June 24, 2019

What's on TV? Thursday, June 25, 1964

It's always nice to be back in New York. This is a little earlier edition than we've looked at in the past, so we have fewer channels in the lineup. It's an entertaining day—but then, I've been known to find strange things entertaining. Let's see what we can find.




 2  WCBS (CBS)

Morning

    6:20
PREVIEWS

    6:25
GIVE US THIS DAY—Religion

    6:30
SUMMER SEMESTER
Modern Comparative Drama

    7:00
NEWS AND WEATHER

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

    9:00
MY LITTLE MARGIE—Comedy

    9:30
PEOPLE’S CHOICE—Comedy

  10:00
NEWS—Mike Wallace

  10:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy

  11:00
McCOYS—Comedy

  11:30
PETE AND GLADYS—Comedy

Afternoon

  12:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial

  12:25
NEWS—Robert Trout

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  12:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

    1:00
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    2:00
PASSWORD—Allen Ludden
Panelists: Chester Morris, Gloria Swanson

    2:30
HOUSE PARTY—Linkletter

    3:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Panel
Guests: Phyllis Newman, Frankie Avalon, Joan Fontaine, Jan Murray

    3:25
NEWS—Douglas Edwards

    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

    4:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    4:30
LOVE THAT BOB!—Comedy

    5:00
MOVIE—Drama
Early Show: “Never Trust a Gambler” (1951)

Evening

    6:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite

    7:00
NEWS—Robert Trout

    7:30
PASSWORD—Allen Ludden
Celebrities: Carol Channing, Steve Lawrence

    8:00
RAWHIDE—Western

    9:00
PERRY MASON—Drama

  10:00
NURSES—Drama

  11:00
NEWS—Jim Jensen

  11:20
MOVIE—Comedy
Late Show: “Miss Grant Takes Richmond” (1949)

    1:00
NEWS

     1:05
MOVIE—Drama
Time approximate. Late Late Show: “Interns Can’t Take Money” (1937)

    2:40
MOVIE—Comedy
Time approximate. “She Knew All the Answers” (1941)

    4:20
MOVIE—Drama
Time approximate: “Evenings for Sale” (1932)

That movie on the Late, Late Show, Interns Can't Take Money, sounds as if it should be one of those madcap pictures from the '30s, doesn't it? Guess again: the cast includes Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, and Lloyd Nolan, and McCrea plays the young intern, fella name of Dr. James Kildare. It's the only time playing the role for McCrea, but don't worry—as a matter of fact, we'll meet two of his successors tonight.


 3  WTIC (HARTFORD) (CBS)

Morning

    6:25
TOWN CRIER

    6:30
SUMMER SEMESTER
Modern Comparative Drama

    7:00
OF MEN AND MOTIVES

    7:30
WORLD AROUND US

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

    9:00
HAP RICHARDS—Children

    9:15
DEPUTY DAWG

    9:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER

  10:00
NEWS—Mike Wallace

  10:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Killer that Stalked New York” (1950)

Afternoon

  12:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial

  12:25
NEWS—Robert Trout

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

  12:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial

    1:00
MOVIE—Drama
“The Hasty Heart” (1950) Part 4

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

    2:00
PASSWORD—Allen Ludden
Panelists: Chester Morris, Gloria Swanson

    2:30
HOUSE PARTY—Linkletter

    3:00
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:30
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Panel
Panelists: Phyllis Newman, Milt Kamen, Lauren Bacall, Barry Nelson

    3:55
NEWS—Douglas Edwards

    4:00
RANGER ANDY—Children

    4:30
MOVIE—Adventure  COLOR 
“Mighty Ursus” (Italian; 1961)

