December 10, 2018

What's on TV? Tuesday, December 16, 1958

We're 10 days out from Christmas, and we do have a couple of seasonal shows on tap tonight; Songs of Christmas on KTCA at 6:00 p.m. (I wonder if high school choirs are even allowed to sing sacred carols anymore?), and The Christmas Gift at 9:00 p.m. on WCCO. Never fear, though; there's plenty more to watch. In case you hadn't guessed, we're in Minnesota this week.




 2  KTCA (Educ.)

Afternoon

    1:05
HEALTH AND FITNESS

    1:30
SCIENCE—1st Grade

    2:00
SCIENCE—7th Grade

    2:30
HEALTH AND FITNESS

    2:45
AS TEACHERS TEACH

    5:00
MAGIC DOORWAYS—Education

    5:15
FIGNEWTON’S NEWSPAPER

    5:30
CHILDREN’S CORNER

Evening

    6:00
SONGS OF CHRISTMAS—Music
Southwest High School Choir

    6:30
TETE-A-TETE—Education

    7:00
COMPASS—Education   DEBUT 

    7:30
CRIMINAL MAN—Education

    8:00
MIDDLE EAST STUDY

    8:30
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY—Education

    9:00
U. OF MINNESOTA

    9:30
HUMAN BEHAVIOR—Education

  10:00
MUSIC AND MAN

  10:30
NEW DIMENSIONS IN LEARNING—Education   DEBUT 

I have no idea whether or not Fignewton's Newspaper is spelled correctly—I'd have spelled it Fig Newton—but in the absence of irrefutable evidence, I'm going with the way it is in the issue. Just so you all know.


 3  KDAL (Duluth) (CBS)

Morning

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    8:45
NEWS—Stuart Novins

    9:00
FOR LOVE OR MONEY

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH

  10:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

  10:30
TOP DOLLAR

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS—Walter Cronkite

  12:05
TOWN AND COUNTRY—Becker

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    1:00
JIMMY DEAN
Guest: Eileen Barton

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY
Guest: Fernando Lamas

    2:00
BIG PAYOFF—Quiz

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
TV HOUR OF STARS—Drama

    5:00
BANDSTAND—Jim Rassbach

    5:30
ADVENTURE TIME

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Doug Edwards

    6:30
WHERE WE STAND   SPECIAL 

    7:30
WOODY WOODPECKER—Cartoons

    8:00
RIFLEMAN

    8:30
RED SKELTON—Comedy

    9:00
GARRY MOORE—Variety
Guests: Helen Traubel, Dorothy Collins, Wally Cox, Varel and Bailly

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
MOVIE—Adventure
“Run for the Sun” (1946)

Fernando Lamas is Art Linkletter's guest on House Party, and I'll bet he looks marvelous.


 3  KGLO (Mason City, IA) (CBS)

Morning

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    8:45
NEWS—Stuart Novins

    9:00
FOR LOVE OR MONEY

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH

  10:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

  10:30
TOP DOLLAR

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    1:00
JIMMY DEAN
Guest: Eileen Barton

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY
Guest: Fernando Lamas

    2:00
BIG PAYOFF—Quiz

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
BOB CAVANAUGH—Variety

    5:00
BART’S CLUBHOUSE—Kids

    5:30
TIME OUT FOR TEENS

    5:45
NEWS—Doug Edwards

Evening

    6:00
FARM REPORTER—Al Heinz

    6:05
SPORTS, NEWS, WEATHER

    6:30
JEFF’S COLLIE—Drama

    7:00
TEXAN—Western

    7:30
TO TELL THE TRUTH
Guest panelist: Jackie Cooper

    8:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

    8:30
RED SKELTON—Comedy

    9:00
GARRY MOORE—Variety
Guests: Helen Traubel, Dorothy Collins, Wally Cox, Varel and Bailly

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
BADGE 714—Jack Webb

  11:00
READ FASTER—Education

Singer Eileen Barton, Jimmy Dean's guest, is best known for her hit, "If I Knew You Were Comin' I'd've Baked a Cake."


