January 27, 2020

What's on TV? Tuesday, January 23, 1973

We've had issues from Philadelphia before, and issues from New York City, but this may be the first time we've ever done one that has both. And for 15 cents; can you believe it? Let's find out if it's true that when you double your pleasure, you double your fun.


 2  WCBS (NEW YORK) (CBS)

MORNING

    6:20
NEWS

    6:30
DONNA REED

   7 AM
CBS NEWS—John Hart

   8 AM
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

   9 AM
JOHN BARTHOLOMEW TUCKER
Guest: Otto Preminger

 10 AM
JOKER’S WILD—Game

  10:30
PRICE IS RIGHT

 11 AM
GAMBIT—Game

  11:30
LOVE OF LIFE

AFTERNOON

  Noon
WHERE THE HEART IS

  12:25
CBS NEWS—Edwards

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

   1 PM
WHAT’S MY LINE?
Gene Shalit, Arlene Francis, Gene Rayburn, Melba Tolliver

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

   2 PM
GUIDING LIGHT

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

   3 PM
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING

    3:30
SECRET STORM

   4 PM
VIN SCULLY—Variety
Jack Carter, Anna Chakrin

    4:30
MIKE DOUGLAS
Muhammad Ali, David Hartman, Gretchen Wyler, Tommy Hutton

EVENING

   6 PM
NEWS

   7 PM
CBS NEWS—Walter Cronkite

    7:30
I’VE GOT A SECRET
Marty Milner, Richard Dawson, Henry Morgan, Anita Gillette, Betty White

   8 PM
MAUDE—Comedy

    8:30
HAWAII FIVE-O

    9:30
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Special: Host Ed Sullivan

 11 PM
NEWS

  11:30
MOVIE—Crime Drama
“The Trygon Factor” (1967)

    1:20
MOVIE—Comedy
“My Man Godfrey” (1957)

    3:10
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“The Steel Helmet” (1951)

Last week we had the tenth annual Entertainer of the Year awards, hosted by George Burns. This week we go back seven years, to the third annual presentation, hosted by Ed Sullivan. It's still a star-studded affair, though, with Liza Minnelli, Duke Ellington, Sammy Davis Jr., and "still more singers."


 3  KYW (PHILADELPHIA) (NBC)

MORNING

    6:10
FARM MARKET REPORT

    6:15
NEWS BW 

    6:20
MAKING OF A PRIEST

    6:50
FARM, HOME AND GARDEN

   7 AM
TODAY

   9 AM
SOMERSET

    9:30
JEOPARDY

 10 AM
DINAH SHORE
Doc and Evonne Severinsen

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

 11 AM
SALE OF THE CENTURY

  11:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Marty Allen, John Davidson, Arthur Godfrey, Michael Landon, Rose Marie, Denise Nicholas, Karen Valentine, Wally Cox, Paul Lynde

AFTERNOON

  Noon
NEWS

  12:30
MARCIAROSE

    1:30
THREE ON A MATCH—Game

   2 PM
DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    2:30
DOCTORS

   3 PM
ANOTHER WORLD

    3:30
RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE

   4 PM
MIKE DOUGLAS
Muhammad Ali, David Hartman, Gretchen Wyler

    5:30
NEWSWATCH

EVENING

   6 PM
NEWS

    6:30
NBC NEWS—John Chancellor

   7 PM
WHAT’S MY LINE?
Jack Cassidy, Arlene Francis, Sherrye Henry

    7:30
ADVENTURER

   8 PM
THE INCREDIBLE FLIGHT OF THE SNOW GEESE
Special

   9 PM
AMERICA
Special: Part 6, “A Fireball in the Night”

 10 PM
NBC REPORTS
Special: Nuclear Arms—How Much is Enough?

 11 PM
NEWS

  11:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guest: Joan Rivers

   1 AM
NEWS

    1:05
HIGHWAY PATROL BW 

I've mentioned before that KCMT, the single commercial station available in the World's Worst Town™, was primarily an NBC affiliate and a secondary ABC affiliate. When Alistair Cook's documentary series America premiered in 1972, KCMT chose instead to show Marcus Welby, M.D., ABC's highly rated series. It was only later in the run, once KCMT could see the acclaim that America was getting, that they decided to air the series, joining the story in progress. 


