September 18, 2017

What's on TV? Tuesday, September 19, 1972

As you can tell, I've survived the weekend at the Mid Atlantic Nostalgia Convention, which I'll be writing more about later this week, and I'm back just in time to take you through this week's listings, from New York City.

On of the things that always puzzled me about TV Guide is how they determined which programs would receive the little category label following the title. You know - "Joker's Wild - Game." It's much more prevalent in the issues of the late '50s and '60s than it is here in the early '70s - look, for example, at the CBS prime time lineup. Nothing after I've Got a Secret, Maude, or Hawaii Five-O. Why not? Is it assumed that we know what kinds of shows they are? A new series like ABC's Temperatures Rising has one, and that makes sense because it's a new show, whereas Marcus Welby, M.D., an old favorite, doesn't need one. Look at the soaps - excuse me, "serials" - during the day. No labels there, either. None of the game shows in NBC's morning schedule have them, but the ones in the afternoon do. I know sometimes it depends on how much room there is after the title; don't add a label if it means adding a line. But it does seem arbitrary at the same time. Maybe there's a more elaborate pattern I couldn't see when I was a kid and can't now, or maybe I think about these things too much.

 2   WCBS (CBS)

MORNING

     6:20
NEWS AND WEATHER

     6:30
SUMMER SEMESTER
Evolution of Cities
     7:00
CBS NEWS – John Hart
     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO
     9:00
JOHN BARTHOLOMEW TUCKER
Guest: Walter Cronkite
   10:00
JOKER’S WILD – Game
   10:30
PRICE IS RIGHT – Game
   11:00
GAMBIT – Game
         
   11:30
LOVE OF LIFE
AFTERNOON
   12:00
WHERE THE HEART IS
   12:25
CBS NEWS – Douglas Edwards
   12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
     1:00
WHAT’S MY LINE? – Game
Panel: Arlene Francis, Gene Rayburn, Dana Valery, Gene Shalit
     1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS
     2:00
GUIDING LIGHT
     2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT
     3:00
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING
     3:30
SECRET STORM
     4:00
FAMILY AFFAIR
     4:30
MIKE DOUGLAS
Guest Host Della Reese, guests Dr. Irwin Stillman, David Brenner, Arthur Prysock
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – Jim Jensen
     7:00
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite
     7:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET
Guest: Alan Alda. Panel: Brenda Benet, Bill Bixby, Jack Cassidy, Jayne Meadows. Host: Steve Allen
     8:00
MAUDE
     8:30
HAWAII FIVE-O
     9:30
MOVIE – Drama
“The Woman Hunter” (1972)
   11:00
NEWS – Jensen/Penza
   11:30
MOVIE – Thriller
“House of Usher” (1960)
     1:30
MOVIE – Western
“The Savage” (1952)
     3:25
MOVIE – Drama  BW
Mr. Arkadin” (English-Spanish: 1955)


 4   WNBC (NBC)
MORNING
     6:30
NOTHING BUT BIOGRAPHY
     7:00
TODAY
Guest: Met Opera Director Schuyler Chapin
     9:00
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY
     9:30
WATCH YOUR CHILD
   10:00
DINAH SHORE
Guest: Frank Gifford
   10:30
CONCENTRATION
   11:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY
         
   11:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Guests: Michael Landon, Rich Little, Rose Marie, Tony Randall
AFTERNOON
   12:00
JEOPARDY
   12:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE – Game
   12:55
NBC NEWS – Kalber
     1:00
IT’S YOUR BET – Game
     1:30
THREE ON A MATCH – Game
     2:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES
     2:30
DOCTORS
     3:00
ANOTHER WORLD
     3:30
RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE
     4:00
SOMERSET
     4:30
MOVIE – Adventure
“Blindfold” (1966)
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – Stokes/Udell
     7:00
NBC NEWS – Chancellor
     7:30
WAIT TILL YOUR FATHER GETS HOME
     8:00
BONANZA
     9:00
BOLD ONES
   10:00
NBC REPORTS
   11:00
NEWS – Jim Hartz
   11:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guests: Bob Hope, Dom DeLuise, John Denver
     1:00
NEWS – John Masterman
     1:15
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Flying Saucer” (Italian; 1966)



