June 25, 2018

What's on TV? Thursday, June 27, 1968

This is a pretty good week - starting to see some of the summer replacements pop up, while Friday night features the first football game of the season (the old Coaches' All-America Game, feature players who'd been drafted and would be rookies this year). Many programs, especially on Saturday, are shows that had been "postponed from a previous date," preempted by the RFK assassination coverage. Thursday's listings, on the other hand, are pretty straightforward (with a couple of pleasant surprises), which is why I chose to highlight them for this week. They come from the Twin Cities edition, with appropriate pithy comments.


 2  KTCA (NET)

Evening

    6:00
INDIA! MY INDIA!—Documentary    

    6:30
EFFICIENT READING   COLOR 

    7:00
INQUIRY—Discussion

    7:30
FRENCH CHEF—Cooking

    8:00
TOWN MEETING   COLOR 

    8:30
ERNEST ANSERMET—Music

    9:00
FLOWER GARDENING—Phillips   COLOR 

    9:30
TOWN AND COUNTRY

  10:00
FOLIO—U. of M.

  10:30
PROFILE—Discussion

 "Efficient Reading" - that's what's required when going through these listings.


 4  WCCO (CBS)

Morning

    6:00
SUMMER SEMESTER   COLOR 

    6:30
SIEGFRIED—Children   COLOR 

    7:00
CLANCY & CARMEN   COLOR 

    7:30
CLANCY & WILLIE   COLOR 

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children   COLOR 

    9:00
LIVE TODAY—Religion   COLOR 

    9:05
MERV GRIFFIN—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Allen and Rossi, Genevieve, Linda Bennett, Merriman Smith

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial   COLOR 

  11:25
NEWS—Joseph Benti   COLOR 

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial   COLOR 

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS—Montgomery   COLOR 

  12:20
SOMETHING SPECIAL   COLOR 

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial   COLOR 

    1:00
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING—Serial   COLOR 

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY   COLOR 
Guest: Charles Metz

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH   COLOR 

    2:25
NEWS—Edwards   COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial   COLOR 

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial   COLOR 

    3:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES   COLOR 

    4:00
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety   COLOR C
Guests: Jimmy Dean, Marilyn Maye and the Imperials, Grady Nutt, Ray Harn

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS—Dave Moore   COLOR 

    6:15
WEATHER—Kraehling   COLOR 

    6:20
SPORTS—Hal Scott   COLOR 

    6:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Man With a Cloak” (1951)

    8:00
MOVIE—Suspense   COLOR 
“Where the Spies Are” (English; 1965)

  10:00
NEWS SCENE   COLOR 

  10:45
MOVIE—Musical Biography   COLOR 
“The Best Things in Life Are Free” (1956)

  12:45
CHARLIE CHAPLIN—Comedy
“Dough and Dynamite” (1914)

"The Man With a Cloak" preempts the network presentation of Cimarron Strip - I'm not sure why. Check it - I do. Local commercial revenue. You see this a lot more in this era than now, and all three of these affiliates were guilty of it, but WCCO and KMSP in particular.


 5  KSTP (NBC)

Morning

    6:30
CITY AND COUNTRY   COLOR 

    7:00
TODAY   COLOR 
Guests: Ray Heffer and Henry Kempe

    9:00
SNAP JUDGMENT—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Tony Randall, Don Meredith

    9:25
NEWS—Nancy Dickerson   COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION   COLOR 

  10:00
PERSONALITY—Game   COLOR 

  10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game   COLOR 
Celebrities: Jim Backus, Judy Carne, Jack Carter, James Franciscus, Gypsy Rose Lee, Vincent Price, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game   COLOR 

  11:30
EYE GUESS—Game   COLOR 

  11:45
NEWS—Edwin Newman   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS—Gene Berry   COLOR  

  12:10
WEATHER—Evensen   COLOR 

  12:15
DIALING FOR DOLLARS—Game   COLOR 

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL   COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES   COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS—Serial   COLOR 

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD   COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game   COLOR 
Celebrities: Dennis James, Hal March

    3:00
MATCH GAME   COLOR 
Guests: Noel Harrison, Joan Rivers

    3:25
NEWS—Floyd Kalber   COLOR 

    3:30
DIALING FOR DOLLARS—Game   COLOR 

    4:30
OF LANDS AND SEAS—Travel   COLOR 

    5:25
NEWS—Gene Berry   COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS—Bob Ryan   COLOR 

    6:15
WEATHER—Morris   COLOR 

    6:20
SPORTS—Al Tighe   COLOR 

    6:30
DANIEL BOONE—Adventure   COLOR 

    7:30
IRONSIDE—Drama   COLOR 

    8:30
DRAGNET—Drama   COLOR 

    9:00
GOLDDIGGERS—Variety   COLOR 
Hosts: Joey Heatherton and Frank Sinatra Jr. Guests: Paul Lynde, Barbara Heller, Times Square Two, Stanley Myron Handelman, Stu Gilliam, Skiles and Henderson

