November 6, 2017

What's on TV? Saturday, November 1, 1969

I enjoy doing Saturdays; I think I've mentioned that before. In particular, it's always interesting to see the Saturday morning cartoons, especially before they get overrun by superheroes. Look at CBS this week; not only do we have Wacky Races, there's also the two spin-offs, Dastardly and Muttley and Penelope Pitstop.* I don't know why they didn't just line up the three cartoons in a row and show them that way.

*Is that the only case where one show has produced two spinoffs - not the way Yogi Bear was spun off from Huckleberry Hound, but actual characters from the narrative? 

Personally, I think Saturdays like this are more interesting than they are now; I watch my fair share of Premier League soccer and college football, but it's nice to see other programs - old westerns, matinee movies, Thunderbirds. (Which, by the way, is not a cartoon.) Let's get to the listings and you can see what I mean.

By the way, the two NET stations, KTCA in Minneapolis and WDSE in Duluth, are not broadcasting on Saturday.


 3   KDAL (DULUTH) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
JETSONS  -C-

     7:30
LAKEHEAD FARM AND HOME TIME  -C-

     8:00
TREETOP HOUSE  -C-

     8:30
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY – Children  -C-

     9:00
PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP – Children  -C-

     9:30
JUNIOR AUCTION  -C-

   10:00
ARCHIE  -C-

   11:00
MONKEES  -C-
         
   11:30
WACKY RACES – Children  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SUPERMAN  -C-

   12:30
JONNY QUEST  -C-

     1:00
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER – Children  -C-

     2:00
MOVIE – Satire  -C-
“The Mouse That Roared” (English; 1959)

     3:30
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“Bonjour Tristesse” (English; 1957)

     5:00
WRESTLING  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS – Roger Mudd  -C-

     6:30
JACKIE GLEASON  -C-
Guest: Mike Douglas

     7:30
MY THREE SONS – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
GREEN ACRES – Comedy  -C-

     8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION – Comedy  -C-

     9:00
MANNIX  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:15
MOVIE – Mystery  -C-
“Charade” (1963)

   12:15
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE – Drama  -C-

It is, once again, quite interesting to see a Saturday afternoon with no sports save wrestling at 5:00 p.m. Today, CBS would be broadcasting an SEC college football game, and the rest of the time would probably be taken up with infomercials.


 4   WCCO (CBS)

MORNING

     6:00
SUNRISE SEMESTER  -C-

     6:30
SIEGFRIED – Cartoons  -C-

     7:00
JETSONS  -C-

     7:30
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER – Children  -C-

     8:30
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY – Children  -C-

     9:00
PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP – Children  -C-

     9:30
SCOOBY-DOO – Children  -C-

   10:00
ARCHIE  -C-

   11:00
MONKEES  -C-
         
   11:30
WACKY RACES – Children  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS  -C-

   12:30
HOBBY SHOW  -C-

   12:45
JOBS NOW!  -C-

     1:00
THUNDERBIRDS – Cartoon  -C-

     2:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion” (1950)

     3:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“Francis Goes to the Races” (1951)

     4:45
WORLD OF AVIATION  -C-

     5:00
LASSIE – Adventure  -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Mudd  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS C

     6:30
JACKIE GLEASON  -C-
Guest: Mike Douglas

     7:30
MY THREE SONS – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
GREEN ACRES – Comedy  -C-

     8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION – Comedy  -C-

     9:00
MANNIX  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:45
MOVIE – Documentary  -C-
“A Face of War”

   12:15
NEWS – Dave Moore  -C-

   12:30
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE  -C-

     1:00
NITE KAPPERS – Comedy

World of Aviation, which airs here at 4:45 p.m. but which I remember usually being a Sunday morning program, was said to be the world's only regularly scheduled aviation television program. It premiered on WCCO in 1952 and ran for 28 years. It's host for all that time was Sherm Booen, a member of the Minesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. For many years he lived in Richfield, the same Minneapolis suburb that we did; he was grand marshal of the city's 4th of July parade one year. I'm told he was very much a gentleman.


