September 3, 2018

What's on TV? Thursday, September 8, 1966

Happy Labor Day to those of you who are reading this on the day it was posted; I hope you're enjoying what's traditionally thought of as the last day of summer. For me, while I appreciate the day off, Labor Day weekend just isn't the same without Jerry.

With no further delay, let's get to this week's listings, from the Minnesota State Edition.




 2  KTCA (EDUC)

Morning

  10:10
CLASSROOM—Education
Sign off at 10:40 A.M.

Afternoon

    1:10
CLASSROOM—Education
Sign off at 1:30 P.M.

Evening

    6:00
EXPLORING SPACE

    6:30
AMERICAN STORY CLASSICS

    7:00
MUSEUM OPEN HOUSE—Art

    7:30
CHESS—Koltanowski

    8:00
GERMAN PLAYHOUSE

    8:30
PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE

    9:00
IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

    9:30
TOWN AND COUNTRY—Wolf

  10:00
MANAGERS IN ACTION

  10:30
CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

German Playhouse really does sound like a bit from Saturday Night Live, doesn't it? About all I could find out about it was that it originated at WOSU, the Ohio State-run educational television station in Columbus, Ohio. I wonder what it was like?


 3  KDAL (DULUTH) (CBS)

Morning

    7:50
FARM AND HOME

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
I LOVE LUCY

    9:30
McCOYS

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:25
NEWS   COLOR 

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
TOWN AND COUNTRY—Becker

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial

    1:00
PASSWORD
Contestants: Carol Lawrence, Darren McGavin

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY   COLOR 

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Panel

    2:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety

    5:00
YOGI BEAR—Cartoons   COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHEELS   SPECIAL   COLOR 

    7:30
MY THREE SONS—Comedy  COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Comedy
Thursday Night Movie: “The Ladies’ Man” (1961)

    9:55
UNITED COMMUNITY FUND—President Johnson

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
MOVIE—Mystery
“Town on Trial” (English; 1957)

Conditioning, I suppose, but whenever I see Cheryl Miller's name, I always think of the women's basketball player, who was also the sister of Reggie Miller, the Indiana Pacers star. That Cheryl Miller was one of the greatest of the woman's game—not Art Linkletter's guest on House Party, or one of the stars on Daktari.


 4  WCCO (CBS)

Morning

    6:00
SUMMER SEMESTER

    6:30
SIEGFRIED—Children

    7:00
CLANCY AND COMPANY

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
DR. REUBEN K. YOUNGDAHL

    9:05
NEWS—Dean Montgomery

    9:10
HI NEIGHBOR—Women

    9:30
McCOYS

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:25
NEWS   COLOR 

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:15
SOMETHING SPECIAL

  12:25
WEATHER—Bud Kraehling

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial

    1:00
PASSWORD
Contestants: Carol Lawrence, Darren McGavin

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY   COLOR 
Guest: Cheryl Miller

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Panel

    2:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

    4:00
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety
Co-Host: Mel Brooks. Guests: Jane Morgan, Joyce Brothers, Dick Roma, Dick Veith

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHEELS   SPECIAL   COLOR 

    7:30
MY THREE SONS—Comedy   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Comedy
Thursday Night Movie: “The Ladies’ Man” (1961)

    9:55
UNITED COMMUNITY FUND—President Johnson

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
NORM VAN BROCKLIN—Football

  10:35
MOVIE—Western   COLOR 
“Raw Edge” (1956)

  12:05
MOVIE—Drama
Time approximate. “Young and Wild” (1958)

Did you ever wonder about some of these guests on shows like Mike Douglas's, who they really were? Take Dick Veith, for example. According to tv.com, Dick Veith was "owner and operator of 'Rent-a-dog' services." Wouldn't you like to know more about that?


 5  KSTP (NBC)

Morning

    6:30
CITY AND COUNTRY   COLOR 

    7:00
TODAY   COLOR 
Guests: Warren Beatty, Brooks Atkinson, Aline Sarrinen

    9:00
EYE GUESS—Game   COLOR 

    9:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game

  10:00
CHAIN LETTER—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Stefanie Powers, Michael Landon

  10:30
SHOWDOWN—Game   COLOR 

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game   COLOR 

  11:30
SWINGIN’ COUNTRY—Music   COLOR 
Guest: Joanie Sommers

  11:55
NEWS   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  12:15
DIALING FOR DOLLARS—Game   COLOR 

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game   COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS   COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial   COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial   COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game   COLOR 
Celebrities: Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

