August 7, 2017

What's on TV? Wednesday, August 7, 1963


This week it's a return trip to St. Louis; the last time we had a TV Guide from this area was last year, but back then the issue was from 1977. Only five stations to choose from, as was the case with so many metropolitan areas in the early '60s, and the educational station doesn't sign on until after dinner. Let's see what we have to choose from.




 2   KTVI (ABC) 

MORNING


    8:00
MAHALIA JACKSON – Songs

    8:05
FARM REPORT, NEWS

    8:15
CAMERA TWO

    8:30
COMMUNITY ALBUM

    8:45
CARTOONS – Children

    9:15
KING AND ODIE – Cartoons

    9:30
ROMPER ROOM – Children

  10:30
SEVEN KEYS – Jack Narz

  11:00
ERNIE FORD – Variety

  11:30
FATHER KNOWS BEST – Comedy

AFTERNOON


  12:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL – Serial

  12:30
DIVORCE COURT – Drama

    1:30
JANE WYMAN – Drama

    2:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY – Jack Bailey

    2:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST? – Woodbury

    3:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND
Guest host Jo-Ann Campbell

    3:30
DISCOVERY ’63 – Children

    3:55
AMERICAN NEWSSTAND – Lord

    4:00
DAY IN COURT – Drama

    4:25
MOVIE – Western
“Trail Street” (1947)

EVENING


    6:00
NEWS – Ron Cochran

    6:15
CITY CAMERA, WEATHER

    6:30
WAGON TRAIN – Western

    7:30
GOING MY WAY – Drama

    8:30
OUR MAN HIGGINS – Comedy

    9:00
NAKED CITY – Drama

  10:00
NEWS, WEATHER

  10:15
STEVE ALLEN – Variety
Guests Mel Torme, Jackie Vernon

  11:45
PETER GUNN – Mystery

  12:15
NEWS, SPORTS

  12:20
MAHALIA JACKSON – Songs

Have I mentioned this before? American Newsstand, hosted by Bill Lord, was ABC's attempt to introduce a newscast that would appeal to a younger audience, a la American Bandstand. Perhaps it would have had more success if it had been anchored by Dick Clark - you know, I don't doubt he could have pulled it off.



 4   KMOX (CBS)

MORNING


    5:45
GIVE US THIS DAY – Religion

    5:50
NEWS – Tom Brooks

    6:00
TOWN AND COUNTRY – Bernard

    6:30
P.S. 4: READ, SPELL, WRITE

    7:00
MORNING SCENE

    7:40
THE WORLD OF MR. ZOOM

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO – Children

    9:00
CALENDAR – Harry Reasoner

    9:30
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy

  10:00
McCOYS – Comedy

  10:30
PETE AND GLADYS – Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

  11:25
NEWS – Harry Reasoner

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

AFTERNOON


  12:00
NEWS, WEATHER – Max Ruby

  12:05
MY LITTLE MARGIE - Comedy

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial

    1:00
PASSWORD – Allen Ludden
Guests Shelley Winters, Jack Cassidy

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY – Art Linkletter
Guest Bob Considine

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Collyer
Panelists Sally Ann Howes, Artie Shaw, Phyllis Newman, Abe Burrows

    2:25
NEWS – Ned Calmer

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM – Serial

    3:30
MILLIONAIRE – Drama

    4:00
S.S. POPEYE – Cartoons

    4:30
MOVIE – Drama
“The Courtship of Andy Hardy” (1942)

    5:30
SPORTS – Les Carmichael

EVENING


    6:00
NEWS, WEATHER

    6:15
NEWS – Harry Reasoner

    6:30
CBS REPORTS – Documentary

    7:30
DOBIE GILLIS – Comedy

    8:00
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy

    8:30
DICK VAN DYKE – Comedy

    9:00
HOLLYWOOD: THE FABULOUS ERA – Documentary   SPECIAL 

  10:00
NEWS, WEATHER

  10:25
EYE-LINE – Max Roby

  10:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Yellow Cab Man” (1950)

  12:05
MOVIE – Drama
“I’ll Wait for You” (1941) Time approximate

Seeing as how the late move is time approximate, I guess "I'll wait for you" is more than just a title.



 5   KSD (NBC)

MORNING


    7:00
TODAY – Hugh Downs

    9:00
SAY WHEN – Art James

    9:25
NEWS – Edwin Newman

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH – Lewis   COLOR 

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Cullen   COLOR 

  10:30
CONCENTRATION – Hugh Downs

  11:00
YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION   COLOR 
Panelists Beverly Garland, Morey Amsterdam, Dennis James. Bill Leyden is moderator.

