January 15, 2018

What's on TV? Wednesday, January 14, 1970

Back in the day, when schedules had room for the odd 10- or 15-minute program (usually around lunchtime or in the afternoon), you might well have run across Lucille Rivers. She wrote for Better Homes and Gardens and McCall, lectured around the country, appeared regularly on Arlene Francis' show Home, and eventually got her own program, Fashions in Sewing.


That ad is from Los Angeles, but it didn't matter where you lived - you probably had the chance to see Fashions in Sewing. You've seen the show in the TV listings throughout the '60s and into the  70s; in the listings below, you'll find her show in both the Duluth and Minneapolis-St. Paul markets.




2 KTCA (NET)

MORNING

     8:30
CLASSROOM – Education  -C-
Classroom runs until 2:45 P.M.

AFTERNOON

     2:45
FAMILIES ON THE GROW  -C-

     3:00
COMMUNICATION SKILLS

     3:30
TEACHING SPANISH – Education

     4:00
PARIS CALLING  -C-

     4:15
FRIENDLY GIANT – Children

     4:30
SESAME STREET  -C-
Guests: Pete Seeger, James Earl Jones

     5:30
MISTEROGERS – Children  -C-

EVENING


     6:00
IRISH DIARY

     6:30
SUPERVISORY PRACTICE

     7:00
NUCLEAR POWER AND THE PUBLIC

     8:00
LAW NIGHT  -C-

     8:30
PREVIEW: THE 70’s

     9:00
ECOLOGY: THE FINAL CRISIS

     9:45
ECOLOGY NEWS

   10:00
NET FESTIVAL  -C-



3 KDAL (DULUTH) (CBS)

MORNING


     6:55
FIVE MINUTES TO LIVE BY  -C-

     7:00
NEWS – Benti  -C-

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO  -C-

     9:00
LUCILLE BALL – Comedy  -C-

     9:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy

   10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH - Comedy  -C-

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial  -C-

   11:00
WHERE THE HEART IS – Serial  -C-

   11:25
NEWS – Edwards  -C-
         
   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
TOWN AND COUNTRY  -C-

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial  -C-

     1:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING  -C-

     1:30
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial  -C-

     2:00
SECRET STORM – Serial  -C-

     2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial  -C-

     3:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC – Comedy  -C-

     3:30
MIKE DOUGLAS – Variety  -C-
Co-host: Julie Budd. Guests: John Hartford, Troy Donahue

     4:50
FASHIONS IN SEWING  -C-

     5:00
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
HEE HAW  -C-
Guests: Lynn Anderson, Hank Thompson, Buddy Allen

     7:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MEDICAL CENTER – Drama  -C-

     9:00
HAWAII FIVE-O – Crime Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
MERV GRIFFIN  -C-
Guest: John Sebastian

   12:00
PERRY MASON – Drama



4 WCCO (CBS)

MORNING

     6:00
SUNRISE SEMESTER  -C-

     6:30
SIEGFRIED – Children  -C-

     7:00
CLANCY AND CARMEN  -C-

     7:30
CLANCY AND WILLIE  -C-

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO  -C-

     9:00
GAME GAME  -C-
Celebrities: Nancy Kulp, Scoey Mitchell, Donna Jean Young

     9:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy

   10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH - Comedy  -C-

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial  -C-

   11:00
WHERE THE HEART IS – Serial  -C-

   11:25
LIVE TODAY – Religion  -C-
         
   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS C

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial  -C-

     1:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING  -C-

     1:30
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial  -C-

     2:00
SECRET STORM – Serial  -C-

     2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial  -C-

     3:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC – Comedy  -C-

     3:30
LUCILLE BALL – Comedy  -C-

     4:00
MIKE DOUGLAS – Variety  -C-
Co-host: Julie Budd. Guests: John Hartford, Troy Donahue

     5:30
NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
HEE HAW  -C-
Guests: Lynn Anderson, Hank Thompson, Buddy Allen

     7:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MEDICAL CENTER – Drama  -C-

     9:00
HAWAII FIVE-O – Crime Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:45
MERV GRIFFIN  -C-
Guest: John Sebastian

   12:15
NEWS  -C-

   12:25
MOVIE – Musical  -C-
“The ‘I Don’t Care’ Girl” (1953)