    3:00
MATCH GAME   COLOR 
Contestants: Bert Parks, Deborah Bryant

    3:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    3:30
DIALING FOR DOLLARS—Game   COLOR 

    4:30
OF LANDS AND SEAS   COLOR 

    5:25
DOCTOR’S HOUSE CALL—James Rogers Fox   COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS   COLOR 

    6:30
TARZAN—Adventure   DEBUT   COLOR 

    7:30
STAR TREK   DEBUT   COLOR 

    8:30
HERO—Comedy   DEBUT   COLOR 

    9:00
DESTINATION SAFETY   SPECIAL   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety   COLOR 

  12:15
M SQUAD—Police

Game shows featuring celebrity contestants were often, in part, designed to promote stars of the network's shows (see Stefanie Powers and Michael Landon, both NBC stars, on Chain Letter). So it's interesting to see Beverly Garland and Mike Connors on You Don't Say! since neither features on NBC, and their biggest successes of the 1960s are destined to come on CBS.


 6  WDSM (DULUTH) (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
TODAY   COLOR 
Guests: Warren Beatty, Brooks Atkinson, Aline Sarrinen

    9:00
EYE GUESS—Game   COLOR 

    9:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game

  10:00
CHAIN LETTER—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Stefanie Powers, Michael Landon

  10:30
SHOWDOWN—Game   COLOR 

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game   COLOR 

  11:30
SWINGIN’ COUNTRY—Music   COLOR 
Guest: Joanie Sommers

  11:55
NEWS   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
GIRL TALK—Panel

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game   COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS   COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial   COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial   COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game   COLOR 
Celebrities: Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

    3:00
MATCH GAME   COLOR 
Contestants: Bert Parks, Deborah Bryant

    3:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    3:30
JACK LA LANNE   COLOR 

    4:00
BOZO AND HIS PALS   COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS, ROCKY TELLER   COLOR 

    6:30
DESTINATION SAFETY   SPECIAL   COLOR 

    7:30
BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE   SPECIAL 

    8:30
PUBLIC AFFAIRS—Duluth

    9:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN—Variety   COLOR 
Guest: Russ Lewis
Last show of the series.

    9:55
UNITED COMMUNITY FUND—President Johnson

  10:00
NEWS   COLOR 

  10:20
JOHNNY CARSON   COLOR 

The Rowan and Martin show at 9:00 p.m. isn't the Laugh-In version, but a regulation variety show that served as the summer replacement for Dean Martin. All true TV Guide aficionados, by the way, will recognize the difference between "Last show of the season" and "Last show of the series." If this were the last show of the season, it meant you were on break until the summer. Last show of the series, however, meant you were destined to shuffle off this mortal coil—until the advent of DVDs, that is.


 7  KCMT (ALEXANDRIA) (NBC, ABC)

Morning

    7:00
TODAY   COLOR 
Guests: Warren Beatty, Brooks Atkinson, Aline Sarrinen

    9:00
EYE GUESS—Game   COLOR 

    9:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game

  10:00
CHAIN LETTER—Game   COLOR 
Guests: Stefanie Powers, Michael Landon

  10:30
SHOWDOWN—Game   COLOR 

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game   COLOR 

  11:30
SWINGIN’ COUNTRY—Music   COLOR 
Guest: Joanie Sommers

  11:55
NEWS   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:20
TRADING POST—John Haaven

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game   COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS   COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial   COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial   COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game   COLOR 
Celebrities: Beverly Garland, Mike Connors

    3:00
MATCH GAME   COLOR 
Contestants: Bert Parks, Deborah Bryant

    3:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    3:30
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial

    4:00
FATHER KNOWS BEST—Comedy

    4:30
WELCOME INN—Variety

    5:00
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE   SPECIAL 

    7:30
STAR TREK   DEBUT   COLOR 

    8:30
HERO—Comedy   DEBUT   COLOR 

    9:00
ROWAN AND MARTIN—Variety   COLOR 
Guest: Russ Lewis
Last show of the series.

    9:55
UNITED COMMUNITY FUND—President Johnson

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety   COLOR 

I don't know if this happens anymore, but that United Community Fund (now the United Way, I believe) kind of appeal from the president used to happen quite often. It would run for five minutes simultaneously on multiple networks, and it was seen as an endorsement of the cause by the nation's Chief Executive. Today, regardless of the president it charge, it would start off some kind of boycott by the other side. Is this progress?


