July 31, 2017

What's on TV? Wednesday, August 5, 1970

Back in the Big Apple, we've advance one year since we were here a couple of weeks ago. It's a slice of life from 1970; Summer Semester is beginning to study the Eisenhower years, we're hearing the other side of the story of the Pueblo incident, Vietnam and drugs are still everyday parts of the scene. The entertainment is all about the era as well.


 2   WCBS (CBS)
MORNING
     6:30
SUMMER SEMESTER   -C-   
Eisenhower – World politics
     7:00
CBS NEWS   -C- 
     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO   -C-  
     9:00
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER – Comedy
     9:30
DONNA REED – Comedy
   10:00
LUCILLE BALL   -C-  
   10:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES   -C- 
   11:00
ANDY GRIFFITH   -C-  
         
   11:30
LOVE OF LIFE   -C-  
AFTERNOON
   12:00
WHERE THE HEART IS   -C-   
   12:25
CBS NEWS   -C-  
   12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial   -C- 
     1:00
GALLOPING GOURMET   -C-  
     1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS   -C- 
     2:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING – Serial   -C-  
     2:30
GUIDING LIGHT   -C- 
     3:00
SECRET STORM – Serial   -C- 
     3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial   -C- 
     4:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC   -C-  
     4:30
MIKE DOUGLAS   -C-  
Guests Bob Darin, Little Richard, Willie Tyler, Jane Trahey
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – Jim Jensen   -C- 
     7:00
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C- 
     7:30
WHERE’S HUDLES?   -C-  
     8:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC   -C- 
     8:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES   -C- 
     9:00
MEDICAL CENTER   -C- 
   10:00
HAWAII FIVE-O   -C-
   11:00
NEWS – Bob Young  -C-
   11:30
MERV GRIFFIN   -C- 
     1:00
NEWS  -C-
     1:10
MOVIE – Biography  -C- 
“The Glenn Miller Story” (1954)
     3:15
MOVIE – Drama
“Anna Karenina” (English; 1948)

It's not a typo on the guest list for The Mike Douglas Show - the artist formerly known as "Bobby Darin" is in his social justice phase, singing folk and protest songs. By the time of his television comeback covering the last couple of years of his life, he's back to calling himself Bobby, wearing a tux, and singing "Mack the Knife."



 3  WTIC (CBS) (HARTFORD)

MORNING
      6:00
SUMMER SEMESTER  -C-   
Eisenhower – World politics
      6:30
UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
      7:00
CBS NEWS  -C-  
      8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO  -C-  
      9:00
HAP RICHARDS – Children  -C-   
      9:15
YOGI BEAR – Children  -C-  
      9:30
LUCILLE BALL  -C-  
    10:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Slattery’s Hurricane” (1949)
         
    11:30
LOVE OF LIFE  -C-  

AFTERNOON
    12:00
WHERE THE HEART IS -C- 
    12:25
CBS NEWS  -C- 
    12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial  -C- 
      1:00
HE SAID! SHE SAID! – Game  -C- 
      1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS  -C- 
      2:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING – Serial  -C- 
      2:30
GUIDING LIGHT  -C- 
      3:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM  -C- 
Guests Kaye Ballard, John Saxon
      3:30
GOMER PYLE, USMC  -C- 
      4:00
RANGR STATION  -C- 
      4:30
HAZEL  -C- 
      5:00
BURKE’S LAW – Crime Drama

EVENING
      6:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C- 
      6:30
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C- 
      7:00
CESAR’S WORLD – Travel  -C- 
      7:30
WHERE’S HUDLES?  -C- 
      8:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC  -C- 
      8:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES  -C- 
      9:00
MEDICAL CENTER  -C- 
    10:00
HAWAII FIVE-O  -C- 
    11:00
NEWS – Bill Hanson  -C- 
    11:25
MOVIE – Drama  -C- 
“Hero’s Island” (1962)
      1:15
NEWS AND WEATHER  -C- 

The movie at 10 a.m., "Slattery's Hurricane," is not a sequel to Richard Crenna's political drama Slattery's People, describing what happened when the network cancelled the series. Obviously, there weren't enough of them anyway.



