January 21, 2019

What's on TV? Sunday, January 19, 1969

Well, here we are back in Philly again, back-to-back weeks. (I'll bet these two issues came from the same lot.) The professional football season finally comes to an end, with both leagues playing their all-star games, one week after the Jets' titanic Super Bowl upset of the Colts. If you're not in the mood for pigskin, there's also hockey, and if you want something a little brainerer, you can check out G-E College Bowl. Let's see what else there is.




 3  KYW (NBC)

Morning

    6:25
NEWS

    6:30
READ YOUR WAY UP   COLOR 

    7:00
MOVIE—Drama
“The Proud Stallion” (Czech; 1964)

    9:00
INTERNATIONAL ZONE

    9:30
GUIDELINE   COLOR 
Guest: Archbishop John Cody

  10:00
FILM   COLOR 
“The Fish Story”

  10:30
FROM THE RELIGIOUS ANGLE—Interview   COLOR 

  11:00
SENATORS SCOTT AND SCHWEIKER—Discussion   COLOR 

  11:30
OPINIONS EXPRESSED   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
WILD KINGDOM   COLOR 

  12:30
PENNSYLVANIA NEWS CONFERENCE   COLOR 

    1:00
MEET THE PRESS   COLOR 
Guest: George E. Christian, President Johnson’s press secretary

    1:30
COLLEGE BOWL—Quiz   COLOR 
Swathmore vs. Augustana

    2:00
AFL ALL-STAR GAME   SPECIAL    COLOR 

    5:00
MOVIE—Comedy
“Strictly Dishonorable” (1951)

Evening

    6:30
BRANDED—Western

    7:00
NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN—Children   COLOR 

    7:30
WALT DISNEY’S WORLD   COLOR 

    8:30
MOTHERS-IN-LAW   COLOR 

    9:00
BONANZA—Western   COLOR 

  10:00
MY FRIEND TONY   COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS   COLOR 

  11:20
MOVIE—Drama
“One Night in Lisbon” (1941)

    1:15
NEWS   COLOR 

The AFL All-Star Game is being held in Jacksonville; no AFL team exists there, but I suspect the game is being used as a stalking horse to test the area's viability for a future franchise. They got one, decades later.


 6  WFIL (ABC)

Morning

    7:00
GUIDEPOST—Religion   COLOR 

    7:05
DAVEY AND GOLIATH   COLOR 

    7:20
LIGHT TIME—Religion

    7:35
CHRISTIAN ANSWERS

    7:40
THIS IS THE LIFE   COLOR 

    8:10
LIVING WORD—Religion

    8:25
NASA REPORTS

    8:30
CARTOONS—Children   COLOR 

    9:30
MENORAH—Religion   COLOR 

    9:45
CHRISTOPHERS—Religion   COLOR 

  10:00
LINUS   COLOR 

  10:30
KING KONG   COLOR 

  11:00
LARRY FERRARI   COLOR 

  11:30
SKIPPY—Adventure   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
GREATEST SHOW—Drama   COLOR 

    1:00
DIRECTIONS—Religion   COLOR 

    1:30
COLLEGE TALENT   COLOR 

    2:00
NEWS CONFERENCE   COLOR 

    2:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

    3:00
COLLEGE FOOTBALL HIGHLIGHTS   COLOR 

    3:30
OPERATION: ENTERTAINMENT   COLOR 
Host: Tim Conway. Guests: Phil Ford and Mimi Hines; Honey, Ltd.; Alice Jones; Canestrelli Family

    4:30
DON RICKLES—Comedy   COLOR 
Guests: Mike Douglas, Peter Lawford, Penelope Tree, Paul Anderson

    5:00
MOVIE—Adventure   COLOR 
“The Adventures of Hajji Baba” (1954)

Evening

    7:00
LAND OF THE GIANTS   COLOR 

    8:00
FBI   COLOR 

    9:00
MOVIE—Suspense
“The Dirty Game” (French-German-Italian-English; 1965)

  11:00
NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS   COLOR 

  11:30
MOVIE—Drama
“That Lady” (1955)

    1:30
NEWS—Keith McBee   COLOR 

    1:45
WESTERNERS—Drama

Since the college football season ended on January 1, I can only think that the college football highlights at 3:00 p.m. are either from the bowl games, or from the various all-star games that still played a role in college football before the flood of televised games and scouting combines that exist today.


