – Quiz

  10:30
TREASURE HUNT – Quiz

  11:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Contest

  11:30
TOP DOLLAR – Quiz

AFTERNOON

  12:00
NEWS – Nelson Sears

  12:15
TV FARMER – Bob Malick

  12:30
IT COULD BE YOU – Leyden

    1:00
CALENDAR OF EVENTS – Klein

    1:05
JOAN KLEIN

    1:15
MOVIE – Drama
Feature Film Playhouse: “Stormy Waters” (French; 1946)

    3:00
YOUNG DR. MALONE

    3:30
FROM THESE ROOTS

    4:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Quiz   COLOR 

    4:30
COUNTY FAIR – Bert Parks

    5:00
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

    5:30
CRUSADER RABBIT – Cartoon

    5:45
LIFE OF RILEY - Comedy

EVENING

    6:15
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER

    6:45
NEWS – Huntley, Brinkley

    7:00
SEA HUNT – Adventure

    7:30
ARTHUR MURRAY – Variety
(guests Basil Rathbone, June Taylor, Bert Parks, Jack E. Leonard)

    8:00
DECEMBER BRIDE

    8:30
BACHELOR FATHER – Comedy

    9:00
HIGHWAY PATROL – Police

    9:30
21 BEACON STREET

  10:00
GROUCHO MARX – Quiz

  10:30
MASQUERADE PARTY   COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER

  11:30
JACK PAAR – Variety

    1:00
NEWS



WCAU, Channel 10 (CBS)

MORNING

    6:20
GIVE US THIS DAY – Religion  

    6:25
NEWS

    6:30
BILL BENNETT – Farm News

    7:00
NEWS – Gene Crane

    7:15
SHORTY’S CARTOON THEATER

    8:00
NEWS – Blair Clark

    8:10
NEWS – Gene Crane

    8:15
CAPTAIN KANGAROO - Kids

    9:00
ROMPER ROOM – Kids

    9:30
OUR MISS BROOKS – Comedy

    9:55
NEWS – Charles Shaw

  10:00
ON THE GO – Jack Linkletter

  10:30
SAM LEVENSON – Discussion

  11:00
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy

  11:30
TOP DOLLAR – Quiz

AFTERNOON

  12:00
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  12:45
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

    1:00
CINDERELLA WEEKEND – Quiz

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    2:00
FOR BETTER OR WORSE

    2:30
HOUSE PARTY – Linkletter

    3:00
STAR PERFORMANCE

    3:30
VERDIT IS YOURS – Drama

    4:00
BRIGHTER DAY – Serial

    4:15
SECRET STORM – Serial

    4:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

    5:00
LIFE OF RILEY

    5:30
MOVIE – Musical Comedy
Early Show: “Thin Ice” (1937)

EVENING

    7:00
NEWS – John Facenda

    7:05
SPORTS – Bill Campbell

    7:15
NEWS – Douglas Edwards

    7:30
THE PLAYHOUSE – Drama   DEBUT 

    8:00
DECEMBER BRIDE

    8:30
YANCY DERRINGER – Adventure

    9:00
ZANE GREY TEHATER

    9:30
PLAYHOUSE 90
“Shadows Tremble”

  11:00
NEWS – John Facenda

  11:10
WEATHER, SPORTS – Whitaker

  11:15
MOVIE – Drama
Late Show: “San Francisco Docks” (1941)

  12:45
MOVIE – Spy Drama
Late, Late Show: “Underground Agent” (1942)

    2:20
NEWS

    2:25
GIVE US THIS DAY – Religion


3 comments:

  1. "Big Rascals"? After the success of showing "Our Gang" shorts on tv under the name "Little Rascals", was this an attempt to show other old-time shorts, this time featuring adult actors? I vaguely remember this title.

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    1. Here in Chicago, Channel 9 used this title for old RKO shorts, with Leon Errol, Edgar Kennedy, and Gil Lamb.
      I've seen Big Rascals used in other cities, but I couldn't say whose shorts were used.

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    2. Maybe "Big Rascals" were syndicated by the same people who distributed "The Little Rascals".

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