 4  WNBC (NBC)

MORNING
      6:30
EDUCATION EXCHANGE  -C- 
      7:00
TODAY  -C- 
Guests Lloyd Bucher, Andrew Hacker, Larry Ellis
      9:00
FOR WOMEN ONLY  -C- 
      9:30
KUP’S SHOW – Discussion  -C- 
Guests Otto Preminger, Eve Arden, Linda Goodman, Rafer Johnson, Robert Eaton
    10:00
DINAH SHORE – Variety  -C- 
Guest Burt Bacharach
    10:30
CONCENTRATION  -C- 
    11:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY  -C- 
         
    11:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES  -C- 
Guests: Sebastian Cabot, Pat Henry, Paul Lynde, Jan Murray, Suzanne Pleshette, Della Reese

AFTERNOON
    12:00
JEOPARDY – Game  -C- 
    12:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE  -C- 
    12:55
NBC NEWS  -C- 
      1:00
IT’S YOUR BET – Game  -C- 
Guests Sandy Baron and Mary Jo Webster, Robert and Flora Alda
      1:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER  -C- 
Guests Doris Lilly, Rebecca Welles
      2:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES  -C- 
      2:30
DOCTORS – Serial  -C- 
      3:00
ANOTHER WORLD/BAY CITY – Serial  -C- 
      3:30
BRIGHT PROMISE  -C- 
      4:00
ANOTHER WORLD/SOMERSET – Serial  -C- 
      4:30
MOVIE – Science Fiction  -C- 
“Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster” (Japanese; 1966)

EVENING
      6:00
NEWS – John Palmer  -C- 
      7:00
NBC NEWS  -C- 
      7:30
VIRGINIAN  -C- 
      9:00
MUSIC HALL  -C- 
Host Des O’Connor, guest Britt Ekland, Harry Secombe, Sacha Distel, Bobby Vinton
    10:00
THEN CAME BRONSON  -C- 
    11:00
NEWS – Jim Hartz  -C- 
    11:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C- 
Guests William F. Buckley Jr., the Cowsills
      1:00
NEWS – Bob Teague  -C- 
      1:15
MOVIE – Drama  -C- 
“Los Tarantos” (Spanish; 1964)


Lloyd Bucher, one of the guests on Today, is the former captain of the U.S.S. Pueblo which, if you remember your history, was captured by the North Koreans in January 1968, undergoing psychological torture for almost a year before being released in December 1968. Bucher, who was nearly court-martialed over the Pueblo incident, is on the show to promote his book My Story.

In 1973 ABC Theater aired a Missiles of October-like adaptation of the story starring Hal Holbrook as Bucher; Holbrook won two Emmys for the performance, one for best actor in a drama, the other for best overall actor.



 5  WNEW (Ind.)
MORNING
      8:00
CISCO KID – Western  -C-
      8:30
MY LITTLE MARGIE – Comedy
      9:00
MARINE BOY  -C-
      9:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND  -C-
    10:00
PIXANNE – Children  -C-
    11:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-
         
    11:30
QUEEN FOR A DAY  -C-
AFTERNOON
    12:00
ROUTE 66 – Drama
      1:00
MOVIE – Musical  -C-
“Painting the Clouds with Sunshine” (1951)
      3:00
STRANGE PARADISE  -C-
      3:30
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-
      4:00
WONDERAMA – Children  -C-
      5:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Clipped Wings” (1953)
EVENING
      6:00
McHALE’S NAVY – Comedy
      6:30
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN
      7:00
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy
      7:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-
      8:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Game  -C-
      8:30
DAVID FROST  -C-
Guests Estelle Parsons, Carl Stokes, Morty Gunty
    10:00
NEWS – Bill Jorgensen  -C-
    11:00
PEYTON PLACE – Serial  -C-
    11:30
MOVIE – Drama 
“Task Force”
      1:45
REEL CAMP – Comedy

I mentioned on Saturday that today's episode of Route 66 takes place in Minnepolis, one of three that does so in the show's fourth and final season. Lileks has a rundown on them, along with some wonderful pictures from the episodes that show the Minneapolis that no longer exists.


