July 1, 2019

What's on TV? Tuesday, June 27, 1967

Here we are, with spring turning to summer, and it's another day in television land. (As opposed to TV Land™) With the summer schedule, we won't see as much notable television as usual, since the bulk of the broadcast schedule is comprised of reruns and summer tryouts. There are noteworthy things on today, CBS's inquiry into the Warren Report being foremost among them, but even here I'm sure you can find your favorites from days past.




 2  KTCA (Educ.)

Evening

    6:00
PROFILE—Discussion

    6:30
THIS WORLD OF WATER

    7:00
HAMLINE UNIVERSITY

    7:30
IT’S A DOG’S LIFE

    8:00
CONVERSATION—Interview

    8:30
STITCH WITH STYLE—Sewing

    9:00
GOLF—Roy Tutt

    9:30
U.S. PAN-AMERICAN GAMES—Trials

  10:00
NOW SEE THIS

  10:30
DUOLOGUE

The Pan American Games have always been held the year preceding the Summer Olympics, and as the final big tuneup for the Games, they've always gotten a certain amount of publicity, although I don't think they're as big now as they used to be. I'm somewhat surprised that they'd be covered on public television, even if it's only the trials.


 3  KDAL (DULUTH) (CBS)

Morning

    7:50
FARM AND HOME

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
CANDID CAMERA

    9:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES—Comedy

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial  COLOR 

  11:25
NEWS

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial  COLOR 

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
TOWN AND COUNTRY—Becker

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial  COLOR 

    1:00
PASSWORD  COLOR 
Guests: Joan Fontaine, Jack Jones

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY  COLOR 
Guest: Walter Lantz

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Game  COLOR 

    2:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety  COLOR 
Guests: Dom DeLuise, Sandy Baron, Julius La Rosa, Vikki Carr

    5:00
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Comedy

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
DAKTARI  COLOR 

    7:30
RED SKELTON  COLOR 
Guest: Polly Bergen

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy  COLOR 

    9:00
WARREN REPORT  SPECIAL   COLOR 
Part 3

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30

  
MOVIE—Musical
“Bedtime Story” (1941)

Walter Lantz, Art Linkletter's guest on House Party, is, of course, the creator of Woody Woodpecker, as well as many other cartoon characters.


 4  WCCO (CBS)

Morning

    6:00
SUMMER SEMESTER—Education

    6:30
SIEGFRIED—Children

    7:00
CLANCY & COMPANY  COLOR 

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
DR. YOUNGDAHL  COLOR 

    9:30
MERV GRIFFIN—Variety
Guests: Melina Mercouri, David Susskind, Helen Gurley Brown

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial  COLOR 

  11:25
NEWS  COLOR 

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial  COLOR 

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS  COLOR 

  12:20
SOMETHING SPECIAL  COLOR 

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial  COLOR 

    1:00
PASSWORD  COLOR 
Guests: Joan Fontaine, Jack Jones

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY  COLOR 
Guest: Walter Lantz

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Game  COLOR 

    2:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES-Comedy

    4:00
MIKE DOUGLAS—Variety  COLOR 
Guests: Rosemary Clooney, Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt, Morty Gunty, Stan Freeman

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS  COLOR 

    6:30
DAKTARI  COLOR 

    7:30
RED SKELTON  COLOR 
Guest: Polly Bergen

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy  COLOR 

    9:00
WARREN REPORT  SPECIAL   COLOR 
Part 3

  10:00
NEWS  COLOR 

  10:30
MARSHAL DILLON—Western

  11:00
MOVIE—Melodrama
“The Tingler” (1959)

  12:35
MOVIE—Mystery
Time approximate. “Charlie Chan in London” (1934)

I was never a big fan of Mike Douglas, but I have to admit he's got a great show today, with Rosemary Clooney and Earl Wrightson and Lois Hunt. That's really a show worthy of a network variety special. 


 5  KSTP (NBC)

Morning

    6:15
DAVID STONE—Music  COLOR 

    6:30
CITY AND COUNTRY  COLOR 

    7:00
TODAY  COLOR 
Guests: Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Robert Jastrow

    9:00
SNAP JUDGMENT  COLOR 
Guests: Hugh O’Brian, Sue Ane Langdon

    9:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game  COLOR 

  10:00
PAT BOONE  COLOR 
Guest: Pat Collins

  10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game  COLOR 
Celebrities: Bill Bixby, Wally Cox, Glenn Ford, Sue Ane Langdon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rose Marie, Vincent Price, Roger Smith, Charley Weaver

