October 30, 2017

What's on TV: Monday, November 2, 1970

We're back in New York this week, but I thought I'd change things up a bit, so I've included the listings for WTIC in Hartford and WATR in New Haven. Not a big change, but it does give us a little more variety. So see if you can find any of your favorites!


 2   WCBS (CBS)
MORNING
     6:30
SUNRISE SEMESTER  -C-
Urban Man
     7:00
CBS NEWS – John Hart  -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
FAMILY AFFAIR  -C-
         
   11:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial  -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-
Co-Host George Hamilton, Guests Skitch Henderson, Evie Sands, Kathryn and Arthur Murray
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – Jim Jensen  -C-
     7:00
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C-
     7:30
GUNSMOKE  -C-
     8:30
HERE’S LUCY  -C-
     9:00
MAYBERRY R.F.D.  -C-
     9:30
DORIS DAY  -C-
   10:00
CAROL BURNETT  -C-
Guests: Ricardo Montalban, Cass Elliot
   11:00
NEWS – Bob Young  -C-
   11:30
MERV GRIFFIN  -C-
Guests: Angie Dickinson, Tim Conway, Lew Alcindor, Elena Verdugo, Jackie Cooper
     1:00
NEWS  -C-
MOVIE – Drama
“The Last Hurrah” (1958)
     3:25
MOVIE – Western  -C-
“Take Me to Town” (1953)

Very appropriate that Channel 2 is showing The Last Hurrah, starring Spencer Tracy, on election eve; one of the great political movies of all time, as I mentioned here.


 3   WTIC (HARTFORD) (CBS)
MORNING
     6:00
SUNRISE SEMESTER  -C-
Urban Man
     6:30
YOUR COMMUNITY  -C-
     7:00
CBS NEWS – John Hart  -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
“The Clown”
         
   11:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial  -C-
AFTERNOON
   12:00
NEWS – Dick Bertel  -C-
   12:25
CBS NEWS  -C-
   12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial  -C-
     1:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM  -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
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES  -C-
     3:30
FAMILY AFFAIR  -C-
     4:00
RANGER STATION  -C-
     4:30
HAZEL – Comedy  -C-
     5:00
PERRY MASON – Mystery
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-
     6:30
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C-
     7:00
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“Lure of the Wilderness” (1952)
     9:00
MAYBERRY R.F.D.  -C-
     9:30
DORIS DAY  -C-
   10:00
CAROL BURNETT  -C-
Guests: Ricardo Montalban, Cass Elliot
   11:00
NEWS – Bill Hanson  -C-
   11:25
MOVIE – Drama
“Blue Denim” (1959)
     1:25
NEWS AND WEATHER  -C-

When I see that 11:25 movie, all I can think of is Bobby Vinton singing, "She wore Blue Denim..." Am I wrong for feeling that way?

 4   WNBC (NBC)
MORNING
     6:30
EDUCATION EXCHANGE  -C-
     7:00
TODAY  -C-
Guests: Lady Bird Johnson, Norman Rockwell
     9:00
FOR WOMEN ONLY  -C-
     9:30
KUP’S SHOW – Discussion  -C-
Guests: Robert Mitchum, Bob Crane, Buddy Hackett, Eileen Fulton
   10:00
DINAH SHORE  -C-
Guest: Jack Palance
   10:30
CONCENTRATION  -C-
   11:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY  -C-
         
   11:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES  -C-
Guests: Godfrey Cambridge, Dennis Weaver, Abby Dalton, Paul Lynde, Rose Marie, Vincent Price
AFTERNOON
   12:00
JEOPARDY – Game  -C-
   12:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE  -C-
     1:00
IT’S YOUR BET – Game  -C-
Guests: Joe Flynn, Rosey Grier, Tracy Reed
     1:30
WORDS AND MUSIC  -C-
     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 – Comedy  -C-
“Man’s Favorite Sport?” (1963)
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – John Palmer  -C-
     7:00
NBC NEWS  -C-
     7:30
RED SKELTON  -C-
Guest: Michael Landon
     8:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN’S LAUGH-IN – Comedy  -C-
Guest: Carol Channing
     9:00
MOVIE – Crime Drama  -C-
“Berlin Affair” (1970)
   11:00
NEWS – Jim Hartz  -C-
   11:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-
Guests: Tony Randall, Hines, Hines & Dad
     1:00
NEWS – Bob Teague  -C-
     1:15
MOVIE – Adventure  -C-
“Invincible Swordsman” (French-Italian; 1963)

You won't want to miss today's Dinah Shore episode, in which Jack Palance prepares stuffed cabbage. Yep, you read that right.

