February 21, 2018

What's on TV? Saturday, February 19, 1966

When last we saw this week's TV Guide, the one with the missing pages and the clipped listings, we were left with exactly two days that contained untouched, complete listings: Saturday and Sunday. As much as it pains me to do so, having just looked at a Saturday last week, I had very little choice - after all, I'd just done Sunday the week before.

I don't know if, in all this chaos, I've taken the time to mention that this week's issue is from Iowa, including listings for the Quad Cities in Illinois. They're good listings - enjoy them!




 2   WMT (CEDAR RAPIDS) (CBS)

Morning

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

    8:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
TENNESSEE TUXEDO—Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
MIGHTY MOUSE

    9:30
LINUS   COLOR 

  10:00
TOM AND JERRY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
QUICK DRAW McGRAW—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
SKY KING—Adventure

  11:30
LASSIE—Drama

Afternoon

  12:00
MY FRIEND FLICKA—Drama   COLOR 

  12:30
TO BE ANNOUNCED

  12:45
FILM FEATURE

    1:00
NATIONAL BIBLE COURSE

    1:15
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—Tulsa vs. Cincinnati

    3:00
BIG TEN BASKETBALL—Iowa vs. Ohio State   COLOR 

    5:00
FAMILY THEATER—Drama

    5:30
COMMERCIAL—Art, Music

    5:45
LEO GRECO—Music

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
JACKIE GLEASON

    7:30
SECRET AGENT

    8:30
LONER—Western

    9:00
GUNSMOKE

  10:00
NEWS

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



 3   KTVO (OTTUMWA) (CBS, NBC)

Morning

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

    8:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
TENNESSEE TUXEDO—Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
MIGHTY MOUSE

    9:30
LINUS   COLOR 

  10:00
TOM AND JERRY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
QUICK DRAW McGRAW—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
BUGS BUNNY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
LASSIE—Drama

Afternoon

  12:00
MY FRIEND FLICKA—Drama   COLOR 

  12:30
CBS GOLF CLASSIC
Weaver/Aaron vs. Nichols/Floyd

    1:30
PRO BOWLERS TOUR

    3:00
BIG TEN BASKETBALL—Iowa vs. Ohio State   COLOR 

    5:00
GIDGET—Comedy

    5:30
NEWS—Mudd   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
POLKA PARADE   COLOR 

    6:30
JACKIE GLEASON

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
LONER—Western

    9:00
GUNSMOKE

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
COMMERCIAL—Chinchilla

  10:30
TRIALS OF O’BRIEN—Drama

  11:30
NEWS—Hal Oyler

  11:40
MOVIE—Western
“South of St. Louis” (1949)



 4   WHBF (ROCK ISLAND) (CBS)

Morning

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

    8:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
TENNESSEE TUXEDO—Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
MIGHTY MOUSE

    9:30
LINUS   COLOR 

  10:00
TOM AND JERRY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
QUICK DRAW McGRAW—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
SKY KING—Adventure

  11:30
LASSIE—Drama

Afternoon

  12:00
MY FRIEND FLICKA—Drama   COLOR 

  12:30
BEST OF GROUCHO—Quiz

    2:00
CBS GOLF CLASSIC
Snead/Dickinson vs. Dan/Dick Sikes

    3:00
BIG TEN BASKETBALL—Iowa vs. Ohio State   COLOR 

    4:30
HORSE RACE—Hialeah   COLOR 
Widener Handicap

    5:00
RACKET SQUAD—Police

    5:30
NEWS—Mudd   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
POLKA PARADE   COLOR 

    6:30
JACKIE GLEASON

    7:30
SECRET AGENT

    8:30
LONER—Western

    9:00
GUNSMOKE

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
THE SAINT—Mystery

  11:15
MOVIE—Science Fiction
“Earth vs. the Flying Saucers” (1956)



 5   WOI (AMES) (CBS)

Morning

    7:30
HOPPITY HOOPER—Cartoons

    8:00
SUPERMAN—Adventure

    8:30
ROBIN HOOD—Adventure

    9:00
PORKY PIG   COLOR 

    9:30
BEATLES—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
CASPER   COLOR 

  10:30
MAGILLA GORILLA—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
BUGS BUNNY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
MILTON THE MONSTER—Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
FARM AND MARKET DIGEST