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game  COLOR 

  11:30
EYE GUESS—Game  COLOR 

  11:55
NEWS  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS  COLOR 

  12:15
DIALING FOR DOLLARS—Game  COLOR 

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game  COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS  COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial

    1:30
DOCTORS—Serial  COLOR 

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial  COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game  COLOR 
Guests: Barbara Hale, Jan Murray

    3:00
MATCH GAME  COLOR 
Guests: Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone

    3:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    3:30
DIALING FOR DOLLARS—Game  COLOR 

    4:30
OF LANDS AND SEAS  COLOR 

    5:25
DOCTOR’S HOUSE CALL—James Rogers Fox  COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS  COLOR 

    6:30
GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E.—Adventure  COLOR 

    7:30
OCCASIONAL WIFE  COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama  COLOR 
“The Borgia Stick” (Made for NBC; 1967)

  10:00
NEWS  COLOR 

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety  COLOR 

  12:00
NEWS AND SPORTS  COLOR 

  12:15
M SQUAD—Police

Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are appearing together on Today; since their last collaboration, The Fortune Cookie, came out in October 1966, I have to think they might be discussing their next movie, The Odd Couple, which came out in 1968; they're probably working on it now. 


 6  WDSM (DULUTH) (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
TODAY C  COLOR 
Guests: Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Robert Jastrow

    9:00
JACK LA LANNE—Exercise

    9:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game  COLOR 

  10:00
PAT BOONE  COLOR 
Guest: Pat Collins

  10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game  COLOR 
Celebrities: Bill Bixby, Wally Cox, Glenn Ford, Sue Ane Langdon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rose Marie, Vincent Price, Roger Smith, Charley Weaver

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game  COLOR 

  11:30
EYE GUESS—Game  COLOR 

  11:55
NEWS  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM—Interviews

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game  COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS  COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial  COLOR  

    1:30
DOCTORS—Serial  COLOR 

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial  COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game  COLOR 
Guests: Barbara Hale, Jan Murray

    3:00
MATCH GAME  COLOR 
Guests: Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone

    3:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    3:30
SNAP JUDGMENT—Game
Guests: Hugh O’Brian, Sue Ane Langdon

    3:55
BOZO AND HIS PALS  COLOR 

    5:00
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Game  COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS, ROCKY TELLER  COLOR 

    6:30
GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E.—Adventure  COLOR 

    7:30
OCCASIONAL WIFE  COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama  COLOR 
“The Borgia Stick” (Made for NBC; 1967)

  10:00
NEWS  COLOR 

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety  COLOR 

The New York Yankees are well-represented on The Match Game; I don't have to tell you about Mickey Mantle, but Joe Pepitone was a very good player for the Yanks, even if he never reached superstar status. Jim Bouton has some very funny stories about Pepitone and his toupees in his book Ball Four


 6  KMMT (AUSTIN) (ABC)

Morning

    9:30
DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD
Guests: George Montgomery, Susan Strasberg

    9:55
CHILDREN’S DOCTOR—Advice  COLOR 

  10:00
SUPERMARKET SWEEP—Game  COLOR 

  10:30
FAMILY GAME

  11:00
EVERYBODY’S TALKING—Game
Guests: James Darren, Nanette Fabray, Della Reese

  11:30
DONNA REED—Comedy

Afternoon

  12:00
FUGITIVE—Drama

    1:00
NEWLYWED GAME  COLOR 

    1:30
DREAM GIRL—Contest  COLOR 
Celebrities: Tony Bill, Mel Carter, Kaye Stevens, Jean Paul Vignon

    1:55
NEWS

    2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL

    2:30
DARK SHADOWS—Serial

    3:00
DATING GAME  COLOR 

    3:30
COMPASS—Travel

    4:00
ROY ROGERS

    5:00
NEWS—Jennings  COLOR 

    5:30
RIFLEMAN—Western

Evening

    6:00
YOU ASKED FOR IT—Smith

    6:30
COMBAT!—Drama  COLOR 

    7:30
INVADERS—Adventure  COLOR 

    8:30
PEYTON PLACE—Serial  COLOR 

    9:00
FUGITIVE—Drama  COLOR 

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
JOEY BISHOP—Variety  COLOR 

  12:00
NEWS

Nothing in TV Guide about Joey Bishop's guests (they were Redd Foxx, singer John Gary, actress Chris Noel, Dick Claire & Jenna McMahon and Dr. Murray Banks, by the way). but at least KMMT is carrying it "live," as opposed to other stations we (cough—KMSP—cough).


