April 2, 2018

What's on TV? Wednesday, April 6, 1960

Happy day-after Easter to you all! This week we're looking at the Nebraska edition, which includes a healthy helping of stations from Iowa and South Dakota, including KELO in Sioux Falls. I have great affection for the Keloland stations, which include KDLO in Garden City and KPLO in Reliance - when we lived in The World's Worst Town™, we could pick up Keloland when the weather was decent. Being able to see anything on CBS, or have local programming that was superior to that on KCMT, was more than a treat; it was like a lifeline to sanity, to the outside world. Now, if decent television is all you have to worry about when you're a kid, you've got a pretty good life, so I'm not pretending television was all that was wrong with living there. It was just the bitter icing on a really bad cake. Just put your bad thoughts away and enjoy the week, with a number of dual-network stations to keep track of.




 3  KMTV (OMAHA) (NBC)

     MORNING   

    6:00
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
Physics

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education   COLOR 
Chemistry

    7:00
TODAY—Dave Garroway
Guest Hostess: Faye Emerson Guest: Martin Agronsky

    9:00
DOUGH RE MI—Quiz

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT—Contest   COLOR 

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU—Bill Leyden   COLOR 

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  12:20
GARDEN FENCE   COLOR 

  12:30
CONVERSATIONS—Marianne   COLOR 

  12:45
NAME AND CLAIM   COLOR 

    1:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    1:30
LORETTA YOUNG—Drama

    2:00
YOUNG DR. MALONE

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS

    3:00
THIN MAN—Mystery

    3:30
BUCKSKIN—Western

    4:00
PEOPLE’S CHOICE—Comedy

    4:30
POPEYE—Cartoons

    5:00
CARTOONS—Kids   COLOR 

    5:30
JEFF’S COLLIE—Drama

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

    6:30
WAGON TRAIN—Western

    7:30
PRICE IS RIGHT—Contest   COLOR 

    8:00
PERRY COMO—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Sarah Vaughan, Allen and Rossi, Pierre Brothers

    9:00
THIS IS YOUR LIFE

    9:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS—Western

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
JACK PAAR—Variety
Guests: Jonathan Winters, Genevieve




 4  KTIV (SIOUX CITY) (NBC)

     MORNING   

    6:00
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
Physics

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education   COLOR 
Chemistry

    7:00
TODAY—Dave Garroway
Guest Hostess: Faye Emerson Guest: Martin Agronsky

    9:00
DOUGH RE MI—Quiz

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT—Contest   COLOR 

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU—Bill Leyden   COLOR 

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
HIGH SCHOOL BAND

  12:25
MEDITATIONS

  12:30
NEWS, MARKETS

    1:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    1:30
LORETTA YOUNG—Drama

    2:00
YOUNG DR. MALONE

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS

    3:00
THIN MAN—Mystery

    3:30
BUCKSKIN—Western

    4:00
MAN IN THE KITCHEN—Jones

    4:30
CARTOONS—Kids

    5:30
MY FRIEND FLICKA—Drama

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

    6:30
WAGON TRAIN—Western

    7:30
PRICE IS RIGHT—Contest   COLOR 

    8:00
PERRY COMO—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Sarah Vaughan, Allen and Rossi, Pierre Brothers

    9:00
THIS IS YOUR LIFE

    9:30
WICHITA TOWN—Western
Last show of the series

  10:00
NEWS

  10:20
SPORTS REVIEW

  10:30
JACK PAAR—Variety
Guests: Jonathan Winters, Genevieve



 5  KHAS (HASTINGS) (NBC)

     MORNING   

    6:00
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
Physics

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education   COLOR 
Chemistry

    7:00
TODAY—Dave Garroway
Guest Hostess: Faye Emerson Guest: Martin Agronsky

    9:00
DOUGH RE MI—Quiz

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT—Contest   COLOR 

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU—Bill Leyden   COLOR 

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS

  12:30
LOVE THAT BOB!—Comedy

    1:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    1:30
TODAY WITH FRAN—Women

    2:00
YOUNG DR. MALONE

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS

    3:00
THIN MAN—Mystery

    3:30
BUCKSKIN—Western

    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND

    5:30
MY FRIEND FLICKA—Drama

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

    6:30
WAGON TRAIN—Western

    7:30
PRICE IS RIGHT—Contest   COLOR 

    8:00
PERRY COMO—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Sarah Vaughan, Allen and Rossi, Pierre Brothers

    9:00
THIS IS YOUR LIFE

    9:30
WICHITA TOWN—Western
Last show of the series

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
FLIGHT—Drama

  11:00
JACK PAAR—Variety
Guests: Jonathan Winters, Genevieve



 6  WOW (OMAHA) (CBS)

     MORNING   

    7:15
THE LIVING WORD—Religion

    7:30
AMERICANS AT WORK

    7:45
ROMPER ROOM—Miss Sally

    8:15
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    9:00
RED ROWE—Variety
Guest: Janet Blair