  12:30
AMERICAN BANDSTAND—Variety
Guests: The Mamas and the Papas, Bob Lind

    1:30
OZZIE AND HARRIET—Comedy

    2:00
FILM SHORT   COLOR 

    2:15
COMMERCIAL—Magazine

    2:30
PRO BOWLERS TOUR

    4:00
WORLD OF SPORTS   COLOR 
Track and Field

    5:30
BASKETBALL REVIEW

    5:45
NEWS, WEATHER

Evening

    6:00
HONEY WEST—Mystery

    6:30
POLKA PARADE—Hollywood

    7:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
HOLLYWOOD PALACE   COLOR 
Host: Bing Crosby. Guests: Rosemary Clooney, Gary Crosby, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Henny Youngman, Hugh Lambert, Roger Ray, Fiji military band

    9:30
MOVIE—Adventure   COLOR 
“Terror of the Steppe” (Italian; 1963)

  11:00
MOVIE—Mystery
“The Hand” (English; 1960)
Time approximate



 6   WOC (DAVENPORT) (NBC)

Morning

    7:30
POPEYE—Cartoons

    8:00
JETSONS—Cartoon   COLOR 

    8:30
ATOM ANT   COLOR 

    9:00
SECRET SQUIRREL—Cartoons

    9:30
UNDERDOG—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
TOP CAT—Cartoon   COLOR 

  10:30
FURY—Drama

  11:00
FIRST LOOK   COLOR 

  11:30
EXPLORING   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
WORLD IN COLOR   COLOR 

  12:30
BIG PICTURE—Army

    1:00
MOVIE—Double Feature
1. “Stranglehold” (Drama; 1962)
2. “The Fearmakers” (Drama; 1958)

    4:00
SHELL’S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF   COLOR 
Nichols vs. Sota

    5:00
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY—Parker

    5:30
WYATT EARP—Western

Evening

    6:00
ZANE GREY—Western

    6:30
FLIPPER—Drama   COLOR 

    7:00
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

    7:30
GET SMART C

    8:00
MOVIE—Musical
Saturday Night at the Movies: “Meet Me in Las Vegas” (1956)

  10:15
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

  10:35
MOVIE—Drama
“Run Silent, Run Deep” (1958)
News follows the movie



 7   KWWL (WATERLOO) (NBC)

Morning

    7:30
THIS IS THE ANSWER—Religion

    8:00
JETSONS—Cartoon   COLOR 

    8:30
ATOM ANT   COLOR 

    9:00
SECRET SQUIRREL—Cartoons

    9:30
UNDERDOG—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
TOP CAT—Cartoon   COLOR 

  10:30
FURY—Drama

  11:00
FIRST LOOK   COLOR 

  11:30
EXPLORING   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
ACTION A GO-GO—Music

  12:30
SERGEANT PRESTON

    1:00
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING

    2:00
ROLLER DERBY

    3:00
MOVIE—Western
“Lights of Old Santa Fe” (1944)

    4:00
SHELL’S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF   COLOR 
Nichols vs. Sota

    5:00
ALL STAR WRESTLING

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
FLIPPER—Drama   COLOR 

    7:00
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

    7:30
GET SMART   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Musical
Saturday Night at the Movies: “Meet Me in Las Vegas” (1956)

  10:15
MOVIE—Western
“Garden of Evil” (1954)
News follows the movie



 8   WQAD (MOLINE) (ABC)

Morning

    8:30
LET’S READ A BOOK

    9:00
PORKY PIG   COLOR 

    9:30
BEATLES—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
CASPER   COLOR 

  10:30
MAGILLA GORILLA—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
BUGS BUNNY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
MILTON THE MONSTER—Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
HOPPITY HOOPER   COLOR 

  12:30
AMERICAN BANDSTAND—Variety
Guests: The Mamas and the Papas, Bob Lind

    1:30
YOUTH SPEAKS—Moline

    2:00
COLLEGE CLOSE-UP

    2:30
PRO BOWLERS TOUR

    4:00
WORLD OF SPORTS   COLOR 
Track and Field

    5:30
HONEY WEST—Mystery

Evening

    6:00
RAMAR—Adventure

    6:30
OZZIE AND HARRIET   COLOR 

    7:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
HOLLYWOOD PALACE   COLOR 
Host: Bing Crosby. Guests: Rosemary Clooney, Gary Crosby, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Henny Youngman, Hugh Lambert, Roger Ray, Fiji military band