 7  KCMT (ALEXANDRIA) (NBC, ABC)

Morning

    7:00
TODAY  COLOR 
Guests: Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Robert Jastrow

    9:00
SNAP JUDGMENT  COLOR 
Guests: Hugh O’Brian, Sue Ane Langdon

    9:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game  COLOR 

  10:00
PAT BOONE  COLOR 
Guest: Pat Collins

  10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game  COLOR 
Celebrities: Bill Bixby, Wally Cox, Glenn Ford, Sue Ane Langdon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rose Marie, Vincent Price, Roger Smith, Charley Weaver

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game  COLOR 

  11:30
EYE GUESS—Game  COLOR 

  11:55
NEWS  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:20
TRADING POST—John Haaven

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game  COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS  COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial  COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS—Serial  COLOR 

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial  COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game  COLOR 
Guests: Barbara Hale, Jan Murray

    3:00
MATCH GAME  COLOR 
Guests: Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone

    3:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    3:30
GENERAL HOSPITAL—Serial

    4:00
EXTENSION NEWS, VIEWS

    4:15
CARTOONS—Children

    4:30
CASPER—Cartoons

    5:00
GREEN HORNET—Adventure

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E.—Adventure  COLOR 

    7:30
IT’S A SMALL WORLD  COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama  COLOR 
“The Borgia Stick” (Made for NBC; 1967)

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety  COLOR 

Although in 1967 we had yet to move to the World's Worst Town™, the afternoon schedule is very much like what I would see when I lived there: the time from 4:00 or so to 5:30 consists of ABC programming from earlier in the week, mostly cartoons. The Green Hornet and Batman (Friday afternoon) are two exceptions, although you could make the case for them being "live-action cartoons."


 8  WDSE (DULUTH) (Educ.)

Evening

    6:00
FILM FEATURE  COLOR 

    6:30
WHAT’S NEW—Children

    7:00
CREATIVE PERSON—Trigere

    7:30
AGE OF KINGS—Shakespeare

    9:00
GOLF—Roy Tutt

    9:30
STRUGGLE FOR PEACE

  10:00
NET JOURNAL—Documentary

An Age of Kings is a terrific BBC production from 1960 that presents Shakespeare's eight historical plays (Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI Parts 1, 2 and 3, and Richard III) in order. It's frequently seen on public television throughout the '60s, and it's available on DVD today.


 9  KMSP (ABC)

Morning

    7:30
MORNING SHOW—Smith  COLOR 

    8:00
DATELINE: HOLLYWOOD
Guests: William Shatner, Sally Field

    8:25
CHILDREN’S DOCTOR—Advice

    8:30
ROMPER ROOM  COLOR 

    9:30
JACK LA LANNE  COLOR 

  10:00
SUPERMARKET SWEEP—Game  COLOR 

  10:30
FAMILY GAME

  11:00
EVERYBODY’S TALKING—Game
Guests: James Darren, Nanette Fabray, Della Reese

  11:30
DONNA REED—Comedy

Afternoon

  12:00
FUGITIVE—Drama

    1:00
NEWLYWED GAME  COLOR 

    1:30
DREAM GIRL—Contest  COLOR 
Celebrities: Tony Bill, Mel Carter, Kaye Stevens, Jean Paul Vignon

    1:55
NEWS

    2:00
GENERAL HOSPITAL

    2:30
DARK SHADOWS—Serial

    3:00
DATING GAME  COLOR 

    3:30
MOVIE—Adventure
“The White Warrior” (1961)

    5:00
NEWS—Jennings  COLOR 

    5:30
TIMMY AND LASSIE—Drama

Evening

    6:00
McHALE’S NAVY—Comedy

    6:30
COMBAT!—Drama  COLOR 

    7:30
INVADERS—Adventure  COLOR 

    8:30
PEYTON PLACE—Serial  COLOR 

    9:00
FUGITIVE—Drama

  10:00
NEWS  COLOR 

  10:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Fourteen Hours” (1951)

  12:20
JOEY BISHOP—Variety  COLOR 
Time approximate


Stray thought about Dateline: Hollywood at 8:00 a.m.—who would have imagined that, 52 years later, both Sally Field and William Shatner would still be active? Nice.