 8  WGAL (LANCASTER) (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
FAITH FOR TODAY   COLOR 

    7:30
GUIDELINE
Guest: John Cardinal Krol

    8:00
COURIERS—Music   COLOR 

    8:30
CHRISTOPHERS—Religion

    8:45
SACRED HEART—Religion

    9:00
THIS IS THE LIFE   COLOR 

    9:30
DOORWAY TO LIFE   COLOR 

  10:00
  10:15
DAVEY AND GOLIATH   COLOR 
CARTOONLAND   COLOR 

  10:30
F TROOP—Comedy

  11:00
MISTER ED—Comedy

  11:30
SEA HUNT—Adventure

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:15
CHANGING TIMES   COLOR 

  12:30
CALL OF OUTDOORS   COLOR 

    1:00
MEET THE PRESS   COLOR 
Guest: George E. Christian, President Johnson’s press secretary

    1:30
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING   COLOR 

    2:00
AFL ALL-STAR GAME   SPECIAL    COLOR 

    5:00
FARM SHOW ’69   COLOR 

    5:30
JACQUES COUSTEAU   SPECIAL    COLOR 

Evening

    6:30
WILD KINGDOM   COLOR 

    7:00
NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN—Children   COLOR 

    7:30
WALT DISNEY’S WORLD   COLOR 

    8:30
MOTHERS-IN-LAW   COLOR 

    9:00
BONANZA—Western   COLOR 

  10:00
MY FRIEND TONY   COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS   COLOR 

  11:30
JOHNNY CARSON   COLOR 

    1:00
NEWS AND SPORTS   COLOR 

We read about that Jacques Cousteau documentary last week, another example of affiliate sharing.


10 WCAU (CBS)

Morning

    6:25
NEWS

    6:30
OFFICIAL REPORT

    7:00
BILL BENNETT SHOW   COLOR 

    7:30
TOM AND JERRY   COLOR 

    8:00
AQUAMAN—Children   COLOR 

    8:30
TELL IT LIKE IT WAS   COLOR 

  10:00
LAMP UNTO MY FEET   COLOR 

  10:30
LOOK UP AND LIVE   COLOR 

  11:00
CAMERA THREE   COLOR 

  11:30
CAPITOL HILL   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
TV 10 MAN IN THE NEWS   COLOR 

  12:30
FACE THE NATION   COLOR 

    1:00
PRO HOCKEY   COLOR 
Toronto at Boston

    3:30
NFL PRE-GAME SHOW   SPECIAL    COLOR 

    4:00
NFL PRO BOWL   SPECIAL    COLOR 

Evening

    7:00
LASSIE   COLOR 

    7:30
GENTLE BEN   COLOR 

    8:00
ED SULLIVAN   COLOR 
Guests: Liza Minnelli, John Davidson, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, the Lennon Sisters, Wayne and Shuster, Scoey Mitchell, Victor the Bear

    9:00
SMOTHERS BROTHERS   COLOR 
Guests: Ray Charles, Jackie Mason

  10:00
MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE—Adventure   COLOR 

  11:00
NEWS—Harry Reasoner   COLOR 

  11:15
NEWS, WEATHER AND SPORTS   COLOR 

  11:30
MOVIE—Adventure
“Seminole” (1953)

    1:10
I SPY—Adventure   COLOR 

    2:10
NEWS

The NFL Pro Bowl comes to us live from Los Angeles, where it was usually played before it was moved to Hawaii. Back in 1969, the all-stars took this game far more seriously than they do today.


12 WHYY (WILMINGTON) (NET)

Afternoon

    3:00
FRENCH CHEF—Cooking

    3:30
TV GARDEN CLUB   COLOR 

    4:00
BRIDGE—Jean Cox

    4:30
EASTERN EUROPE—Discussion   SPECIAL 

    5:30
CRITIQUE   COLOR 

Evening

    6:30
WORLD PRESS REVIEW—News   COLOR 

    7:30
WORLD WE LIVE IN   COLOR 

    8:00
PBL—Concert   COLOR 

  10:30
NET PLAYHOUSE   COLOR 

Nice to see NET moving to more color programming, although many local programs are still in black-and-white. And then, of course, there's the legendary French Chef.


17 WPHL (IND.)

Morning

    8:00
HERALD OF TRUTH   COLOR 

    8:30
DAY OF DISCOVERY   COLOR 

    9:00
A.A. ALLEN REVIVAL

    9:30
BEATLES   COLOR 

  10:00
UPBEAT—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Bobby Goldsboro, Steppenwolf, the American Breed, the Lemon Pipers, 1910 Fruit Gum Company

  11:00
ROLLER DERBY   COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
MOVIE—Musical   COLOR 
“There’s No Business like Show Business” (1954)

    2:00
SUSPENSE THEATRE—Drama   COLOR 
“The Name of the Game”

    3:00
MOVIE—Musical   COLOR 
“There’s No Business like Show Business” (1954)

    5:00
MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E.—Drama   COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
OF LANDS AND SEAS   COLOR 

    7:00
NOW—Jack McKinney

    8:30
MOVIE—Drama
“5 Fingers” (1953)

  10:30
KUP’S SHOW—Discussion   COLOR 
Guests: Carol Channing, John Gavin, Diana Sands, Pauline Flanagan, Nipsey Russell, Larry Wilde

The legendary columnist and television personality Irv Kupcinet's television show, based out of Chicago, ran from 1959 to 1986 and was nationally syndicated. The running time for tonight's show was three hours; the late Carol Channing could probably have filled most of that time herself.