 8  WDSE (DULUTH) (EDUC.)

Morning

  10:10
CLASSROOM—Education
Sign off at 10:40 A.M.

Afternoon

    1:10
CLASSROOM—Education
Sign off at 1:30 P.M.

Evening

    6:30
WHAT’S NEW—Children

    7:00
U.S.A.—Music

    7:30
FILM FEATURE

    8:00
SCIENCE REPORTER

    8:30
PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE

    9:00
IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

    9:30
TOWN AND COUNTRY—Wolf

  10:00
EINSTEIN—Biography   SPECIAL 

It may not be a dog's life, but sometimes it sure feels like it, doesn't it? Maybe someone should talk to Dick Veith about it.


 9  KMSP (ABC)       

Morning

    7:30
SOUPY SALES—Comedy

    8:00
HENNESEYComedy

    8:30
KIT CARSON—Western

    9:00
ROMPER ROOM—Miss Betty

  10:00
SUPERMARKET SWEEP—Game

  10:30
DATING GAME

  11:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

  11:30
FATHER KNOWS BEST

Afternoon

  12:00
BEN CASEY—Drama

    1:00
NEWLYWED GAME

    1:30
A TIME FOR US—Serial

    1:55
NEWS—Marlene Sanders

    2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL

    2:30
NURSES—Serial

    3:00
DARK SHADOWS—Serial

    3:30
WHERE THE ACTION IS—Variety
Performers: Brian Hyland, the Knickerbockers, Steve Alaimo

    4:00
ROUTE 66—Drama

    5:00
NEWS—Peter Jennings

    5:15
NEWS—Jerry Smith

    5:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Comedy

Evening

    6:00
STINGRAY—Children   RETURN   COLOR 

    6:30
BATMAN—Adventure   COLOR 

    7:00
F TROOP—Comedy   COLOR 

    7:30
TAMMY GRIMES—Comedy   DEBUT   COLOR 

    8:00
BEWITCHED—Comedy

    8:30
THAT GIRL—Comedy   DEBUT   COLOR 

    9:00
HAWK—Drama   DEBUT   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Bright Leaf” (1950)

Be sure to catch the debut of The Tammy Grimes Show on ABC tonight; as I mentioned on Saturday, if you miss it, you'll only have three other opportunities to watch.


10 WDIO (DULUTH) (ABC)

Morning

  10:00
SUPERMARKET SWEEP—Game

  10:30
DATING GAME

  11:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

  11:30
FATHER KNOWS BEST

Afternoon

  12:00
BEN CASEY—Drama

    1:00
NEWLYWED GAME

    1:30
A TIME FOR US—Serial

    1:55
NEWS—Marlene Sanders

    2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL

    2:30
NURSES—Serial

    3:00
DARK SHADOWS—Serial

    3:30
WHERE THE ACTION IS—Variety
Performers: Brian Hyland, the Knickerbockers, Steve Alaimo

    4:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Teen-age Caveman” (1958)

    5:30
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER

    5:45
NEWS—Peter Jennings

Evening

    6:00
TALL MAN—Western

    6:30
BATMAN—Adventure   COLOR 

    7:00
F TROOP—Comedy   COLOR 

    7:30
TAMMY GRIMES—Comedy   DEBUT   COLOR 

    8:00
BEWITCHED—Comedy

    8:30
THAT GIRL—Comedy   DEBUT   COLOR 

    9:00
HAWK—Drama   DEBUT   COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
MOVIE—Melodrama
“The Black Scorpion” (1957)

Ah, Teen-Age Caveman, starring the pre-U.N.C.L.E. Robert Vaughn. It actually isn't as stupid a movie as you might think, based on the title. Of course, it isn't good, either. But Vaughn does give an honest portrayal of youth questioning, and ultimately challenging, the status quo as laid down by the elders. In other words, something that was right up Vaughn's political alley.


11 WTCN (IND.)

Morning

    9:00
CASEY JUNIOR—Children

    9:05
HANK AND CASEY—Women

    9:20
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

    9:30
GLORIA—Exercise   COLOR 

  10:00
GIRL TALK—Panel
Guests: Rose Franzblau, Maureen O’Sullivan, Marie Le Doux

  10:30
PDQ—Discussion
Guests: Rose Marie, Bob Denver, Jack Carter

  11:00
BOLD JOURNEY—Travel

  11:30
TODAY’S DRAMA—Anthology

  11:55
NEWS—Gil Amundson

Afternoon

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY—Children

    1:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Romance in the Dark”  (1938)

