September 25, 2017

What's on TV? Tuesday, September 23, 1969

Well, here we are in St. Louis this week. And it's a good week; we continue to see new series debut, and there's still a sense of excitement about the rollouts, since none of these series have bombed yet. Check out Tuesday and see what you think.




 2   KTVI (ABC)

MORNING

     6:30
THOUGHT FOR TODAY – Religion

     6:35
FARM REPORT, NEWS

     6:45
LONE RANGER – Western

     7:15
WINCHELL-MAHONEY  -C-

     8:15
ROMPER ROOM – Children  -C-

     9:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Just This Once” (1952)

   11:00
BEWITCHED
         
   11:30
CHARLOTTE PETERS  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – Game  -C-

     1:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-

     1:30
DATING GAME  -C-

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL – Serial  -C-

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Serial  -C-

     3:00
MOVIE – Mystery
“Nightmare” (1956)

     5:00
McHALE’S NAVY – Comedy

     5:30
F TROOP – Comedy  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS – Reynolds/Smith  -C-

     6:30
MOD SQUAD – Crime Drama  -C-

     7:30
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
Debut: “Seven in Darkness”

     9:00
MARCUS WELBY, M.D.  -C-
Debut

   10:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-

   10:30
JOEY BISHOP  -C-
Guests: Hines, Hines & Dad
         
   12:00
COMBAT! – Drama

     1:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

That's quite something to have here the debut episode of Marcus Welby, M.D. The ad says, "Robert Young returns to television." He certainly did; the show, which ran for seven seasons (longer than Father Knows Best), was the first ABC series to finish the season rated #1 in 1970-71.

  

 4   KMOX (CBS)

MORNING


     5:45
MEDITATION, NEWS  -C-

     6:00
CONVERSATIONS IN BLACK  -C-

     6:30
PS 4 – READ, WRITE, SPELL  -C-

     7:00
NEWS – Joseph Benti  -C-

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO  -C-

     9:00
LUCILLE BALL – Comedy  -C-

     9:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES

   10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH – Comedy

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE  -C-

   11:00
WHERE THE HEART IS – Serial  -C-

   11:25
NEWS – Douglas Edwards  -C-
         
   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
MY FAVORITE MARTIAN

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS  -C-

     1:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING – Serial  -C-

     1:30
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial  -C-

     2:00
SECRET STORM – Serial  -C-

     2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial  -C-

     3:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC  -C-

     3:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Blowing Wild” (1953)

     5:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Game  -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-

     6:30
LANCER – Western  -C-

     7:30
RED SKELTON  -C-
Return: Guests Peter Graves, Iron Butterfly

     8:30
GOVERNOR AND J.J. – Comedy  -C-
Debut

     9:00
MINERS IN REVOLT – Report  -C-
Special

     9:30
NEWS – Barry Serafin  -C-

   10:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-

   10:30
MERV GRIFFIN  -C-
Guests: Beverly Sills, Alejandro Rey
         
   12:00
MOVIE – Western  -C-
“The Hard Man” (1957)

     1:30
NEWS, MEDITATION  -C-
Time approximate

I mentioned this on Saturday, but it bears repeating: Iron Butterfly on The Red Skelton Hour. Think about that for a moment. They perform "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," naturally - it must have been the shorter version.



 5   KSD (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
TODAY  -C-
Guests: Regina Resnik, Alexander Kendrick, Hardy Amies

     9:00
IT TAKES TWO – Game  -C-
Guests: Linda Kaye, Carolyn Jones, Lyle Waggoner and spouses

     9:25
NEWS – Nancy Dickerson  -C-

     9:30
CONCENTRATION – Game  -C-

   10:00
PERSONALITY – Game  -C-
Celebrities: Jack Carter, Jack Cassidy, Selma Diamond, Zsa Zsa Gabor

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES  -C-
Guests: Maureen Arthur, Robert Brown, Jack Cassidy, Nanette Fabray, Lohman & Barkley, Jan Murray

   11:00
JEOPARDY – Game  -C-
         
   11:30
EYE GUESS – Game  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS, SPORTS  -C-

   12:30
YOU’RE PUTTING ME ON  -C-
Guests: Marty Allen, E.J. Peaker, Burt Reynolds, Brenda Vaccaro

     1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial  -C-

     1:30
DOCTORS – Serial  -C-

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial  -C-

     2:30
HE SAID! SHE SAID! – Game  -C-

     3:00
MATCH GAME  -C-

     3:25
NEWS – Floyd Kalber

     3:30
MIKE DOUGLAS – Variety  -C-
Co-host: Joan Rivers. Guests: Rodney Dangerfield, Selma Houston

     5:00
NEWS, WEATHER  -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Huntley, Brinkley  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-

     6:30
I DREAM OF JEANNIE – Comedy  -C-

     7:00
DEBBIE REYNOLDS – Comedy  -C-

     7:30
JULIA – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“Tobruk” (1967)

   10:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-
Guests: Janet Leigh, Robert Klein
         
   12:00
NEWS – Harry Gunther  -C-

   12:10
RONA BARRETT  -C-

   12:15
WACKIEST SHIP – Comedy  -C-



 9   KETC (NET)

AFTERNOON

     5:45
MISTEROGERS – Children

EVENING


     6:15
FRIENDLY GIANT – Children

     6:30
WHAT’S NEW – Children

     7:00
MASTER CLASS – Segovia

     7:30
AUTO MECHANICS – Education

     8:00
NET FESTIVAL

     9:00
KALEIDOSCOPE – Disacussion

     9:30
LEGACY – Education

   10:00
POPULATION PROBLEM

   10:30
SEX IN AMERICA – Discussion

   11:00
CHORAL GROUP

KETC, like so many educational stations of the time, broadcast in-school programming from 8:10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Monday through Friday.