 5   WNEW (IND.)
MORNING
     7:30
CISCO KID – Western  -C-
     8:00
MARINE BOY  -C-
     8:30
CASPER  -C-
     9:00
BEANY AND CECIL – Children  -C-
     9:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND  -C-
   10:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Lady Eve” (1941)
AFTERNOON
   12:00
PAY CARDS – Game  -C-
   12:30
YOU DON’T SAY! – Game  -C-
     1:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Without Love” (1945)
     3:00
BUGS BUNNY – Children  -C-
     3:30
SUPER HEROES – Children  -C-
     4:00
RIFLEMAN – Western
     4:30
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-
     5:00
LOST IN SPACE – Adventure  -C-
EVENING
     6:00
FLYING NUN – Comedy  -C-
     6:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION  -C-
     7:00
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy
     7:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-
     8:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Game  -C-
Panelists: Orson Bean, Kitty Carlisle, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen
     8:30
DAVID FROST  -C-
Guests: Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Dana Valery
   10:00
NEWS – Bill Jorgensen  -C-
   11:00
PEYTON PLACE – Serial  -C-
   11:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Big Hangover” (1950)
     1:00
REEL CAMP – Comedy

I suspect any classic TV channel would be pleased with this lineup. Great lineup on To Tell the Truth.

 7   WABC (ABC)
MORNING
     7:00
LISTEN AND LEARN  -C-
     7:30
NEWS – Tom Dunn
     8:00
A.M. .NEW YORK  -C-
     9:30
MOVIE – Drama
“That Brennan Girl” (1946)
         
   11:30
THAT GIRL  -C-
AFTERNOON
   12:00
BEWITCHED  -C-
   12:30
WORLD APART – Serial  -C-
     1:00
ALL MY CHILDREN – Serial  -C-
     1:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL  -C-
     2:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-
     2:30
DATING GAME  -C-
     3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-
     3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-
     4:00
DARK SHADOWS  -C-
     4:30
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“Bus Stop” (1956)
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – Grimsby/Beutel  -C-
     7:00
ABC NEWS  -C-
     7:30
YOUNG LAWYERS  -C-
     8:30
SILENT FORCE  -C-
     9:00
PRO FOOTBALL  -C-
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
   12:00
NEWS – Grimsby/Beutel  -C-
   12:30
MOVIE – Drama
“The Enemy General” (1960)

Monday Night Football: Pittsburgh 21, Cincinnati 10. The Steelers were not the Super Bowl contenders that we think of today, but they're on the way. In 1969 their record was 1-13; this season they improve to 5-9. By 1972 they'll be in the playoffs.

 8   WATR (NEW HAVEN) (ABC)
MORNING
     6:10
NEWS
     6:15
PERSPECTIVES
     6:45
NEW DAY – Religion
     7:00
MR. GOOBER – Children  -C-
     9:00
CONN-TACT  -C-
   10:00
PEYTON PLACE – Serial
   10:30
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game  -C-
   11:00
THAT GIRL  -C-
         
   11:30
NEWS  -C-
AFTERNOON
   12:00
MIKE DOUGLAS  -C-
Co-Hosts: Sonny and Cher Guests: Barry Goldwater, Margaret Truman Daniel, Marty Barris
     1:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL  -C-
     2:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-
     2:30
DATING GAME  -C-
     3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-
     3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-
     4:00
DARK SHADOWS  -C-
     4:30
DAVID FROST  -C-
Guests: Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson, Dana Valery
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS – Ralph Wenge  -C-
     6:30
ABC NEWS  -C-
     7:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-
     7:30
YOUNG LAWYERS  -C-
     8:30
SILENT FORCE  -C-
     9:00
PRO FOOTBALL  -C-
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh
   12:00
NEWS – Ralph Wenge  -C-
   12:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Sands of Iwo Jima” (1949)
     2:30
NEWS

Lady Bird Johnson's making the talk show rounds today - first the Today show, and this afternoon the David Frost show (and this evening, depending on which station you see it on). She's plugging her book A White House Diary, covering the time from JFK's assassination to Richard Nixon's inauguration.

