December 18, 2017

What's on TV? Tuesday, December 21, 1965

A fair amount of Christmas programming today. KTCA has Christmas music and CBS has The Nutcracker and Red Skelton's annual Christmas show (with guest star Greer Garson). There's also a big movie premiere and other goodies, so let's get to it.



 2   KTCA (EDUC.)

Morning

  10:10
CLASSROOM – Education
Ch. 2 leaves the air from 10:25 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

Afternoon

  12:30
CLASSROOM – Education
Ch. 2 leaves the air until 5 P.M.

    5:00
KINDERGARTEN – Education

    5:30
FRENCH – Anne Slack

Evening

    6:30
OSSEO HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR

    7:00
HOLIDAY FESTIVAL – Music    SPECIAL 

    8:30
PRIVATE COLLEGE LECTURES

    9:00
SKIING – Cy Smythe

  10:00
ST. OLAF CHOIR

  10:30
ST. JOHN’S MONKS CHOIR

Lovely music from KTCA - in addition to the Osseo High School choir, the Holiday Festival features the choirs from Alexander Ramsey and Mound High Schools, and of course the St. Olaf College Choir is world-famous. The night ends with the monks from the monastery of St. John's in Collegevile, Minnesota.


 4   WCCO (CBS)

Morning

    6:00
SUNRISE SEMESTER – Education

    6:30
SIEGFRIED – Children

    7:00
ALEX AND DEPUTY DAWG

    7:30
CLANCY AND COMPANY

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO – Children

    9:00
DR. REUBEN K. YOUNGDAHL

    9:05
NEWS – Dean Montgomery

    9:10
MIKE DOUGLAS – Variety
Guests: Phil Ford and Mimi Hines, Florian Zabach, Ed Ferrar, Len Barry

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITY – Comedy

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE – Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial

  11:25
NEWS

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS – Dean Montgomery

  12:15
SOMETHING SPECIAL


WEATHER – Bud Kraehling

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial

    1:00
PASSWORD – Game
Celebrities: Audrey Meadows, Douglas Fairbanks

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY – Art Linkletter

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Panel

    2:25
NEWS – Douglas Edwards

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM – Serial

    3:30
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy

    4:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Ricochet Romance” (1954)

    5:30
NEWS – Walter Cronkite

Evening

    6:00
NEWS – Dave Moore

    6:15
SPORTS – Don Dahl

    6:20
DIRECTION – Dr. R. Gornitzka

    6:25
WEATHER – Don O’Brien

    6:30
CHRISTMAS BALLET    SPECIAL   COLOR 
“The Nutcracker”

    7:30
RED SKELTON – Comedy    COLOR 
Guest: Greer Garson

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION – Comedy    COLOR 

    9:00
WORLD TOWN MEETING    SPECIAL 

  10:00
NEWS – Dave Moore

  10:15
WEATHER – Bud Kraehling

  10:20
SPORTS – Hal Scott

  10:30
MOVIE – Western    COLOR 
“Take Me to Town” (1953)

  12:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Mr. Wise Guy” (1942)

The World Town Meeting, or Town Meeting of the World if you prefer, was a debate over United States policy in Vietnam, broadcast via satellite, between teams from Harvard and Oxford. Speaking for the policy is the Harvard team, a strange combination of political bedfellows including Henry Kissinger, future Nixon Secretary of State, student and future law professor Lawrence Tribe (who was frequently mentioned as a possible Democratic appointee to the Supreme Court), and Robert Shrum, who goes on to be a Democratic consultant and speechwriter. Head of the Oxford team is Socialist MP Michael Foot, whom Chris Berman surely would have referred to as "Michael 'My Left' Foot."


 5   KSTP (NBC)

Morning

    6:00
BUSINESS SYSTEM

    6:30
CITY AND COUNTRY    COLOR 

    7:00
TODAY   COLOR 
Guest: Zero Mostel

    9:00
FRACTURED PHRASES    COLOR 

    9:25
NEWS – Edwin Newman

    9:30
CONCENTRATION – Game

  10:00
MORNING STAR – Serial    COLOR 

  10:30
PARADISE BAY – Serial    COLOR 

  11:00
JEOPARDY – Game    COLOR 

  11:30
POST OFFICE – Game    COLOR 

  11:55
NEWS – Ray Scherer

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS – MacDougall    COLOR 

  12:10
WEATHER – Morris    COLOR 

  12:15
DIALING FOR DOLLARS – Game    COLOR 

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL    COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS – Floyd Kalber

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES    COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS – Serial

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY! – Game    COLOR 
Guests: Robert Vaughn, Michael Landon

    3:00
MATCH GAME    COLOR 
Celebrities: Bill Cullen, Joan Rivers

    3:25
NEWS – Nancy Dickerson

    3:30
DIALING FOR DOLLARS – Game    COLOR 

    4:30
LLOYD THAXTON – Variety    COLOR 
Guest: Marvin Gaye

    5:25
DOCTOR’S HOUSE CALL – Fox

    5:30
NEWS – Huntley, Brinkley    COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS – Bob Ryan    COLOR 

    6:15
WEATHER – Morris    COLOR 

    6:25
SPORTS – Al Tighe    COLOR 

    6:30
MY MOTHER THE CAR – Comedy    COLOR 

    7:00
PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES – Comedy    COLOR 

    7:30
DR. KILDARE – Drama    COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE – Drama    COLOR 
Tuesday Night at the Movies: “The Savage Innocents” (Italian-English; 1960)

  10:00
NEWS – MacDougall    COLOR 

  10:15
WEATHER – Morris    COLOR 

  10:20
SPORTS – Al Tighe    COLOR 

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON    COLOR 

  12:15
MOVIE – Mystery
“The Lone Wolf Returns” (1935)

No seasonal programming on NBC tonight, since it's movie night. The Savage Innocents, directed by Nicholas Ray - that's one of my favorite Christmas movies. Well, it features an Eskimo hunter who accidentally kills a missionary, so at least there's snow.