    9:30
JIMMY DEAN—Variety
Guests: Molly Bee, Roy Clark, Jerry Caterino

  10:30
NEWS—Don Raymond

  10:45
ALL STAR WRESTLING



 8   KRNT (DES MOINES) (CBS)

Morning

    6:30
RURAL AMERICA—Farming   COLOR 

    7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

    8:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Cartoons   COLOR 

    8:30
TENNESSEE TUXEDO—Cartoons   COLOR 

    9:00
MIGHTY MOUSE

    9:30
HERCULES—Cartoons

  10:00
TOM AND JERRY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:30
QUICK DRAW McGRAW—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
SKY KING—Adventure

  11:30
LASSIE—Drama

Afternoon

  12:00
MY FRIEND FLICKA—Drama   COLOR 

  12:30
LINUS—Cartoons

    1:00
FILM SHORT

    1:15
COLLEGE BASKETBALL—Tulsa vs. Cincinnati

    3:00
BIG TEN BASKETBALL—Iowa vs. Ohio State   COLOR 

    5:00
FAMILY THEATER—Drama

    5:30
NEWS—Mudd   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
JACKIE GLEASON

    7:30
SECRET AGENT

    8:30
LONER—Western

    9:00
GUNSMOKE

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
MOVIE—Adventure   COLOR 
“Saskatchewan” (1954)



 9   KCRG (CEDAR RAPIDS) (ABC)

Morning

    9:00
PORKY PIG   COLOR 

    9:30
BEATLES—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
CASPER   COLOR 

  10:30
MAGILLA GORILLA—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:00
BUGS BUNNY—Cartoons   COLOR 

  11:30
MILTON THE MONSTER—Cartoons   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
HOPPITY HOOPER   COLOR 

  12:30
AMERICAN BANDSTAND—Variety
Guests: The Mamas and the Papas, Bob Lind

    1:30
MAVERICK—Western

    2:30
PRO BOWLERS TOUR

    4:00
WORLD OF SPORTS   COLOR 
Track and Field

    5:30
LONE RANGER—Western

Evening

    6:00
POLKA PARADE   COLOR 

    6:30
OZZIE AND HARRIET   COLOR 

    7:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

    7:30
LAWRENCE WELK   COLOR 

    8:30
HOLLYWOOD PALACE   COLOR 
Host: Bing Crosby. Guests: Rosemary Clooney, Gary Crosby, Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy, Henny Youngman, Hugh Lambert, Roger Ray, Fiji military band

    9:30
JESSE JAMES—Western

  10:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Man in the Shadow” (1957)
“ABC News and Sports” follows the movie



13  WHO (DES MOINES) (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
AGRICULTURE U.S.A.   COLOR 

    7:30
ATOM ANT   COLOR 

    8:00
JETSONS—Cartoon   COLOR 

    8:30
POPEYE—Cartoons

    9:00
SECRET SQUIRREL—Cartoons

    9:30
UNDERDOG—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
TOP CAT—Cartoon   COLOR 

  10:30
FURY—Drama

  11:00
FIRST LOOK   COLOR 

  11:30
EXPLORING   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
AT HOME—Bob Williams

  12:15
FILM SHORT—Farming

  12:30
FARMING   COLOR 

    1:00
SPECTRUM—Junior Achievement

    1:30
MOVIE—Adventure
“The Golden Hawk” (1952)

    3:00
DISCOTHEQUE—Music

    4:00
SHELL’S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF   COLOR 
Nichols vs. Sota

    5:00
CAMP RUNAMUCK—Comedy

    5:30
NEWS—Ray Scherer, Robert MacNeil   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
SPORTS DESK—Bob Graham

    6:30
FLIPPER—Drama   COLOR 

    7:00
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

    7:30
GET SMART   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama   COLOR 
“Pillars of the Sky” (1956)

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
MOVIE—Adventure   COLOR 
“River of No Return” (1954)



21  KQTV (FORT DODGE) (NBC)

Morning

    7:30
ATOM ANT   COLOR 

    8:00
JETSONS—Cartoon   COLOR 

    8:30
NAVY SHOW OF THE WEEK

    9:00
SECRET SQUIRREL—Cartoons

    9:30
UNDERDOG—Cartoons   COLOR 

  10:00
TOP CAT—Cartoon   COLOR 

  10:30
FURY—Drama

  11:00
FIRST LOOK   COLOR 

  11:30
EXPLORING   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
ROY ROGERS—Western

    2:00
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING

    3:00
TEEN HOP—Music

    4:00
SHELL’S WONDERFUL WORLD OF GOLF   COLOR 
Nichols vs. Sota

    5:00
BIG PICTURE—Army

    5:30
NEWS—Ray Scherer, Robert MacNeil   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
FILM SHORT

    6:30
FLIPPER—Drama   COLOR 

    7:00
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

    7:30
GET SMART   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Pursued” (1947)

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
BARN DANCE—Bobby and Dee

  11:15
MOVIE—Biography
“The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell” (1955)

12 comments:

  1. Ray Scherer and Robert MacNeil anchoring the NBC newscast. Man, the NBC News bench back then was not only deep, but solid.