    9:30
ON THE GO
Guests: The Three Stooges

  10:00
I LOVE LUCY

  10:30
DECEMBER BRIDE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    1:00
FOR BETTER OR WORSE

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY

    2:00
MILLIONAIRE

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS—Drama

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
LIFE OF RILEY—Comedy

    4:30
BURNS AND ALLEN—Comedy

    5:00
AMOS ‘N’ ANDY—Comedy

    5:30
CALIFORNIANS—Western

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Douglas Edwards

    6:30
BE OUR GUEST—Variety
Host: Keefe Brasselle; Guests: Arlene DeMarco, Salvatore Baccaloni

    7:30
MEN INTO SPACE—Adventure

    8:00
MILLIONAIRE

    8:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET—Panel

    9:00
U.S. STEEL HOUR

  10:00
NEWS

  10:25
FEATURE—Ray Clark

  10:30
MOVIE—Comedy-Mystery
“The Thin Man Goes Home” (1944)



 7  KETV (OMAHA) (ABC)

     MORNING   

    9:25
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

    9:30
JUST FOR YOU—Documentary

  10:00
MOVIE—Comedy
“Swing Time” (1938)

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
RESTLESS GUN—Western

  12:30
TOPPER—Comedy

    1:00
ABOUT FACES—Alexander
Guest: Rex Allen

    1:30
LOVE THAT BOB!—Comedy

    2:00
DAY IN COURT—Drama

    2:30
GALE STORM—Comedy

    3:00
BEAT THE CLOCK—Games

    3:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST?

    4:00
MOVIE—Comedy
“The Bride Wore Boots” (1946)

    5:45
NEWS REVIEW

      EVENING    

    6:00
CAPTAIN GRIEF—Adventure

    6:30
SPRING NIGHT—Music
Guests: Tom Scott, Stubby Kaye, Brock Peters

    7:30
OZZIE AND HARRIET—Comedy

    8:00
HAWAIIAN EYE—Mystery

    9:00
LOCK UP—Drama

    9:30
NEWS

    9:40
HOME RUN DERBY   DEBUT 

  10:10
WRESTLING—Omaha

  11:10
MOVIE—Romance
“The Astonished Heart” (1950)



 9  KVTV (SIOUX CITY) (CBS)

     MORNING   

    7:30
POPEYE—Cartoons

    8:00
NEWS—Hottelet

    8:15
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    9:00
RED ROWE—Variety
Guest: Janet Blair

    9:30
ON THE GO
Guests: The Three Stooges

  10:00
I LOVE LUCY

  10:30
DECEMBER BRIDE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS

  12:15
SIOUXLAND FARMER

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    1:00
FOR BETTER OR WORSE

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY

    2:00
MILLIONAIRE

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS—Drama

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
LIFE OF RILEY—Comedy

    4:30
KIDS’ KORNER—Canyon Kid

    4:45
POPEYE—Cartoons

    5:15
WOODY WOODPECKER

    5:45
NEWS REVIEW

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
THREE STOOGES—Comedy

    7:00
REBEL—Western

    7:30
MAVERICK—Western

    8:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET—Panel

    9:00
OZZIE AND HARRIET—Comedy

    9:30
HAWAIIAN EYE—Mystery

  10:30
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

  10:55
MOVIE—Western
“Riders of the Purple Sage” (1941)



10 KOLN (LINCOLN) (CBS)

     MORNING   

    6:50
CARTOONS—Kids

    7:00
MORNING SHOW—Wayne West

    8:00
NEWS—Hottelet

    8:15
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    9:00
CREATIVE COOKING—Hulbert

    9:30
ON THE GO
Guests: The Three Stooges

  10:00
I LOVE LUCY

  10:30
DECEMBER BRIDE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
BURNS AND ALLEN—Comedy

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
RESTLESS GUN—Western

  12:30
NEWS, MARKETS

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY

    2:00
DAY IN COURT—Drama

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS—Drama

    3:00
BEAT THE CLOCK—Games

    3:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST?

