January 7, 2019

What's on TV? Thursday, January 8, 1970

Well, I don't think we've ever seen anything quite like this. It's our first trip to Montana, and I think it speaks to the state's wide-open spaces that every single local station has at least two, if not three, affiliations. Not only that, but we've got shows being programmed at different times all over the place. Who would expect to see Jackie Gleason at 5:30 p.m., or Jim Nabors at 6:00 p.m,  You have no idea how challenging it was to keep all of this straight. It's worth it though, right?


 2  KOOK (BILLINGS) (CBS, NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO -C- 

     8:00
NEWS—Joseph Benti -C- 

     9:00
JACK LA LANNE -C- 

     9:30
JACKIE BENNETT -C- 

   10:00
WHERE THE HEART IS—Serial -C- 

   10:25
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial -C- 

   11:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED
         
   11:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING—Serial -C- 

   12:30
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

     1:00
SECRET STORM—Serial -C- 

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial -C- 

     2:00
GOMER PYLE -C- 

     2:30
MIKE DOUGLAS -C- 
Guests: Douglas Fairbanks, Vivian Vance, the First Edition

     4:00
ANDY GRIFFITH -C- 

     4:30
NEWS—Cronkite -C- 

     5:00
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

     5:30
WAGON TRAIN—Western -C- 

EVENING

     7:00
JIM NABORS—Variety -C- 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Julie Budd

     8:00
MOVIE—Drama
“My Blood Runs Cold” (1965)

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
MERV GRIFFIN -C- 
Guests: Sandler and Young, Pam Meyers



 3  KRTV (GREAT FALLS) (CBS, NBC)

MORNING

     6:00
SALUTE TO AGRICULTURE

     6:15
OUR WORLD—Education -C- 

     6:45
SALUTE TO AGRICULTURE

     7:00
TODAY -C- 
Guests: photographer Lennart Neilsen, conservationist Roger Caras

     8:00
MONTANA TODAY—News

     9:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY—Game -C- 

     9:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game -C- 
Guests: Stu Gilliam, Connie Hines, Joan Rivers, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Paul Winchell, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver

   10:00
JEOPARDY—Game -C- 

   10:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE—Game -C- 

   10:55
NEWS—Kalber -C- 

   11:00
NAMEDROPPERS -C- 
         
   11:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -C- 

   12:30
DOCTORS -C- 

     1:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial -C- 

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial -C- 

     2:00
GOMER PYLE -C- 

     2:30
MIKE DOUGLAS -C- 
Guests: Douglas Fairbanks, Vivian Vance, the First Edition

     4:00
ANDY GRIFFITH -C- 

     4:30
NEWS—Cronkite -C- 

     5:00
LUCILLE BALL—Comedy -C- 

     5:30
NEWS—Huntley/Brinkley -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS -C- 

     6:30
FAMILY AFFAIR—Comedy -C- 

     7:00
MOVIE—Drama
“My Blood Runs Cold” (1965)

     9:00
DEAN MARTIN -C- 
Guests: Petula Clark, Peter Graves, Gale Gordon, Don Rice III

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 
Guests: David Susskind, Marilyn Maye, Charlie Manna



 3  KYUS (MILES CITY) (Ind.)

AFTERNOON

     4:00
DAVEY AND GOLIATH—Religion

     4:15
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER -C- 

     4:30
COMPASS—Travel

     5:00
HIGH SCHOOL NEWS -C- 

     5:30
RANCHER ’69—Farm News -C- 

EVENING

     6:30
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

     7:00
MUSIC

     7:30
ARREST AND TRIAL—Drama

     9:00
MOVIE—To Be Announced



 4  KXLF (BUTTE) (CBS, ABC)

MORNING


     7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO -C- 

     8:00
NEWS—Joseph Benti -C- 

     9:00
JACK LA LANNE -C- 

     9:30
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial -C- 

   10:00
WHERE THE HEART IS—Serial -C- 

   10:25
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial -C- 

   11:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED
         
   11:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING—Serial -C- 

   12:30
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial -C- 

     1:00
SECRET STORM—Serial -C- 

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial -C- 

     2:00
GOMER PYLE -C- 

     2:30
MIKE DOUGLAS -C- 
Guests: Douglas Fairbanks, Vivian Vance, the First Edition

     4:00
ANDY GRIFFITH -C- 

     4:30
NEWS—Cronkite -C- 

     5:00
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER

     5:30
FAMILY AFFAIR—Comedy -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
JIM NABORS—Variety -C- 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Julie Budd

     7:00
FLYING NUN—Comedy -C- 

     7:30
BEWITCHED—Comedy -C- 

     8:00
MOVIE—Drama
“My Blood Runs Cold” (1965)

   10:00
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

   10:30
ABC NEWS SPECIAL—Report -C- 
Special: Year End Review



 5  KFBB (GREAT FALLS) (ABC, NBC, CBS)

MORNING

     6:30
NEWS—Joseph Benti -C- 

     7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO -C- 

     8:00
IT TAKES TWO—Game -C- 
Guests: Abby Dalton, Dick Gautier, John Saxon and their spouses

