November 13, 2017

What's on TV? Wednesday, November 19, 1975

I would have been a couple of months into 10th grade when this TV Guide came out, so I remember the programs pretty well. Not that I could see many of them; living in the World's Worst Town™, you recall, meant one commercial television station - Channel 7 - and Channel 10, the public broadcasting station from Appleton, which carried most, but not all, of that seen on KTCA. The way I look at it, it was spending part of my time in Purgatory here on earth. Let's see some of what I was missing, shall we?


 2   KTCA (PBS)

MORNING

   10:00
ELECTRIC COMPANY

   11:30
VILLA ALEGRE  Children

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SESAME STREET

     3:30
MEDIA 5

     4:00
MISTER ROGERS – Children

     4:30
SESAME STREET

     5:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

EVENING

     6:00
CONSULTATION

     6:30
EVENING EDITON WITH MARTIN AGRONSKY

     7:00
TRIBAL EYE – Documentary

     8:00
GREAT PERFORMANCES – Drama

     9:00
SPIRIT OF LATVIA

     9:30
WOMAN ALIVE – Report

   10:00
PEOPLE AND CAUSES

   10:30
EVENING EDITION WITH MARTIN AGRONSKY

I don't know if you think of Great Performances often, or at all, but whenever I think of it I think of opera, orchestral works, dance - things like that. But here, GP, which is a weekly rather than an occasional program, is showing the conclusion of "Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill," with Lee Remick. Never fear; next week, Leonard Bernstein is back with the Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky's Fourth. 


 3   KDAL (DULUTH) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
CBS NEWS – Rudd

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

     9:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Game

   10:00
GAMBIT – Game

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

   10:55
CBS NEWS – Edwards

   11:00
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS – Serial

   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW  Serial

AFTERNOON

   12:00
TOWN AND COUNTRY – Linde

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial

     1:00
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

     2:00
MATCH GAME
Celebrities: Julie Harris, William Shatner, Fannie Flagg, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson

     2:30
TATTLETALES – Game
Celebrities: Lee Grant and Joe Feury, Buzz Aldrin and Beverly Van Zile, Joe Silver and Chevi Colton

     3:00
GIVE-N-TAKE – Game

     3:30
DINAH!
Guests: Bing Crosby, Phil Harris, Pat Boone, Dong Kingman

     5:00
ADAM-12 – Crime Drama

     5:30
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
MARY TYLER MOORE

     7:00
TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Adrienne Barbeau

     8:00
CANNON – Crime Drama

     9:00
DON RICKLES – Comedy
Special Guests Don Adams, Jack Klugman, Michele Lee

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
BANACEK – Crime Drama

Later this week on Chico and the Man, Tony Orlando returns the favor with his own guest appearance: "Chico falls in love with an attractive accountant. But his overtures get a firm rejection: he is a dead ringer for her former, detested fiance." Guess who Tony plays?


 4   WCCO (CBS)

MORNING

     5:30
SUNRISE SEMESTER

     6:00
CBS NEWS – Hughes Rudd

     7:00
CARMEN

     7:30
CLANCY AND WILLIE

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

     9:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Game

   10:00
GAMBIT – Game

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

   10:55
LIVE TODAY – Religion

   11:00
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS – Serial

   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW  Serial

AFTERNOON

   12:00
MIDDAY

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial

     1:00
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

     2:00
MATCH GAME
Celebrities: Julie Harris, William Shatner, Fannie Flagg, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson

     2:30
TATTLETALES – Game
Celebrities: Lee Grant and Joe Feury, Buzz Aldrin and Beverly Van Zile, Joe Silver and Chevi Colton

     3:00
GIVE-N-TAKE – Game

     3:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“Indiscreet” (1958)

     5:30
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
LAUREL AND HARDY – Comedy BW  BW

     7:00
TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Adrienne Barbeau

     8:00
CANNON – Crime Drama

     9:00
DON RICKLES – Comedy
Special Guests Don Adams, Jack Klugman, Michele Lee

   10:00
NEWS

   11:00

     1:00
MOVIE – Musical
“Daddy Long Legs” (1955)
MOVIE – Musical
“Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” (1954) 

Laurel and Hardy airs on Sunday morning as well as in the 6:30 p.m. timeslot, back in the days when the "local access" period wasn't simply filled with syndicated game shows and reruns of network sitcoms. Both the Sunday and Wednesday versions were hosted by John Gallos, a wonderful man who also plays Clancy the Cop at 7:30 a.m.