    2:40
MEL’S NOTEBOOK—Interview

    2:55
NEWS

    3:00
ALFRED HITCHCOCK—Drama

    3:30
MISTER ED—Comedy

    4:00
POPEYE AND PETE—Children

    4:30
CASEY AND ROUNDHOUSE

    5:30
FLINTSTONES—Cartoon   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
RIFLEMAN—Western

    6:30
BILLY GRAHAM CRUSADE   SPECIAL 

    7:30
BAT MASTERSON—Western

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Armored Attack” (1943)

    9:30
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

  10:00
MOVIE—Musical Comedy
“High, Wide and Handsome” (1937)

Who is Rose Franzblau, one of the guests on Virginia Graham's Girl Talk  at 10:00 a.m.? According to her obituary in The New York Times,
For 25 years, until 1976, Dr. Franzblau wrote “Human Relations,” a daily question‐and‐answer column on such subjects as sex, marriage, parenthood and how to get along with people. The column appeared in The New York Post and a dozen other newspapers around the country.

In her columns and in numerous magazine articles, Dr. Franzblau regularly applied the principles of Freudian theory to . the problems of her readers. Her magazine articles covered everything from juvenile delinquency to “the tyranny of executive tensions,” from “celebrity doodles and what they mean” to self‐hate.
Kind of a cross between Dr. Ruth and Joyce Brothers?


12 KEYC (MANKATO) (CBS)

Morning

    7:30
NEWS—Benti   COLOR 

    7:55
FILM SHORT

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
I LOVE LUCY

    9:30
McCOYS

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:25
NEWS   COLOR 

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial

    1:00
PASSWORD
Contestants: Carol Lawrence, Darren McGavin

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY   COLOR 
Guest: Cheryl Miller

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Panel

    2:25
NEWS   COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
CLAY COUNTY FAIR

    3:45
FILM SHORT

    4:00
BART’S CLUBHOUSE

    4:30
ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS

    4:45
BART’S CLUBHOUSE

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:25
SPORTSORAMA

    6:30
WONDERFUL WORLD OF WHEELS   SPECIAL   COLOR 

    7:30
MY THREE SONS—Comedy   COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Comedy
Thursday Night Movie: “The Ladies’ Man” (1961)

    9:55
UNITED COMMUNITY FUND—President Johnson

  10:00
NEWS

  10:40
TRACKDOWN—Police

  11:10
MOVIE—Western
“Copper Sky” (1957)

Somewhere in Tim Hollis' book Hi There, Boys and Girls, you'll find a complete description of Bart's Clubhouse, the afternoon kids' show at 4:00. I'm not here to write about that, just to briefly mention the role that television shows play in our memory. I searched Bart's Clubhouse to see if there was anything pithy I could include here without having to actually get up and walk over to the bookcase where Hi There is, and there wasn't. at least not as far as the show itself goes. What there was, though, was a host of reminiscences by people on events that had made an impact on them—a tornado, the assassination of JFK, things like that. In doing so, people would mention how they had been watching Bart's Clubhouse when the bulletin came on, or when the storm hit, or what have you. There's nothing special about the show per se; I could have Googled any similar show and gotten similar stories. What this demonstrates, though, is how strong that association is in the memory, how each story begins with Bart. We often here how tastes and aromas can bring back strong memories of a moment in time; certainly television does the same. How can you possibly take lightly something as powerful as that? TV  

13 comments:

  1. Fortunately, I can fill in a few blanks on "Rent-a-Dog" since I heard of it years ago:

    Dick Veith would rent out trained guard dogs to protect businesses, homes (i.e. during a vacation) and also apparently trained show dogs as well. Ran this business for a long time, apparently starting shortly after WW2. Typically trained German Shepherds.

    A glance at newspapers.com and I found an article from 1988 on him. He was still at it.

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  2. Don't have this issue on hand (although I do have the following week - which happens to be the Fall Preview, but that's another story …):

    Since you don't include loglines for the episodes being shown, I have to depend on memory (I was coming up 16 at the time).

    I can tell you (as I think I did once before) that The Dean Martin Summer Show starring Dan Rowan and Dick Martin (that was the official title) was a big success not only for Dan & Dick, but for Dom DeLuise: all three scored development deals with NBC, and in R&M's case, you know the rest.

    My family watched the premiere of Hawk, and were duly impressed by its Manhattan look; also by the performance of the mainly unknown stage actor who played the deranged strangler - Gene Hackman.
    As it happens I've got a c2c DVD of some Hawks, including this one; 50+ years on, it's still pretty impressive.