 5   WNEW (Ind.)

MORNING


     6:30
NEW ZOO REVUE

     7:00
UNDERDOG

     7:30
FLINTSTONES – Cartoons

     8:00
SUPER HEROES – Children

     8:30
BUGS BUNNY – Children

     9:00
HAZEL – Comedy

     9:30
MOTHERS-IN-LAW – Comedy

   10:00
I LOVE LUCY BW

   10:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION

   11:00
ANDY GRIFFITH  BW
         
   11:30
MIDDAY LIVE
Guest: Rona Jaffe

AFTERNOON

     1:00
MOVIE – Drama  BW
“Separate Tables” (1958)

     3:00
BUGS BUNNY – Cartoon

     3:30
LAUREL AND HARDY

     4:00
SUPER HEROES – Children

     4:30
FLYING NUN – Comedy

     5:00
FLINTSTONES – Cartoon

     5:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION

EVENING

     6:00
FLINTSTONES – Cartoon

     6:30
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy  BW

     7:00
ANDY GRIFFITH – Comedy  BW

     7:30
THAT GIRL – Comedy

     8:00
HOGAN’S HEROES

     8:30
MERV GRIFFIN
Guests: Carol Burnett, Joe Hamilton, Harvey Korman, Lyle Waggoner, Tim Conway, Vicki Lawrence

   10:00
NEWS – Bill Jorgensen

   11:00
ONE STEP BEYOND – Drama  BW

   11:30
ALFRED HITCHCOCK  BW

   12:00
ALFRED HITCHCOCK  BW

   12:30
SAINT – Crime Drama  BW

     1:30
COMBAT! – Drama  BW

     2:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

     3:00
NEWS



 7   WABC (ABC)

MORNING

     6:30
LISTEN AND LEARN  BW

     7:00
A.M. NEW YORK
Guests: Helen Hayes, Anita Loos, J. Douglas Brown

     9:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Fast and Sexy” (French-Italian; 1960)
         
   11:30
BEWITCHED

AFTERNOON

   12:00
PASSWORD
Guests: Carol Burnett, Florence Henderson

   12:30
SPLIT SECOND – Game

     1:00
ALL MY CHILDREN

     1:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL

     2:00
NEWLYWED GAME

     2:30
DATING GAME

     3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL

     3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE

     4:00
LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE

     4:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Bus Stop” (1956)

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS – Grimsby/Beutel

     7:00
ABC NEWS – Smith/Reasoner

     7:30
SAFARI TO ADVENTURE

     8:00
TEMPERATURES RISING – Comedy

     8:30
MOVIE – Drama
“No Place to Run”

   10:00
MARCUS WELBY, M.D.

   11:00
NEWS – Grimsby/Beutel

   11:30
DICK CAVETT
Guest: Muhammad Ali

     1:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Island Affair” (Italian; 1965)



 9   WOR (Ind.)

MORNING

     7:30
NEWS

     8:00
GARNER TED ARMSTRONG

     8:30
REAL McCOYS – Comedy  BW

     9:00
SKIPPY – Adventure

     9:30
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY  BW

   10:00
ROMPER ROOM

   11:00
STRAIGHT TALK
Guests: Alfred W. McCoy, Fred Branfman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
HERMANOS CORAJES – Novela  BW

   12:55
NEWS

     1:00
JOE FRANKLIN

     2:00
JOURNEY TO ADVENTURE

     2:30
MOVIE – Western
“The Half-Breed” (1952)

     4:00
MR. MAGOO

     4:30
MANTRAP – Discussion
Guest: Mantan Moreland. Panel: Sharon Acker, Nina Foch, Carol Wayne

     5:00
MOVIE – Melodrama  BW
“The Return of the Vampire” (1944)

EVENING

     6:25
SPORTSCLUB

     6:30
DICK VAN DYKE – Comedy  BW

     7:00
AVENGERS – Adventure  BW

     8:00
BASEBALL
Pittsburgh vs. New York

   11:00
NEWS DIGEST – Tom Dunn

   11:30
MOVIE – Musical
“The Gay Divorcee” (1934)