11  KPLR (IND.)

MORNING

     8:00
UNDERDOG – Children  -C-

     8:30
LOVE THAT BOB! – Comedy

     9:00
JACK LA LANNE – Exercise  -C-

     9:30
ED NELSON – Variety  -C-

   11:00
SEA HUNT – Adventure
         
   11:30
THAT GIRL – Comedy  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
DREAM HOUSE – Game  -C-

   12:30
GALLOPING GOURMET  -C-

     1:00
STEVE ALLEN – Variety  -C-
Guests: Lynn Kellogg, Jim Lange, Michael Elias, Frank Shaw

     2:00
OF LANDS AND SEAS  -C-

     3:00
DARK SHADOWS – Serial  -C-

     3:30
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-

     4:00
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND  -C-

     4:30
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy

     5:00
PERRY MASON – Mystery

EVENING

     6:00
DICK VAN DYKE – Comedy

     6:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-

     7:00
HAZEL – Comedy  -C-

     7:30
GAME GAME  -C-
Celebrities: Carl Betz, Richard Deacon, Suzy Parker

     8:00
BIG VALLEY – Western  -C-

     9:00
NEWS – Bill Addison  -C-

     9:30
BURKE’S LAW – Mystery

   10:30
MOVIE – Drama
“The System” (1953)
         
   12:00
HERE’S BARBARA – Variety  -C-

   12:30
NEWS, MEDITATION
Time approximate

Earlier this year we saw mention of Ed Nelson's show in another market, and our Mike Doran pointed out that this was, in fact, the Ed Nelson, fresh from Peyton Place. As our friend Amanda mentions at Made for TV Mayhem, Nelson's most famous - or infamous - guest was Nathan Leopold, of Leopold and Loeb infamy. Nelson gave up his show after a year to go into politics, although his plans were crimped by a judge's ruling that his television acting appearances would require his opponents to be given equal time.



30  KDNL (IND.)
MORNING

     9:00
FINANCIAL REPORTS
AFTERNOON
     3:00
THE LITTLE CASTLE  -C-
     4:00
SPEED RACER – Cartoon  -C-
     4:30
ULTRA MAN  -C-
     5:00
BATMAN – Adventure  -C-
     5:30
PATTY DUKE – Comedy
EVENING
     6:00
MUNSTERS – Comedy
     6:30
STAR TREK – Adventure  -C-
     7:30
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game  -C-
Celebrity: Orson Bean
     8:00
DELLA REESE – Variety  -C-
     9:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Soldier in the Sun” (1963)

For those who think stock news began with CNN and Fox, the financial report beginning at 9:00 a.m. proves otherwise: "Continuous stock market reports and financial news through 2 P.M. A five-minute news and weather report is telecast hourly from 9:30 A.M. through 12:30 P.M. (Live)"  Interesting - I wonder what that show was like.

5 comments:

  1. A bit and a piece:

    - The '69-70 season was Red Skelton's last on CBS.
    The Great Rural Purge came about the following year, as the Dark Age of Demographics came to the fore.
    Putting rock groups on the Skelton Hour was CBS's idea, but Red went along, in the interest of bringing in younger viewers.
    What I've read (in several different books) holds that Robert Wood, the new CBS president, had William Paley's ear; he was the one who sold Demos to the brass.
    Also, I've read that Paley, who was a kind of society snob, disliked Skelton personally, considering him "uncouth" (maybe somebody told him about the "Red Skelton Dirty Hour" rehearsals). Anyway, when Wood started to sell Demos, Paley became a willing customer.

    - In his autobiography, Ed Nelson devoted a whole chapter to his morning talk show, which originated at KABC in Los Angeles, and was carried by ABC's owned-and-operated stations (including Channel 7 here in Chicago), with some syndication pickups here and there (as in St. Louis).

    Nelson was all set to do a second year when KABC hit the show with budget and staff cuts; Nelson had asked for increases in both, and only left when he didn't get them.
    The move into politics came about a year after all this.

    Interestingly, Ed doesn't mention the Nathan Leopold interview, but he does write warmly of many others he got to talk with on his show.
    Maybe, if the ABC network had picked up The Ed Nelson Show ...
    ... but that didn't happen, so there too.

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  2. The all-day stock market reports and quotes formed the basis of what was later called the Financial News Network(FNN), which ultimately became a cable channel(eventually bought out by CNBC, enabling that channel to gain carriage on systems it hadn't yet managed to crack, in the late '80s/early '90s).
    Many cities ran the afternoon stock market reports(mostly on UHF stations). In San Francisco, that programming aired on a station(KEMO, channel 20) that mostly aired 'brokered'foreign-language programming when the markets were closed. Eventually, a San Jose station carried FNN, until the mid-80s.
    This St. Louis listing represents the earliest evidence I've seen of those stock reports.

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  3. Yup, that Barry Serafin on that KMOX newscast before he joined CBS and later, ABC.

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  4. KWHY in Los Angeles did the stock market coverahe in the same way from mid 60s to mid 80s

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