  11:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

  11:55
NEWS – Ray Scherer

AFTERNOON


  12:00
NEWS – Jim Burke

  12:05
CHARLOTTE PETERS - Variety

    1:00
PEOPLE WILL TALK   COLOR 

    1:25
NEWS – Neil Boggs

    1:30
DOCTORS – Drama

    2:00
LORETTA YOUNG - Drama

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY! – Tom Kennedy   COLOR 
Guests Dwayne Hickman, Terry Moore

    3:00
MATCH GAME – Gene Rayburn
Guests Sam Levenson, Betty White

    3:25
NEWS – Sander Vanocur

    3:30
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

    4:00
WRANGLERS’ CLUB – Children

    5:00
RANGE RIDER – Western

    5:30
SEA HUNT – Adventure

EVENING


    6:00
NEWS, WEATHER

    6:15
NEWS – Huntley, Brinkley

    6:30
VIRGINIAN – Western   COLOR 

    8:00
MYSTERY THEATER – Drama

    9:00
ELEVENTH HOUR – Drama

  10:00
NEWS, WEATHER

  10:15
TONIGHT – Allan Sherman   COLOR 
Guests Mel Torme, Jackie Vernon

  12:00
TONIGHT IN ST. LOUIS 

  12:30
NEWS

  12:35
ALMANAC NEWSREEL

  12:40
WEATHER

In just over a month, The Huntley-Brinkley Report will expand to a half-hour, one week after The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite does so. Coming just over two months before the assassination of JFK, their timing couldn't have been better.



 9   KETC (EDUC.)

EVENING


    7:30
P.S. 4 – Reading and Writing

    8:00
WHAT’S NEW – Children

    8:30
YOU ARE THERE – History

    9:00
INTERVIEW – Aldous Huxley

    9:30
MOSCOW STORY – Documentary

You Are There is the legendary CBS series, hosted by Walter Cronkite, that took viewers up close and personal with some of history's greatest events. I've never seen that syndicated before, let alone on an educational station.



 11   KPLR (IND.)

AFTERNOON


  12:00
YESTERDAY’S NEWSREELS

  12:15
MODERN ALMANAC

  12:30
JACK LA LANNE - Exercises

    1:00
MOVIE – Double Feature
1. “Just off Broadway” (1942) 2. “It Had to Be You” (1947)

    4:00
THREE STOOGES – Comedy

    5:00
MICKEY MOUSE CLUB – Children

    5:30
DEPUTY DAWG – Cartoons

EVENING


    6:00
THREE STOOGES - Comedy

    6:15
ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS

    6:30
PEOPLE ARE FUNNY – Linkletter

    7:00
BEST OF GROUCHO – Quiz

    7:30
WRESTLING – Don Cunningham

    9:00
MOVIE – Western
“The Vanishing American” (1955)

  10:50
MOVIE – Drama
“Alias the Champ” (1949)

Here's something you don't see anymore, except on cable: 90 minutes of wrestling in prime-time. According to the listings, it looks to have been a rerun from earlier in the week.

1 comment:

  1. Let's see if you check out the listings really closely:

    - On Naked City, Sandy Dennis is playing a girl who's carrying a highly contagious disease, who's gotten loose from her hospital and is wandering Manhattan.
    You might want to check out the cast list (especially who's playing her compassionate doctor).

    - Meanwhile, on The Beverly Hillbillies, Jed strikes up an "acquaintance" with a French sophisticate, played by an Estonian actress named Narda Onyx.
    A couple of years later, Ms. Onyx scored her biggest Hollywood credit - half the title role in Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (no prizes for guessing which half).

    - NBC's Mystery Theater is Universal TV's "repurposing" of various hour-long dramas from various of their anthologies of the last few seasons.
    This week's show, "The Boy Who Wasn't Wanted", with Dana Andrews and Billy Mumy, first aired about a year ago - on Alcoa Premiere on ABC. (Universal TV had the reputation even then of never letting any film go to waste.)

    - Still on anthologies:
    You may have noticed that ABC is running Jane Wyman's half-hour from a few years back in daytime; today's show is a thriller with Vincent Price.
    Go back a few pages, though, and you'll find that ABC is using the Wyman show as a summer fill-in on Sunday nights, in between The Jetsons and the Sunday movie Just for fun, check out this Sunday's episode - and who the star is (and yes, this is a quiz).

    - Local Chicago note:
    This season, Channel 5, the NBC station, was leading into its nightly news block with nightly showings of MGM's old Pete Smith Specialities a grab bag of one-reelers that hadn't been seen anywhere in years.
    I was twelve years old then, my brother was a year older, and we both loved these - demographics be darned.
    Strange But True: As I'm typing this, Decades is showing a Laugh-In rerun in which Richard Crenna is introducing some of the blackouts in a letter-perfect imitation of Pete Smith.
    (Funny how things work out ...)

    - Personal brag:
    The very last listing here is for KPLR's 10:50 movie, Alias The Champ.
    It was this epic, from Republic Pictures in 1949, that brought about my first - and last - outing as an Internet Film Critic-Analyst.
    Several years ago, on Steve Lewis's Mystery*File blog, the subject of professional wrestling came up. Not long before, I had acquired a c2c DVD of this timeless classic, which I'd first seen on TV when but a lad.
    Alias The Champ is best-known(?) as the only feature film appearance of Gorgeous George, who was pro-wrestling's first breakout TV star.
    I did a sort-of critique of this as a comment to a different post. Someone suggested that Steve Lewis upgrade it to a full-fledged blog post, which he did; it's been there to this day.
    I don't remember the exact date; just go to Mystery*File and type Alias The Champ into the search box, and there you go.
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