  10:00
NEWS—MacDougall   COLOR 

  10:15
WEATHER—Morris   COLOR 

  10:20
SPORTS—Al Tighe   COLOR 

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON   COLOR 

  12:00
SCIENCE FICTION THEATER   COLOR 

Like most celebrity game shows of the time, You Don't Say! usually had male/female guests, but this week is a callback, with two of the veteran game show hosts of the black-and-white era: Dennis James, the "Dean of Game Show Hosts," and Hal March, who hosted The $64,000 Question.


 9  KMSP (ABC)

Morning

    7:30
77 SUNSET STRIP—Mystery

    8:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Comedy

    9:00
ROMPER ROOM   COLOR 

    9:30
DICK CAVETT—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Charley Weaver, the Lennon Sisters

  11:00
BEWITCHED—Comedy

  11:30
TREASURE ISLE—Game   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
DREAM HOUSE—Game   COLOR 

  12:30
WEDDING PARTY   COLOR 

    1:00
NEWLYWED GAME   COLOR 

    1:30
BABY GAME   COLOR 

    1:55
CHILDREN’S DOCTOR   COLOR 

    2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL   COLOR 

    2:30
DARK SHADOWS   COLOR 

    3:00
DATING GAME   COLOR 

    3:30
MOVIE—Western
“Fort Yuma” (1955)

    4:55
NEWS—Jerry Smith   COLOR 

    5:00
NEWS—Frank Reynolds   COLOR 

    5:30
McHALE’S NAVY—Comedy

Evening

    6:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES   COLOR 
Guest: Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty

    6:30
SECOND HUNDRED YEARS   COLOR 

    7:00
FLYING NUN—Comedy   COLOR 

    7:30
BEWITCHED—Comedy   COLOR 

    8:00
THAT GIRL—Comedy   COLOR 

    8:30
PEYTON PLACE—Serial   COLOR 

    9:00
HOLLYWOOD PALACE—Variety   COLOR 
Host: Sid Caesar. Guests: Marlo Thomas, Sergio Franchi, Fran Jeffries, Checkmates, Ltd.

  10:00
NEWS—Fahan, Steer   COLOR 

  10:25
SPORTS—Tony Parker   COLOR 

  10:30
JOEY BISHOP—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Marguerite Piazza, the Three Stooges, Tony Daryll

  12:00
NAKED CITY—Drama

Think of it - The Three Stooges on The Joey Bishop Show in 1968, with the great opera star Marguerite Piazza. What a moment - like time standing still.


11 WTCN (IND.)

Morning

    8:55
NEWS—Gil Amundson

    9:00
SEA HUNT—Adventure

    9:30
RIFLEMAN—Western

  10:00
WOODY WOODBURY—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Barry Sullivan, Richard Deacon, Jules Munshin, Frances Faye, Hal Frazier, Jean Pierre Hallet
To be concluded at 12 midnight tonight.

  10:30
FAMOUS PLAYHOUSE—Drama

  11:00
ADVENTURE CALLS—Travel   COLOR 

  11:30
NEWS—Amundson, Martin

Afternoon

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY—Children

    1:00
MOVIE—Melodrama
“The Wasp Women” (1959)

    2:30
MEL’S NOTEBOOK—Interview

    3:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM—Interviews   COLOR 
Guests: Buffy Sainte Marie, Betsy Palmer, Angeline Butler

    3:30
WHIRLYBIRDS—Adventure

    4:00
POPEYE AND PETE—Children

    4:30
CASEY AND ROUNDHOUSE

    5:00
FLINTSTONES—Cartoon   COLOR 

    5:30
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND—Comedy   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
TWILIGHT ZONE—Drama

    6:30
HARMON KILLEBREW   COLOR 

    6:40
HALSEY HALL   COLOR 

    6:55
BASEBALL—Twins   COLOR 
Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles

    9:30
SCOREBOARD—Frank Beutel
Time approximate.

    9:45
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

  10:00
MOVIE—Drama
Time approximate. “The Lineup” (1958)

  12:00
WOODY WOODBURY—Variety   COLOR 
See 10 A.M.


The Twilight Zone episode on at 6:00 is one of the all-time classics: "To Serve Man." Is there anyone who hasn't seen this?  TV  

1 comment:

  1. Kind of surprised, that as late as 1968, SEARCH FOR TOMORROW and GUIDING LIGHT are only 15 minutes long.

    I know that Killebrew didn't play a full season in '68 (only played in 100 games) so I'm curious, did he host a half hour pregame show that season?

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