Evening

    6:10
SPORTS—Bob Steele

    6:15
NEWS—Bruce Kern

    6:25
WEATHER

    6:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite

    7:00
WYATT EARP—Western

    7:30
PASSWORD—Allen Ludden
Celebrities: Carol Channing, Steve Lawrence

    8:00
RAWHIDE—Western

    9:00
PERRY MASON—Drama

  10:00
NURSES—Drama

  11:00
NEWS AND SPORTS

  11:00
WEATHER

  11:15
MOVIE—Drama
“Convicted” (1950)

    1:00
NEWS AND WEATHER

That 1:00 p.m. movie, The Hasty Heart, part 4? It concludes tomorrow,  Interesting idea, splitting the movie up into five half-hour segments. It's an hour and 42 minutes, or 102 minutes which means 48 minutes of commercials, or nearly ten minutes out of each half-hour. Hard to get any kind of momentum going, I'd think.


 4  WNBC (NBC)

Morning

    6:25
SERMONETTE—Religion

    6:30
EVOLUTION OF AN IMAGE
“Scientific Information”

    7:00
TODAY—Jack Lescoulie
Guests: Mabel Mercer, Dr Albert Britt

    9:00
BIRTHDAY HOUSE—Children

    9:55
NEWS—Bob Wilson

  10:00
SAY WHEN—Art James

  10:25
NEWS—Edwin Newman

  10:30
WORD FOR WORD  COLOR 

  11:00
CONCENTRATION—Downs

  11:30
JEOPARDY—Fleming  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION  COLOR 
Guests: Dale Robertson and his daughter

  12:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Bob Barker  COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS—Ray Scherer

    1:00
WOMEN ON THE MOVE
Guest: Carol Channing

    1:30
BACHELOR FATHER—Comedy

    2:00
LET’S MAKE A DEAL  COLOR 

    2:25
NEWS—Floyd Kalber

    2:30
DOCTORS—Serial

    3:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial

    3:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Kennedy  COLOR 
Guests: Dorothy Malone, Michael Rennie

    4:00
MATCH GAME—Gene Rayburn
Panelists: Peggy Cass, Sal Mineo

    4:25
NEWS—Sander Vanocur

    4:30
MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

    5:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Dr. Kildare’s Wedding Day” (1941)

Evening

    6:30
LOCAL NEWS—Pressman, Ryan

    6:55
WEATHER—Pat Hernon

    7:00
NEWS—Huntley, Brinkley

    7:30
TEMPLE HOUSTON—Western

    8:30
DR. KILDARE—Drama

    9:30
HAZEL—Shirley Booth  COLOR 

  10:00
KRAFT SUSPENSE THEATRE  COLOR 
“The End of the World, Baby”

  11:00
NEWS—Frank McGee

  11:10
WEATHER—Tex Antoine

  11:15
LOCAL NEWS—Jim Hartz

  11:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety  COLOR 
Guest: Anna Moffo

    1:00
NEWS—Bill Rippe

    1:10
MOVIE—Comedy
“Father’s Dilemma” (Italian; 1952)

    2:55
SERMONETTE—Religion

And here are the two other Dr. Kildares (Drs. Kildare?), starting with Lew Ayres at 5:00 p.m. Kildare is scheduled to get married, but we know how that's going to turn out, don't we? At 8:30 p.m., it's the other Kildare, Richard Chamberlain, in an episode that includes Claude Rains, William Demarest, and Burt Mustin, in the story of a man trying to deal with the death of his granddaughter.


 5  WNEW (IND)

Morning

    7:00
CALL TO PRAYER—Religion

    7:15
NEWS

    7:30
MEANING OF COMMUNISM

    8:00
SANDY BECKER—Children

    8:45
KING AND ODIE—Cartoons

    9:00
SANDY BECKER—Children

    9:30
TOPPER—Comedy

  10:00
MOVIE—Mystery
“The Phantom Thief” (1946)

  11:00
METROPOLITAN MEMO

  11:25
NEWS

  11:30
ROMPER ROOM—Children

Afternoon

  12:30
CARTON PLAYTIME

  12:40
KING AND ODIE—Cartoons

  12:55
CARTOONS—Fred Scott

    1:25
NEWS

    1:30
MOVIE—Mystery
“The Phantom Thief” (1946)

