June 18, 2018

What's on TV? Saturday, June 13, 1970

The listings this week give us a blend of old and new, which you can see right off the bat with the Saturday morning offerings. The familiar favorites, The Jetsons, Bugs Bunny, Underdog, and The Flintstones,* mingle with newer shows like Cattanooga Cats, The Banana Splits, and Here Comes the Grump. The Flintstones joins The Monkees and Jonny Quest as former prime-time programs moved to Saturday morning. And then there's Wacky Races and its two spinoffs, Dastardly and Muttley and Penelope Pitstop.

*Interesting, isn't it, how The Flintstones started off as an animated version of The Honeymooners, kind of a sophisticated adult cartoon, and winds up listed as a kids' show?

The prime-time lineups are all in color now (except for an occasional movie), and you'll notice that ABC's completely lost its affiliates following Lawrence Welk; of the three we have here, only one carries the Durante and the Lennons show. I wonder how many affiliates nationally took that show?

Enjoy. The listings are from the Minnesota State Edition.


 2  KTCA (PBS)

EVENING

     6:00
KTCA ACTION AUCTION  -C- 
Special

     7:30
KTCA AUCTION CONTINUES -C- 

   10:30
KTCA AUCTION CONTINUES -C- 



 3  KDAL (DULUTH) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
JETSONS  -C-  

     7:30
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER—Children  -C- 

     8:30
DASTARDLY/MUTTLEY—Children  -C- 

     9:00
WACKY RACES—Children  -C- 

     9:30
SCOOBY-DOO—Children  -C- 

   10:00
ARCHIE  -C- 

   11:00
MONKEES  -C- 
         
   11:30
PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP—Children  -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SUPERMAN  -C- 

   12:30
JONNY QUEST  -C- 

     1:00
WAGON TRAIN—Western  -C- 

     2:30
MOVIE—Comedy
“This Happy Feeling” (1958)

     4:00
GOLF TOURNAMENT—Chicago  -C- 
Special: Western Open

     5:00
WRESTLING  -C- 
Time approximate

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS—Mudd  -C- 

     6:30
JACKIE GLEASON  -C- 

     7:30
MY THREE SONS—Comedy  -C- 

     8:00
GREEN ACRES—Comedy  -C- 

     8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy  -C- 

     9:00
MANNIX  -C- 

   10:00
NEWS  -C- 

   10:15
MOVIE—Western
“Last of the Comanches” (1953)

   12:00
SUSPENSE THEATRE—Drama  -C- 
“One Step Down”



 4  WCCO (CBS)

MORNING

     6:00
SUNRISE SEMESTER  -C- 

     6:30
SIEGFRIED—Children  -C- 

     7:00
JETSONS  -C- 

     7:30
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER—Children  -C- 

     8:30
DASTARDLY/MUTTLEY—Children  -C- 

     9:00
WACKY RACES—Children  -C- 

     9:30
SCOOBY-DOO—Children -C- 

   10:00
ARCHIE -C- 

   11:00
MONKEES -C- 
         
   11:30
PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP—Children -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS -C- 

   12:30
JOBS NOW! -C- 

   12:45
ALMANAC NEWSREEL

     1:00
MR. MAGOO—Children -C- 

     1:30
CISCO KID—Western -C- 

     2:00
MOVIE—Western -C- 
“Black Horse Canyon” (1954)

     3:30
MOVIE—Adventure -C- 
“East of Sumatra” (1953)

     5:00
OUTDOOR NEWSREEL -C- 

     5:30
NEWS—Mudd -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS -C- 

     6:30
JACKIE GLEASON -C- 

     7:30
MY THREE SONS—Comedy -C- 

     8:00
GREEN ACRES—Comedy -C- 

     8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy -C- 

     9:00
MANNIX -C- 

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:45
MOVIE—Biography
“Follow the Sun” (1951)

   12:35
NEWS—Dave Moore -C- 

   12:50
THIS MUST BE THE PLACE -C- 

     1:20
NITE KAPPERS—Melodrama



 5  KSTP (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Children -C- 

     8:00
GRUMP -C- 

     8:30
PINK PANTHER—Children -C- 

     9:00
PUFNSTUF -C- 

     9:30
BANANA SPLITS—Children -C- 

   10:30
FLINTSTONES—Children -C- 

   11:00
JAMBO -C- 
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
CHALLENGE—Henry Wolf -C- 

   12:30
RACING SCENE—Ed Cain -C- 

     1:00
BASEBALL PRE-GAME SHOW -C- 

     1:15
BASEBALL -C- 
Braves vs. Mets
[Alternate: Red Sox vs. Twins]

