September 24, 2018

What's on TV? Wednesday, September 25, 1974

Usually I try to vary the days of the week that I use for these features; if I did a Tuesday in 1965 three weeks ago, it wouldn't make much sense to do a Tuesday again this week; not much would have changed. I figured it wouldn't matter this week though, seeing as how we're just at the start of a new season. No matter what day of the week I chose, you'd be likely looking at programs that you wouldn't see for very long. Do you remember any of them? This week's edition is from the Twin Cities.




 2  KTCA (PBS)

MORNING

   10:00
ELECTRIC COMPANY

AFTERNOON

   12:00
SESAME STREET

     3:00
FILM

     3:30
EDUCATION FOR A NEW TIME

     4:00
MISTER ROGERS—Children

     4:30
SESAME STREET

     5:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

EVENING

     6:00
EFFICIENT READING

     6:30
INQUIRY

     7:00
MEN WHO MADE THE MOVIES—Documentary
Return

     8:00
THE GLOUCESTERMEN—Documentary
Special

     8:30
CAUGHT IN THE ACT—Music
Debut

     9:00
FESTIVAL FILMS

     9:30
A SPECIAL CHILD
Debut

Interestingly, there are more debut and return shows on PBS tonight than any of the other networks.


 4  WCCO (CBS)

MORNING

     6:30
SUNRISE SEMESTER
History of African Civilization

     7:00
CARMEN

     7:30
CLANCY AND WILLIE

     8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

     9:00
JOKER’S WILD—Game

     9:30
GAMBIT—Game

   10:00
NOW YOU SEE IT—Game

   10:30
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial

   10:55
LIVE TODAY—Religion

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

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
Robert Morse, Adrienne Barbeau, Fannie Flagg, Richard Dawson, Brett Somers, Charles Nelson Reilly

     3:00
TATTLETALES—Game

     3:30
MOVIE—Mystery
“The 39 Steps” (English; 1959)

     5:30
CBS NEWS—Roger Mudd

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
LAUREL AND HARDY—Comedy BW 

     7:00
SONS AND DAUGHTERS—Drama

     8:00
CANNON

     9:00
MANHUNTER—Crime Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:50
MOVIE—Adventure
“Ulysses” (Italian; 1954)

   12:50
MOVIE—Drama
“The Sweet Drive” (1968)

Just in case you were curious, the movie Ulysses is an adaptation of Homer, not James Joyce. I don't think the latter would have made it to commercial TV in the 1970s.


 5  KSTP (NBC)

MORNING

     6:00
MINNESOTA TODAY—Stone

     6:30
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY

     7:00
TODAY—Hartz/Walters
Guest: Cornelius Ryan

     9:00
NAME THAT TUNE—Game

     9:30
WINNING STREAK—Game

   10:00
HIGH ROLLERS—Game

   10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Guests: George Gobel, Sandy Duncan, James Coco, Joan Rivers, Doc Severinsen, Wayne Rogers, Paul Lynde, Charley Weaver

   11:00
JACKPOT!—Game
         
   11:30
CELEBRITY SWEEPSTAKES
Jo Ann Pflug, Mike Evans, Marty Feldman, Peter Brown, Joey Bishop, Carol Wayne

   11:55
NBC NEWS—Edwin Newman

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWS

   12:15
TAKE FIVE—Jane Johnston

     1:00
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

     5:00
HOGAN’S HEROES—Comedy

     5:30
NBC NEWS—John Chancellor

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS

     6:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
William Conrad, Sandy Duncan, Vincent Price, John Davidson, Glenn Ford, Karen Valentine, James Brolin, Paul Lynde, Charley Weaver

     7:00
LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE—Drama

     8:00
BOB HOPE—Variety
Special: Guests: Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Glen Campbell, Shirley Cothran

     9:00
PETROCELLI—Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guests: Orson Bean, Jack Palance

   12:00
TOMORROW—Discussion
Guests: Ann Hodges, Terrence O’Flaherty

Interesting description of Hope's special in the listings; at press time, the show was planned around a New York City theme, with various skits in the works, but clearly the show hadn't been completed by the time the issue went to press. Someone at MANC asked me how far in advance TV Guide issues were done; in fact, during the '60s it was common to have references to last week's live show in this week's issue, and I don't know if the Hope show is an indication that the listings were being done far further in advance in the '70s than they were the '60s, or if the Hope program was just being put together with a late lead time.


 9  KMSP (ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
CBS NEWS—Hughes Rudd

     8:00
NEWS AND VIEWS

     8:30
GREEN ACRES—Comedy

     9:00
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy BW 

     9:30
BEAT THE CLOCK—Game
Guest: Anita Gillette

   10:00
$10,000 PYRAMID—Game
Guests: John Forsythe, Anna Meara

   10:30
BRADY BUNCH

   11:00
PASSWORD
Guests: Betty White, Dick Gautier, Allen Ludden, Vicki Lawrence, James Hampton, Joyce Bulifant
         
   11:30
SPLIT SECOND—Game

AFTERNOON

   12:00
ALL MY CHILDREN—Serial

   12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL

     1:00
NEWLYWED GAME

     1:30
GIRL IN MY LIFE

     2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial

     3:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH

     3:30
MIKE DOUGLAS
Guests: Donnie and Marie Osmond and their mother, the Hudson Brothers, Ken Berry, Barry Commoner

     5:00
NEWS—Boyett/Bremen

     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 California Kid” (Made for TV; 1974)

     9:00
GET CHRISTIE LOVE!—Crime Drama

   10:00
NEWS

   10:30
WIDE WORLD SPECIAL

   12:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Johnny Tiger” (1966)
[Part one; concludes tomorrow at 12 midnight]

   12:45
NEWS

I've mentioned this before, but the CBS Morning News appears on the local ABC affiliate because WCCO still has local kids' shows, and ABC has yet to introduce their own morning show. That would change by 1975.


11 WTCN (Ind.)

MORNING

     6:30
FIGURE FITNESS

     7:00
WHAT’S NEW?

     7:30
NEW ZOO REVUE

     8:00
POPEYE AND PORKY—Children

     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
         
   11:30
NEWS

AFTERNOON

   12:00
WHAT’S NEW?

   12:30
JEOPARDY—Game

     1:00
VIRGINIAN—Western

     3:00
GOMER PYLE, USMC

     3:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy

     4:00
FLINTSTONES

     4:30
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND

     5:00
BEWITCHED

     5:30
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE

EVENING

     6:30
RAYMOND BURR—Crime Drama

     7:30
LUCY SHOW

     8:00
MERV GRIFFIN
Guests: Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Henry Winkler, Lord Snowden

     9:30
NEWS

   10:00
FBI—Crime Drama

   11:00
PERRY MASON BW 

   12:00
IT TAKES A THIEF—Adventure

Channel 11 has the NBC network run of Jeopardy, because KSTP has their own local program, Take Five, after the noontime news. That used to be the timeslot for Dialing for Dollars, by the way; I wonder if that was part of Take Five? Anyway, Raymond Burr, the 6:30 crime drama, is the syndicated title for Ironside. And isn't that a great lineup for Merv? Inspector Erskine, the Fonz, and British royalty.


17 KTCI (PBS)

EVENING

     7:00
EDUCATION FOR A NEW TIME

     7:30
FIRING LINE—Buckley
Guest: Chesterfield Smith

     8:30
PEOPLE AND CAUSES

     9:00
NATURALISTS—Profile

     9:30
OUTDOORS WITH ART REID

   10:00
ABC NEWS—Smith/Reasoner
Captioned for the deaf.

Believe me, the captioned ABC News consisted of more than Garrett Morris shouting loudly. TV  

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