29 WIBF (IND.)

Morning

    8:00
REV. McKINLEY WILLIAMS

    8:30
REV. BERT HARE—Religion

    9:00
FUNNY MANNS—Children

    9:30
ROBIN HOD—Adventure

  10:00
ZORRO—Adventure

  10:30
FOREST RANGERS—Adventure

  11:00
BULLWINKLE   COLOR 

  11:30
STORIES OF THE CENTURY

Afternoon

  12:00
BIG STORY—Drama

  12:30
SCARLETT PIMPERNELL

    1:00
LONE RANGER—Western

    1:30
ROY ROGERS—Western

    2:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Craig’s Wife” (1936)

    4:00
MATCHES AND MATES   COLOR 

    4:30
MARSHAL DILLON—Western

    5:00
BURKE’S LAW—Mystery

Evening

    6:00
JOHN WAYNE—Western
“Western Ho” (1935)

    7:00
COUNTRY AND WESTERN MUSIC   COLOR 

    8:30
WILBURN BROTHERS   COLOR 
Guest: Tommy Overstreet

    9:00
PORTER WAGONER—Music   COLOR 
Guest: Kenny Price

    9:30
BILL ANDERSON—Music
Guest: Jim and Jesse

  10:00
HARRY BRISTOW—Religion

  11:00
CONVERSATION—William Fox

  11:30
DATELINE: EUROPE

A real block of country legends tonight, with the Wilburn Brothers, Porter Wagoner, and Bill Anderson, back-to-back-to-back. You'd be hard-pressed to find that kind of talent in any genre, any night of the week.


48 WKBS (IND.)

Morning

    9:00
GIGANTOR—Children   COLOR 

  11:00
HY LIT—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Bob Atkins, Sam and Dave

Afternoon

  12:00
MOVIE—Adventure
“Underwater!” (1955)

    2:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Open City” (Italian; 1946)

    4:00
WAGON TRAIN—Western   COLOR 

    5:30
FLINTSTONES   COLOR 

Evening

    6:30
JOHN GARY—Variety   COLOR 
Guests: Steve Allen, Chita Rivera, Victor Buono, Guy Marks, Jane Kean, Avery Schreiber

    8:00
ROLLER GAME

  10:00
NEWS—Bob Wallace   COLOR 

  10:30
JOE PYNE—Discussion

  12:00
N.J. ROUNDUP   COLOR 

A program description you wouldn't see today, on Wagon Train: "Indian Lance Starbuck is in love with Kim Case—whose uncle has a deep hatred for redmen." Ouch. TV  

5 comments:

  1. I wonder what's with the ABC affiliates late afternoon variety shows? Holdovers from previous weeks? Weird.

    (Sorry if this posted twice).

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    1. You can probably answer Zach's question by checking Channel 6's listing for Friday night, which is when those two shows normally aired on the rest of the ABC network.

      If Operation: Entertainment and Don Rickles are on Friday, that means Channel 6 preempted them for a local special the previous Friday; the Sunday showings are what's called a "make-good", a common practice even today with network stations.
      If, on the other hand, O:E and Rickles are not on Friday, then you're looking at a standard-issue delayed broadcast.
      My best guess would be the former; here in Chicago, our network stations did this quite often when opportunities for a big local special presented themselves.
      Since Mitchell says he's got two weeks of Philly in a row, it falls to him to answer this.
      Mr. Hadley, over to you.

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    2. Well, let's take a look. At 6:30 we have the ABC Evening News with Frank Reynolds, at 7:00 it's What's My Line? (Joanna Barnes, Godfrey Cambridge, Arlene Francis, Soupy Sales), and at 7:30 it's a 90-minute movie, Charlie's Aunt (1941), with Jack Benny and Kay Francis. (Not noted as a special, BTW.) When we reach 9:00 p.m. it's an ABC sports special, "The French-American Challenge Cup" skiing from Aspen, Colorado. At 10:00, it's Judd For the Defense. Ergo, it appears as if Operation: Entertainment and Rickles are the odd men out.

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    3. Evidently, this was the next-to-last show of Operation: Entertainment. The last show aired on January 24, 1969. The Don Rickles Show would be cancelled on January 31. O:E would be replaced by This Is Tom Jones and Rickles was replaced by the nighttime Let's Make a Deal. I noticed that they would not air the ABC Sunday morning programs Issues And Answers and Discovery '69,

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    4. Welcome once again to Don't Get Me Started!:

      This was the ABC network slate for Friday night at that point (all times Central, because that's the time I'm familiar with; adjust for regions):

      6:30: Operation: Entertainment (about to be dropped; Tom Jones in the wings).
      7:30: Felony Squad (also circling the drain; the Generation Gap game show coming soon).
      8:00: Don Rickles (Also as above; Let's Make A Deal about to jump from NBC).
      8:30 Guns Of Will Sonnett (good for the season).
      9:00: Judd For The Defense (likewise; both of these are bubble shows against CBS's movies).

      From your listings, it would appear that ABC was DBing O:E and Rickles and bypassing Felony Squad in favor of a local movie package, which would normally run two hours.
      If that's an ABC network sports special, then Will Sonnett is a standard preempt (by the way, Jack Benny's Charley's Aunt movie has an 81-minute run time, so Channel 6 is hacking the living daylights out of it).
      So if there's an odd man out, it's Felony Squad, which is on the way out anyway.

      #always*look*things*up#

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