     4:00
F TROOP—Comedy -C- 
Time approximate

     4:30
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. -C- 

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

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS -C- 

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS—Variety -C- 

     7:30
ADAM-12 -C- 

     8:00
MOVIE—Comedy -C- 
“In Enemy Country” (1968)

   10:15
NEWS -C- 

   10:45
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 

   12:00
DAVID FROST -C- 
Guests: Milton Berle, Roger Williams

     1:30
MOVIE—Melodrama
“The Black Room” (1935)



 6  KBJR (DULUTH) (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Children -C- 

     8:00
GRUMP -C- 

     8:30
PINK PANTHER—Children -C- 

     9:00
PUFNSTUF -C- 

   10:30
FLINTSTONES—Children -C- 

   11:00
JAMBO -C- 
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SKIPPY—Adventure -C- 

   12:30
BIG PICTURE—Report -C- 

     1:00
BASEBALL PRE-GAME SHOW -C- 

     1:15
BASEBALL -C- 
Braves vs. Mets
[Alternate: Red Sox vs. Twins]

     4:00
FILM—Adventure -C- 
Time approximate.

     5:00
FILM -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley -C- 

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS—Variety -C- 

     7:30
ADAM-12 -C- 

     8:00
MOVIE—Comedy -C- 
“In Enemy Country” (1968)

   10:15
NEWS -C- 

   10:45
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 



 6  KAAL (AUSTIN) (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
GULLIVER -C- 

     7:30
SMOKEY BEAR -C- 

     8:00
CATTANOOGA CATS—Children -C- 

   10:00
SKY HAWKS -C- 

   10:30
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE—Children -C- 

   11:00
GET IT TOGETHER—Music -C- 
Guests: Vic Dana, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Ides of March
         
   11:30
BANDSTAND -C- 
Guest: Melanie

AFTERNOON

   12:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Sun Also Rises” (1957)
     
     2:30
YARD ‘N’ GARDEN -C- 

     3:00
MAVERICK—Western

     4:00
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS -C- 
24 Hours of LeMans, U.S. Open golf preview

     5:30
OUTDOOR NEWSREEL -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
DEATH VALLEY DAYS

     6:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

     7:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

     7:30
LAWRENCE WELK—Music -C- 

     8:30
MOVIE—Comedy -C- 
“The Cracksman” (English; 1963)

   10:45
NEWS -C- 

   11:00
WESTERN STAR THEATER



 7  KCMT (ALEX) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
ST. CLOUD COLLEGE COURSE

     8:00
GRUMP -C- 

     8:30
PINK PANTHER—Children -C- 

     9:00
PUFNSTUF -C- 

   10:30
FLINTSTONES—Children -C- 

   11:00
JAMBO -C- 
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND
Guests: James Darren and Bobbi Martin

     1:00
BASEBALL PRE-GAME SHOW -C- 

     1:15
BASEBALL -C- 
Braves vs. Mets
[Alternate: Red Sox vs. Twins]

     4:00
GOLF TOURNAMENT—Chicago -C- 
Special: Western Open
Time approximate.

     5:00
SKIPPY—Adventure -C- 
Time approximate.

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

EVENING


     6:00
NEWS -C- 

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS—Variety -C- 

     7:30
ADAM-12 -C- 

     8:00
MOVIE—Comedy -C- 
“In Enemy Country” (1968)

   10:15
NEWS -C- 

   10:45
MOVIE—Mystery
“Eye Witness” (1950)



 9  KMSP (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
GULLIVER -C- 

     7:30
SMOKEY BEAR -C- 

     8:00
CATTANOOGA CATS—Children -C- 

   10:00
SKY HAWKS -C- 

   10:30
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE—Children -C- 

   11:00
GET IT TOGETHER—Music -C- 
Guests: Vic Dana, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Ides of March
         
   11:30
BANDSTAND -C- 
Guest: Melanie

AFTERNOON

   12:30
GIDGET—Comedy -C- 

     1:00
ROLLER DERBY -C- 

     2:00
MOVIE—Western -C- 
“Gun Glory” (1957)

     3:30
PALMER ON SPORTS -C- 

     4:00
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS -C- 
24 Hours of LeMans, U.S. Open golf preview

     5:30
NOW—Report -C- 
“The Kid Next Door Smokes Pot”

EVENING

     6:00
COLLEGE TALENT SHOW -C- 

     6:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

     7:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

     7:30
LAWRENCE WELK—Music -C- 

     8:30
MOVIE—Drama -C- 
“Betrayed” (1954)

   10:30
MOVIE—Drama -C- 
“Woman of Straw” (English; 1964)



10 KROC (ROCHESTER) (NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
HECKLE AND JECKLE—Children -C- 

     8:00
GRUMP -C- 

     8:30
PINK PANTHER—Children -C- 

     9:00
PUFNSTUF -C- 

   10:30
FLINTSTONES—Children -C- 

   11:00
JAMBO -C- 
         
   11:30
UNDERDOG -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
CISCO KID—Western -C- 

   12:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Comedy

     1:00
BASEBALL PRE-GAME SHOW -C- 

     1:15
BASEBALL -C- 
Braves vs. Mets
[Alternate: Red Sox vs. Twins]

     4:00
WAGON TRAIN—Western -C- 
Time approximate.