 4  WCCO (CBS)

Morning

    7:00
CARTOONS—Siegfried

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Kids

    8:45
REUBEN K. YOUNGDAHL

    8:55
NEWS—Dean Montgomery

    9:00
FOR LOVE OR MONEY

    9:30
PLAY YOUR HUNCH

  10:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

  10:30
TOP DOLLAR

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:15
TAKE FIVE—Cedric Adams

  12:20
WEATHER—Kraehling

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    1:00
JIMMY DEAN
Guest: Eileen Barton

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY
Guest: Fernando Lamas

    2:00
RANDY MERRIMAN—Variety

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
AROUND THE TOWN—Haeberle

    4:30
COMMODORE CAPPY—Kids

    5:00
AXEL AND DOG—Clellan Card

    5:30
POPEYE CLUBHOUSE—Kids

    5:55
WEATHER, NEWS, SPORTS

Evening

    6:15
NEWS—Doug Edwards

    6:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

    7:00
NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL

    7:30
TO TELL THE TRUTH
Guest panelist: Jackie Cooper

    8:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

    8:30
RED SKELTON—Comedy

    9:00
CHRISTMAS GIFT—Musical   SPECIAL 

  10:00
NEWS, SPORTS

  10:30
PAROLE—Police

  11:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Street of Missing Men” (1939)

I'd never heard of Parole; it's a rather unusual example of a reality series, involving real criminals pleading their cases before real parole boards. I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing on television, and frankly I'm surprised someone hasn't thought of this since. Perhaps they could use some of the convicts arrested in Cops.


 5  KSTP (NBC)

Morning

    6:05
DAVID STONE—Variety

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
“Surface Tension”

    7:00
TODAY—Garroway
Local news at 7:25 and 8:25 A.M.

    9:00
DOUGH-RE-MI

    9:30
TREASURE HUNT

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TIC TAC DOUGH

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:20
TREASURE CHEST—Hutton

    1:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts   COLOR 

    1:30
HAGGIS BAGGIS—Quiz   COLOR 

    2:00
TODAY IS OURS

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS—Serial

    3:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    3:30
COUNTY FAIR—Parks

    4:00
MY LITTLE MARGIE—Comedy

    4:30
HAWKEYE—Adventure

    5:00
SHERWOOD FOREST—Adventure

    5:45
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:20
YOU SHOULD KNOW—Quiz

    6:30
DRAGNET—Jack Webb

    7:00
GEORGE GOBEL   COLOR 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jo Stafford, Rose Bowl Queen Pamela Prather and court

    8:00
GEORGE BURNS—Comedy   SPECIAL 
Guest: Eddie Fisher

    8:30
BOB CUMMINGS—Comedy

    9:00
CALIFORNIANS—Western

    9:30
STATE TROOPER—Police

  10:00
NEWS, SPORTS

  10:30
BADGE 714—Jack Webb

  11:00
JACK PAAR—Variety
Guest: Sheila Guyse

  12:00
NEWS

I'm not positive, but I believe Sherwood Forest is the alternate title to The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Richard Greene. Of course, we know that Badge 714 is the syndicated title of Dragnet. Interesting, isn't it, that we get to see both Dragnet and 714 on KSTP tonight? Kind of like getting to see Gunsmoke and Marshal Dillon on Saturday night on WCCO.


 6  WDSM (Duluth) (NBC)

Morning

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
“Surface Tension”

    7:00
TODAY—Garroway
Local news at 7:25 and 8:25 A.M.

    9:00
DOUGH-RE-MI

    9:30
TREASURE HUNT

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TIC TAC DOUGH

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:05
MOVIE—Comedy
“A Night at the Ritz” (1935) Part 1.

    1:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts   COLOR 

    1:30
HAGGIS BAGGIS—Quiz   COLOR 

    2:00
TODAY IS OURS

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS—Serial

    3:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    3:30
COUNTY FAIR—Parks

    4:00
POPEYE—Cartoons

    5:25
BRAVE EAGLE—Western

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

    6:30
TUGBOAT ANNIE—Comedy

    7:00
GEORGE GOBEL   COLOR 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jo Stafford, Rose Bowl Queen Pamela Prather and court

    8:00
GEORGE BURNS—Comedy   SPECIAL 
Guest: Eddie Fisher

    8:30
BOB CUMMINGS—Comedy

    9:00
CALIFORNIANS—Western

    9:30
BUCKSKIN—Western

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
BOOTS AND SADDLES—Western

  10:45
JACK PAAR—Variety
Guest: Sheila Guyse

I alluded to this on Saturday, but Eddie Fisher, who guests with George Burns at 8:00, alternates with George Gobel in the 7:00 timeslot. This is Eddie's week off, but not really.