10 KROC (Rochester) (NBC)

Morning

    7:00
TODAY  COLOR 
Guests: Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Robert Jastrow

    9:00
SNAP JUDGMENT  COLOR 
Guests: Hugh O’Brian, Sue Ane Langdon

    9:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    9:30
CONCENTRATION—Game  COLOR 

  10:00
PAT BOONE  COLOR 
Guest: Pat Collins

  10:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES—Game  COLOR 
Celebrities: Bill Bixby, Wally Cox, Glenn Ford, Sue Ane Langdon, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Rose Marie, Vincent Price, Roger Smith, Charley Weaver

  11:00
JEOPARDY—Game  COLOR 

  11:30
EYE GUESS—Game  COLOR 

  11:55
NEWS  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:20
MEMOS FROM MARY BEA

  12:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL—Game  COLOR 

  12:55
NEWS  COLOR 

    1:00
DAYS OF OUR LIVES—Serial  COLOR 

    1:30
DOCTORS—Serial  COLOR 

    2:00
ANOTHER WORLD—Serial  COLOR 

    2:30
YOU DON’T SAY!—Game  COLOR 
Guests: Barbara Hale, Jan Murray

    3:00
MATCH GAME  COLOR 
Guests: Mickey Mantle, Joe Pepitone

    3:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    3:30
MISTER ED—Comedy

    4:00
DOODLES THE CLOWN—Children

    4:30
LEAVE IT TO BEAVER—Comedy

    5:00
CISCO KID—Western  COLOR 

    5:30
NEWS—Chet Huntley, David Brinkley  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
GIRL FROM U.N.C.L.E.—Adventure  COLOR 

    8:00
MOVIE—Drama  COLOR 
“The Borgia Stick” (Made for NBC; 1967)

  10:00
NEWS

  10:30
JOHNNY CARSON—Variety  COLOR 

The Borgia Stick is credited as the first made-for-TV movie, although it would probably be more accurate to say that it was the first made-for-TV movie to be aired on television, given that The Killers, with Lee Marvin, Angie Dickinson, and Ronald Reagan, was made for television but released to the theaters instead, being deemed too violent for TV.


11 WTCN (Ind.)

Morning

    8:55
NEWS—Gil Amundson

    9:00
CARTON CARNIVAL  COLOR 

    9:30
GLORIA—Exercise  COLOR 

  10:00
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO

  10:30
WHIRLYBIRDS—Adventure

  11:00
PDQ—Game  COLOR 
Guests: Robert Clary, Bill Bixby, Ruta Lee

  11:30
COOKING WITH HANK

  11:45
NEWS—Gil Amundson

Afternoon

  12:00
LUNCH WITH CASEY—Children

    1:00
MOVIE—Science Fiction
“Target Earth” (1954)

    2:45
MEL’S NOTEBOOK—Interview

    3:00
VIRGINIA GRAHAM—Interviews
Guests: Florence Henderson, Amanda Howard, Victoria Wagner

    3:30
BAT MASTERSON—Western

    4:00
POPEYE AND PETE—Children

    4:30
CASEY AND ROUNDHOUSE

    5:30
FLINTSTONES—Cartoon  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
MUNSTERS—Comedy

    6:30
LARAMIE—Western

    7:30
PERRY MASON—Drama

    8:30
POLKA VARIETIES—Music

    9:30
NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS

  10:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Harriet Craig” (1950)

Target Earth, with Richard Denning, Kathleen Crowley, Whit Bissell, and Virginia Grey, wasn't on MST3K, but it sounds like it should have. It looks like it should have, too.


12 KEYC (MANKATO) (CBS)

Morning

    7:30
NEWS—Benti  COLOR 

    7:55
FILM SHORT

    8:00
CAPTAIN KANGAROO—Children

    9:00
CANDID CAMERA

    9:30
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES—Comedy

  10:00
ANDY GRIFFITH

  10:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy

  11:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial  COLOR 

  11:25
NEWS

  11:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW—Serial  COLOR 

  11:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial  COLOR 

Afternoon

  12:00
NEWS

  12:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS—Serial  COLOR 

    1:00
PASSWORD  COLOR 
Guests: Joan Fontaine, Jack Jones

    1:30
HOUSE PARTY  COLOR 
Guest: Walter Lantz

    2:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH—Game  COLOR 

    2:25
NEWS  COLOR 

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial

    3:00
SECRET STORM—Serial

    3:30
FILM FEATURE  COLOR 
“Pacific Frontier”

    4:00
BART’S CLUBHOUSE

    5:00
SUMMER SEMESTER—Education

    5:30
NEWS—Walter Cronkite  COLOR 

Evening

    6:00
NEWS

    6:30
DAKTARI  COLOR 

    7:30
RED SKELTON  COLOR 
Guest: Polly Bergen

    8:30
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy  COLOR 

    9:00
WARREN REPORT  SPECIAL   COLOR 
Part 3

  10:00
NEWS

  10:40
ALFRED HITCHCOCK—Drama

This is the last show of the season for Red Skelton; starting next week, while he's on vacation, the variety show Spotlight takes over. It's an import from British TV; Benny Hill and Tom Jones were two of the hosts. TV  