 5   KSTP (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE – Children  -C-

     8:00
HERE COMES THE GRUMP – Children  -C-

     8:30
PINK PANTHER – Children  -C-

     9:00
H.R. PUFFNSTUF – Children  -C-

     9:30
BANANA SPLITS – Children  -C-

   10:30
JAMBO  -C-

   11:00
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS  -C-

   12:30
BIG TEN FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS  -C-

     1:00
HIGH SCHOOL BOWL  -C-

     1:30
MOVIE – Drama
“1984” (British; 1956)

     3:30
POLKA BEAT – Music  -C-

     4:00
F TROOP – Comedy  -C-

     4:30
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.   -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Chet Huntley, David Brinkley  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS – Variety  -C-
Guests: Debbie Reynolds, Rod Serling, Henry Mancini, Flip Wilson, Edwin Hawkins Singers

     7:30
ADAM-12  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE  -C-
“Sergeants 3” (1962)

   10:15
NEWS  -C-

   10:45
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-

   12:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Golden Boy” (1939)

High School Bowl, which pitted two Twin Cities high schools against each other, was one of the many variations on G.E. College Bowl, which is why I find it ironic that KSTP doesn't carry the College Bowl broadcast at 4:30 p.m. It's especially interesting considering the University of Minnesota might have been in it, depending on how they faired against Bradley last week.


 6   WDSM (DULUTH) (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE – Children  -C-

     8:00
HERE COMES THE GRUMP – Children  -C-

     8:30
PINK PANTHER – Children  -C-

     9:00
H.R. PUFFNSTUF – Children  -C-

     9:30
BANANA SPLITS – Children  -C-

   10:30
JAMBO  -C-

   11:00
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
PRO FOOTBALL – Highlights  -C-

     1:00
BIG PICTURE – Army  -C-

     1:30
SKIPPY – Adventure  -C-

     2:00
MOVIE – Western  -C-
“El Paso” (1949)

     4:30
COLLEGE BOWL  -C-
Cleveland State vs. Bradley or Minnesota

     5:00
FILM – Racing  -C-

     5:30
HIGH Q – Quiz  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS – Huntley/Brinkley  -C-

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS – Variety  -C-
Guests: Debbie Reynolds, Rod Serling, Henry Mancini, Flip Wilson, Edwin Hawkins Singers

     7:30
ADAM-12  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE  -C-
“Sergeants 3” (1962)

   10:15
NEWS  -C-

   10:45
WACKIEST SHIP – Adventure  -C-

The racing film at 5:00 p.m. is the official film of the 1969 Indianapolis 500, which was won by Mario Andretti. Hopefully this wasn't a spoiler for any of you who were planning to watch it on YouTube later.


 7   KCMT (ALEX) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
ST. CLOUD COLLEGE COURSE

     8:00
HERE COMES THE GRUMP – Children  -C-

     8:30
PINK PANTHER – Children  -C-

     9:00
H.R. PUFFNSTUF – Children  -C-

     9:30
BANANA SPLITS – Children  -C-

   10:30
JAMBO  -C-

   11:00
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SKIPPY – Adventure  -C-

   12:30
NASHVILLE MUSIC  -C-

     1:00
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW  -C-

     1:15
COLLEGE FOOTBALL  -C-
Ohio State vs. Northwestern

     4:30
COLLEGE BOWL  -C-
Cleveland State vs. Bradley or Minnesota
[Time approximate]

     5:00
NEWS  -C-

     5:15
OUTDOORS WITH BUD  -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Chet Huntley, David Brinkley  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS – Variety  -C-
Guests: Debbie Reynolds, Rod Serling, Henry Mancini, Flip Wilson, Edwin Hawkins Singers

     7:30
ADAM-12  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE  -C-
“Sergeants 3” (1962)

   10:15
NEWS  -C-

   10:45
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“The New Interns” (1964)

Don't worry, Heckle and Jeckle fans. Even though KCMT bumps it off the Saturday schedule in favor of an extension class from St. Cloud State, you'll be able to catch it tomorrow at 9:30 a.m. 