 5   KSTP (NBC)

MORNING

     5:50
MINNESOTA TODAY – Stone

     6:20
GRANDPA JIM

     6:30
HILARIOUS HOUSE OF FRIGHTENSTEIN

     7:00
TODAY – Hartz/Walters
Guest: Craig Claiborne

     9:00
CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES – Game
Celebrities: David Groh, Jed Allan, Lola Falana, Liz Torres, Dick Martin, Carol Wayne

     9:30
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – Game

   10:00
HIGH ROLLERS – Game

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game
Celebrities: Karen Valentine, Richard Castellano, McLean Stevenson, Theresa Merritt, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Brenner, Paul Lynde, Rose Marie

   11:00
MAGNIFICENT MARBLE MACHINE – Game
Celebrities: Leslie Uggams, Jamie Farr
         
   11:30
3 FOR THE MONEY – Game
Celebrities: Barbara Feldon, Jim McKrell

   11:55
NEWS  Newman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS

   12:15
TAKE 5 – Jane Johnston

   12:25
TAKE KERR – Cooking

   12:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial

     1:30
DOCTORS – Serial

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial

     3:00
SOMERSET – Serial

     3:30
BRADY BUNCH – Comedy

     4:00
MOD SQUAD – Crime Drama

     5:00
HOGAN’S HEROES – Comedy

     5:30
NBC NEWS – John Chancellor

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game
Celebrities: Ted Knight, Mike Connors, Ester Rolle, Roddy McDowall, Sally Field, Demond Wilson, Rose Marie, Paul Lynde, Charley Weaver

     7:00
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

     8:00
DOCTORS HOSPITAL – Drama

     9:00
PETROCELLI

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Ann-Margret

   12:00
TOMORROW – Tom Snyder
Guests: Stan Lee, Carmine Infantino

When I saw Grandpa Jim I immediately thought of Channel 9's longtime morning kids show Grandpa Ken, aka Cap'n Ken. Any similarity? I guess we'll never know; even Tim Hollis' authoritative Hi There, Boys and Girls! doesn't have anything about Grandpa Jim


 6   KBJR (DULUTH) (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
TODAY – Hartz/Walters
Guest: Craig Claiborne

     9:00
CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES – Game
Celebrities: David Groh, Jed Allan, Lola Falana, Liz Torres, Dick Martin, Carol Wayne

     9:30
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – Game

   10:00
HIGH ROLLERS – Game

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game
Celebrities: Karen Valentine, Richard Castellano, McLean Stevenson, Theresa Merritt, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Brenner, Paul Lynde, Rose Marie

   11:00
MAGNIFICENT MARBLE MACHINE – Game
Celebrities: Leslie Uggams, Jamie Farr
         
   11:30
3 FOR THE MONEY – Game
Celebrities: Barbara Feldon, Jim McKrell

   11:55
NBC NEWS – Newman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
ONLY FOR GIRLS

   12:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial

     1:30
DOCTORS – Serial

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial

     3:00
SOMERSET – Serial

     3:30
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY

     4:00
MIKE DOUGLAS
Co-host John Davidson. Guests: the Jackson 5, Peter Marshall and the Chapter V singers, Henri Lamothe, Henri Lewin

     5:30
NBC NEWS – John Chancellor

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES

     7:00
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

     8:00
DOCTORS HOSPITAL – Drama

     9:00
PETROCELLI

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Ann-Margret

   12:00
TOMORROW – Tom Snyder
Guests: Stan Lee, Carmine Infantino

Yes, the Stan Lee on with Tom Snyder; he's accompanied by another comic book artist, Carmine Infantino, I'll bet that was a fun show.