     8:25
NEWS

     8:30
CONCENTRATION—Game -C- 

     9:00
JACK LA LANNE -C- 

     9:30
GALLOPING GOURMET -C- 

   10:00
WOMAN’S WORLD—Creecy

   10:25
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial -C- 

   11:00
ALL MY CHILDREN -C- 
         
   11:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

   12:30
DATING GAME -C- 

     1:00
SECRET STORM—Serial -C- 

     1:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE -C- 

     2:00
DARK SHADOWS -C- 

     2:30
MANY-SPLENDORED THING -C- 

     3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL -C- 

     3:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER -C- 

     4:00
THAT GIRL—Comedy

     4:30
BEWITCHED—Comedy

     5:00
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER

     5:30
JACKIE GLEASON
Guests: Marilyn Maye, Art Carney, Sheila MacRae, Jane Kean

EVENING

     6:30
DANIEL BOONE—Adventure -C- 

     7:30
BEWITCHED—Comedy -C- 

     8:00
BOB NEWHART—Comedy -C- 
Special: “A Last Laugh at the ‘60s”

     9:00
ABC NEWS SPECIAL -C- 
Special: Year End Review

   10:00
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

   10:30
MERV GRIFFIN -C- 
Guests: Sandler and Young, Pam Meyers



 5  KXGN (GLENDIVE) (CBS, NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO -C- 

     8:00
NEWS—Joseph Benti -C- 

     9:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY—Game -C- 

     9:30
TODAY IN MONTANA—News

   10:00
WHERE THE HEART IS—Serial -C- 

   10:25
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial -C- 

   11:00
TO BE ANNOUNCED
         
   11:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
LOVE IS A MANY-SPLENDORED THING—Serial -C- 

   12:30
DOCTORS -C- 

     1:00
SECRET STORM—Serial -C- 

     1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial -C- 

     2:00
GOMER PYLE -C- 

     2:30
CONCENTRATION—Game -C- 

     3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL -C- 

     3:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER -C- 

     4:00
DUSTY THE CLOWN—Children  

     5:00
NEWS—Walter Cronkite -C- 

     5:30
GLEN CAMPBELL -C- 
Guests: Walter Brennan, Joey Heatherton, Norm Crosby

EVENING

     6:30
JULIA—Comedy -C- 

     7:00
JIM NABORS—Variety -C- 
Guests: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Julie Budd

     8:00
MOVIE—Drama
“My Blood Runs Cold” (1965)

   10:00
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

   10:30
MERV GRIFFIN -C- 
Guests: Sandler and Young, Pam Meyers



 8  KULR (BILLINGS) (ABC, NBC)

MORNING

     7:00
TODAY -C- 
Guests: photographer Lennart Neilsen, conservationist Roger Caras

     8:00
CARTOONS—Children

     8:30
CONCENTRATION—Game -C- 

     9:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY—Game -C- 

     9:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game -C- 
Guests: Stu Gilliam, Connie Hines, Joan Rivers, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Paul Winchell, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver

   10:00
JEOPARDY—Game -C- 

   10:30
GALLOPING GOURMET -C- 

   11:00
ALL MY CHILDREN -C- 
         
   11:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

   12:30
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

     1:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL -C- 

     1:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE -C- 

     2:00
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER -C- 

     2:30
BEWITCHED—Comedy

     3:00
DATING GAME -C- 

     3:30
DARK SHADOWS

     4:00
CARTOONS

     4:30
NEWS—Mahn/Olsen/Bader -C- 

     5:00
NEWS—Huntley/Brinkley -C- 

     5:30
GHOST AND MRS. MUIR -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
JULIA—Comedy -C- 

     6:30
DANIEL BOONE—Adventure -C- 

     7:30
IRONSIDE -C- 

     8:30
DRAGNET -C- 

     9:00
DEAN MARTIN -C- 
Guests: Petula Clark, Peter Graves, Gale Gordon, Don Rice III

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 
Guests: David Susskind, Marilyn Maye, Charlie Manna



 9  KCFW (KALLISPELL) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING


     7:00
TODAY -C- 
Guests: photographer Lennart Neilsen, conservationist Roger Caras

     8:00
IT TAKES TWO—Game
Guests: Abby Dalton, Dick Gautier, John Saxon and their spouses

     8:25
NEWS -C- 

     8:30
CONCENTRATION—Game -C- 

     9:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY—Game -C- 

     9:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game -C- 
Guests: Stu Gilliam, Connie Hines, Joan Rivers, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Paul Winchell, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver

   10:00
JEOPARDY—Game -C- 

   10:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE—Game -C- 

   10:55
NEWS—Kalber -C- 

   11:00
NAMEDROPPERS -C- 
         
   11:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER—Interview -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
HI NEIGHBOR—Dan Schendel