 9   WOR (IND.)
MORNING
     7:30
NEWS AND WEATHER  -C-
     8:00
CARTOONS  -C-
     9:00
MOVIE – Drama
“A Woman’s Secret” (1949)
   10:30
JOURNEY TO ADVENTURE  -C-
   11:00
ROMPER ROOM  -C-
AFTERNOON
   12:00
JOE FRANKLIN  -C-
     1:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Til the End of Time” (1946)
     2:55
NEWS
     3:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM  -C-
Guests: Nina Foch, Bob Dishy, Stanley Myron Handleman, Louise Huebner
     4:00
MOVIE GAME  -C-
Guests: George Carlin, Joe Flynn, James Mason, Mary Tyler Moore, Terry Moore, Stefanie Powers
     4:30
CANDID CAMERA
     5:00
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND  -C-
     5:30
FLIPPER – Drama  -C-
EVENING
     6:00
GET SMART – Comedy  -C-
     6:30
DICK VAN DYKE – Comedy
     7:00
WHAT’S MY LINE – Game  -C-
Panel: Joanna Barnes, Bert Convey, Arlene Francis, Soupy Sales
     7:30
DIVORCE COURT – Drama  -C-
     8:00
MOVIE – Comedy  -C-
“Bell, Book and Candle” (1958)
   10:00
AVENGERS – Adventure  -C-
   11:00
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“The Lonely Professor” (1969)
     1:00
JOE FRANKLIN  -C-
     2:00
NEWS AND WEATHER  -C-

Interesting to see George Carlin in The Movie Game - I never thought of him as a celebrity who'd be on a game show.

11  WPIX (IND.)
MORNING
     7:15
NEWS – Roy Whitfield  -C-
     7:30
POPEYE – Children  -C-
     9:30
FASHION IN SEWING  -C-
     9:40
JACK LaLANNE – Exercise  -C-
   10:00
TELL ME DR. BROTHERS  -C-
   10:30
GOURMET – David Wade  -C-
   11:00
SUBURBAN CLOSEUP  -C-
         
   11:30
GUMBY – Children  -C-
AFTERNOON
   12:00
BOZO – Children  -C-
   12:30
UNDERDOG – Children  -C-
   12:50
FASHIONS IN SEWING  -C-
     1:00
STEVE ALLEN  -C-
     2:00
CATHOLIC WINDOW  -C-
     2:25
NEWS  -C-
     2:30
PATTY DUKE – Comedy
     3:00
POPEYE – Children  -C-
     3:30
FELIX THE CAT – Children  -C-
     4:00
MAGILLA GORILLA  -C-
     4:30
BATMAN – Adventure  -C-
     5:00
MUNSTERS – Comedy
     5:30
F TROOP – Comedy
EVENING
     6:00
LAND OF THE GIANTS  -C-
     7:00
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game  -C-
Guest: Bobby Rydell
     7:30
STAR TREK – Drama  -C-
     8:30
DRAGNET – Crime Drama  -C-
     9:00
PERRY MASON – Mystery
   10:00
NEWS – Lee Nelson  -C-
   11:00
CAN YOU TOP THIS? – Game  -C-
   11:30
MOVIE – Drama
“This is My Affair” (1937)
     1:00
NEWS – Roy Whitfield  -C-

If memory serves me correctly, the original Beat the Clock didn't have a celebrity guest. This was the version of Beat the Clock that I knew, that I grew up with; I'd never seen the original one with Bud Collyer until a few years ago. After seeing it, the celebrity guest (so popular in the '60s and '70s) just doesn't seem to fit.

13  WNET (PBS)
MORNING
     8:30
GERMAN - Education
     9:00
CHILDREN’S SPECIAL
Special
   10:00
CLASSROOM – Education
AFTERNOON
     3:00
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
     3:30
KUKLA, FRAN AND OLLIE  -C-
     4:00
CHILDREN’S SPECIAL
Special
     5:00
MISTEROGERS – Children  -C-
     5:30
HODGEPODGE LODGE  -C-
EVENING
     6:00
WHAT’S NEW – Children  -C-
     6:30
COURSE OF OUR TIMES  -C-
     7:00
PROBLEM SOLVING  -C-
     7:30
POLITICAL TALK
     8:00
WORLD PRESS  -C-
     9:00
REALITIES  -C-
   10:00
BOOK BEAT  -C-
   10:30
FREE TIME  -C-

Bob Cromie's guest on Book Beat is James MacGregor Burns, the renowned historian and political scientist, author of the FDR study Roosevent: Soldier of Freedom.

25  WNYE (EDUC.)
MORNING
     9:00
CLASSROOM - Education
AFTERNOON
     4:30
MUSICAL INTERLUDE
EVENING
     6:30
SESAME STREET – Children
     7:30
PLACES IN THE NEWS
     8:15
MOVING IMAGE – Filmmaking
     8:30
COMMUNITY REPORT

"Today's in-school classes: health, oceanography, black history, music, geography, arts. (7 hrs., 30 min.)" Bring back any memories?