 9   KMSP (ABC)

Morning

    7:30
MY LITTLE MARGIE - Comedy

    8:00
RILEY ‘ROUND THE TOWN

    8:30
GRANDPA KEN – Children

    9:00
ROMPER ROOM – Miss Betty

  10:00
SUPERMARKET SWEEPSTAKES – Game

  10:30
DATING GAME

  11:00
ELEVENTH HOUR – Drama

Afternoon

  12:00
BEN CASEY – Drama

    1:00
NURSES – Serial

    1:30
A TIME FOR US – Serial

    1:55
NEWS – Marlene Sanders

    2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL – Serial

    2:30
YOUNG MARRIEDS – Serial

    3:00
NEVER TOO YOUNG – Serial

    3:30
WHERE THE ACTION IS – Variety
Guests: Little Richard, Keith Allison

    4:00
SOUPY SALES – Comedy

    4:30
DENNIS THE MENACE – Comedy

    5:00
NEWS – Peter Jennings

    5:15
NEWS – Don Riley

    5:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER – Comedy

Evening

    6:00
DOBIE GILLIS

    6:30
COMBAT! – Drama

    7:30
McHALE’S NAVY – Comedy

    8:00
F TROOP – Comedy

    8:30
PEYTON PLACE – Serial

    9:00
FUGITIVE – Drama

  10:00
NEWS – Bill Fahan

  10:15
WEATHER – Jerry Smith

  10:20
SPORTS – Tony Parker

  10:30
MOVIE – Drama
“My Forbidden Past” (1950)

I can't think that you'll see too many more listings like this: a network affiliate broadcasting from morning until midnight with not one color program shown.


11  WTCN (IND.)

Morning

    9:15
NEWS

    9:30
MOVIE – Musical
“Melody in Spring” (1934)

  10:55
NEWS – Gil Amundson

  11:00
DONNA REED

  11:30
FATHER KNOWS BEST – Comedy

Afternoon

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY - Children

  12:45
KING AND ODIE – Cartoon

    1:00
MOVIE – Drama
“Interns Can’t Take Money” (1937)

    2:45
MEL’S NOTEBOOK – Interview

    3:00
GIRL TALK – Panel

    3:30
AMOS ‘N’ ANDY – Comedy

    4:00
POPEYE AND PETE – Children

    4:30
CASEY AND ROUNDHOUSE

    5:15
ROCKY AND FRIENDS    COLOR 

    5:30
BACHELOR FATHER – Comedy

Evening

    6:00
RIFLEMAN – Western

    6:30
BOLD JOURNEY – Travel

    7:00
WILD CARGO – Travel

    7:30
THEATER PREMIERE    SPECIAL 

    8:00
WRESTLING – Minneapolis

    9:30
NEWS – Stuart A. Lindman

    9:45
WEATHER – Warren Martin

    9:50
SPORTS – Frank Buetel

  10:00
MOVIE – Drama    COLOR 
“Flame of the Islands” (1955)

  12:00
SLEEPY TIME – Drama
Time approximate.

The theater premiere at 7:30 is the Northwest premiere of the blockbuster war epic Battle of the Bulge live from the Cooper Theater in St. Louis Park, hosted by Mel Jass and featuring movie co-star Robert Shaw.

4 comments:

  1. Speaking about col,or:

    (1) Wasn't Tuesday the only night during the fall of 1965 when all of ABC's programming was still entirely in black-and-white?

    (2) And didn't "Art Linkletter's House Party" switch to color in September of 1965, becoming the first CBS daytime program to be broadcast in color (and the only weekday daytime program on CBS in color until sometime in 1966)?

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  2. amazingly, despite that all Black and White lineup, ABC won Tuesday nights during the 1965-66 season, the only nightly win for the network. And did so with no program ranking above 32nd for the year:

    Combat (32) 32.9 share
    McHale's Navy (44) 30.1 share
    F Troop (38th tie) 31.0 share
    Peyton Place (46) 31.1 share
    The Fugitive (34) 39.1 share

    Steady and consistent won the race on Tuesdays, despite CBS having RED SKELTON and PETTICOAT JUNCTION and then adding DAKTARI at midseason. RAWHIDE had been in the bottom 10 during the season's first half, and CBS REPORTS was second lowest show of the entire season at 9 PM opposite THE FUGITIVE.

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    1. And the second half of NBC's Tueday movie as well.

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  3. I remember Mike Douglas as a 90 minute show. If so, WCCO must have done quite a cutting job on it to fit it into a 50 minute time slot.

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