     1:45
JOE FRANKLIN

     2:45
NEWS AND WEATHER



11  WPIX (Ind.)

MORNING

     7:30
POPEYE – Cartoon

     9:00
BACHELOR FATHER  BW

     9:30
LUCILLE RIVERS – Sewing

     9:40
JACK LA LANNE – Exercise

   10:10
NEWS – Roy Whitfield

   10:30
PUERTO RICAN NEW YORKER

   11:00
FOCUS: NEW JERSEY
         
   11:30
ROCKY AND FRIENDS

AFTERNOON

   12:00
FELIX THE CAT

   12:30
GALLOPING GOURMET

     1:00
MOVIE – Drama  BW
“Mary Burns – Fugitive” (1935)

     2:30
LUCILLE RIVERS – Sewing

     2:40
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO  BW

     3:00
POPEYE – Cartoon

     4:00
MAGILLA GORILLA

     4:30
MUNSTERS BW

     5:00
BATMAN

     5:30
BATMAN

EVENING


     6:00
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND

     6:30
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game
Guest: Gisele MacKenzie

     7:00
I DREAM OF JEANNIE

     7:30
COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER

     8:00
NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR

     8:30
GET SMART

     9:00
STAR TREK

   10:00
NEWS – Ramsey/Gray

   11:00
PERRY MASON – Mystery  BW

   12:00
HONEYMOONERS BW

   12:30
NEWS – Roy Whitfield



13  WNET (PBS)

MORNING


     9:00
SESAME STREET

   10:00
ELECTRIC COMPANY

AFTERNOON

     4:00
SESAME STREET

     5:00
MISTER ROGERS

     5:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

EVENING


     6:00
SESAME STREET

     7:00
ELECTRIC COMPANY

     7:30
BOOK BEAT
Guest: Sumner Locke Elliott

     8:00
MASTERPIECE THEATRE

     9:00
BLACK JOURNAL
Guest: Melvin Van Peebles

     9:30
STATION’S CHOICE

   10:30
FREE TIME



31  WNYC (Ind.)

AFTERNOON

   12:00
AROUND THE CLOCK

   12:30
POLICE COMMISSIONER

     1:00
SESAME STREET

     2:00
MISTER ROGERS

     2:30
AROUND THE CLOCK

     3:00
FRONTLINE NYC

     3:30
LEE GRAHAM – Interview

     4:00
MOVIE – Drama  BW
Film Odyssey: “The Overcoat” (Russian; 1959)

     5:30
NEWS

EVENING

     6:00
ELECTRIC COMPANY

     6:30
SPEAKING FREELY

     7:30
AROUND THE CLOCK

     8:00
FRONTLINE NYC

     8:30
UP SOUTH NEWS

     9:30
PHOTOGRAPHY

   10:00
HOLLYWOOD TELEVISION THEATRE


4 comments:

  1. These identifiers might have been unique to the region for which the TV Guide was published. In Colorado, I don't remember EVER seeing these program type tags in the 60's and 70's, nor the newscaster identifiers such as "Chancellor", either. Maybe these data bits were all pulled from the same source and then treated differently when typeset according to unique regional requirements, the individual typesetter, the printshop involved, or whatever.

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  2. You made a typo: You accidentally typed-in "PBS" for WCBS, while CBS is of course, the CBS flagship station.

    Maybe you got confused because of "Sunrise Semester".

    As for the listings, looks like Merv had a "theme show" with the cast of the "Carol Burnett Show", who were celebrating their show's fifth anniversary.

    Also, "Bonanza", after eleven years on Sundays, had moved to Tuesdays. It would get cancelled the following January.

    But then again, costar Dan Blocker had died before production of Season 14 began. Had either "Bonanza" stayed on Sundays, or if Dan Blocker had lived even with the move to Tuesdays, "Bonanza" might have stayed around for at least another season or two. But those two things happening at once sealed the show's fate.

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    1. In the 1972-73 season, off-network reruns of "Bonanza" started being released to local affiliates and independent stations under the umbrella title "Ponderosa". NBC itself aired those repeats in prime- time using the same title during the summer hiatus of the 1971-72 TV season. Our local ABC station WEWS TV 5, as they were branded back then on-air, was the first station in Cleveland to clear the daily reruns,using its original" Bonanza" series title at this point.

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    2. WEWS TV5 (also known as "Catch 5", the station's long time slogan) started carrying " Bonanza" reruns in the fall of 1973, airing in the afternoons at 4:00 p.m., bumping ABC repeats of "Love, American Style" to 11:00 a.m.. TV5 later moved the western to Sunday mornings, right before "The Gene Carroll Show".

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