    4:00
MOVIE—To Be Announced

    5:30
CARTOONS—Kids

    5:50
SPORTS REVIEW—Weaver

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Douglas Edwards

    6:30
MR. LUCKY—Adventure

    7:00
CELEBRITY PLAYHOUSE—Drama

    7:30
MEN INTO SPACE—Adventure

    8:00
MILLIONAIRE

    8:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET—Panel

    9:00
U.S. STEEL HOUR

  10:00
NEWS

  10:35
PAT BOONE—Variety
Guest: Dave King

  11:05
MOVIE—Drama
“The Brain Machine” (English; 1956)



11 KELO (SIOUX FALLS) (CBS, ABC)

     MORNING   

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education   COLOR 
Chemistry

    7:20
COLLEGE AT HOME

    7:30
THOUGHTS FOR DAY

    7:55
NEWS, WEATHER

    8:00
NEWS—Hottelet

    8:15
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    9:00
FOR BETTER OR WORSE

    9:30
ON THE GO
Guests: The Three Stooges

  10:00
I LOVE LUCY

  10:30
DECEMBER BRIDE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
REPORT TO MIDWEST FARMER

  12:05
JOHNNY WHITE—Music

  12:15
NEWS, WEATHER, MARKETS

  12:40
FARM HOME ROUNDUP

    1:00
INDUSTRY ON PARADE

    1:15
MURRAY STEWART—Variety

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY

    2:00
MILLIONAIRE

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS—Drama

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    4:30
CAPTAIN 11—Kids

    5:00
QUICK DRAW McGRAW

    5:30
CARTOONS—Kids

    5:45
NEWS REVIEW

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
NAVY LOG—Drama

    7:00
HIGHWAY PATROL—Police

    7:30
THIS MAN DAWSON—Police

    8:00
MILLIONAIRE

    8:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET—Panel

    9:00
U.S. STEEL HOUR

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
77 SUNSET STRIP—Mystery

  11:30
26 MEN—Western



12 KUON (LINCOLN) (Educ.)

     MORNING   

    8:40
GEOMETRY—Education

    9:05
ENRICHMENT—Education

    9:30
PHYSICS—Education

  10:00
PHYSICS—Education

  10:35
ELEMENTARY SCIENCE

  11:00
FRESHMAN ENGLISH 1

   AFTERNOON 

    1:25
AMERICAN HISTORY—Education

    1:50
SEARCH FOR AMERICA

    2:25
SENIOR ENGLISH—Education

    5:30
WHAT’S NEW—Education

      EVENING    

    6:00
EVENING PRELUDE—Music

    6:30
SEARCH FOR AMERICA

    7:00
PATTERNS OF LIFE—Science

    7:30
LET’S VISIT SCHOOL

    8:00
YOUR HOME—Esther Meacham

    8:30
HOBBIES—Dr. John Davidson

    9:00
AUDIO-VISUAL EDUCATION

    9:30
NEWS



13 KHOL (HOLDREDGE) (CBS)

     MORNING   

    9:00
RED ROWE—Variety
Guest: Janet Blair

    9:30
ON THE GO
Guests: The Three Stooges

  10:00
I LOVE LUCY

  10:30
DECEMBER BRIDE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT

   AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    1:00
MY LITTLE MARGIE—Comedy

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY

    2:00
MILLIONAIRE

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS—Drama

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND

    5:00
CARTOONS—Kids

    5:30
RAMAR OF THE JUNGLE

      EVENING    

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Douglas Edwards

    6:30
BE OUR GUEST—Variety
Host: Keefe Brasselle; Guests: Arlene DeMarco, Salvatore Baccaloni

    7:30
WHIRLYBIRDS—Adventure

    8:00
MILLIONAIRE

    8:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET—Panel

    9:00
RED SKELTON—Comedy
Guests: Amanda Blake, Billy Gilbert

    9:30
WANTED—DEAD OR ALIVE

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING


7 comments:

  1. Fun reading, especially for me living in Omaha, Nebraska. But not in 1960 (I was still seven years away from my premiere!). A couple changes since '60 is WOW--now WOWT/6--is now an NBC affiliate and KMTV/3 is CBS. WOW stood for Woodmen of the World, a fraternal insurance company still headquartered in downtown Omaha.

    So many great shows on back then (well, Physics, Audio-Visual Education, and Championship Bowling are exceptions)! SECRET STORM I know only as one of Mrs. Cunningham's soaps. Great guest stars on variety shows: Allen and Rossi on PERRY COMO and Brock Peters on SPRING NIGHT. Did he sing, too? I know him from his many acting roles, especially SOYLENT GREEN. COLLEGE AT HOME was ahead of its time in this day of online ed.

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  2. HOME RUN DERBY!!! I had just turned eight years old, and I may have missed the debut episode, but as a huge baseball fan who had a bedtime of 9 PM, I actually got it waived on Monday nights to watch HRD. Watched it time and again when ESPN reran it in the 90s. Man, they'd be better off bringing it back now.

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  3. Some odds and ends:

    - In the area of local pre-emptions, I note that the only free-and-clear ABC affiliate listed here, KETV in Omaha, is bypassing The Fight Of The Week, which the rest of the network is carrying at 9 pm (unless it's being delayed to another night).
    Here in Chicago, WBKB-channel 7 is carrying the Fight, between welterweights Jay Fullmer and Gale Kerwin; as with all prizefights, the TV GUIDE listing is accompanied by a pre-analysis by Nat Fleischer of The Ring magazine.

