April 16, 2018

What's on TV? Thursday, April 19, 1962

As often as I do issues of the Minnesota State Edition, there's something about the Minneapolis-St. Paul TV Guides that makes them more special. Yes, it's nice from time to time to find out what we missed when WCCO and KMSP were engaged in their frequent network pre-emptions, but the issues with the basic five stations, even when they're from before I was watching TV, paint the portrait of the city in which I grew up. Sometimes it's because so little had changed (for example, Sea Hunt was on Channel 11 for as long as I could remember), other times it shows how the stations evolved over the years. Whatever the reason, it's always nice to go back home, even when it's only a trip down memory lane.




 2  KTCA (EDUC.)

  AFTERNOON 

    2:30
GREEK STONES SPEAK

    3:00
COACHING SUBORDINATES

    3:30
MUSIC FROM OHIO STATE

    4:00
CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS

    4:15
COACHING SUBORDINATES

     EVENING    

    6:00
CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS

    6:30
COACHING SUBORDINATES

    7:00
ST. OLAF CHOIR   SPECIAL 

    7:30
YOU AND YOUR HEART

    8:00
ARTIST SERIES—Music

    8:30
ECONOMICS—Arthur R. Upgren

    9:00
WESTERN CIVILIZATION

    9:30
TOWN AND COUNTRY—Wolf

  10:00
GREEK STONES SPEAK

  10:30
BACKGROUND—Dr. Zieberth

  10:40
PARDONER’S TALE



 4  WCCO (CBS)

    MORNING   

    6:30
COLLEGE OF THE AIR
New Biology

    7:00
ON THE SCENE—Documentary

    7:05
FLYING SAUCER—Siegfried

    7:45
ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
NEWS—Dean Montgomery

    9:10
DR. REUBEN K. YOUNGDAHL

    9:20
WHAT’S NEW?—Arle Haeberle

    9:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

  10:00
VIDEO VILLAGE—Monty Hall

  10:30
CLEAR HORIZON—Serial

  10:55
NEWS—Harry Reasoner

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS—Dave Moore

  12:15
SOMETHING SPECIAL—Merriman

  12:25
WEATHER—Bud Kraehling

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial

    1:00
PASSWORD—Allan Ludden
Guests: Bess Myerson, John Ireland

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY—Art Linkletter

    2:00
MILLIONARE—Drama

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS—Drama

    2:55
NEWS—Douglas Edwards

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY—Serial

    3:15
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    4:00
AROUND THE TOWN—Haeberle

    4:30
BOZO AND ROCKY—Children

    4:40
AXEL AND DOG—Clellan Card

    5:00
YOGI BEAR—Cartoons

    5:30
CLANCY THE COP—Children

    5:55
MR. MAGOO—Cartoon

     EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS—Dean Montgomery

    6:10
WEATHER—Don O’Brien

    6:15
NEWS—Walter Cronkite

    6:30
ICHABOD AND ME—Comedy

    7:00
FRONTIER CIRCUS—Western

    8:00
TELL IT TO GROUCHO—Comedy

    8:30
ZANE GREY—Western

    9:00
CBS REPORTS—Documentary
“The Taxed American,” Part 2

  10:00
NEWS—Dave Moore

  10:15
WEATHER—Bud Kraehling

  10:20
SPORTS—Hal Scott

  10:30
BEST OF GROUCHO

  11:00
WEATHER—Bob Potter

  11:05
OUTDOOR SPORTS—Johnson



 5  KSTP (NBC)

    MORNING   

    7:00
TODAY—John Chancellor
Guests: Adm. Arleigh A. Burke, conductor Howard Mitchell, violinist Yoko Matsuda

    9:00
SAY WHEN—Art James

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH—Griffin   COLOR 
Guest: Ray Bolger

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT—Jack Clark   COLOR 
Bill Cullen is on vacation

  10:30
CONCENTRATION—Jim Lucas
Hugh Downs is on vacation

  11:00
YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION—Bill Leyden

  11:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

  11:55
NEWS—Ray Scherer

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS—John MacDougall

  12:15
WEATHER—Johnny Morris

  12:20
TREASURE CHEST   COLOR 

    1:00
JAN MURRAY—Game   COLOR 

    1:25
NEWS—Floyd Kalber

    1:30
LORETTA YOUNG—Drama

    2:00
SPECIAL FOR WOMEN—Drama   SPECIAL 
“The Problem Child”