    2:50
METROPOLITAN MEMO

    2:55
NEWS

    3:00
TEXAN—Western

    3:30
CARTOON PLAYTIME

    4:00
ASTROBOY—Cartoon

    4:30
HALL OF FUN—Fred Hall

    5:30
SANDY’S HOUR—Children

Evening

    6:30
MICKEY MOUSE CLUB

    7:00
MAGILLA GORILLA—Cartoons

    7:30
STONEY BURKE—Drama

    8:30
CALL MR. D—Mystery

    9:00
WRESTLING—Washington

  11:00
NEWS

  11:10
MOVIE—Drama
“The Woman in the Window” (1944)

    1:05
NEWS

    1:15
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Time approximate

Crime and Punishment—not the Dostoevsky story, but a program hosted by war correspondent and reporter Clete Roberts, looking for insight into the psychology of crime. Tonight, he talks with "a prisoner who is a sexual deviate, and is serving time for auto theft. Must have been some type of autoeroticism.


 7  WABC (ABC)

Morning

    6:20
NEWS

    6:30
PROJECT KNOW—Education

    7:00
EARLY BIRD CARTOONS

    8:00
COURAGEOUS CAT—Cartoons

    8:20
BILLY BANG BANG—Cartoon

    8:25
NEWS

    8:30
LITTLE RASCALS—Comedy

    9:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Her First Beau” (1941)

  10:30
PRICE IS RIGHT—Cullen
Guest: Georgia Brown

  11:00
GET THE MESSAGE
Panelists: Stephen Sondheim, Robert Horton, Carol Lawrence, Lauren Bacall

  11:30
MISSING LINKS—Clark
Panelists: Florence Henderson, Sam Levenson, Robert Q. Lewis

Afternoon

  12:00
FATHER KNOWS BEST

  12:30
ERNIE FORD—Variety
Guests: Sam Donahue and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Helen Forrest, Pied Pipers, Charlie Shavers

    1:00
MOVIE—Mystery
“Ladies Love Danger” (1935)

    2:30
DAY IN COURT—Drama

    2:55
NEWS—Lisa Howard

    3:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial

    3:30
QUEEN FOR A DAY—Bailey

    4:00
TRAILMASTER—Western

    5:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Outpost in Morocco” (1949)

Evening

    6:30
LOCAL NEWS—Bill Beutel

    6:45
NEWS—Ron Cochran

    7:00
BATTLE LINE—Doumentary

    7:30
FLINTSTONES—Cartoon  COLOR 

    8:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

    8:30
MY THREE SONS

    9:00
ENSIGN O’TOOLE

    9:30
JIMMY DEAN—Variety
Guests: Patti Page, Ferlin Husky, Norm Crosby

  10:30
ABC NEWS REPORTS

  11:00
NEWS—Bob Young

  11:10
LOCAL NEWS—Richard Bate

  11:20
MOVIE—Comedy
Best of Broadway: “The Jackpot” (1950)

    1:00
LES CRANE—Interviews
Time approximate. Guests: Florence Henderson, Sidney Chaplin, Bill Cosby

Tonight's ABC News Report is on "The Missilemen," the military men in charge of our missile deterrent system. Hosted by ABC's science reporter Jules Bergman.