    - On the other hand ...
    Chicago's channel 7 is bypassing the ABC network's Music for A Spring Night in favor of Ivanhoe (with a young Roger Moore) and a local science series.
    Music For A Spring Night was ABC's provisional replacement for the recently dropped Voice Of Firestone; the main difference is that Music ... didn't limit itself to classical music.
    Brock Peters was in his early theater days, when he probably did his share of musicals; of the other guests, Tom Scott was a young jazz artist, and Stubby Kaye was likely there to do one of his Broadway show-stoppers.

    -On The Go was Jack Linkletter's entry-level show on CBS.
    Linkletter did a lot of location interviews here; the spot with the Three Stooges was one such.
    This was just after Joe DeRita joined the act. He joined Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and their families for a picnic, where Jack Linkletter conducted the interview.
    When Paul Howard (Moe's son) put together his massive DVD documentary about the family business, he included numerous clips from the On The Go show, where they may be seen by all.

    - Be Our Guest was one of James Aubrey's gifts to his friend Keefe Brasselle, in exchange for access to the Profaci Family of Manhattan, who in their turn got Aubrey out of a "personal difficulty", If You Know What I Mean ...

    - The U. S. Steel Hour looks interesting:
    "How To Make A Killing" was a comedy-mystery with Eva Gabor (the one really talented Gabor sister), Claude Dauphin (the guy you got when you couldn't afford Chevalier), and Robert Loggia (trotting out his dialects).
    But what interests me is the writer: Alan Caillou (KY-you), a British actor who was getting into screenwriting.
    A few years afterward, Caillou became one of the earliest writers on The Man From UNCLE (also occasionally acting in episodes).
    A very interesting guy; you should look him up sometime.

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  4. Mike, thank you for the wealth of information! So much showbiz history in just a random week's listings. I mistakenly assumed ON THE GO was just replaying old Stooges shorts, so fascinated to hear it was actual interviews and that they're available. And I too am a fan of Alan Caillou--the writer and the actor. A talented man I first became aware of when he played the Head on QUARK in the late '70s. I also enjoyed his UNCLE episodes, especially the two he wrote starring Anne Francis and John van Dreelen. PS: And anyone with kids will know how to pronounce Caillou thanks to that bizarre Canadian cartoon that's a PBS staple. (Oh, no! Now the themes song is stuck in my head!)

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    1. Jack Linkletter (Art's son) was best known as host of "Hootenanny", a folk-music show that appeared on ABC's Saturday-night schedule for almost a year-and-a-half in 1963 and 1964.

      "Hootenanny" was taped on-location at college campuses, village squares, and auditoriums around the country. Premiering as a summer replacement in 1963, it was popular enough for ABC to renew it for the 1963-64 Fall season.

      And until the end of 1963, "Hootenanny" remained quite popular. But in early 1964, the show's ratings abruptly plunged, and ABC pulled the plug at the end of the season.

      The culprit? The "British Music Invasion". By the spring of 1964, more people were interested in seeing the Beatles than the Kingston Trio.

      (It should also be noted that a couple of major folk-music stars were "blacklisted" from appearing on "Hootenanny", and that a few other big folk-music stars declined invitations to do the show for that reason)

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  5. Before the week ends, I thought I'd pass along a brief note.

    I'm facing a three-day weekend of my own.
    On Friday and Saturday, I'm going to the Windy City Pulp & Paper Show, where I hope to find a few more choice items for my DVD Wall, from Martin Grams's table among others.
    Who knows, I might even find some old TV Guides here and there ...

    But on Sunday morning, I have to go to the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, aka C2E2, at McCormick Place.
    Reason: my old friend Max Allan Collins will be there to start the ball rolling for his forthcoming biography of Eliot Ness and Al Capone, Scarface and The Untouchable, in collaboration with A. Brad Schwarz.
    The book won't be out until August, but it never hurts to get ahead.
    Actually this will be a busy year for my friend MAC; he's also working on Mickey Spillane's centenary, with more works new(ish) and old coming up, plus a new collaboration with his wife Barb in their comedy-cozy mystery series Trash 'n' Treasures, and maybe even that new Nate Heller novel about the Sam Sheppard case (hopefully by year's end, if all goes well).
    Jeez Loueez, I can't figure out how he's finding time for the weekend at C2E2 - but I'm glad he is ...
    Seriously, though, if you should happen to find yourself in Chicago on Sunday morning, you might want to drop by McCormick Place around noon, and meet a very interesting guy ...

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Thanks for writing! Drive safely!