 8   WKBT (LaCROSSE) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
JETSONS  -C-

     7:30
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER – Children  -C-

     8:30
DASTARDLY AND MUTTLEY – Children  -C-

     9:00
PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP – Children  -C-

     9:30
SCOOBY-DOO – Children  -C-

   10:00
ARCHIE  -C-

   11:00
MONKEES  -C-
         
   11:30
WACKY RACES – Children  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SUPERMAN  -C-

   12:30
JONNY QUEST  -C-

     1:00
MUSIC CAROUSEL

     1:30
RIFLEMAN – Western

     2:00
SUGARFOOT – Western

     3:00
FILM  -C-

     3:30
FILM

     3:45
THE HUNTER  -C-

     4:00
DRUG TURN-ON  -C-
Special

EVENING

     6:00
PACKERAMA – Football  -C-

     6:30
JACKIE GLEASON  -C-
Guest: Mike Douglas

     7:30
MY THREE SONS – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
GREEN ACRES – Comedy  -C-

     8:30
PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES  – Comedy  -C-

     9:00
MANNIX  -C-

   10:00
WEATHER, NEWS, SPORTS

   10:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Trouble with Angels” (1966)

I find it fascinating what shows the affiliates choose to preempt for local programming. Sometimes it's easy to figure out, if the content is questionable or the show is clearly a ratings bomb. In this case, though, I've no reason why WKBT would replace Petticoat Junction with Please Don't Eat the Daisies. Do you?


 9   KMSP (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
CASPER – Children  -C-

     7:30
SMOKEY BEAR  -C-

     8:00
CATTANOOGA CATS  -C-

     9:00
HOT WHEELS  -C-

     9:30
HARDY BOYS  -C-

   10:00
SKY HAWKS  -C-

   10:30
GULLIVER – Children  -C-

   11:00
FANTASTIC VOYAGE  -C-
         
   11:30
BANDSTAND – Music  -C-
Guests: Andy Kim, Joe South

AFTERNOON

   12:30
TONY PARKER FOOTBALL SHOW  -C-

     1:00
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW  -C-

     1:15
COLLEGE FOOTBALL  -C-
Ohio State vs. Northwestern

     4:30
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS  -C-
Time approximate. National 500 Stock Car Race, International Sky Flying Championship

EVENING

     6:00
COLLEGE TALENT – Variety  -C-
Host: Arthur Godfrey. Judges: Don Marshall, Dinah Shore, Craig Stevens

     6:30
DATING GAME  -C-
Guest: John Forsythe

     7:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-

     7:30
LAWRENCE WELK  -C-

     8:30
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“War and Peace” (Italian-American; 1956)

   12:15
NEWS  -C-

Channel 9, as is its wont at the moment, shows Hollywood Palace tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m., opposite NFL football on CBS and AFL football on NBC. Brilliant move, that. The movie that replaces it, War and Peace, runs three hours and 45 minutes. When I looked back at this, there was such a long gap between that and the late news that I thought for a moment I'd left something out


10  WDIO (DULUTH) (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
CASPER – Children  -C-

     7:30
SMOKEY BEAR  -C-

     8:00
CATTANOOGA CATS  -C-

     9:00
HOT WHEELS  -C-

     9:30
HARDY BOYS  -C-

   10:00
SKY HAWKS  -C-

   10:30
GULLIVER – Children  -C-

   11:00
FANTASTIC VOYAGE  -C-
         
   11:30
BANDSTAND – Music  -C-
Guests: Andy Kim, Joe South

AFTERNOON

   12:30
FILM

     1:00
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRE-GAME SHOW  -C-

     1:15
COLLEGE FOOTBALL  -C-
Ohio State vs. Northwestern

     4:30
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS  -C-
Time approximate. National 500 Stock Car Race, International Sky Flying Championship