 8  WNHC (NEW HAVEN) (ABC)

Morning

    6:40
NEWS AND WEATHER

    6:45
PRAYER WITH MONSIGNOR

    7:00
UNIVERSITY OF THE AIR

    7:30
MR. GOOBER—Children

    8:30
JACK LA LANNEExercise

    9:00
GIRL TALK—Panel
Panelists: Nancy Andrews, Hilda Vincent, Charlotte Rae

    9:30
QUEEN FOR A DAY—Bailey

  10:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial

  10:30
PRICE IS RIGHT—Cullen
Guest: Georgia Brown

  11:00
GET THE MESSAGE
Panelists: Stephen Sondheim, Robert Horton, Carol Lawrence, Lauren Bacall

  11:30
MISSING LINKS—Clark
Panelists: Florence Henderson, Sam Levenson, Robert Q. Lewis

Afternoon

  12:00
FATHER KNOWS BEST

  12:30
ERNIE FORD—Variety
Guests: Sam Donahue and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Helen Forrest, Pied Pipers, Charlie Shavers

    1:00
MOVIE—Western
“Northwest Stampede” (1948)

    2:30
DAY IN COURT—Drama

    2:55
NEWS—Lisa Howard

    3:00
TRAILMASTER—Western

    4:00
ADMIRAL JACK—Children

    5:00
RIFLEMAN—Western

    5:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

Evening

    6:00
LOCAL NEWS—Salmona

    6:10
WEATHER—Joe Francis

    6:15
NEWS—Ron Cochran

    6:30
FIVE FINGERS—Mystery

    7:30
FLINTSTONES—Cartoon  COLOR 

    8:00
DONNA REED—Comedy

    8:30
MY THREE SONS

    9:00
ENSIGN O’TOOLE

    9:30
JIMMY DEAN—Variety
Guests: Patti Page, Ferlin Husky, Norm Crosby

  10:30
SILENT REVOLUTION  SPECIAL 

  11:00
NEWS—Bob Young

  11:10
WEATHER—Carole Wilson

  11:15
LOCAL NEWS—Thompson

  11:25
SPORTS—John Langelier

  11:30
MOVIE—Comedy
“Are You with It?” (1948)

    1:20
NEWS

Get the Message was a short-lived game show that, at the time of this broadcast, was hosted by Frank Buxton, who would be better-known as the host of Discovery. But have you ever seen a more eclectic lineup of players than today? Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim, actor Robert Horton, Carol Lawrence, who appeared in the Broadway production of West Side Story (lyrics by Stephen Sondheim), and professional legend Lauren Bacall.


 9  WOR (IND.)

Morning

    9:20
FARM REPORT

    9:25
NEWS AND WEATHER

    9:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Man’s Castle” (1938)

  11:00
STORY OF ITALY—Discussion

  11:30
GIRL TALK—Panel
Panelists: Bess Myerson, Ann Landers, Charlene Holt

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS—John Wingate

  12:15
MEMORY LANE—Joe Franklin

    1:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Man’s Castle” (1938)

    3:00
NEWS—Joseph King

    3:15
THE V.I.P.’s—Biography

    3:30
HIGH ROAD TO ADVENTURE  COLOR 

    4:00
FIRESIDE THEATER—Drama

    4:30
MORTY GUNTY—Children

    5:00
MOVIE—Melodrama
“Dracula’s Daughter” (1936)

Evening

    6:30
CHEYENNE—Western

    7:30
MOVIE—Comedy  COLOR 
Million Dollar Movie: “Knock on Wood” (1954)

    9:00
MOVIE—Science Fiction
“The Man from Planet X” (1951)

  10:30
LADIES OF THE PRESS

  11:00
MOVIE—Comedy  COLOR 
Million Dollar Movie: “Knock on Wood” (1954)

  12:30
NEWS AND WEATHER

Ladies of the Press was more or less a female version of Meet the Press, with a female news figure being interviewed by female reporters. It was hosted by Clifford Evans—I suppose that was too big a job for a lady.


