December 25, 2017

What's on TV? Saturday, December 23, 1967

As is the case this year, December 23, 1967 was the final Saturday before Christmas. Unlike this year, the NFL playoffs were underway on December 23, and the networks had Christmas specials. We'll see a little of each in today's listings. This is the Minnesota State Edition, but I thought I'd do something a little different from my usual take on these issues. In addition to the four main Twin Cities stations, I'm offering KGLO in Mason City, Iowa; WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, and WEAU and WKBT in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. We also have stations in Rochester and Austin, Minnesota - ones that we don't generally get a look at. But before that, on this fine Christmas Day, my wishes to each and every one of you for a safe and healthy, blessed and Merry Christmas! This site is for you!






 3   KGLO (MASON CITY) (CBS)

Morning

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO – Children   COLOR 

    8:00
FRANKENSTIEIN JR. – Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
HERCULOIDS – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
SHAZZAN! – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:30
SPACE GHOST – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
MOBY DICK – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
SUPERMAN/AQUAMAN – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
JONNY QUEST – Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
LONE RANGER – Cartoons   COLOR 

  12:30
NFL PRE-GAME – Football   COLOR 

    1:00
NFL WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP   SPECIAL   COLOR 
Green Bay vs. Coastal Division winners at Milwaukee

    3:45
MOVIE – Drama
“Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)

    5:30
NEWS – Mudd   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS   COLOR 

    6:15
WESTERN MUSIC   COLOR 

    6:30
JACKIE GLEASON – Musical Fantasy   COLOR 

    7:30
MY THREE SONS   COLOR 

    8:00
HOGAN’S HEROES – Comedy   COLOR 

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION – Comedy   COLOR 

    9:00
MANNIX   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:30
MOVIE – Comedy   COLOR 
“Good Neighbor Sam” (1964)



 4  WCCO (CBS)

Morning

    6:00
SUNRISE SEMESTER – Education

    6:30
SIEGFRIED – Children

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO – Children   COLOR 

    8:00
FRANKENSTIEIN JR. – Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
HERCULOIDS – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
SHAZZAN! – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:30
SPACE GHOST – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
MOBY DICK – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
SUPERMAN/AQUAMAN – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
JONNY QUEST – Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
HOBBY SHOW   COLOR 

  12:15
FOOTBALL PREVIEW   COLOR 

  12:30
NFL PRE-GAME – Football   COLOR 

    1:00
NFL WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP   SPECIAL   COLOR 
Green Bay vs. Coastal Division winners at Milwaukee

    4:00
COMMERCIAL – Music   COLOR 

    4:15
MOVIE – Fantasy   COLOR 
Time approximate. “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1958)

    5:30
NEWS – Mudd   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS   COLOR 

    6:30
JACKIE GLEASON – Musical Fantasy   COLOR 

    7:30
MY THREE SONS   COLOR 

    8:00
HOGAN’S HEROES – Comedy   COLOR 

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION – Comedy   COLOR 

    9:00
MANNIX   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:30
MOVIE – Biography   COLOR 
“Young Bess” (1953)

  12:35
NEWS, WEATHER   COLOR 

  12:55
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE   COLOR 
Guests: The Dickens Village Quartet

    1:25
NITE KAPPERS - Comedy



 5  KSTP (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
MOVIE – Western
“Melody Ranch”

    8:00
SUPER 6 – Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
SUPER PRESIDENT – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
FLINTSTONES – Cartoon   COLOR 

    9:30
SAMSON & GOLIATH – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
BIRDMAN – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
ATOM ANT/SECRET SQUIRREL – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
TOP CAT – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
COOL McCOOL – Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
FOREST RANGERS – Adventure   COLOR 

  12:30
SCIENCE FICTION THEATER   COLOR 

    1:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man” (1939)

    2:30
ROY ROGERS – Western

    3:30
WEST POINT – Drama 

    4:00
AFL HIGHLIGHTS – Football   COLOR 

    4:30
OUTER LIMITS – Science Fiction

    5:30
NEWS – McGee   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS   COLOR 

    6:30
MAYA   COLOR 

    7:30
GET SMART   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Wild Seed” (1965)

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:30
JOE PYNE – Discussion   COLOR 