 6    KAAL (AUSTIN) (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
GOOD MORNING AMERICA – David Hartman

     9:00
DINAH!
Guests: Bing Crosby, Phil Harris, Pat Boone, Dong Kingman

   10:30
HAPPY DAYS

   11:00
SHOWOFFS – Game
Celebrities: Sally Struthers, Orson Bean, Ellen Corby, Michael Glass

   11:30
ALL MY CHILDREN – Serial

AFTERNOON

   12:00
RYAN’S HOPE – Serial

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – Game

     1:00
$10,000 PYRAMID – Game
Celebrities: Frank Gifford, Sandy Duncan

     1:30
RHYME AND REASON – Game
Celebrities: Pat Harington, Jamie Farr, Adrienne Barbeau, Conny Van Dyke, Anita Gillette, Fred Travalena

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL – Serial       

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Serial

     3:00
YOU DON’T SAY! – Game
Celebrities: Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

     3:30
AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL – Drama
Special

     5:00
ABC NEWS – Harry Reasoner

     5:30
NEWS – Darrell Larson

EVENING

     6:00
I DREAM OF JEANNIE – Comedy

     6:30
PRICE IS RIGHT

     7:00
WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN – Comedy

     7:30
THAT’S MY MAMA

     8:00
BARETTA – Crime Drama

     9:00
STARSKY AND HUTCH – Crime Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
MOVIE – Thriller
“Reflections of Murder” (1974)

   12:30
NEWS – Bill Hudson

This week's issue features the stars of Starsky and Hutch, David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, on the cover. What we find out is that the two are as inseperable as Siamese twins on the set, very much in unity against anything and anyone they see as a threat to the success of their show. From everything I read in the issue, they don't sound like particularly nice guys to work with. (I knew there was a reason I was never a fan of either one.)


 7   KCMT (ALEXANDRIA) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
TODAY – Hartz/Walters
Guest: Craig Claiborne

     9:00
CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES – Game
Celebrities: David Groh, Jed Allan, Lola Falana, Liz Torres, Dick Martin, Carol Wayne

     9:30
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – Game

   10:00
HIGH ROLLERS – Game

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game
Celebrities: Karen Valentine, Richard Castellano, McLean Stevenson, Theresa Merritt, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Brenner, Paul Lynde, Rose Marie

   11:00
MAGNIFICENT MARBLE MACHINE – Game
Celebrities: Leslie Uggams, Jamie Farr
         
   11:30
3 FOR THE MONEY – Game
Celebrities: Barbara Feldon, Jim McKrell

   11:55
NBC NEWS – Newman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
FARM TODAY

   12:20
TRADING POST

   12:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial

     1:30
DOCTORS – Serial

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial

     3:00
SOMERSET – Serial

     3:30
WELCOME INN

     4:00
LOST SAUCER – Children

     4:30
ADVENTURES OF GILLIGAN – Cartoon

     5:00
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – Game

     5:30
NBC NEWS – John Chancellor

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
WILD KINGDOM

     7:00
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

     8:00
DOCTORS HOSPITAL – Drama

     9:00
PETROCELLI

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Ann-Margret

   12:00
TOMORROW – Tom Snyder
Guests: Stan Lee, Carmine Infantino

     1:00
NEWS

Here's a good example of how Channel 7 fused together it's NBC/ABC affiliation: following the local variety show Welcome Inn, the remainder of the afternoon schedule consists of two programs from ABC's Saturday morning lineup - The Lost Saucer (a Sid and Marty Krofft production), The Adventures of Gilligan (the less said the better) - and the always-popular Let's Make a Deal. This was very typical of KCMT's programming at this point in time.