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    1. I've been wracking my mind trying to remember the piece that played as the NBC News theme. Anyone????

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  2. Iowa sure loved its polka in 1966.
    I'm surprised to see "Commercial" in a number of listings, especially the one for chinchilla. I though infomercials weren't allowed until the 80s. Anyone got some background?
    Note "Gidget" is on Saturdays (its network airing was Thursday), but it's not in color. My first assumption was the Iowa stations couldn't air color--a lot of small stations could only air color on live feeds--but then the polka show is in color. Why was "Gidget" in monochrome then?

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    1. Infomercials were ALWAYS permitted under the law - there were likely some NAB rules about infomercials but no laws against them. TV Guide would list them as "Commercial" or "Commercial Program" but wouldn't give details because, that would be a commercial in itself.

      In 1966, ABC was still transitioning from an all-monochrome network to color. So some sitcoms were still in B&W. The Polka hour was likely color if the originating station had in-studio color cameras.

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    2. Gidget was filmed in color, but most stations preferred to show other shows instead. That's why it airs in B&W on KTVO. Note that Ozzie and Harriet's final season was shot in color, but it's in B&W on WOI as is Hoppity Hooper-they are episodes from the previous week.

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  3. WOI-TV out of Ames, IA, was and is still today an ABC affiliate, and all its programs listed are from ABC. Did TV Guide mistakenly list its affiliation with CBS here?

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    1. At one point, channel 5 carried shows from all four nets (ABC, CBS, NBC and the late DuMont network). DM gave up its' ghost in '56; they lost NBC when WHO-TV came on in '54, then shared CBS with 5 until KRNT's (now KCCI) arrival on 7/31/1955. So yes, that IS a misprint.

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  4. All-Star Wrestling...staple of Saturday night TV in the Midwest. It was sponsored by Gera-Speed. Verne Gagne promoted it in some areas, but in Nebraska it was Joe Zweiback's Gera-Speed. Zweiback even owned a parking lot near the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

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    1. This show was the embryo that soon evolved into WWE.

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  5. KTVO is listed as a CBS/NBC affiliate, but it also carried some ABC shows in this listing.

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    1. CBS was KTVO's primary network during these years. They did carry a few NBC shows, mostly Bonanza and MLB/ASG/World Series telecasts-and some cartoons like Underdog. As fate would have it, ABC is now their only net.

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  6. Is it just me, or does the color get drained from shows airing at 9 AM? Obviously, they made some mistakes here. Secret Squirrel and Mighty Mouse Playhouse were shown in color-and there is positive proof. It's kinda ironic that NBC, with most of its' shows in color, would have the nerve to show a B&W print of a Technicolor musical-or is that listing misleading? (John Daly alert!)

    My award for most eclectic scheduling here goes to KTVO, which also serves Kirksville, MO. They have last week's Pro Bowlers Tour right behind this week's CBS Golf Classic, then a color college basketball game. Then later, they join the ABC network for Lawrence Welk, then back to CBS for The Loner and Gunsmoke. Trials of O'Brien is delayed from Friday at 9 PM (they obviously switched to ABC for The Jimmy Dean Show-or maybe NBC for Man from U.N.C.L.E.?).

    Gotta like WOI's double feature after Bing at the Palace-both are foreign films (one was made in Italy, the other in Great Britain), and WOC (now KWQC) with 3 hours of fine drama, and two great westerns (both syndicated). And how about KQTV (now PBS station KTIN on ch. 25) going against the grain with their own Saturday Night Movie? Pretty ballsy move for a small market station. And speaking of wrestling, WWE superstar Seth Rollins hails from Davenport, one of those "Quad Cities"-the others are all in Illinois (Moline, East Moline and Rock Island).

    Nothing like relaxin' with the telly on a weekend in Ioway.

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