March 11, 2019

What's on TV? Sunday, March 12, 1961

We're in the Twin Cities once again this week, and since KTCA, the educational station, doesn't broadcast on the weekends, we'll start right off with WCCO.





 4  WCCO (CBS)

    MORNING   

    8:00
SACRED HEART—Religion

    8:15
ADVENTURES IN AFRICA

    8:30
LIGHT TIME—Religion

    8:45
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE—Religion

    9:00
BUSINESS AND FINANCE—Dahl

    9:30
MOVIE—Adventure
“The Last of the Redmen” (1947)

  11:00
HOPALONG CASSIDE—Western

  11:30
ORGAN RECITAL—Prince Thomas

  11:45
WORLD OF AVIATION—Booen

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
NEWS—Dean Montgomery

  12:15
BOWLERAMA—Don Dahl

    1:30
SUNDAY SPORTS SPECTACULAR—Winter Sports
Ski-jumping, world bobsled championships

    3:00
KUNDLA-MARIUCCI SHOW

    3:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

    4:00
AMATEUR HOUR—Ted Mack

    4:30
G-E COLLEGE BOWL—Quiz
Indiana vs. RPI

    5:00
FATHER KNOWS BEST—Comedy

    5:30
TWENTIETH CENTURY

     EVENING    

    6:00
LASSIE—Drama

    6:30
DENNIS THE MENACE—Comedy

    7:00
ED SULLIVAN—Variety
Guests: Tammy Grimes, Pat O’Brien, Brendan O’Dowda, Clancy Brothers, Tommy Makem, Mary O’Hara

    8:00
G.E. THEATER—Drama

    8:30
JACK BENNY—Comedy

    9:00
CANDID CAMERA—Godfrey

    9:30
WHAT’S MY LINE?—Panel
Guest panelist: Joey Bishop. Regulars: Bennett Cerf, Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis

  10:00
NEWS—Dean Montgomery

  10:15
WEATHER—Bud Kraehling

  10:20
SPORTS—Dick Enroth

  10:30
ALL-STAR BOWLING—Merriman

The 9:30 a.m. movie is another example of a title you probably won't see on TV anymore. The Kundla-Mariucci Show, at 3:00 p.m., features John Kundla and John Mariucci, the coaches of the University of Minnesota basketball and hockey teams, respectively.


 5  KSTP (NBC)

    MORNING   

    7:30
CHRISTOPHERS—Religion

    8:00
BIBLE STORY TIME—Religion

    8:30
FRONTIERS OF FAITH—Religion

    9:00
QUIZ A CATHOLIC—Religion

    9:30
BIG PICTURE—Army

  10:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Both Sides of the Law” (English; 1954)

  11:30
FAMILY THEATER—Drama

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
MOVIE—Western
“Pioneer Trail” (1938)

    1:00
INTERNATIONAL ZONE

    1:30
PRO BASKETBALL—Celtics vs. Nationals
Boston at Syracuse
Last regular game of the season. Starting next weekend, telecasts of the NBA playoffs will be shown

    3:30
ASK WASHINGTON—Discussion

    4:00
CELEBRITY GOLF—Sam Snead
Guest competitor: Howard Keel

    4:30
WATER SPORTS PARADE S

    5:00
MEET THE PRESS—Interview C
Guest: West Berlin mayor Willy Brandt

    5:30
PEOPLE ARE FUNNY—Linkletter

     EVENING    

    6:00
SHIRLEY TEMPLE—Adventure C
“The Peg-Leg Pirate of Sulu”

    7:00
NATIONAL VELVET—Drama

    7:30
TAB HUNTER—Comedy

    8:00
CHEVY SHOW—Musical Fantasy C
“O’Halloran’s Luck”

    9:00
LORETTA YOUNG—Drama

    9:30
THIS IS YOUR LIFE—Edwards

  10:00
NEWS—John MacDougall

  10:15
WEATHER—Pete Evanston

  10:20
SPORTS—Al Tighe

  10:30
CAMEO THEATER—Drama C
“The Alumni Reunion”

  11:30
AWARD THEATER—Drama
“Face to Face”

Some of you hoops fans out there might know that the Syracuse Nationals are now the Philadelphia 76ers.