31  WNYC (IND.)
MORNING
     9:30
AROUND THE CLOCK
   10:00
SESAME STREET – Children  -C-
   11:00
CHEMISTRY – Education  -C-
AFTERNOON
   12:00
BLACK FRONTIER
     1:00
CASPER CITRON - Interview
     1:30
AROUND THE CLOCK
     2:00
ADVOCATES
     2:30
NASA PRESENTS
     3:00
RETURN TO NURSING
     3:30
ONE TO ONE – Art  -C-
     4:00
FORSYTE SAGA
     5:00
AMERICAN GOVERNMENT
EVENING
     6:00
NEWS  -C-
     6:15
FILM
     6:30
ENVIRONMENT
     7:00
ON THE JOB – Fire Department
     7:30
CHEMISTRY - Education
     8:30
CONSULTATION
     9:00
NEW YORK REPORT  -C-
     9:30
NEWS  -C-
     9:45
FILM
   10:00
BROOKLYN COLLEGE

Once again, WNYC will pre-empt its evening lineup for taped coverage of the United Nations, if it was in session today.

10 comments:

  1. Mitchell,
    Sorry to correct you, but Channel 8 call letter's in 1970 were not WATR. Channel 8 call letters at the time was WNHC-TV. Channel 8's owner's, Triangle, also published this very magazine that we a come to love. :) However, there were forced to sell (due to media concentration and a complaint by then Pennsylvania Gov. Milton Shapp over a smear campaign against him) to CapCities. CapCities would own channel 8 until the bought the ABC network and its stations in 1985, however they were allowed to keep sister station WPVI in Philadelphia. WTNH has been under a few owner changes since then and it look like Nexstar is it's new owner.

    As for WATR, that station has an interesting history. During it's early days (owned by WATR AM in Waterbury CT) it was an ABC station. By 1970, it had changed affiliation to NBC. In 1970, only WATR's network shows were listed. The reason that Channel 20 is listed instead of Hartford's Channel 30 (then WHNB) had a weak signal that could not reach Eastern Connecticut, hence WATR affiliated with NBC and its inclusion in this TV Guide Edition as it was also view-able on Long Island. By the late 70's, WATR's full listings shown(it's local programming was nothing to write home about) By 1979, Channel 30 in Hartford, had strengthened its signal to the point that covered most of Connecticut to the point that it was included in the NY Metro edition. With writing on the wall for WATR's NBC affiliation, they would lose the affiliation in 1982. New ownership decided to make it into a independent, and actually a decent one. It then in the 90's became a UPN affiliate, and later a WB affitiate before becoming a CW station. WCCT, as it is known now is owned by Tribune (also WPIX owner), but if the government approves the sale, will be owned by Sinclair.

    Phew!! :)

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  2. "The Last Hurrah" was a fave on election day, not suprisingly; when it ran on Election Day 1972 it actually finished No.1 in the New York market for its timeslot. (Then again, considering the outcome of the election, it was way more interesting than the real thing.)

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  3. Just curious here ...

    Looking back on my back-in-the-day comment on The Last Hurrah:

    Did you ever check out who played the handsome young Monsignor?

    This would include actually seeing the movie.
    You'd be surprised how many people in our age group don't place him at first ...

    I am expecting an answer here ...

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    1. Congratulations, John Rowe!

      Your correct ID of "Monsignor" Ken Curtis from The Last Hurrah was the first right answer! (OK, the only one, but still ...)

      Now, The Bonus Round!:
      How did Ken Curtis get the part?
      (Movie Buffs will know ...)

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  5. Strong morning comedy lineup from WCBS with Beaver and Donna Reed leading into CBS's lineup of Lucy/Hillbillies/Affair

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  7. Pretty good history for WATR-TV, but Sean left two very important things out. First, WATR began on channel 53 in September 1953. It was a dual affiliation of ABC and Dumont, sharing time with the aforementioned WNHC. When DuMont shut its' operations down in August of '56, it became ABC alone. Second, WATR would switch to the stronger channel 20 in 1962, and switched nets to NBC in August '66. The Channel 53 allocation now belongs to Conneticut Public Television's WEDN in Norwich, which I have also seen listed in the NY Metro edition. WATR's full listings can also be found in another TV Guide edition, West New England.

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  8. Forgot to mention the fact that WNHC-TV was on channel 6 at the time WATR first hit the air.

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  9. 'The Movie Game' used to be able to get celebrity guests you wouldn't see on other game shows. I remember seeing Jack Lemmon on there, for example. Maybe the celebs liked the opportunity to show off their movie knowledge.

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