13 comments:

  1. I first heard of Joe Pepitone when watching to Johnny Carson's monologue of Aug. 21, 1964. (According to the YouTube poster, it aired in LA on Aug. 24, but Carson mentions it being Friday night, which was Aug. 21 that year, so it may have been tape-delayed in LA.) This is currently the oldest color videotape clip of Carson's Tonight show, and he starts his joke about the Yankees around 2:30 here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW0_npkgG_M

    Brooks & Marsh stated in their book about primetime network tv shows that "See How They Run", a tv movie starring John Forsythe, was the first tv movie, originally airing Oct. 7, 1964 on NBC. You can read about it here:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/See_How_They_Run_(1964_film)

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    1. We can thank IMDb, via Wikipedia, for that bit about The Borgia Stick.

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  2. Hmmm … where to start?

    - Various of the New York Yankees made annual appearances on The Match Game (the old, clean version), courtesy of the team's premier fan, Gene Rayburn.
    Since '67 was the year after the Yanks's last-place finish, this could be seen as a mercy booking.

    - Since to the best of my knowledge Jack LaLanne never did a two-and-a-half hour show, I'm guessing that you (or somebody) left out the ABC late-morning schedule at KMSP.
    If they took the ABC feed, the shows in order would have been Supermarket Sweep, Family Game, Everybody's Talking, and a Donna Reed rerun.
    Or maybe KMSP was running a movie; check the other weekdays to be sure.

    - The Borgia Stick was not the first made-for-TV movie; that distinction belongs to See How They Run, which NBC put up in 1964, amidst much hoopla; My family saw this one on its first airing, which I remember mainly for Leslie Nielsen getting killed off right at the beginning (he was still Serious at that time).
    If memory serves, Borgia Stick was among the earliest ones to be announced, but sat on the shelf for a while, reasons unknown.

    - Target Earth was from 1954, when Monogram Pictures officially changed into Allied Artists. According to the write-ups, the movie is set in Chicago; I'd kinda like to see what stock footage AA had of the old home town, but there's no hurry …

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    1. There are a number of sources that cite The Borgia Stick as the first, although, as you say, sources vary.

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  3. Off-topic:
    I just sent Dan Budnic a heads-up about the next-in-order Bourbon Street Beat episode.
    As I said to him, there's loadsa stuff in this one, but I would call your attention to an actress named Saundra Edwards, who has the major female guest role in this show.
    If you've already watched this episode - or if you haven't, for that matter - you should look up Ms. Edwards's entry at IMDb.
    As with Dan, no spoilers - just do it.
    More later, if needed …

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  4. And what's up with Channel 11 preempting the Fugitive for Polka Varieties??? Must have been a full performance of the best of the Schmenge brothers to cause that to happen. At least KCMT stuck with reruns of the soon to end classic.

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    1. Chmielewski Funtime - no offense to Florian Chmielewski, who was also a state legislator, but I swear that if, God forbid, I wind up in Hell, I'll be left with that show on a 24/7 loop. For eternity.

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  5. It still amazes me that as late as 1967 there were still areas that did not have a dedicated network affiliate. That programs form one network were re-shown at other times o the channel available. I could see that in the 1950s, but by 1965 TV's dominance was well established.

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    1. Lacey, in the case of KCMT, that's going to go on until the early 1980s. That station never does become a dedicated affiliate of NBC: it isn't until they become a CBS affiliate (they're bought out by the owners of WCCO) that they become a one-network affiliate.

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  6. THE BORGIA STICK wasn't the first, but one of the earliest made-for-TV movies...I recommend it. It's the story of a couple (Don Murray and Inger Stevens) trying to escape their life in a modern day crime syndicate...Murray's character would launder mob money by acquiring legitimate businesses, while Stevens acted as his spouse, portraying suburbanites as a cover. It has a nightclub scene where George Benson performs--a decade before non-jazz audiences would know him from his album BREEZIN' and the award winning hit record "This Masquerade" Even radio buffs will like it, as it has a voiceover from long time New York City morning disc jockey Harry Harrison.

    Paul Duca

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  7. Lemmon and Matthau were indeed in the middle of filming The Odd Couple, In fact, the hilarious press box scene would be filmed that afternoon at Shea Stadium before the Pirates-Mets game where Felix's phone call causes Oscar to miss a game-ending triple play.

    Ken Samelson

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  8. I wonder if Walter Lantz's appearance on "Art Linkletter's House Party" was to plug either a full-length animated movie he produced or an upcoming TV cartoon series that he likewise produced?

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