11 WPIX (IND.)

Morning

    8:30
CARTOONS—Children

    9:30
JACK LA LANNE—Exercise

  10:00
OPERATION ALPHABET

  10:30
HIGH ROAD—John Gunther

  11:00
BOZO THE CLOWN—Britten

Afternoon

    1:00
MOVIE—Melodrama
“Frankenstein’s Daughter” (English; 1958)

    2:20
NEWS

    2:30
RACKET SQUAD—Police

    3:00
EXPLORE THE WORLD

    3:30
WILLIAM TELL—Adventure

    4:00
HERCULES—Jack McCarthy

    4:30
CHUCK McCANN—Children

    5:30
SUPERMAN—Adventure

Evening

    6:00
THREE STOOGES—Comedy

    6:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

    7:00
NEWS—Kevin Kennedy

    7:10
LOCAL NEWS—Tillman

    7:25
WEATHER—Gloria Okon

    7:30
MOVIE—Adventure
“Devil Goddess” (1955)

    8:30
YOU ASKED FOR IT—Smith

    9:00
NAKED CITY—Police

  10:00
STUMP THE STARS—Stokey
Panelists: Clint Eastwood, Paul Brinegar, Eric Fleming, Diana Dors, Sebastian Cabot, Ruta Lee, Ross Martin, Beverly Garland

  10:30
BEST OF GROUCHO—Quiz

  11:00
NEWS—Kevin Kennedy

  11:10
WEATHER—Marilyn Grey

  11:15
STEVE ALLEN—Variety
Guests: Rowan and Martin, Ron Husmann, Peggy Dietrich, Rip Taylor, Indra Devi

I so, so wanted to find out that Frankenstein's Daughter was on the same channel as Dracula's Daughter. I mean, what a double feature that would have been.


13 WNDT (EDUC.)

Afternoon

    5:00
ONCE UPON A DAY—Children

    5:30
WHAT’S NEW—Children

Evening

    6:00
OPERATION ALPHABET

    6:30
PROFILE: NEW JERSEY

    7:00
COLLEGE PERSPECTIVES  SPECIAL 

    7:30
LITTLE ORCHESTRA

    8:00
ART AND MAN—Documentary

    9:00
ART OF FILM—Kauffmann

    9:30
SCIENCE REPORTER

  10:00
WORLD AT TEN

  10:30
AMERICA: ARTIST’S EYE

  10:35
PHOTOGRAPHY

  11:05
REFLECTIONS

My wife asked me who the host of Photography was. I replied that it was Ansel Adams. "Yeah," she said, "I guess you'd learn something from him." TV  

4 comments:

  1. The movie in 5 parts seems like a silly idea agreed, but if you look at the other CBS station, they put Leave it to Beaver in the middle of 4 soap operas, what a weird gap in the network programming to fill.

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  2. I'm trying to imagine Clint Eastwood playing Charades.

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    1. Eric Fleming & Paul Brinigar were also in the cast of RAWHIDE. STUMP THE STARS was a very tough form of charades, from what I've seen. The teams had 2 minutes to guess a long phrase, which usually seemed to be stretched out of a couple shorter phrases.

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    2. History Time:

      On Stump The Stars (formerly Mike Stokey's Pantomime Quiz), what they did were jokes - usually involving wordplay, which would have been hard enough if they just tried to say them aloud.
      Having to mime the words of the jokes is what made the game chaotic - and (most of the time) funnier.
      When Stump The Stars was on CBS that year, the network prevailed upon producer Stokey to book their series stars for promo purposes; The one sample I've got in the DVD wall was the night that the Perry Mason cast showed up (it's on the Mason 50th Anniversary DVD).
      For the CBS STS, Stokey had his guest dress formally - and I'd love to see Eastwood, Eric Fleming, and especially old Paul Brinegar, all in tuxes and black tie for the occasion.
      Since Rawhide had no female cast members, one of the listed ladies would have been the drovers's designated teammate for the game.
      This would most likely have been Diana Dors, the only non-regular lady in the group that night (it should be noted here that this was a syndicated rerun from about a year before, when Miss Dors was still married to the then-still-owlish Dickie Dawson).
      Now there's a picture - grizzled old Wishbone and the voluptuous Dors, dressed for the Senior Prom - those were the daze!

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