EVENING

     6:00
TWILIGHT ZONE – Drama  -C-

     6:30
DATING GAME  -C-
Guest: John Forsythe

     7:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-

     7:30
LAWRENCE WELK  -C-

     8:30
HOLLYWOOD PALACE  -C-
Host: Sammy Davis Jr. Guests: Mama Cass Elliot, Lionel Hampton, Peter Lawford, Dana Vallery, Rosey Grier, the Dells

     9:30
BILL ANDERSON – Music  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
MOVIE – Western
“The Gunfighter” (1950”

To show you another way in which coverage of sports has changed on TV, the National 550 NASCAR race that's on Wide World of Sports was held on October 12. Rather than 45 or 50 minutes of highlights a month later, today it would be broadcast live, as all NASCAR races are.


11  WTCN (IND.)

MORNING

     7:20
NEWS  -C-

     7:30
MILITARY REPORT  -C-

     8:00
FARM FORUM  -C-

     8:30
4-H SHOW  -C-

     9:00
CARTOON CARNIVAL  -C-

     9:30
HI JERRY  -C-

   10:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

   10:30
TO BE ANNOUNCED

   11:00
PRO FOOTBALL – Highlights  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY  -C-

     1:00
SCENE SEVENTY – Music
Guests: Leslie Gore, the Buckinghams, Gene Chandler, the Winstons, the Bookends

     2:00
SKIPPY – Adventure  -C-

     2:30
MOVIE – Adventure  -C-
“Ape Man of the Jungle” (1964)

     4:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

     4:30
VOYAGE – Adventure  -C-

     5:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS – Drama  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
WRESTLING  -C-

     7:00
PRO HOCKEY  -C-
Minnesota at Pittsburgh

     9:15
SCOREBOARD – Harrigan  -C-
Time approximate

     9:30
HUGH HEFNER – Variety  -C-

   10:30
MOVIE – Adventure
“The Dirty Game” (French-German-Italian-British; 1965)

   12:30
MOVIE – Western
“The Gallant Legion” (1948)

     2:20
NEWS  -C-

Yes, I know Lesley Gore's name is misspelled in the description for Scene Seventy at 1:00 p.m. I looked at the description twice to make sure I hadn't gotten it wrong, and I even looked it up online just in case I was the one that was wrong. Usually I correct these kinds of TV Guide mistakes, such as when a show's listed in color that I know is manifestly wrong. I thought I'd let this one ride, not only to give you a true sense of the issue, but because I didn't have anything else to write about here


13  WEAU (EAU CLAIRE) (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE – Children  -C-

     8:00
HERE COMES THE GRUMP – Children  -C-

     8:30
PINK PANTHER – Children  -C-

     9:00
H.R. PUFFNSTUF – Children  -C-

     9:30
BANANA SPLITS – Children  -C-

   10:30
JAMBO  -C-

   11:00
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
COUNTRY CARNIVAL – Music  -C-

   12:30
HARBORLIGHTS – Religion  -C-

     1:00
BIG PICTURE – Army  -C-

     1:30
YOUNG WISCONSIN MUSICIANS  -C-

     2:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS – Drama  -C-

     3:00
WAGON TRAIN – Western  -C-

     4:30
COLLEGE BOWL  -C-
Cleveland State vs. Bradley or Minnesota

     5:00
WILBURN BROTHERS – Music  -C-
Guest: Mary Taylor

     5:30
PORTER WAGONER – Music  -C-
Guest: George Morgan

EVENING

     6:00
GREAT OUTDOORS  -C-

     6:15
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS  -C-

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS – Variety  -C-
Guests: Debbie Reynolds, Rod Serling, Henry Mancini, Flip Wilson, Edwin Hawkins Singers

     7:30
ADAM-12  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE  -C-
“Sergeants 3” (1962)

   10:15
NEWS  -C-

   10:45
FBI  -C-

   11:45
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“Sergeant Ryker” (1968)

The TV Guide listing doesn't say what kind of movie Sergeants 3 is - you know: comedy, drama, adventure. Further down in the description, it's described as a western spoof, but I didn't want to be presumptious enough to insert anything on my own. As was the case above, sometimes it's best to just let TV Guide speak for itself.