 7  WABC (ABC)
MORNING
      1:50
NEWS – Aylward/Johnson  -C-
       7:30
A.M. NEW YORK  -C-
Guest Margaret Mead
       8:30
GIRL TALK – Discussion  -C-
Guests Vidal and Beverly Adams Sassoon
       9:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Love and Larceny” (Italian; 1959)
     11:00
BEWITCHED  -C-
         
     11:30
THAT GIRL  -C-
AFTERNOON
     12:00
BEST OF EVERYTHING  -C-
     12:30
WORLD APART – Serial  -C-
       1:00
ALL MY CHILDREN – Serial  -C-
       2:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-
       2:30
DATING GAME  -C-
Guest: Fred Williamson
       3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-
       3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-
       4:00
DARK SHADOWS  -C-
       4:30
MOVIE – Adventure
“Thunder in the East” (1953)
EVENING
       6:00
NEWS – Grimsby/Dunn  -C-
       7:00
ABC NEWS  -C-
       7:30
NANNY  -C-
       8:00
EDDIE’S FATHER  -C-
       8:30
ROOM 222  -C-
       9:00
EVERLY BROTHERS  -C-
Guests The Ike and Tina Turner Revue, Bobby Sherman, Melanie, Fred Smoot
     10:00
SMOTHERS BROTHERS  -C-
Guests Judy Collins, Jonathan Winters, Leigh French
     11:00
NEWS – Grimsby/Dunn  -C-
     11:30
DICK CAVETT  -C-
Guest Steppenwolf
       1:00
MOVIE – Mystery
“Time Running Out” (English; 1955)

The TV Guide Close-Up comments that Ike and Tina Turner recently opened for the Rolling Stones and "practically stole the show." After their performance tonight, I suspect people were talking about the Everly Brothers appearance on the Ike and Tina Turner Show.


 8  WNHC (NEW HAVEN) (ABC)
MORNING
       6:10
NEWS
       6:15
PERSPECTIVES  -C-
       6:45
MORNING REFLECTION  -C-
       7:00
MR. GOOBER – Children  -C-
       9:00
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game  -C-
Guest Norm Crosby
       9:30
CONN-TENTION – Discussion  -C-
     10:00
DAVID FROST  -C-
         
     11:30
THAT GIRL  -C-
AFTERNOON
     12:00
NEWS AND WEATHER  -C-
     12:30
WORLD APART – Serial  -C-
       1:00
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy
       2:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-
       2:30
DATING GAME  -C-
Guest: Fred Williamson
       3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-
       3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-
       4:00
STUMP THE STARS – Game  -C-
Guests Roger C. Carmel, Jonathan Daly, Deanna Lund, Dick Patterson, Paul Winchell
       4:30
MIKE DOUGLAS  -C-
Guests Roger Williams, Amy Vanderbilt, Abbe Lane, Kreskin
EVENING
       6:00
NEWS – Bob Norman  -C-
       6:30
ABC NEWS  -C-
       7:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-
       7:30
NANNY  -C-
       8:00
EDDIE’S FATHER  -C-
       8:30
ROOM 222  -C-
       9:00
BASEBALL  -C-
New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals
     11:30
DICK CAVETT  -C-
Guest Steppenwolf
       1:00
NEWS

Earlier this year we looked at an issue of TV Guide featuring Fred Williamson, the guest on today's Dating Game. Based on Fred's comments in that issue, I'm rather surprised he's appearing on the show; after all, it's not as if he needs any help getting dates...