   12:30
DOCTORS -C- 

     1:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial -C- 

     1:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -C- 

     2:00
ALL MY CHILDREN -C- 

     2:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

     3:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

     3:30
DATING GAME -C- 

     4:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL -C- 

     4:30
TO BE ANNOUNCED

     5:00
THAT GIRL—Comedy -C- 

     5:30
NEWS—Huntley/Brinkley -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS, SPORTS, WEATHER

     6:30
DANIEL BOONE—Adventure -C- 

     7:30
IRONSIDE -C- 

     8:30
DRAGNET -C- 

     9:00
DEAN MARTIN -C- 
Guests: Petula Clark, Peter Graves, Gale Gordon, Don Rice III

   10:00
NEWS, SPORTS -C- 

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 
Guests: David Susskind, Marilyn Maye, Charlie Manna



12 KBLL (HELENA) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
TODAY -C- 
Guests: photographer Lennart Neilsen, conservationist Roger Caras

     8:00
IT TAKES TWO—Game -C- 
Guests: Abby Dalton, Dick Gautier, John Saxon and their spouses

     8:25
NEWS -C- 

     8:30
CONCENTRATION—Game -C- 

     9:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY—Game -C- 

     9:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game -C- 
Guests: Stu Gilliam, Connie Hines, Joan Rivers, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Paul Winchell, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver

   10:00
JEOPARDY—Game -C- 

   10:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE—Game -C- 

   10:55
NEWS—Kalber -C- 

   11:00
SHIRLEY CUMMINS—Women -C- 

   11:25
WOMEN’S NEWS—Roseta -C- 
         
   11:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER—Interview -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -C- 

   12:30
DOCTORS -C- 

     1:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial -C- 

     1:30
BRIGHT PROMISES—Serial -C- 

     2:00
DARK SHADOWS -C- 

     2:30
NAME DROPPERS—Game -C- 

     3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL -C- 

     3:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game -C- 

     4:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

     4:30
BOZO—Children -C- 

     5:00
SKIPPY—Adventure -C- 

     5:30
NEWS—Huntley/Brinkley -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS -C- 

     6:30
DANIEL BOONE—Adventure -C- 

     7:30
IRONSIDE -C- 

     8:30
DRAGNET -C- 

     9:00
DEAN MARTIN -C- 
Guests: Petula Clark, Peter Graves, Gale Gordon, Don Rice III

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 
Guests: David Susskind, Marilyn Maye, Charlie Manna




13 KGVO (MISSOULA) (NBC, ABC)

MORNING

     7:00
TODAY -C- 
Guests: photographer Lennart Neilsen, conservationist Roger Caras

     8:00
IT TAKES TWO—Game -C- 
Guests: Abby Dalton, Dick Gautier, John Saxon and their spouses

     8:25
NEWS -C- 

     8:30
CONCENTRATION—Game -C- 

     9:00
SALE OF THE CENTURY—Game -C- 

     9:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game -C- 
Guests: Stu Gilliam, Connie Hines, Joan Rivers, Mickey Rooney, William Shatner, Paul Winchell, Wally Cox, Rose Marie, Charley Weaver

   10:00
JEOPARDY—Game -C- 

   10:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE—Game -C- 

   10:55
NEWS—Kalber -C- 

   11:00
NAMEDROPPERS -C- 
         
   11:30
LIFE WITH LINKLETTER—Interview -C- 

AFTERNOON

   12:00
HIGH NOON -C- 

   12:30
DOCTORS -C- 

     1:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial -C- 

     1:30
DAYS OF OUR LIVES -C- 

     2:00
ALL MY CHILDREN -C- 

     2:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL -C- 

     3:00
NEWLYWED GAME -C- 

     3:30
DATING GAME -C- 

     4:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL -C- 

     4:30
TO BE ANNOUNCED

     5:00
THAT GIRL—Comedy -C- 

     5:30
NEWS—Huntley/Brinkley -C- 

EVENING

     6:00
NEWS -C- 

     6:30
DANIEL BOONE—Adventure -C- 

     7:30
IRONSIDE -C- 

     8:30
DRAGNET -C- 

     9:00
DEAN MARTIN -C- 
Guests: Petula Clark, Peter Graves, Gale Gordon, Don Rice III

   10:00
NEWS -C- 

   10:30
JOHNNY CARSON -C- 
Guests: David Susskind, Marilyn Maye, Charlie Manna

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3 comments:

  1. I recall seeing a story on NBC's REAL PEOPLE about KYUS-TV, which became an NBC affiliate later in 1970. The station owners were featured in this story, as they produced the news and other local programming for the station themselves. They sold the station in 1984, and it's now a satellite of other Montana stations.

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  2. Clearly, these folks understood the Ben Franklin quote, "Early to bed...." Makes my eastern seaboard blood run cold....

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  3. And Walter Brennan and Joey Heatherton (Lola Heatherton in the SCTV alternate universe) at 5: 30...Oh, the horror...

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