12 comments:

  1. You really never heard of Sergeants 3?

    The Rat Pack's Western remake of Gunga Din?

    Frankie & Dino & Peter Lawford in for Grant & Fairbanks & Victor McLaglen?

    Not to mention Sammy Davis in for Sam Jaffe?

    (Or for that matter Henry Silva for Eduardo Ciannelli?)

    It was the NBC Saturday Night Movie that night - there had to be an ad for it.

    You really must have been isolated ...

    - Once again, Your All-American College Show is denied its proper title, so the local typesetters can save a few pennies on letters.
    At least you didn't get another chance to misidentify it as a CBS show, as you have in the past.

    - What's John Forsythe doing on The Dating Game?
    He didn't have a series that season (that I can recall; correction welcomed).
    I'd have to see the episode to be sure.
    Best guess: he was there to pick a date for one of his grown daughters (again, correction welcomed).

    - The Mouse That Roared was financed and filmed in England; it came into being as a vehicle to make an international star of Peter Sellers.
    But did you know:
    - ... leading lady Jean Seberg was American, a native of Marshalltown, Iowa?

    - ... director Jack Arnold was imported from the USA, where his best-known credit was The Incredible Shrinking Man?
    ( ... and who went on to become one of the showrunners of Gilligan's Island?)

    - ... Leonard Wibberley, who wrote the original Mouse That Roared novel, was born in Ireland, raised in England - and came to the United States during '40s ... and stayed?
    When Wibberley wrote Mouse in the '50s, he'd long since become a US citizen, and resident of Hermosa Beach, California.
    Leonard Wibberley's other works include three Mouse sequels and a prequel (all of which are back in print after far too long), as well as a long-running series about a mystery-solving Catholic priest, Father Bredder (these were written under a pseudonym, Leonard Holton) - and a whole bunch of other books about world history, mainly aimed at young adult readers, and a lot more besides.
    Also ...
    ... ever see the National Treasure movies with Nicolas Cage?
    These were written by The Wibberleys - Leonard's son Cormac and the latter's wife Marianne.

    OK, I'm piling it on here, but sometimes I just have to get it out of my system ...

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    1. Actually, not only have I heard of Sergeants 3, we own it as part of our Sinatra movie collection. Not a great movie; I'd probably rank it below Robin and the 7 Hoods, not to mention Ocean's 11,, but fun enough.

      No, never saw the National Treasure movies, though I've read about them.

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    2. John Forsythe had started his CBS sitcom TO ROME WITH LOVE that season...and speaking of, what was WCCO showing Sunday at 6 instead of LASSIE?

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    3. Hmm, I'd kinda like to know the answer to that question myself, Paul.

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    4. Thanx to Paul Duca.

      T'd forgotten about To Rome With Love; I'll guess that John Forsythe was there to scout out a date for the teen actress who played his eldest daughter on that show.
      Dating Game did that quite a bit back then - and Chuck Barris was permitted to go outside the ABC pool to get name guests.

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  2. "*Is that the only case where one show has produced two spinoffs - not the way Yogi Bear was spun off from Huckleberry Hound, but actual characters from the narrative?"

    If you mean the only animated show to have two spinoffs, then other than maybe The Flintstones (unless you consider Fred and Barney Meet the Shmoo and The Pebbles & Bam-Bam show to be sequels and not spin-offs), then I think you're right (except maybe for some Japanimatio... er, anime series, I'd have no idea about those). There are many live action examples howwever; The Andy Griffith Show, Happy Days, and All in the Family spring immediately to mind.