 9  WOR (Ind.)
MORNING
       7:30
NEWS AND WEATHER
       8:00
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO  -C-
       8:30
FIRESIDE THEATER – Drama
       9:00
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“The Naked Maja” (Italian-American; 1959)
     11:00
JOURNEY TO ADVENTURE  -C-
         
     11:30
BOZO’S BIG TOP  -C-
AFTERNOON
     12:00
ROMPER ROOM – Children  -C-
       1:00
MOVIE – Adventure
“The Blue Lagoon” (English; 1949)
       2:55
NEWS  -C-
       3:00
JOE FRANKLIN  -C-
       4:00
MOVIE GAME  -C-
Guests Bob Crane, Andy Devine, Stu Gilliam, Shirley Jones, Dack Rambo, Nancy Walker
       4:30
MOVIE – Western
“The Traveling Saleswoman” (1950)
EVENING
       6:00
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND  -C-
       6:30
DICK VAN DYKE - Comedy
       7:00
WHAT’S MY LINE? – Game  -C-
Panel: Alan Alda, Arlene Francis, Anthony Roberts, Gail Sheldon
       7:30
DIVORCE COURT – Drama  -C-
       8:00
BOXING – New York  -C-
Special George Foreman vs. George Chuvalo
       8:30
HE SAID! SHE SAID! – Game  -C-
Guests the Marty Allens, Hugh and Ruth Downs, Robert Horton and Mary Ann Mobley
       9:00
BASEBALL  -C-
New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals
     12:00
MOVIE – Drama
“The Nun and the Sergeant” (1962)
       1:30
JOE FRANKLIN  -C-
         
       2:30
NEWS AND WEATHER

Big fight on at 8:00 between Foreman and Chuvalo, taped the previous night at Madison Square Garden. Foreman wins, of course, with a 3rd round TKO; by 1973 he'll be world heavyweight champion.


 11  WPIX (Ind.)
MORNING
       7:15
NEWS – Paul Bloom  -C-
       7:30
POPEYE – Children  -C-
       9:00
SESAME STREET – Children  -C-
Guest Pat Paulsen
     10:00
FASHIONS IN SEWING  -C-
     10:10
JACK LaLANNE – Exercise  -C-
     10:30
TELL ME DR. BROTHERS  -C-
     11:00
GOURMET – David Wade  -C-
         
     11:30
GUMBY – Children  -C-
AFTERNOON
     12:00
UNDERDOG – Children  -C-
     12:30
UNCLE WALDO – Children  -C-
     12:50
FASHIONS IN SEWING  -C-
       1:00
BURNS AND ALLEN – Comedy
       1:30
WORDS – Instruction  -C-
       2:00
JEWISH DIMENSION  -C-
       2:25
NEWS  -C-
       2:30
PATTY DUKE – Comedy
       3:00
POPEYE – Children  -C-
       3:30
FELIX THE CAT – Children  -C-
       4:00
LITTLE RASCALS – Children  -C-
       4:30
SUPERMAN – Adventure
       5:00
ADDAMS FAMILY – Comedy
       5:30
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
EVENING
       6:00
MUNSTERS – Comedy
       6:30
F TROOP – Comedy  -C-
       7:00
DAISIES – Comedy  -C-
       7:30
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game  -C-
Guest Marty Allen
       8:00
CAN YOU TOP THIS? – Game  -C-
Guests Bill Dana, Stu Gilliam, Arte Johnson
       8:30
HE SAID! SHE SAID! – Game  -C-
Guests the Marty Allens, Hugh and Ruth Downs, Robert Horton and Mary Ann Mobley
       9:00
TOM KENNEDY  -C-
Guests Linda Ronstadt, Jesse White, Harry Blackstone Jr.
     10:00
NEWS – Lee Nelson  -C-
     11:00
PERRY MASON - Mystery
     12:00
NEWS  -C-  
     12:15
MOVIE – Western
“The Treasure of Pancho Villa” (1955)

As we saw with Allen Ludden a couple of weeks ago, Tom Kennedy was also a game show host who had a talk/variety show, in this case The Real Tom Kennedy Show. If I'd ever know this, I'd forgotten it.


 13  WNDT (NET)
       4:00
FRIENDLY GIANT – Children
       4:30
SESAME STREET – Children  -C-
Guest James Earl Jones
       5:30
MISTEROGERS – Children
EVENING
       6:00
WHAT’S NEW – Children  -C-
       6:30
NET JOURNAL – Documentary
       7:30
NEW JERSEY SPEAKS
       8:00
NET FESTIVAL  -C-
       9:00
EVENING AT POPS  -C-
Guest George Shearing
     10:00
NEWSFRONT – Mitchell Krauss

George Shearing
, one of the great jazz pianists of all time, is the guest on tonight's Evening at Pops, along with his jazz combo. When Arthur Fiedler was the conductor of the Pops, moreso than with John Williams or Keith Lockhart, he had very challenging, stimulating programs.