 9   KMSP (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
GOOD MORNING AMERICA – David Hartman

     9:00
DINAH!
Guests: Beverly Sills, Marvin Hamlisch, Anthony Perkins, Charley Pride, Barry Zweig

   10:00
YOU DON’T SAY!
Celebrities: Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

   10:30
HAPPY DAYS

   11:00
SHOWOFFS – Game
Celebrities: Sally Struthers, Orson Bean, Ellen Corby, Michael Glass

   11:30
ALL MY CHILDREN – Serial

AFTERNOON

   12:00
RYAN’S HOPE – Serial

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – Game

     1:00
$10,000 PYRAMID – Game
Celebrities: Frank Gifford, Sandy Duncan

     1:30
RHYME AND REASON – Game
Celebrities: Pat Harington, Jamie Farr, Adrienne Barbeau, Conny Van Dyke, Anita Gillette, Fred Travalena

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL – Serial       

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Serial

     3:00
DARK SHADOWS – Serial  BW

     3:30
AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL – Drama
Special

     4:30
VISION ON

     5:00
NEWS

     5:30
ABC NEWS – Harry Reasoner

EVENING

     6:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES – Game

     6:30
NAME THAT TUNE

     7:00
WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN – Comedy

     7:30
THAT’S MY MAMA

     8:00
BARETTA – Crime Drama

     9:00
STARSKY AND HUTCH – Crime Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
MOVIE – Thriller
“Reflections of Murder” (1974)

   12:30
GHOST AND MRS. MUIR

     1:00
NEWS

I checked out a video of You Don't Say!, which I had fond memories of from the mid-'60s. Even though it stil has Tom Kennedy as MC, it's sadly nowhere near the same show. I don't know, maybe some of you will prefer the new version. If so, don't say anything about it.


10  KROC (ROCHESTER) (NBC)

MORNING


     7:00
TODAY – Hartz/Walters
Guest: Craig Claiborne

     9:00
CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES – Game
Celebrities: David Groh, Jed Allan, Lola Falana, Liz Torres, Dick Martin, Carol Wayne

     9:30
WHEEL OF FORTUNE – Game

   10:00
HIGH ROLLERS – Game

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game
Celebrities: Karen Valentine, Richard Castellano, McLean Stevenson, Theresa Merritt, Vincent Price, Zsa Zsa Gabor, David Brenner, Paul Lynde, Rose Marie

   11:00
MAGNIFICENT MARBLE MACHINE – Game
Celebrities: Leslie Uggams, Jamie Farr
         
   11:30
3 FOR THE MONEY – Game
Celebrities: Barbara Feldon, Jim McKrell

   11:55
NBC NEWS – Newman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS

   12:10
TAKE TEN – Virginia

   12:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial

     1:30
DOCTORS – Serial

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial

     3:00
SOMERSET – Serial

     3:30
ROBERT YOUNG, FAMILY DOCTOR – Drama

     4:30
HOGAN’S HEROES – Comedy

     5:00
ADAM-12 – Crime Drama

     5:30
NBC NEWS – John Chancellor

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
WILD KINGDOM

     7:00
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

     8:00
DOCTORS HOSPITAL – Drama

     9:00
PETROCELLI

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Ann-Margret

   12:00
TOMORROW – Tom Snyder
Guests: Stan Lee, Carmine Infantino

I love how, back in the days when you couldn't syndicate a program that was still in network first-run and use the show's title, syndicators would come up with such clever ideas. Robert Young, Family Doctor, for example - gee, I wonder what that show is? It was also done with Ironside, I believe, which resurfaced as The Raymond Burr Show or something like that. Happy Days was Happy Days Again, Wagon Train became Trailmaster, and so on.


10  WDIO (DULUTH) (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
GOOD MORNING AMERICA – David Hartman

     9:00
CARTOON CARNIVAL

   10:00
RYAN’S HOPE – Serial

   10:30
HAPPY DAYS

   11:00
SHOWOFFS – Game
Celebrities: Sally Struthers, Orson Bean, Ellen Corby, Michael Glass

   11:30
LOVE AMERICAN STYLE

EVENING

   12:00
NEWS

   12:05
LIFESTYLE – Peggy Chisholm

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL – Game

     1:00
$10,000 PYRAMID – Game
Celebrities: Frank Gifford, Sandy Duncan

     1:30
RHYME AND REASON – Game
Celebrities: Pat Harington, Jamie Farr, Adrienne Barbeau, Conny Van Dyke, Anita Gillette, Fred Travalena