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    1. Yes, animated - you read that correctly.

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  3. Actually, the first case of "Superheroes overrunning" Saturday-morning television was in 1966 (thank---or blame---the success of "Batman" in prime-time during early 1966).

    That wave of superhero shows ended not because of "too much of a good thing", but because of violent animation. In the seventies, superhero cartoons came back, but in a less violent form.

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    1. I think it was Edith Efron who wrote about that in the mid-60s - yes, there was quite a bit of concern about the violence in the superheroes genre. I remember being completely unimpressed by them when I was of cartoon-viewing age; Yogi, Alvin, Bugs, Top Cat and the gang were much more my style.

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  4. During the 1969-70 TV season, NBC's "Huntley/Brinkley Report" actually aired six nights a week.

    Each Saturday, either of the anchormen was live (each working every other Saturday), while the other would contribute a taped commentary he recorded the previous day. The one who was off would also pre-record his opening and closing ("Good Night Chet, Good Night David, and Good Night for NBC News") so it appeared both were live.

    I believe this was also how Thanksgiving and Christmas were handled. One would work Thanksgiving and be off on Christmas; the other would work Christmas and be off Thanksgiving, which alternated each year. I likewise seem to think that the one off had recorded a commentary to air on the holiday.

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  5. "...I find it fascinating what shows the affiliates choose to preempt for local programming..." Such as KDAL running "Junior Auction" in place of the breakout Saturday morning hit of the season, Scooby Doo.

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  6. Great and interesting lineup for KDAL, especially with the two flicks, one of which is a Peter Sellers vehicle and a great one. I'm sure Mason City, IA's KGLO-TV, also listed in this edition, would probably have a similar arrangement with films like "Man's Favorite Sport?" and "Hold That Ghost", or perhaps a pair of adventure yarns like "The Sea Hawk" and "Wake of the Red Witch"-or two Bob Hope films, say "Road to Hong Kong" and "Fancy Pants". So nice to see the Saturday cartoon slate, with one season wonders like Catanooga Cats, Here Comes the Grump, Hardy Boys and Sky Hawks. Dastardly & Mutley In Their Flying Machines and The Perils of Penelope Pitstop were spinoffs from Wacky Races-and Pitstop even had The Ant Hill Mob to boot.
    Speaking of wonders, who else has heard of the adventures of Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo? This was a series made in Australia and syndicated to many stations around the US. I recall KMBC-TV in Kansas City airing it on Saturdays too. Two KC icons were still doin' their thing: Torey and Ol' Gus were by this time kickin' it on KCIT channel 50 (now KPXE), and Whizzo moved to Topeka tho he was last seen weekdays on KCMO.
    Rod Serling's Zone was NEVER in color, only CBS' 1985 reboot was-and how 'bout WKBT with Packerama leading into Jackie Gleason? Pretty cool. And I can see a show like Daisies as a weekday offering after a show like Edge of Night or The Secret Storm-or even after Gomer Pyle-but not show Junction? Your BAD KBT.
    I looked at that one flick. French/German/Italian/English? That "Game" was not just dirty-it must've been precociously offbeat! Not many stations would show wrestling, live pro hockey and a flick called "Ape Man of the Jungle" all on the same schedule. So the moon must have been in the seventh house with WTCN on this day.
    Oh BTW, where are the listings for KMMT in Austin and KTTC Rochester? Gotta have them in the mix, ya know. Maybe next time when you get some wiggle room, you can work them in, too.
    I believe that, IIRC, this was the week Sesame Street made its' debut. Had KTCA and WDSE been on the air, they probably would have reaired that first full week of shows in my estemation. No doubt they would have done it the following weekend.
    10,000 lakes and 1,000 TV channels. Guess that's why Minnesota State will always stand out as one of my favorite TVG editions.

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