    3:00
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

    3:30
HERE’S HOLLYWOOD—Interviews
Guest: David Farrar

    4:00
LOVE THAT BOB!—Comedy

    4:30
KUKLA AND OLLIE—Tillstrom

    4:35
T.N. TATTERS—Children

    5:15
I LED THREE LIVES—Drama

    5:45
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

     EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS—Bob Ryan

    6:15
WEATHER—Johnny Morris

    6:25
SPORTS—Al Tighe

    6:30
OUTLAWS—Western

    7:30
DR. KILDARE—Drama

    8:30
HAZEL—Comedy

    9:00
SING ALONG WITH MITCH   COLOR 
Guest: Gloria Lambert

  10:00
NEWS—John MacDougall

  10:15
WEATHER—Johnny Morris

  10:20
SPORTS—Al Tighe

  10:30
TONIGHT—Variety   COLOR 
Guest Host: Joey Bishop

  12:00
NEWS AND SPORTS



 9  KMSP (ABC)

    MORNING   

    7:55
CHAPEL OF THE AIR—Religion

    8:00
BREAKFAST WITH CAP’N KEN

    9:00
JACK LA LANNE—Exercise

    9:30
PEOPLE ARE FUNNY—Linkletter

  10:00
MY LITTLE MARGIE—Comedy

  10:30
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE—Comedy

  11:00
ERNIE FORD—Variety
Guests: Andy Devine, Pat Buttram

  11:30
YOURS FOR A SONG—Bert Parks

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
CAMOUFLAGE—Don Morrow

  12:30
WINDOW SHOPPING—Kennedy

    1:00
DAY IN COURT—Drama

    1:25
NEWS—Alex Drier

    1:30
MARY JO TIERNEY—Interviews

    2:00
JANE WYMAN—Drama

    2:30
SEVEN KEYS—Jack Narz

    3:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY—Bailey

    3:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST?—Carson

    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND—Clark

    4:50
AMERICAN NEWSSTAND—Sharp

    5:00
MOVIE—Police
“Flaming Fury” (1949)

     EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS—ABC Evening

    6:15
NEWS—Bob Allard

    6:25
WEATHER—Jere Smith

    6:30
OZZIE AND HARRIET—Comedy

    7:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

    7:30
REAL McCOYS—Comedy

    8:00
MY THREE SONS—Comedy

    8:30
LAW AND MR. JONES—Drama   RETURN 

    9:00
UNTOUCHABLES—Drama

  10:00
NEWS—George Grim

  10:15
WEATHER—Jere Smith

  10:20
SPORTS—Tony Parker

  10:30
PETER GUNN—Mystery

  11:00
MOVIE—Comedy
“He Stayed for Breakfast” (1940)

  12:30
CHAPEL OF THE AIR—Religion



11 WTCN (IND.)

    MORNING   

    9:00
CARTOON CIRCUS—Children

    9:30
ROMPER ROOM—Miss Betty

  10:30
MOVIE—Comedy
“The Holy Terror” (1937)

  11:45
NEWS—Bob Landon

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY—Children

    1:00
MOVIE—Western
“Bad Men of Missouri” (1941)

    2:25
MAHALIA JACKSON SINGS

    2:30
DR. HUDSON’S JOURNAL

    3:00
MEDIC—Drama

    3:30
AMOS ‘N’ ANDY—Comedy

    4:00
POPEYE AND PETE—Dave Lee

    5:00
SUPERMAN—Adventure

    5:30
DICK TRACY—Cartoons

    5:50
NEWS—Dick Ford

     EVENING    

    6:00
WHIRLYBIRDS—Adventure

    6:30
HIGHWAY PATROL—Police

    7:00
WYATT EARP—Western

    7:30
MOVIE—Western
“Gun That Won the West” (1955)

    9:00
SEA HUNT—Adventure

    9:30
NEWS—Dick Ford

    9:45
WEATHER—Stuart A. Lindman

    9:50
SPORTS—Beutel, Horner

  10:00
M SQUAD—Police

  10:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Little Women” (1933)




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3 comments:

  1. Thought I'd tell you about KMSP's late night flick. Columbia Pictures released "He Stayed for Breakfast" Plotline: in Paris, the estranged wife of a wealthy banker is hiding a firy communist fugitive in her apartment. Loretta Young and Melvyn Douglas star. Also in the cast are Alan Marshal, Eugene Pallette, Una O'Connor, Leonid Kinskey, Trevor Bardette, Grady Sutton and Frank Sully. Trailer tag line: "M-M-M, NO WONDER HE STAYED FOR BREAKFAST - with a dish like this!" (Corny? perhaps, but a little titilation never hurts).

    "Little Women" is, of course, an early David O. Selznick production (for RKO Radio) based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott; "The Gun That Won the West" is a Technicolor flick from Clover productions (ch. 11 could only get a B&W print). The cast includes Dennis Morgan, Paula Raymond and Richard Denning. Jane Withers is "The Holy Terror", the daughter of a Naval air officer that uncovers a spy ring while putting on a show for the troops. Anthony Martin (nee Tony) is her costar.

    I can see how ch. 11 bunches shows together with medical dramas (Medic, Dr. Hudson's (Secret) Journal) and shows popular in the 50's that were still going strong (Superman, Whirlybirds) and syndie fare, too. A well-balanced diet of classic TV.

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  2. This was almost a month after Jack Paar left "The Tonight Show". "Tonight" had to use guest hosts for six months after Paar left since the producers of "Who Do You Trust?" wouldn't let incoming "Tonight" emcee Johnny Carson out of his contract with them until it concluded at the end of that September.

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