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL – Serial       

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE – Serial

     3:00
YOU DON’T SAY! – Game
Celebrities: Gary Collins, Mary Ann Mobley, Charlie Brill, Mitzi McCall

     3:30
ALL MY CHILDREN - Serial

     4:00
CALL IT MACARONI

     4:30
AFTERSCHOOL SPECIAL
Special

     5:30
ABC NEWS – Harry Reasoner

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
CANDID CAMERA

     7:00
WHEN THINGS WERE ROTTEN – Comedy

     7:30
THAT’S MY MAMA

     8:00
BARETTA – Crime Drama

     9:00
STARSKY AND HUTCH – Crime Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
MOVIE – Thriller
“Reflections of Murder” (1974)



11  WTCN (IND.)

MORNING

     6:30
WHAT’S NEW?

     7:00
NEW ZOO REVUE

     7:30
POPEYE AND PORKY – Cartoon

     9:00
FLINTSTONES

     9:30
I DREAM OF JEANNIE – Comedy

   10:00
FATHER KNOWS BEST   BW

   10:30
ANDY GRIFFITH – Comedy  BW

   11:00
THAT GIRL – Comedy
         
   11:30
WHAT’S NEW?
Guest: Rudy Vallee

AFTERNOON

   12:30
LUCY SHOW

     1:00
VIRGINIAN – Western

     3:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC

     3:30
I DREAM OF JEANNIE – Comedy

     4:00
BEWITCHED – Comedy

     4:30
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND

     5:00
FLINTSTONES

     5:30
PARTRIDGE FAMILY – Comedy

EVENING

     6:00
LOVE AMERICAN STYLE

     6:30
ADAM-12 – Crime Drama

     7:00
FBI – Crime Drama

     8:00
MERV GRIFFIN
Guests: Redd Foxx, Mac Davis, Anson Williams, Rhonda Bates, Tommy Butler

     9:30
NEWS

   10:00
DRAGNET – Crime Drama

   10:30
IRONSIDE – Crime Drama

   11:30
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE

   12:30
ALFRED HITCHCOCK – Drama  BW

I heartily approve of WTCN's schedule today. Classics almost the whole way through.


12  KEYC (MANKATO) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
CBS NEWS – Rudd

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

     9:00
PRICE IS RIGHT – Game

   10:00
COFFEE BREAK

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

   10:55
CBS NEWS – Edwards

   11:00
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS – Serial

   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW  Serial

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial

     1:00
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

     2:00
MATCH GAME
Celebrities: Julie Harris, William Shatner, Fannie Flagg, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly, Richard Dawson

     2:30
TATTLETALES – Game
Celebrities: Lee Grant and Joe Feury, Buzz Aldrin and Beverly Van Zile, Joe Silver and Chevi Colton

     3:00
GIVE-N-TAKE – Game

     3:30
GAMBIT – Game

     4:00
BEWITCHED – Comedy

     4:30
BONANZA

     5:30
CBS NEWS – Walter Cronkite

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
WILD KINGDOM

     7:00
TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN
Guests: Freddie Prinze, Adrienne Barbeau

     8:00
CANNON – Crime Drama

     9:00
DON RICKLES – Comedy
Special Guests Don Adams, Jack Klugman, Michele Lee

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
BANACEK – Crime Drama

A big week for George Peppard - tonight, CBS airs a rerun of Banacek in their late-night spot, and earlier in the evening he appeared in his own NBC series, Doctors Hospital. Of course, on Monday, he was a different kind of doctor: Dr. Sam Sheppard.

