July 10, 2017

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

We're back in Philadelphia this week; I suspect the numerous issues I have from Philly must have been bought at the same time, probably at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention last year. Although issues from the Twin Cities will remain my favorite, I must admit a fondness for the Guides from Philadelphia. First, it has 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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