 31  WNYC (Ind.)
MORNING
       9:30
AROUND THE CLOCK  -C-
     10:00
SESAME STREET  -C-
Guests Burt Lancaster, James Earl Jones
     11:00
FILM
AFTERNOON
     12:00
IT’S FUN TO READ  -C-
     12:30
FILM
       1:00
FOCUS ON BOOKS  -C-
       1:30
AROUND THE CLOCK  -C-
       2:00
FILMS
       3:00
RETURN TO NURSING
       3:30
SIGHT AND SOUND – Music
       4:00
EVENING AT POPS  -C-
       5:00
FILM
       5:30
WINGS TO THE WORLD
EVENING
       6:00
LEE GRAHAM – Interview  -C-
       6:30
NEWS  -C-
       6:45
FILM
       7:00
ON THE JOB – Fire Dept.  -C-
       7:30
BOOK SCENE  -C-
       8:00
BROADCAST LAB  -C-
       8:30
ALL ABOUT TV – Discussion  -C-
       9:30
NEWS  -C-
       9:45
FILM
     10:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED
     10:30
CASPER CITRON – Interview  -C-

No, Casper Citron does not do a show about cars.

12 comments:

  1. "Where's Huddles"---the early 70's attempt at copying the Flintstones which were copied from the Honeymooners, only with a professional QB as the titular lead with a short, dumpy neighbor who is his center. Toss in a big doofy dog named fumbles and you have the HB formula....perfect for the 7:30 time slot that actually justified Newton Minow's "Vast Wasteland" prediction a few years before. The one unique item? A neighbor part written specifically for Paul Lynde, if, as Mitchell always says in qualification, "we can believe the ever reliable Wikipedia..." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where's_Huddles%3F

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    1. And do you remember who played the voice of the sports announcer in "Where's Huddles"?

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    2. Dick Enberg...a few years before he became the voice of NBC sorts...

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  2. Citron---great one, Mitchell. Good pull out from the past.....

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    1. I was hoping someone would get that one...

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  3. ...and staying with the automotive line, I successfully passed my New York State road test this very week and immediate drove off with the family Pontiac Tempest...NOT a reference to"Then Came Bronson."

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  4. Mitchell,
    I think you made an error with Johnny Carson. You show him on Channel 3 WTIC(now WFSB) instead of WNBC-TV Channel 4. The listings as currently shown has Channel 3's movie (Hero's Island) airing for only 5 minutes before Johnny, while Channel 4 has its Eleventh Hour News lasting an unheard of 2 hours, in 1970, followed by another 15 minute newscast. It wouldn't be until either the 1990's or 2000's when you would find a news block that long. :o

    In other news, The New York Mets had a game aired on both flagship WOR(now WWOR)-9 and WNHC(now WTNH)-8. Per retrosheet.org The Mets would win that night's game 5-3 in St. Louis. Notice the start time of 9 PM Eastern/ 8PM Central. Games actually started that late back in the 1960's and 1970's. However, they played much quicker as the game only took 2 hours 20 minutes to complete. I think if had both the 1970 game go head-to-head with a 2017 game, and gave the 2017 an hour's head start, the finish time for the 1970 game would still be sooner. Something fun to think about. :)

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  5. I'm glad I wasn't living in New Haven back then. Its network affiliates were terrible when it came to clearing network programming, especially in the daytime.

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  6. Love the site!! ISTR on WTIC channel not airing Where The Heart Is, I recall the station starting a noon newscast when WTHI debuted. Of course, I was 6 years old at the time, so I may be fuzzy on this. I always remember joking about the show being set in CT, yet WTIC never carried it.

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  7. I'd easily pay $50 or $60 for a DVD set of the great Slattery's People, unfortunately this is never going to happen. It's really a shame, one of the best dramas of the 60's.

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