    Meanwhile, CBS was running Jerry Lewis's Ladies' Man, which was famous/notorious for all the Paramount money that Jerry spent on a gigantic soundstage which proved to be wildly impractical in terms of getting the movie made.
    For Jerry Lewis, this was the beginning of the end: it was his first movie to lose money at the box office (although he falsely claimed otherwise for years).

    No, I haven't forgotten Star Trek.
    Since I was never a hard-line science fiction fan, I was (and remain) totally indifferent to Trek and all its heirs and assigns.

    Here in the Midwest, the United Way was known for years as the Crusade of Mercy (copyright reasons, I think - not sure). Every company I ever worked for always swung a deal for the employees to donate a pinch of the weekly paycheck to the Crusade, which we all did, because who wants to get dirty looks on the job?

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  3. HAWK will be on GetTV for an overnight Marathon of 5 episodes beginning 11 P.M. Central time on Sunday, September 23rd if you'd like to DVR several of the shows.

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    1. HAWK may get more airing this month, following the Thursday passing of Burt Reynolds. Me-TV apparently doesn't have current rights to HAWK, but it will be airing the hour-long TWILIGHT ZONE Sunday night that had Reynolds in a Brando-like role. It will also be airing GUNSMOKE episodes Monday-Friday that featured Reynolds' character Quint Asper.

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  4. 100% off-topic, but I had to get it in:

    I was at YouTube just now, looking at some old To Tell The Truths circa 1970.
    There was a week's worth where Bennett Cerf made his only appearance on Truth.
    On one of the shows, Garry Moore announced that he would be trading places with Kitty Carlisle, who as it happened knew the subject of the first game.
    Said subject was Nina Hirschfeld, daughter and avatar of Al Hirschfeld, much mentioned hereabouts.
    I don't know if you've ever seen this particular Truth, but if you haven't - well, there it is at YouTube, along with a whole lotta other Truths.
    Try not to dwell on the fact that this is thirty-eight years ago …
    … and also on the hot mess that the current version of To Tell The Truth is …

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    1. Dwell on this...1970 is FORTY-EIGHT years ago now! :) It's scary for me, since I started Kindergarten that year and remember a lot of it.

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    2. Math never was my subject …

      Correction noted and appreciated.

      (And since I'm going to turn 68 later this month, scary doesn't even begin to describe it …)

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  5. Nothing on ABC's daytime schedule was in color (yet). I think the daytime version of "Dating Game" went color in November (becoming ABC's first daytime show in color) after a prime-time version premiered in color and it along with the daytime shows were taped in color once a week in a six-show marathon taping. I think the rest of ABC's daytime schedule wouldn't follow suit until well into 1967.

    Three CBS daytime shows (two brief newscasts and "House Party") were in color; I think that except or a couple o fifteen-minute daytime soaps, the rest of the CBS daytime schedule went color by month's end.

    Two NBC daytime shows were still in black-an-white ("The Doctors" and "Concentration"). I think "Doctors" went color later that month and "Concentration" in November.

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    1. If TV Guide is correct, THE DOCTORS officially went to color on Oct. 17, 1966, coincidentally the same date when HOLLYWOOD SQUARES premiered on NBC, in "living color" of course. CONCENTRATION went to color 3 weeks later on Nov. 7, making NBC the first "all color" network.

      Again I'm relying on TV Guide here, but it showed THE SECRET STORM as the last CBS daytime show to go to color early in Sept. 1967. I remember seeing that AS THE WORLD TURNS went to color on March 13, 1967.

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  6. September 8th, 1966 of course will go down in both television and pop culture history as the night the original "Star Trek" premiered on NBC-TV.

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  7. There was another interesting pair of celebrities on an NBC game show this week in history. On THE MATCH GAME, Bert Parks was playing against Deborah Bryant, who was, as I suspected, the reigning Miss America 1966, and she was about to give up her crown that Saturday night in Atlantic City.

    I thought it was strange that BEWITCHED was the only ABC show in B&W this day, but it was airing its last rerun of the 1965-66 season, premiering in color for Season 3 a week later, while the other ABC shows that night were airing "preview" shows for 1966-67, including THAT GIRL, which premiered on this date.

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    1. 1966 was the year that the Miss America Pageant moved to NBC, after years as a CBS mainstay.
      So, Bert Parks and the incumbent Miss America being on the original (clean) Match Game the week before - just another Great American TV Tradition.

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  8. Also...GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E.premiered this fall '66 as companion to the very successful MAN FROM U.N.C L E.

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