  12:00
ALAN BURKE – Discussion   COLOR 
Guest: Joey Adams



 6   KAUS (AUSTIN) (ABC)

Morning

    8:00
CASPER   COLOR 

    8:30
FANTASTIC FOUR – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
SPIDER-MAN   COLOR 

    9:30
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH   COLOR 

  10:00
KING KONG   COLOR 

  10:30
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
BEATLES   COLOR 

  11:30
AMERICAN BANDSTAND – Music   COLOR 
Guests: Bruce Channel, The Beatles (on film)

Afternoon

  12:30
LEROY-OSTRANDER HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR – Concert

    1:00
DEATH VALLEY DAYS – Drama

    1:30
MOVIE – Documentary
“The Great Adventure” (Swedish; 1955)

    3:00
BLUEBONNET BOWL – Miami vs. Colorado   SPECIAL   COLOR 

    5:30
AUSTIN MALE CHORUS

Evening

    6:00
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

    6:30
DATING GAME   COLOR 
Guest: Rod McKuen

    7:00
NEWLYWED GAME   COLOR 

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
IRON HORSE – Western   COLOR 

    9:30
THAT GIRL – Comedy

  10:00
NEWS – McBee   COLOR 

  10:15
NEWS

  10:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“Passport to Pimlico” (English; 1949)

  12:00
NEWS




 8   WKBT (LA CROSSE) (CBS)

Morning

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO – Children   COLOR 

    8:00
FRANKENSTIEIN JR. – Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
HERCULOIDS – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
SHAZZAN! – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:30
SPACE GHOST – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
MOBY DICK – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
SUPERMAN/AQUAMAN – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
JONNY QUEST – Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
LONE RANGER – Cartoons   COLOR 

  12:30
NFL PRE-GAME – Football   COLOR 

    1:00
NFL WESTERN CHAMPIONSHIP   SPECIAL   COLOR 
Green Bay vs. Coastal Division winners at Milwaukee

    4:00
MOVIE – To Be Announced

    5:30
HOGAN’S HEROES – Comedy   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
BEWITCHED – Comedy

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION – Comedy   COLOR 

    9:00
MANNIX   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders” (English; 1965)



 9  KMSP (ABC)

Morning

    7:00
MAGILLA GORILLA

    7:30
MILTON THE MONSTER

    8:00
CASPER   COLOR 

    8:30
FANTASTIC FOUR – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
SPIDER-MAN   COLOR 

    9:30
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH   COLOR 

  10:00
KING KONG   COLOR 

  10:30
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
BEATLES   COLOR 

  11:30
AMERICAN BANDSTAND – Music   COLOR 
Guests: Bruce Channel, The Beatles (on film)

Afternoon

  12:30
MOVIE – Drama
“O. Henry’s Full House” (1952)

    2:30
TONY PARKER   COLOR 

    3:00
BLUEBONNET BOWL – Miami vs. Colorado   SPECIAL   COLOR 

    5:30
LIEUTENANT – Drama

Evening

    6:30
DATING GAME   COLOR 
Guest: Rod McKuen

    7:00
NEWLYWED GAME   COLOR 

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
IRON HORSE – Western   COLOR 

    9:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS – Drama   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Soldier of Fortune” (1953)

  12:20
NEWS - McBee   COLOR 



10  KROC (ROCHESTER) (NBC)

Morning

    8:00
SUPER 6 – Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
SUPER PRESIDENT – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
FLINTSTONES – Cartoon   COLOR 

    9:30
SAMSON & GOLIATH – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
BIRDMAN – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
ATOM ANT/SECRET SQUIRREL – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
TOP CAT – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
COOL McCOOL – Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
MISTER ED – Comedy

  12:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER – Comedy

    1:00
CISCO KID – Western   COLOR 

    1:30
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING   COLOR 

    2:30
MOVIE – Musical
“The Big Beat” (1958)

    3:45
COMMERCIAL – Music   COLOR 

    4:00
TOPPER – Comedy

    4:30
G-E COLLEGE BOWL   COLOR 
Washington vs. Barnard or Jackson

    5:00
IT’S A SMALL WORLD – Travel   COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS – McGee   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
MUSICAL SPOTLIGHT   COLOR 

    6:30
MAYA   COLOR 

    7:30
GET SMART   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Wild Seed” (1965)

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:30
MOVIE – Musical   COLOR 
“Let’s Be Happy” (English; 1957)