5 KSTP (NBC)

MORNING


     6:30
MINNESOTA TODAY  -C-

     7:00
TODAY  -C-

     9:00
IT TAKES TWO – Game  -C-
Celebrities: Amanda Blake, Tim O’Connor and spouses; Sandy Baron and date

     9:25
NEWS  -C-

     9:30
CONCENTRATION – Game  -C-

   10:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY – Game  -C-

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game  -C-
Guests: Jim Backus, Nanette Fabray, Joyce Haber, Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde, Lou Rawls

   11:00
JEOPARDY  -C-
         
   11:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE – Game  -C-

   11:55
NEWS – Kalber  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
DIAL 5 – Variety  -C-

     1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial  -C-

     1:30
DOCTORS  -C-

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial  -C-

     2:30
BRIGHT PROMISE – Serial  -C-

     3:00
NAME DROPPERS – Game  -C-
Guests: Joan Rivers, William Shatner, Alan Sues

     3:30
MOVIE – Comedy
“Heaven Can Wait” (1943)

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

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
PILOT FILM   -C-
Special: “The Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corner”

     7:00
GENE KELLY   -C- 
Special: Guests: Barbara Feldon, Ruth Buzzi, Kay Medford, Barbara Heller, Chanin Hale, Diane Davis, Folles Bergere

     8:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN – Comedy  -C-
Special: Guests: Carol Burnett, Tom and Dick Smothers, Sammy Davis Jr. 

     9:00
THEN CAME BRONSON – Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-
Guest: Willie Mays

   12:00
SKI SCENE – Morris  -C-



6 WDSM (DULUTH) (NBC)

MORNING


     7:00
TODAY  -C-

     9:00
IT TAKES TWO – Game  -C-
Celebrities: Amanda Blake, Tim O’Connor and spouses; Sandy Baron and date

     9:25
NEWS  -C-

     9:30
CONCENTRATION – Game  -C-

   10:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY – Game  -C-

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game  -C-
Guests: Jim Backus, Nanette Fabray, Joyce Haber, Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde, Lou Rawls

   11:00
JEOPARDY  -C-
         
   11:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE – Game  -C-

   11:55
NEWS – Kalber  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS  -C-

   12:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER – Interview  -C-
Guest: Marc Copage

     1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial  -C-

     1:30
DOCTORS  -C-

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial  -C-

     2:30
BRIGHT PROMISE – Serial  -C-

     3:00
NAME DROPPERS – Game  -C-
Guests: Joan Rivers, William Shatner, Alan Sues

     3:30
GALLOPING GOURMET – Kerr  -C-

     4:00
MR. TOOT – Children  -C-

     5:00
NEWS  -C-

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

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS – Huntley/Brinkley  -C-

     6:30
PILOT FILM  -C-
Special: “The Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corner”

     7:00
GENE KELLY  -C-
Special: Guests: Barbara Feldon, Ruth Buzzi, Kay Medford, Barbara Heller, Chanin Hale, Diane Davis, Folles Bergere

     8:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN – Comedy  -C-
Special: Guests: Carol Burnett, Tom and Dick Smothers, Sammy Davis Jr.

     9:00
THEN CAME BRONSON – Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-
Guest: Willie Mays



6 KAAL (AUSTIN) (ABC)

MORNING

     9:00
QUICK DRAW McGRAW  -C-

     9:30
ROMPER ROOM  -C-

     9:55
MARKETS

   10:00
MIKE DOUGLAS – Variety  -C-
Guests: Yves Montand, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson, Frank Hubbel and the Stompers

   11:00
BEWITCHED – Comedy  -C-
         
   11:30
THAT GIRL – Comedy  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
ALL MY CHILDREN  -C-

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL  -C-

     1:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-

     1:30
DATING GAME  -C-

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-

     3:00
DARK SHADOWS  -C-

     3:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Racing Blood” (1954)

     5:00
NEWS – Reynolds/Smith  -C-

     5:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
FLYING NUN  -C-

     7:00
EDDIE’S FATHER  -C-

     7:30
ROOM 222 – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE – Drama
“An Affair to Remember” (1957)

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
DICK CAVETT  -C-
Guests: John Lahr, F. Lee Bailey, Sacha Distel