 6  KMMT (Austin) (ABC)

Morning

  10:30
THIS IS THE LIFE—Religion

  11:00
DAY IN COURT—Drama

  11:30
PETER LIND HAYES
Guests: The Playmates

Afternoon

  12:30
MOTHER’S DAY—Contest

    1:00
LIBERACE—Variety
Guest: Joan O’Brien

    1:30
NEWS, WEATHER

    1:40
MATINEE WITH MARGE

    2:00
MUSIC BINGO—Quiz

    2:30
THIS IS ALICE—Comedy

    3:00
BEAT THE CLOCK—Collyer

    3:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST?Quiz

    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND
Guests: De John Sisters

    5:30
ADVENTURE TIME

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Don Goddard

    6:30
CHEYENNE—Western

    7:30
WYATT EARP—Western

    8:00
RIFLEMAN

    8:30
NAKED CITY—Police

    9:00
CONFESSION—Interview

    9:30
DICK POWELL—Drama

  10:00
NEWS

  10:15
NEWS—John Daly

  10:30
TV HOUR OF STARS—Drama

Like ParoleConfession was a television series that featured real-life criminals. In this case, it involved advertising executive and Episcopal priest Jack Wyatt interviewing various criminals and then talking to experts in an effort to discover the root causes of crime. To the classic TV historian, its main claim to fame is that when it was cancelled in 1959, it was replaced by Alcoa Presents, also known as One Step Beyond.


 8  WKBT (LaCrosse) (CBS)

Morning

  10:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

  10:30
TOP DOLLAR

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  11:45
FILM SHORT

Afternoon

  12:00
TEN FOR SURVIVAL—Education

  12:30
CELEBRITY PLAYHOUSE—Drama

    1:00
JIMMY DEAN
Guest: Eileen Barton

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY
Guest: Fernando Lamas

    2:00
BIG PAYOFF—Quiz

    2:30
VERDICT IS YOURS

    3:00
BRIGHTER DAY

    3:15
SECRET STORM

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
MOVIE—Western
“Colorado” (1940)

    5:00
BRAVE EAGLE—Western

    5:30
JET JACKSON—Adventure

Evening

    6:00
FARM DIGEST—Martin

    6:05
SPORTS, NEWS, WEATHER

    6:30
COULEE CROSSROADS

    7:00
RIFLEMAN—Western

    7:30
WYATT EARP—Western

    8:00
ARTHUR GODFREY

    8:30
TARGET—Adolphe Menjou

    9:00
GARRY MOORE—Variety
Guests: Helen Traubel, Dorothy Collins, Wally Cox, Varel and Bailly

  10:00
NEWS

  10:20
ROUGH RIDERS—Western

  10:50
WRESTLING—Chicago

I don't know much about the Chicago wrestling program, although this bout could have been telecast on the show at some point in time; it's a woman's match that includes a wrestler with the unlikely name of Yulie Brynner. Yulie Brynner was billed as the "World's Ugliest Woman," which I'm in no position to disagree with. Needless to say, Yulie Brynner is bald.


 9  KMSP (Ind.)

Afternoon

    1:55
CHAPEL OF THE AIR—Religion

    2:00
MOVIE—Comedy
“The Belles of St. Trinian’s” (English; 1954)

    3:30
BINGO—Joe Cooper

    4:30
TV HOUR OF STARS—Drama

    5:30
OUR MISS BROOKS—Comedy

Evening

    6:00
LOONEY TUNERS CLUB

    6:30
JET JACKSON—Adventure

    7:00
MAN CALLED X—Adventure

    7:30
MAN BEHIND THE BADGE

    8:00
WRESTLING—Minneapolis

    9:00
MOVIE—Drama
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930)

  10:30
NEWS—David Lee

  10:45
SPORTS—Tony Parker

  10:50
OPEN HOUSE—Mel Jass

  11:55
NEWS

In all likelihood, the wrestling program at 8:00 is the same All-Star Wrestling program that moved to WTCN when KMSP became the ABC affiliate. If that's the case, it's hosted by Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame member Marty O'Neill, who was the voice of wrestling here for decades before being replaced by the legendary Mean Gene Okerlund.


10 KROC (Rochester) (NBC)

Morning

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
“Surface Tension”

    7:00
TODAY—Garroway
Local news at 7:25 and 8:25 A.M.