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

EVENING

     6:00
CALL OF THE WEST—Western -C- 

     6:30
ANDY WILLIAMS—Variety -C- 

     7:30
ADAM-12 -C- 

     8:00
MOVIE—Comedy -C- 
“In Enemy Country” (1968)

   10:15
NEWS -C- 

   10:45
COMMERCIAL—Hymns -C- 

   11:00
MOVIE—Adventure
“City Beneath the Sea” (1953)



10 WDIO (DULUTH) (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
GULLIVER -C- 

     7:30
SMOKEY BEAR -C- 

     8:00
CATTANOOGA CATS—Children -C- 

   10:00
SKY HAWKS -C- 

   10:30
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE—Children -C- 

   11:00
GET IT TOGETHER—Music -C- 
Guests: Vic Dana, Little Anthony and the Imperials, Ides of March
         
   11:30
BANDSTAND -C- 
Guest: Melanie

AFTERNOON

   12:30
SCENE SEVENTY—Music -C- 

     1:30
ROLLER DERBY -C-  

     2:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Rocky Mountain” (1950)

     4:00
WIDE WORLD OF SPORTS -C- 
24 Hours of LeMans, U.S. Open golf preview

     5:30
OUTDOOR NEWSREEL -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NOW—Report -C- 
“The Kid Next Door Smokes Pot”

     6:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

     7:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

     7:30
LAWRENCE WELK—Music -C- 

     8:30
DURANTE/LENNONS -C- 
Guests: Jerry Lewis, Jack Jones

     9:30
BILL ANDERSON—Music -C- 

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:15
NEWS—Ray Murdock -C- 

   10:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit” (1956)

   12:35
NEWS -C- 



11 WTCN (IND.)

MORNING

     8:25
NEWS -C- 

     8:30
FARM FORUM -C- 

     9:00
4-H SHOW -C- 

   10:00
INNER CITY REPORT -C- 

   10:30
MADAGIMO—Documentary -C- 
Debut

   11:00
PATTY DUKE—Comedy
         
   11:30
SKIPPY—Adventure -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY -C- 

     1:00
MOVIE—Western
“Black Patch” (1957)

     2:30
HAWAII CALLS—Music -C- 

     3:00
JAMES MASON—Profile -C- 

     4:00
GOLF TOURNAMENT—Chicago -C- 
Special: Western Open

     5:00
SEASPRAY—Adventure -C- 
Time approximate.

     5:30
DEATH VALLEY DAYS -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
WRESTLING -C- 

     7:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Operation Idiot” (Italian; 1966)

     9:30
NEWS -C- 

   10:00
TIGHTROPE!—Crime Drama

   10:30
MOVIE—Drama -C- 
“Stage Struck” (1957)

   12:30
MOVIE—Drama
“A Touch of Treason” (French; 1962)

     2:20
NEWS -C- 



12 KEYC (MANKATO) (CBS)

MORNING

     7:00
JETSONS -C- 

     7:30
BUGS BUNNY/ROAD RUNNER—Children -C- 

     8:30
DASTARDLY/MUTTLEY—Children -C- 

     9:00
WACKY RACES—Children -C- 

     9:30
SCOOBY-DOO—Children -C- 

   10:00
ARCHIE -C- 

   11:00
MONKEES -C- 
         
   11:30
PERILS OF PENELOPE PITSTOP—Children -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SUPERMAN -C- 

   12:30
JONNY QUEST -C- 

     1:00
INDUSTRY ON PARADE -C- 

     1:15
COMMERCIAL—Hymns -C- 

     1:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Run That Got Away” (English; 1957)

     3:30
FILM—Racing -C- 
“Twelve Hours at Sebring”

     4:00
GOLF TOURNAMENT—Chicago -C- 
Special: Western Open

     5:00
FILM -C- 
Time approximate

     5:30
NEWS—Mudd -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES -C- 

     6:30
JACKIE GLEASON -C- 

     7:30
MY THREE SONS—Comedy -C- 

     8:00
GREEN ACRES—Comedy -C- 

     8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy -C- 

     9:00
MANNIX -C- 

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Lonely Are the Brave” (1962)

   12:20
CALL OF THE WILD -C- 





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5 comments:

  1. Brief detour:
    Late last night, I happened upon Eventually Supertrain, and upon your exchange with Mr. Budnic about Bourbon Street Beat (episode 4).
    This in its turn led me to stay up later, dig up my DVD of BSB, and rewatch "Woman In The River".
    What threw me in the early going was that both of you seemed to think that Mary Tyler Moore was a 'guest star' in this episode.
    But this was 1959; Mary Tyler Moore wasn't Mary Tyler Moore yet.
    I mean that in the literal sense: at this point in her career (entry level), she still billed herself as Mary Moore. Since there was at least one other 'Mary Moore' in SAG at that time, she added Tyler sometime in '59 (approx.) while she was at Warners.
    Funny add-on: if you'd stayed through the closing credits, you'd have noticed that Mary (Tyler) Moore doesn't get screen credit for her role - at all - in 1959, she wasn't that important yet.
    In fairness, half the actors in this episode also don't get screen credit (Warners could be stingy with billing, especially among actors who weren't as high up in the pecking order). In that context, I'd like to mention Henry Brandon, who was Denver Pyle's co-swamp rat, whose own career in villainy dated back to Laurel & Hardy's original Babes In Toyland (he was mean old Barnaby).
    By the way, have either of you ever stuck around for BSB's closing credits - and for the full lyrics of the theme song?
    One of these blogs, I hope that you two will give full play to this classic:

    Yesterday's sorrow
    And hope for tomorrow
    All meet -
    To the Beat -
    Of BOURBON STREET!


    Hoping to hear the theme in full, soon.

    I also watched the Ellery Queen episode that formed the third segment of the podcast; I'll be getting back to Mr. Budnic shortly on that.

    As for this entry (the schedule thingy) - maybe later ...

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  2. It is now Later:

    - Since at least one affiliate here is still carrying Durante/Lennons, that would mean that ABC hasn't completely lost the network here, has it?
    I don't have this particular issue, but I do have one from a month later (July 18-24. the Golddiggers on the cover, Chicago edition of course).
    By this time, ABC had placed Engelbert Humperdinck's hour in the Saturday slot as a placeholder; since the last half-hour of the night was affiliate time anyway, many locals chose to bypass the soon-departing Humperdinck hour and show movies instead (a not-unusual occurrence in your neck of the woods, as I recall).
    There may have been another factor - and this just might be coincidence:
    Come fall, this particular hour was earmarked for The Most Deadly Game, which was supposed to start in September - except that back in April, Inger Stevens died unexpectedly, forcing a production delay that knocked the series back to a late-October start.
    As a consequence of that, many ABC affiliates simply kept the Saturday slot for their own movies, which didn't help Most Deadly Game at all; when ABC dropped it mid-season, the network simply gave the hour back to the locals.

    - I did look at the movies that the locals put on instaed of ABC's offering, and one caught my notice - for personal reasons:
    Channel 6 in Austin ran The Cracksman, a British comedy from 1963, which starred a popular Brit TV comedian named Charlie Drake.
    Charlie Drake could be described as a king of British version of middle-period Mickey Rooney: he was short, kind of roly-poly, and given to elaborate slapstick routines that often resulted in real-life hospitalization.
    Years before, I saw The Cracksman on Sunday afternoon on our local ABC station. The whole family was watching; my dad loved low British comedy, and he would call us kids out to watch Drake's routines.
    In The Cracksman, Charlie Drake is a master locksmith in London, who through no real fault of his own, falls in with a criminal gang and gets a reputation as a safecracker ('cracksman' is the local term). He goes to jail (undeservedly), and when he 'escapes' (more through luck than anything else), he's recruited by Master Criminal George Sanders for a Big Caper.
    As kids, we liked this a lot.
    Time passed: I didn't see The Cracksman again until years later, when TCM ran it in an off-hour; I DVRed it, but ultimately lost that to circumstance (don't ask).
    Present day: this morning, Amazon sent word that my order of a Region 2 DVD of The Cracksman had run into an unspecified problem at the supply level, and I might not get it - ever.
    And, Believe It Or Don't!, that's when I saw the easy-to-miss listing of The Cracksman's 1970 airing in Austin MN in the Summer Of '70.
    Life's funny, isn't it?

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    1. Mike: Get it on eBay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/123193817409

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    2. Jonathan NC:
      eBay is no good for me.
      I'm a retiree on a fixed income, and auctions are infeasible for me.
      Thanx for the thought, though ...

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    3. Happy Ending Dept.:

      Today's mail arrived with my long-delayed Region 2 DVD of The Cracksman.
      Deep thanx to Amazon and MovieMars in Great Britain.

      … and if the opportunity presents itself for any of you, by all means see Charlie Drake in The Cracksman (TCM might just show it again someday).

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Thanks for writing! Drive safely!