 9  KMSP (Ind.)

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
ORAL ROBERTS—Religion

  12:30
ORGAN NOTES—Swanee Swanson

    1:00
SOUL’S HARBOR—Religion

    1:30
COWBOY G-MEN—Western

    2:00
KARTOON KAPERS—Children

    2:30
MOVIE—Biography
“Young Tom Edison” (1940)

    4:00
MOVIE—Western
“The Americano” (1954)

    5:30
OUR MISS BROOKS—Comedy

     EVENING    

    6:00
MOVIE—Mystery
“The Spiral Staircase” (1946)

    7:30
INVISIBLE MAN—Drama

    8:00
DEADLINE—Drama

    8:30
SAN FRANCISCO BEAT—Police

    9:00
MOVIE—Mystery
“Black Angel” (1946)

  10:35
NEWS—Paul Sevareid

  10:50
SPORTS—Tony Parker

  10:55
WEATHER—Jere Smith

  11:00
MOVIE—Comedy
“Second Honeymoon” (1937)

C.R. "Swanee" Swanson, the host of Organ Notes at 12:30 p.m., was owner of Northwest Organ in Minneapolis, back when it was more common for people to buy organs for their homes. He once played an organ for Northwest Airlines during a flight between New York and the Twin Cities.




11 WTCN (ABC)

    MORNING   

    8:45
WASHINGTON REPORT—Roberts

    9:00
FARM FORUM—Agriculture

    9:30
THIS IS THE LIFE—Religion

  10:00
FAITH FOR TODAY—Religion

  10:30
HOUR OF ST. FRANCIS—Religion

  11:00
CHURCH SERVICE—Religion

  AFTERNOON 

  12:00
OPINION PLEASE—Chick McCuen

  12:30
PIP THE PIPER—Children

    1:00
EXECUTIVE REPORT—Discussion

    1:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Parachute Battalion” (1941)

    3:00
WORLD ARTIST’S CONCERT HALL—Music

    3:30
CHAMPIONSHIP BRIDGE—Goren

    4:00
PAUL WINCHELL—Variety

    4:30
ROCKY AND HIS FRIENDS

    5:00
MATTY’S FUNDAY FUNNIES

    5:30
WALT DISNEY—Adventure

     EVENING    

    6:30
MAVERICK—Western

    7:30
LAWMAN—Western

    8:00
REBEL—Western

    8:30
ISLANDERS—Adventure

    9:30
WINSTON CHURCHILL

  10:00
NEWS—Chick McCuen

  10:15
WEATHER—Stuart A. Lindman

  10:20
SPORTS—Buetel, Horner

  10:30
MOVIE—Drama
Select Theater: “The Fugitive” (1947)

  11:45
ROUNDUP USA—News Analysis

Bridge used to be one of those card games that adults were expected to know how to play, and a big help would have come from watching Championship Bridge with Charles Goren, one of the greatest bridge experts ever. His columns on bridge ran in newspapers for decades, and his books on bridge sold over ten million copies. Championship Bridge ran on ABC from 1959 to 1964. Here's an episode with guest Chico Marx.


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2 comments:

  1. It's funny about the 9:30 am movie thing, I thought so too, and then I moved from a big market to a smaller one and the local FOX affiliate until just last year would show a movie every morning at 10am. Amazingly, it actually signs off every night from 2 to 6am!

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  2. Growing up near Syracuse, my family and I went to several Nats games. Back in the day, one could buy a "share" in the team for $10. Dolph Schayes even came to our house as one share stockholders one winter evening when I was about seven....then away they went to Philadelphia...

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