7 KCMT (ALEXANDRIA) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING


     7:00
TODAY  -C-

     9:00
IT TAKES TWO – Game  -C-
Celebrities: Amanda Blake, Tim O’Connor and spouses; Sandy Baron and date

     9:25
NEWS  -C-

     9:30
CONCENTRATION – Game  -C-

   10:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY – Game  -C-

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game  -C-
Guests: Jim Backus, Nanette Fabray, Joyce Haber, Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde, Lou Rawls

   11:00
JEOPARDY  -C-
         
   11:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE – Game  -C-

   11:55
NEWS – Kalber  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
PAUL HARVEY  -C-

   12:05
NEWS, WEATHER  -C-

   12:20
TRADING POST  -C-

   12:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER – Interview  -C-
Guest: Marc Copage

     1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial  -C-

     1:30
DOCTORS  -C-

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial  -C-

     2:30
BRIGHT PROMISE – Serial  -C-

     3:00
NAME DROPPERS – Game  -C-
Guests: Joan Rivers, William Shatner, Alan Sues

     3:30
WELCOME INN – Variety  -C-

     4:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-

     4:30
I LOVE LUCY – Comedy

     5:15
NEWS  -C-

     5:25
PAUL HARVEY  -C-

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

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
PILOT FILM  -C-
Special: “The Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corner”

     7:00
GENE KELLY  -C-
Special: Guests: Barbara Feldon, Ruth Buzzi, Kay Medford, Barbara Heller, Chanin Hale, Diane Davis, Folles Bergere

     8:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN – Comedy  -C-
Special: Guests: Carol Burnett, Tom and Dick Smothers, Sammy Davis Jr.

     9:00
THEN CAME BRONSON – Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-
Guest: Willie Mays

  

9 KMSP (ABC)

MORNING

     7:30
NEWS – Jerry Smith  -C-

     8:00
FARMER’S DAUGHTER  -C-

     8:30
GRANDPA KEN – Children  -C-

     9:00
ROMPER ROOM  -C-

     9:30
STEVE ALLEN – Variety  -C-
Guests: Bob Crane, Bill Daily, Arthur Connely, Ana Marie Alba

   11:00
BEWITCHED – Comedy  -C-
         
   11:30
THAT GIRL – Comedy  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
ALL MY CHILDREN  -C-

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL  -C-

     1:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-

     1:30
DATING GAME  -C-

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-

     3:00
DARK SHADOWS  -C-

     3:30
PEYTON PLACE – Serial

     4:00
LOST IN SPACE – Adventure

     5:00
NEWS – Reynolds/Smith  -C-

     5:30
TO TELL THE TRUTH – Game  -C-
Panel: Orson Bean, Kitty Carlisle, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen

EVENING

     6:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES  -C-

     6:30
FLYING NUN  -C-

     7:00
EDDIE’S FATHER  -C-

     7:30
ROOM 222 – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE – Adventure  -C-
“Flight to Tangier” (1953)

     9:45
NEWS  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
DICK CAVETT  -C-
Guests: John Lahr, F. Lee Bailey, Sacha Distel

   12:00
MOVIE – Western
“Ride, Vaquero!” Part 1 (1953)



10 KROC (ROCHESTER) (NBC)

MORNING


     7:00
TODAY  -C-

     9:00
IT TAKES TWO – Game  -C-
Celebrities: Amanda Blake, Tim O’Connor and spouses; Sandy Baron and date

     9:25
NEWS  -C-

     9:30
CONCENTRATION – Game  -C-

   10:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY – Game  -C-

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES – Game  -C-
Guests: Jim Backus, Nanette Fabray, Joyce Haber, Harvey Korman, Paul Lynde, Lou Rawls

   11:00
JEOPARDY  -C-
         
   11:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE – Game  -C-

   11:55
NEWS – Kalber  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS  -C-

   12:20
MEMOS FROM MARY  -C-

   12:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER – Interview  -C-
Guest: Marc Copage

     1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES – Serial  -C-

     1:30
DOCTORS  -C-

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD – Serial  -C-

     2:30
BRIGHT PROMISE – Serial  -C-

     3:00
NAME DROPPERS – Game  -C-
Guests: Joan Rivers, William Shatner, Alan Sues

     3:30
ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS

     4:30
PERRY MASON – Mystery

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

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
PILOT FILM  -C-
Special: “The Shameful Secrets of Hastings Corner”

     7:00
GENE KELLY  -C-
Special: Guests: Barbara Feldon, Ruth Buzzi, Kay Medford, Barbara Heller, Chanin Hale, Diane Davis, Folles Bergere

     8:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN – Comedy  -C-
Special: Guests: Carol Burnett, Tom and Dick Smothers, Sammy Davis Jr.