12 comments:

  1. Every once in a while I have to look up somebody appearing on a game show. This time it was Joe Silver on "Tattletales," who, if Wikipedia has it right, was famed for "the lowest voice in showbiz." He was playing Lee Grant's husband on her then-current show "Fay," so having both Silver and Grant on "Tattletales" would have been a nice bit of promotional synergy, even if "Fay" was on NBC and "Tattletales" on CBS. Buzz Aldrin would have been the odd man out on the panel, but I'm sure he was cool enough to handle it

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    1. At the time he was on "Tattle Tales" Buzz had just married Beverly Zile (the marriage ended in 1978). He had retired from NASA and the Air Force in the early '70s and spent a lot of time dealing with personal things, as his two autobiographies detail, and he was trying to figure out what his next act in life would be. If he didn't get to be first on the Moon, he was certainly going to do what he could with being the second. Buzz also had a run as one of the celebrity panelists on the 1976-77 version of "Break the Bank."

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  2. This was a high-water year for game shows, with more than 20 game shows on tv that year. The one above that I'd most like to see is SHOWOFFS, if only to see "Grandma Walton" in a red or blue t-shirt with "Ellen" on it in a vigorous game of charades.

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  3. It's always interesting to see all of the different celebrities showing up in the listings (there are probably a few more that didn't make it into print).A celebrity had a lot of chances to pick up an easy paycheck,and some publicity, back in the day.
    I recognize probably 90% of the people listed, and I'm sure most poeple at the time did too. I'm sure that if that many of today's celebrities showed up on screen, most people wouldn't have a clue about who most of them were.

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  4. Grandpa Jim was KSTP pioneer Jimmy Valentine, the first host of a kids' TV show in MN. This was his last children's show, and it didn't last very long.

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  6. Was KTSP really airing DARK SHADOWS at 3 p.m., it's old ABC time slot? The network cancelled the series in April, 1971. When I first saw this, I thought it must be a mistake, but it is designated as (BW), which was true of the beginning of the syndicated reruns. The syndicated package only lasted for one year. Later on, more years of the series were released.

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    1. DARK SHADOWS was pretty much intact (not "wiped") and was a different type of soap opera, so its reruns went into syndication for a while in the 70s. I remember the spooky opening late nights on WLVI-TV in Boston around 12:30 AM when I visited my grandparents.

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  7. Bits 'n' Pieces:

    - If I recall correctly, this was when Carmine Infantino held the title of Publisher at DC Comics, which made being on Tom Snyder's show with Marvel's Stan Lee in the nature of a summit meeting.

    - Apparently You Don't Say was doing a husband-and-wife week, with Gary Collins and Mary Ann Mobley and Mitzi McCall and Charlie Brill (both couples were frequent fliers on the game show circuit at that point).

    - The "repurposing" of still-active series with different titles goes back to the '50s, when NBC put out the earliest Dragnet shows as Badge 714.
    Other examples include The Lineup/San Francisco Beat (Screen Gems) and Highway Patrol/Ten-Four! (Ziv) - and a few others I can't call to mind at the moment ...

    - In recent times, daytime dramas (OK, soaps) have been getting just a bit more respect from their network parents, especially the older ones.
    I still watch General Hospital and (lately) The Young And The Restless; many of my old faves from All My Children and One Life To Live found their way onto those shows when their own venues went down.
    Often, when flashbacks are required, GH and Y&R can reach back into their tape libraries for scenes going back as far as the '80s - and don't think the fans don't appreciate this.
    That said, I wouldn't look for full-scale syndie revivals of any of these shows: this would involve the location and restoration of thousands of hours of video, and who's going to foot the bill for that?
    These days, the producers flag certain key scenes for when they may be needed later on (videotape was then and is now cheaper to maintain in this way).
    Oh, by the way: Dark Shadows survived because Dan Curtis owned the series outright. At the time others in the business thought he was foolish to do that; eventually it became the basis for an ongoing family fortune.

