July 2, 2018

What's on TV? Wednesday, July 2, 1975

This week the Bicentennial year begins, to conclude on July 4, 1976. On Friday night, Tom Snyder and Tomorrow celebrate with a six-hour extravaganza, and on Thursday night we go to Oklahoma City for a variety special featuring Bob Hope. We have none of that today, however; I had no particular reason for choosing these listings, other than that they give us a pretty good look at the average television schedule in 1975. Tony Orlando - remember him? Little House on the Prairie is in its first season - remember when you could mention Laura Ingalls Wilder's name in public? The game shows and variety shows show us the stars of the day, and in case everything stresses you out, Mister Rogers is still around to help us out. This week's listings come from the Twin Cities edition.


 2  KTCA (PBS)

AFTERNOON

     2:00
QUALITY OF URBAN LIFE

     3:30
SEMINAR FOR THE 70s

     4:00
MISTER ROGERS—Children

     4:30
SESAME STREET

     5:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

EVENING

     6:00
CONSULTATION

     6:30
INQUIRY

     7:00
FEELING GOOD

     7:30
THE SHADOW CATCHER—Documentary
Special “The Photography of Edward S. Curtis”

     9:00
THIN EDGE—Report

   10:00
PEOPLE AND CAUSES



 4  WCCO (CBS)

MORNING

     5:30
SUMMER SEMESTER

     6:00
CBS NEWS—Hughes Rudd

     7:00
CARMEN

     7:30
CLANCY AND WILLIE

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO
Guest: Pete Seeger

     9:00
SPIN-OFF—Game

     9:30
GAMBIT—Game

   10:00
TATTLETALES—Game
Helen Reddy and Jeff Wald, Toni and Jan Murray

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial

   10:55
LIVE TODAY—Religion

   11:00
YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS—Serial
         
   11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Game

AFTERNOON

   12:00
MIDDAY

   12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial

     1:00
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

     2:00
PRICE IS RIGHT—Game

     2:30
MATCH GAME
Bobby Van, Sarah Kennedy, Ann Elder, Charles Nelson Reilly

     3:00
MUSICAL CHAIRS—Game
Lee Kirk, Marilyn Sokol, the Tokens

     3:30
MOVIE—Western
“Branded” (1950)

     5:30
CBS NEWS—Walter Cronkite

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
LAUREL AND HARDY BW 

     7:00
TONY ORLANDO AND DAWN—Variety
Guests: Lloyd Bridges, Charo

     8:00
CANNON

     9:00
MANNIX

   10:00
NEWS

   10:50
MOVIE—Musical
“Bye Bye Birdie” (1963)

     1:00
MOVIE—Thriller
“The Dunwich Horror” (1970)



 5  KSTP (NBC)

MORNING

     6:00
MINNESOTA TODAY—Stone

     6:30
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY

     7:00
TODAY—Hartz/Walters
Guests: Cicely Tyson, Roscoe Lee Browne

     9:00
CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES—Game
Gladys Knight, David Groh, George Hamilton, Adrienne Barbeau

     9:30
WHEEL OF FORTUNE—Game

   10:00
HIGH ROLLERS—Game

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Mel Brooks, Edward Asner, Joan Rivers, David Brenner, Karen Valentine, Florence Henderson, George Gobel

   11:00
JACKPOT!—Game
         
   11:30
BLANK CHECK—Game

   11:55
NBC NEWS—Edwin Newman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS

   12:10
TAKE FIVE—Jane Johnson

   12:25
TAKE KERR—Cooking

   12:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial

     1:30
DOCTORS—Serial

     2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial

     3:00
SOMERSET—Serial

     3:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy BW 

     4:00
MOD SQUAD—Crime Drama

     5:00
HOGAN’S HEROES—Comedy

     5:30
NBC NEWS—John Chancellor

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Redd Foxx, Lloyd Bridges, Joan Rivers, Sandy Duncan, John Davidson, Florence Henderson, Pearl Bailey, George Gobel, Paul Lynde

     7:00
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE—Drama

     8:00
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC—Documentary

     9:00
PETROCELLI—Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guest: Roberta Flack

   12:00
TOMORROW—Tom Snyder



 9  KMSP (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
A.M. AMERICA—Bill Beutel
Guest: Dr. Timothy Johnson

     9:00
DINAH!
Guests: Lily Tomlin, Esther Rolle, Kathryn Kuhlman

   10:00
MONEY MAZE

   10:30
BRADY BUNCH

   11:00
SHOWOFFS—Game
Sally Struthers, Ron Masak, Joyce Bullifant, Dick Gautier
         
   11:30
ALL MY CHILDREN—Serial

AFTERNOON

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL

     1:00
$10,000 PYRAMID—Game
Anson Williams, Lucy Arnaz

     1:30
BIG SHOWDOWN—Game

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial

     2:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE—Serial

     3:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH
Tom Poston, Peggy Cass, Bill Cullen, Kitty Carlisle

     3:30
MIKE DOUGLAS
Co-Host: Robert Goulet. Guests: Carol Lawrence, Bobby Riggs, Miami Beach mayor Harold Rosen

     5:00
NEWS

     5:30
ABC NEWS—Smith/Reasoner

EVENING

     6:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game

     6:30
NAME THAT TUNE

     7:00
THAT’S MY MAMA—Comedy

     7:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Great Niagara” (Made for TV; 1974)

     9:00
BARETTA—Crime Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
WIDE WORLD SPECIAL

   12:00
MOVIE—Thriller
“Diary of a Madman” (1963) Part one

     1:00
NEWS



11 WTCN (IND.)

MORNING


     7:00
NEW ZOO REVUE

     7:30
POPEYE AND PORKY—Cartoons

     9:00
FLINTSTONES

     9:30
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

   10:00
FATHER KNOWS BEST BW 

   10:30
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy BW 

   11:00
LUCY SHOW BW 
         
   11:30
WHAT’S NEW?
Guest: Bradley Ayers

AFTERNOON

   12:30
THAT GIRL—Comedy

     1:00
VIRGINIAN—Western

     3:00
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy

     3:30
BEWITCHED—Comedy BW 

     4:00
FLINTSTONES

     4:30
GENTLE BEN—Drama

     5:00
MICKEY MOUSE CLUB BW 

     5:30
STAR TREK—Adventure

EVENING

     6:30
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy BW 

     7:00
IRONSIDE—Crime Drama

     8:00
MERV GRIFFIN
Guests: Dick Cavett, Peter Finch, Sally Kellerman

     9:30
NEWS

   10:00
FBI—Crime Drama

   11:00
PERRY MASON BW 

   12:00
ALFRED HITCHCOCK—Drama BW 

   12:30
ALFRED HITCHCOCK—Drama BW 




17 KTCI IPBS)

EVENING

     7:30
FIRING LINE—Buckley
Guest: Malcolm Muggeridge

     8:30
BOOK BEAT
Guest: Joseph Heller

     9:00
INQUIRY

     9:30
CONSULTATION

   10:00
ABC NEWS—Smith/Reasoner
Captioned for the hearing-impaired

3 comments:

  1. Metromedia's independent stations all ran "Merv Griffin" in prime-time during the 1970's.

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  2. I guess the game show craze of '75 was so big that "Search for Tomorrow" switched formats ;-)

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  3. In the "Vintage TV Guide" group on Facebook someone has posted the afternoon listings for this same date in the St. Louis Edition. I recognized some of the same game show celebrities on that date, but the local programming was very different.

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