    9:00
DOUGH-RE-MI

    9:30
TREASURE HUNT

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TIC TAC DOUGH

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:15
CHANNEL 10 CALLING

  12:30
FILM FEATURE

    1:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts   COLOR 

    1:30
HAGGIS BAGGIS—Quiz   COLOR 

    2:00
TODAY IS OURS

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS—Serial

    3:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    3:30
COUNTY FAIR—Parks

    4:00
WHAT’S NEW?—Don Perry

    4:30
MEET YOUR SCHOOLS

    5:00
TEXAS RANGERS—Western

    5:30
WOODY WOODPECKER—Cartoons

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:15
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

    6:30
DRAGNET—Jack Webb

    7:00
GEORGE GOBEL   COLOR 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jo Stafford, Rose Bowl Queen Pamela Prather and court

    8:00
JOHN NESBITT—Drama

    8:30
BOB CUMMINGS—Comedy

    9:00
CALIFORNIANS—Western

    9:30
MEDIC—Drama

  10:00
NEWS, SPORTS

  10:30
JACK PAAR—Variety
Guest: Sheila Guyse

Sheila Guyse, one of Jack Paar's guests tonight, was (according to the always-reliable Wikipedia) an black singer-actress who could have rivaled Dorothy Dandridge had she been given more visibility in the movies. She was popular in the 1940s and 50s; I wonder what stage her career was at when she appeared on Tonight?


11 WTCN (ABC)

Morning

    9:00
FILM SHORT

    9:20
FARM NEWS—Stuart A. Lindman

    9:30
ROMPER ROOM—Miss Kay

  10:20
TOP PLAYS—Drama

  10:55
MARK STEVENS

  11:00
DAY IN COURT—Drama

  11:30
PETER LIND HAYES
Guests: The Playmates

Afternoon

  12:30
MOTHER’S DAY—Contest

    1:00
LIBERACE—Variety
Guest: Joan O’Brien

    1:30
MARK STEVENS

    1:35
BURNS AND ALLEN—Comedy

    2:00
MUSIC BINGO—Quiz

    2:30
AMOS ‘N’ ANDY—Comedy

    2:55
MARK STEVENS

    3:00
BEAT THE CLOCK—Collyer

    3:30
WHO DO YOU TRUST?—Quiz

    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND
Guests: De John Sisters

    5:30
ADVENTURE TIME

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
CHEYENNE—Western

    7:30
WYATT EARP—Western

    8:00
RIFLEMAN

    8:30
NAKED CITY—Police

    9:00
TUGBOAT ANNIE—Comedy

    9:30
NEWS—Chick McCuen

    9:45
MOVIE—Drama
“The Square Ring” (English; 1953)

The Square Ring, a British boxing movie, features a cast including one Joan Collins, a painfully young 20 year-old.


13 WEAU (Eau Claire) (NBC)

Morning

    6:30
CONTINENTAL CLASSROOM—Education
“Surface Tension”

    7:00
TODAY—Garroway
Local news at 7:25 and 8:25 A.M.

    9:00
DOUGH-RE-MI

    9:30
TREASURE HUNT

  10:00
PRICE IS RIGHT

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

  11:00
TIC TAC DOUGH

  11:30
IT COULD BE YOU

Afternoon

  12:00
EXTENSION DIVISION

  12:15
SCIENCE FICTION THEATER

  12:45
MARKETS, NEWS

    1:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts   COLOR 

    1:30
HAGGIS BAGGIS—Quiz   COLOR 

    2:00
TODAY IS OURS

    2:30
FROM THESE ROOTS—Serial

    3:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY

    3:30
COUNTY FAIR—Parks

    4:00
FILM FEATURE

    4:30
CARTOONS—Kids

    5:00
TELETALE—Education

    5:15
FILM SHORT

    5:30
BOOK BREAK

    5:45
FILM SHORT

Evening

    6:00
OUR LAND, OUR LIVING

    6:10
WEATHER, NEWS

    6:30
DRAGNET—Jack Webb

    7:00
GEORGE GOBEL   COLOR 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Jo Stafford, Rose Bowl Queen Pamela Prather and court

    8:00
WYATT EARP—Western

    8:30
TARGET—Adolphe Menjou

    9:00
BOB CUMMINGS—Comedy

    9:30
NEW YORK CONFIDENTIAL

  10:00
NEWS, SPORTS

  10:30
COLT .45—Western

  11:00
MOVIE—Drama
“The Sign of the Ram” (1948)

Adolphe Menjou hosted Target, an anthology series produced by Ziv for syndication. Interestingly, in 1951 he appeared in a movie called The Tall Target, which has nothing to do with the show. He was nominated for an Oscar in 1931 for The Front PageTV  

3 comments:

  1. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but these listings are actually for Tuesday, December 16, 1958, not December 15, which was actually a Monday.

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