    - I'll take a sec here to once again bring up my all-time favorite daytimer, The Edge Of Night.
    In scouting out the available Edges on YouTube - which go back mainly to early 1979 - I can get frustrated when one day turns up missing in the midst of one of Henry Slesar's intricate mysteries. Lately I consider it a triumph of sorts when I can find two or three unbroken months worth.
    It was a couple of weeks after this week's issue (December 1, 1975) that Procter & Gamble moved Edge from CBS to ABC.
    P&G and ABC did it up pretty well: the Monday show was a 90-minute special, which ABC re-aired in the late-night Wide World Of Entertainment slot (that week's TV Guide had a half-page ad marking the event, with a photo of the full cast; this is one I've been trying to get, with no luck so far).
    For me, Edge Of Night's great unsolved mystery is this:
    How is it that Lori Loughlin, who started on EON in 1980, looks exactly the same in 2017?

    Ah well/oh hell ...

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  8. Edge did indeed make the move to ABC, and in Topeka, WIBW-TV kept right in step-as did my mother. Edge was one of her faves. Although she tried to get into Ryan's Hope-until KMBC decided to compete with news at noon. But she kept up with EON even when we moved from KC to Topeka in '76. And stayed right with it until it was cancelled in 1984.

    The "Afterschool Special" this time around was titled "The Shaman's Last Raid". It starred Dehl Berti as a Native American medicine man (nee doctor) determined to teach his children the traditions of the Apache nation. Based on the novel by Betty Baker.

    I think Tim Bevan would've gotten a kick out of seeing Stan and Oliver in prime access time, it showed how some stations like WCCO were willing to put different things on and still be successful.

    And hey, don't sell yourself short about living in "The World's WORST town". At least you got the pleasure of watching Dick Enberg hosting 3 for the Money-in Kansas City, WDAF-TV didn't air it, and even worse, KBMA channel 41 didn't pick it up! So I'd say consider yourself lucky, Mr. Hadley. Alexandria wasn't much, I know, but at least you did with it as best you could. I'm pretty sure KCMT could have exchanged Somerset for Edge of Night-or even $10,000 Pyramid, if they had worked at it hard enough.

    I know you might not care for David Soul, but I think he's cool. He earned that coolness credit thanks to a great record he came out with in 1976-his hit single "Don't Give Up on Us" b/w "Black Bean Soup". I've heard both sides, and feel that it gave me a new affinity not only for David, but for the show as well-and besides, Huggy Bear was my man!

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  9. I was so lucky that my local ABC affiliate aired Edge at 3 p.m. central time and continued to do so all the way to its cancellation in 1984. Many affiliates either ran it in the morning or not at all.

    With KMSP running Dark Shadows at 3 p.m. at this point, I wonder if they aired Edge at 10 a.m. when it replaced You Don't Say?

    The 90-minute Edge of Night premiere on December 1st must have been a problem for affiliates not airing it at 3 p.m. central time since on that day the show pre-empted General Hospital and One Life to Live.

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    1. I'll make the educated guess that you're the Robert Sharp who provided a sizable cache of Edge Of Night episodes to YouTube.
      For this, you have the thanks of, if not a grateful nation, at least one mystery-loving fan therein.
      I've been waving the Edge flag for a very long time: when I was a school kid in the '60s, my brother and I would do our homework while Edge was playing on CBS (Channel 2 in Chicago) at 3:30 in the afternoon. These were the days of John Larkin as Mike Karr, Larry Hagman as Ed Gibson, Mandel Kramer as Chief Bill Marceau, and if I keep naming names I'll use up the character limit.
      (Where O Where was the VCR/DVR when we really needed it?)
      After years of off-again-on-again, I bought my first VCR in 1981 and was able to pick up EON on ABC-Channel 7 - at 9:30 am (ugh).
      It was 1984 when ABC pre-empted EON for two weeks in August for that summer's Olympics. Channel 7 was looking for an excuse to promote AM Chicago from a half-hour to an hour, so on the Friday before the preempt, they ran the next-to last show in the morning, and the cliff-hanger at 3 pm, which became the regular slot afterwards. I still remember the promos that ABC thoughtfully provided for stations who were following this procedure:

      Dick Tufeld: Edge Of Night is moving to three o'clock!
      Raven (Sharon Gabet): Three in the morning? Who's going to see it then?
      Dick Tufeld: That's three in the afternoon!

      Those were the days ...

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