     9:00
THEN CAME BRONSON – Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON  -C-
Guest: Willie Mays



10 WDIO (DULUTH) (ABC)

MORNING

     8:30
CARTOON CARNIVAL  -C-

     9:00
ROMPER ROOM  -C-

     9:30
MOVIE – Drama  -C-
“All That Heaven Allows” (1955)

   11:00
BEWITCHED – Comedy  -C-
         
   11:30
THAT GIRL – Comedy  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
ALL MY CHILDREN  -C-

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL  -C-

     1:00
NEWLYWED GAME  -C-

     1:30
DATING GAME  -C-

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL  -C-

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE  -C-

     3:00
DARK SHADOWS  -C-

     3:30
F TROOP – Comedy

     4:00
MOVIE – Comedy
“Free for All” (1949)

     5:00
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND – Comedy

     5:30
NEWS – Reynolds/Smith  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
FLYING NUN  -C-

     7:00
EDDIE’S FATHER  -C-

     7:30
ROOM 222 – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MOVIE – Adventure  -C-
“Flight to Tangier” (1953)

     9:45
FILM

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:35
MOVIE – Comedy
“My Favorite Brunette” (1947)



11 WTCN (IND.)

MORNING


     6:30
NEWS  -C-

     7:00
CASEY AND ROUNDHOUSE  -C-

     8:00
DAVE LEE – Children  -C-

     8:30
HOBO KELLY  -C-

     9:00
NEWS  -C-

     9:30
JACK LA LANNE – Exercise  -C-

   10:00
DEBBIE DRAKE – Exercise  -C-

   10:30
JOAN RIVERS  -C-

   11:00
GIRL TALK – Discussion  -C-
Guest: Coral Browne
         
   11:30
GALLOPING GOURMET – Kerr  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY  -C-

     1:00
MOVIE – Comedy  -C-
“Belles on Their Toes” (1952)

     2:50
FASHIONS IN SEWING  -C-

     3:00
HE SAID! SHE SAID! – Game  -C-
Guests: Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara, Ozzie and Harriet Nelson

     3:30
BEAT THE CLOCK – Game  -C-
Guest: Hugh O’Brian

     4:00
BATMAN – Adventure  -C-

     4:30
FLINTSTONES – Children  -C-

     5:30
STAR TREK – Adventure

EVENING

     6:30
PERRY MASON – Drama

     7:30
BIG VALLEY – Western  -C-

     8:30
RUN FOR YOUR LIFE – Drama  -C-

     9:30
NEWS  -C-

   10:00
FELONY SQUAD  -C-

   10:30
MOVIE – Drama
“Darby’s Rangers” (1958)

   12:30
NEWS  -C-




12 KEYC (MANKATO) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
NEWS – Benti  -C-

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO  -C-

     9:00
JACK LA LANNE  -C-

     9:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy

   10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH - Comedy  -C-

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE – Serial  -C-

   11:00
WHERE THE HEART IS – Serial  -C-

   11:25
NEWS – Edwards  -C-
         
   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW – Serial  -C-

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS  -C-

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS – Serial  -C-

     1:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING  -C-

     1:30
GUIDING LIGHT – Serial  -C-

     2:00
SECRET STORM – Serial  -C-

     2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT – Serial  -C-

     3:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC – Comedy  -C-

     3:30
AFTERNOON SHOW – Pasek  -C-

     4:00
BART’S CLUBHOUSE  -C-

     4:45
LUCILLE BALL – Comedy  -C-

     5:00
OUTLOOK  -C-

     5:30
NEWS – Walter Cronkite  -C-

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS  -C-

     6:30
HEE HAW  -C-
Guests: Lynn Anderson, Hank Thompson, Buddy Allen

     7:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES – Comedy  -C-

     8:00
MEDICAL CENTER – Drama  -C-

     9:00
HAWAII FIVE-O – Crime Drama  -C-

   10:00
NEWS  -C-

   10:30
MERV GRIFFIN  -C-
Guest: John Sebastian

4 comments:

  1. I have a promo reel with the spot for FLIGHT TO TANGIER on it...

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  2. Well, things seemed to have progressed in "The World's Worst Town"(TM) where Mr. Hadley grew up, as KCMT has graduated to showing syndicated fare (Welcome Inn was a locally produced show, I'm pretty sure). One thing I can't figure out: what the heck is Laugh-In doing at 8 O'Clock when it's supposed to be a 7 PM show? And why classify it as a special? I know it was mighty popular by this time. Did NBC just want Gene Kelly on at an earlier hour? Beats me.

    It seems WDIO decided to show a Bob Hope flick instead of Dick Cavett's show (this would be my pick to still air after Cavett), I suppose with "The Say Hey Kid" on Carson and the leader of The Lovin' Spoonful with Merv, they decided to pull out all the stops and try something different.

    The Five-O ep this night was "Run, Johnny, Run" with Marcy Lafferty (then going by the name Marcy Brown) and a young Christopher Walken. Nephi Hannemann played Johnny. Also in the cast were Jack Ging and Al Michaels-but probably not THAT Al Michaels.

    As for what was shown on KGLO, WKBT and WEAU, I haven't the foggiest notion, tho I'm sure it was more of the same shrift-and Fashions In Sewing played well in their markets, too.

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    1. Hello, Ken; first things first:

      That Rowan & Martin show isn't Laugh-In.
      At the turn of the '70s, there was a turf war at Laugh-In over who was really running the show.
      On one side were George Schlatter and Ed Friendly, who believed that they had actually created the format; on the other were Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, and their designated head writer Paul Keyes, who were convinced that they were most responsible for Laugh-in's hit status.
      In order to pacify the feuding factions, NBC made separate deals with Dan & Dick, and with Schlatter and Friendly, for their own specials; the R&M show, Rowan and Martin Bite The Hand That Feeds Them was part of that deal.
      The R&M/S&F feud worsened as time went on, ultimately resulting in Schaltter's faction getting bumped in Laugh-In's final season - but that's another story ...

      - As to Hawaii Five-O:
      It was that Al Michaels.
      In the late '60s-early '70s, Al Michaels was the radio-TV voice of the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League (AAA).
      In those days, the Islanders were famous for only playing night games, due to the local Hawaiian climate.
      Al Michaels attracted a lot of attention in his post as the voice of the Islanders; the Major League teams were scouting him, and it was about a year or so later that the Cincinnati Reds scooped him up for their media team - and that's another story ...

      - That pilot on NBC, The Shameful Secrets Of Hastings Corners, was an all-out farce/take-off on Peyton Place, which had long since left the air anyway; my (possibly incorrect) memory is that this had been sitting on NBC's shelf for a year or so.
      This was one of the first times I'd seen a Broadway leading man who was making a tentative play at TV film: Hal Linden, who here was playing "good and evil twins"; this was just one of the many bad ideas in this pilot - and that's yet another story ...
      ( ... and yes, I did see this one, which is how I know ...)

      - Also on Wednesday, Channel 11, the NET (ultimately PBS) station in Chicago, had one of its signature shows, Robert Cromie's Book Beat.
      This week, Bob Cromie had a rare TV interview with John D. MacDonald, creator of Travis McGee - and long-time correspondent with Dan Rowan, op cit.
      Years later MacDonald and Rowan published a collection of their letters to each other, which was one of the sources I used in the first item of this comment of mine ... another story, I know ...

      - And as long as I'm here ...

      I see from The Obit Patrol that Bradford Dillman has just passed on, aged 87.
      In his memoir, Dillman called himself "the Safeway actor"; he and his longtime wife Suzy Parker had six children in the aggregate, so he concentrated on working as much as he could.
      That memoir is brief, but packed with some of the best stories you'll ever read on this subject.
      So There Too.

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    2. This Just In:

      From The Obit Patrol again, word has come that Dorothy Malone has passed on, aged 92.

      Waiting now for Number Three ...

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