11 WTCN (IND.)

Morning

    9:00
FARM FORUM

    9:30
MOVIE – Double Feature
1. “Ski Patrol” (Drama; 1040)
2. Beast of Babylon Against the Son of Hercules” (Italian adventure; 1963)

Afternoon

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY – Children

    1:00
CARTOON CUT-UPS   COLOR 

    1:30
BOLD JOURNEY - Travel

    2:00
DICK POWELL THEATRE

    3:00
UPBEAT – Music

    4:00
POLKA VARIETIES – Music

    5:00
HAWAII CALLS – Music   COLOR 

    5:30
ALL-STAR WRESTLING

Evening

    7:00
PRO HOCKEY – North Stars   COLOR 
Minnesota vs. Pittsburgh

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
MOVIE – Adventure
Time approximate “Venus Against the Son of Hercules” (Italian; 1963)



13  WEAU (EAU CLAIRE) (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
SERGEANT PRESTON

    7:30
SALVATION ARMY – Religion

    7:45
LIGHT TIME - Religion

    8:00
SUPER 6 – Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
SUPER PRESIDENT – Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
FLINTSTONES – Cartoon   COLOR 

    9:30
SAMSON & GOLIATH – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
BIRDMAN – Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
ATOM ANT/SECRET SQUIRREL – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
TOP CAT – Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
COOL McCOOL – Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
BULLWINKLE – Cartoons 

  12:30
DISCOVERY ’67 – Children

    1:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED

    2:00
FILM FEATURE

    2:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS   COLOR 

    3:00
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS
Pool, Tobogganing, Barrel Jumping

    4:30
G-E COLLEGE BOWL   COLOR 
Washington vs. Barnard or Jackson

    5:00
CHIPPEWA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

    5:30
ERNIE RECK – Music

Evening

    6:00
THIS DAY OF GRACE – Religion

    6:15
SPORTS, WEATHER, NEWS

    6:30
MAYA   COLOR 

    7:30
GET SMART   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Wild Seed” (1965)

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
COWBOY IN AFRICA

  11:30
MOVIE – Comedy   COLOR 
“The Private War of Major Benson” (1955)








5 comments:

  1. This was my 12th birthday!

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  2. I don't think the old Minnesota North Stars ever started a Saturday home game at 7:05 P.M. local (though I might be wrong!), so I suspect the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins was from Pittsburgh, where it would have started at 8:05 P.M. Eastern time.

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  3. KSTP had both of the original "shock talk" shows--Pyne and Burke. And ehat was KAUS carrying on THAT GIRL's slot? (note they don't have capacity to delay in color)

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  4. Where were the Duluth and Makato stations? Seems like all your ducks can't fit in such a small space. As for what KCMT had, I'll assume they did a little bit of what WEAU did, with the following possible exceptions: if they weren't too keen about Maya, they might have filled the 6:30 slot with an ABC entry like Judd for the Defense, that hip new courtroom drama starring Donna Reed's ex TV hubby Carl Betz, then after NBC's movie and some local news, they might throw in last Tuesday's Hollywood Palace Xmas show w/Bing Crosby followed by some All-Star Wrestling to cap off the night.

    Tossing up 1952's O' Henry's Full House after Bandstand is another example of KMSP's eclecticity. This film (which I've never seen) contains five short stories, including "The Gift of the Magi", plus a great cast which includes Anne Baxter, Jeanne Crain, Charles Laughton, Fred Allen, Richard Widmark, Dale Robertson, Jean Peters and David Wayne. I just might give this one a ride.

    Speaking of birthdays, I celebrated my 4th 3 days earlier, and Anthony DiFlorio turned 8 on November 5th. And to u Mr. Hadley, a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosperous new year. Keep on bloggin'!

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    1. I wonder if his Minnesota edition did not carry those stations. My Nebraska edition of TV Guide did not carry some western Nebraska stations like the one in Scottsbluff or the NBC station in McCook, which was part of a network out of Wichita. The Nebraska edition I got also had some Iowa and South Dakota stations. The Packer' opponent for the playoff game was the Los Angeles Rams, and the Pack rolled, 28-7. And birthdays? My sister would turn 11 a week later, and I would celebrate my 6th on 1/4/68. Merry (belated) Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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