 4  WNBC (NEW YORK) (NBC)

MORNING

    6:30
THE ETHNIC AMERICAN

   7 AM
TODAY

   9 AM
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY

    9:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUNCES

 10 AM
DINAH SHORE
Doc and Evonne Severinsen

  10:30
CONCENTRATION

 11 AM
SALE OF THE CENTURY

  11:30
HOLLYWOOD SQUARES
Marty Allen, John Davidson, Arthur Godfrey, Michael Landon, Rose Marie, Denise Nicholas, Karen Valentine, Wally Cox, Paul Lynde

AFTERNOON

  Noon
JEOPARDY

  12:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE—Game

  12:55
NBC NEWS—Floyd Kalber

   1 PM
IT’S YOUR BET
Dick and Jeri Enberg, Gary and Barbara Crosby

    1:30
THREE ON A MATCH—Game

   2 PM
DAYS OF OUR LIVES

    2:30
DOCTORS

   3 PM
ANOTHER WORLD

    3:30
RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE

   4 PM
SOMERSET

    4:30
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“Lonely Are the Brave” (1962)

EVENING

   6 PM
NEWS

   7 PM
NBC NEWS—John Chancellor

    7:30
POLICE SURGEON

   8 PM
THE INCREDIBLE FLIGHT OF THE SNOW GEESE
Special

   9 PM
AMERICA
Special: Part 6, “A Fireball in the Night”

 10 PM
NBC REPORTS
Special: Nuclear Arms—How Much is Enough?

 11 PM
NEWS

  11:30
JOHNNY CARSON
Guest: Joan Rivers

   1 AM
NEWS

    1:15
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“Wrecking Crew” (1942)

I had high hopes that The Wrecking Crew was the Dean Martin version from 1968, where he plays swinging spy Matt Helm; unfortunately, it's this movie instead. It might be very good; it's just not what I'm in the mood for right now.


 5  WNEW (NEW YORK) (Ind.)

MORNING

    6:30
UNDERDOG

   7 AM
SUPER HEROES

    7:30
FLINTSTONES

   8 AM
BUGS BUNNY

    8:30
FLYING NUN—Comedy

   9 AM
GREEN ACRES

    9:30
MOTHERS-IN-LAW—Comedy

 10 AM
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy BW 

  10:30
HAZEL—Comedy

 11 AM
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy

  11:30
MIDDAY LIVE

AFTERNOON

   1 PM
MOVIE—Musical
“Centennial Summer” (1946)

   3 PM
CASPER

    3:30
HUCKLEBERRY HOUND

   4 PM
BUGS BUNNY

    4:30
LOST IN SPACE

    5:30
FLINTSTONES

EVENING

    6:30
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy BW 

   7 PM
ANDY GRIFFITH—Comedy BW 

    7:30
THAT GIRL—Comedy

   8 PM
HOGAN’S HEROES—Comedy

    8:30
MERV GRIFFIN
Jean Nidetch, Adelle Davis, Vincent Price, Rhonda Fleming

 10 PM
NEWS

 11 PM
ALFRED HITCHCOCK—Drama BW 

  11:30
MOVIE—Drama
“The Sharkfighters” (1956)

   1 AM
MOVIE—Mystery BW 
“Sherlock Holmes Faces Death” (1943)

    2:30
MOVIE—Musical
“Centennial Summer” (1946)

    4:35
SEA HUNT—Adventure BW 

    5:05
MOVIE—Comedy BW 
“Bowery Bombshell” (1946)

Sherlock Holmes may be facing death, but you can bet that Basil Rathbone will face it down.


 6  WPVI (PHILADELPHIA) (ABC)

MORNING

    6:30
OPERATION ALPHABET BW 

   7 AM
TARGET

    7:25
NEWS

    7:30
CAPTAIN NOAH

   9 AM
LUCILLE RIVERS—Sewing

    9:10
CONNIE ROUSSIN

    9:25
NEWS

    9:30
LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE

10 AM
PHIL DONAHUE

11 AM
PASSWORD
Elizabeth Montgomery, Bert Convy

  11:30
BEWITCHED

AFTERNOON

  Noon
NEWS

  12:30
SPLIT SECOND—Game

   1 PM
ALL MY CHILDREN

    1:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL

   2 PM
NEWLYWED GAME

    2:30
DATING GAME

   3 PM
GENERAL HOSPITAL

    3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE

   4 PM
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy BW 

    4:30
BIG VALLEY—Western

    5:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

EVENING

   6 PM
NEWS

    6:30
ABC NEWS—Smith/Reasoner

   7 PM
TO TELL THE TRUTH

    7:30
WILD KINGDOM

   8 PM
MARCUS WELBY, M.D.

   9 PM
NBA ALL-STAR GAME
Special: Live from Chicago

  11:30
NEWS

    Mid.
DICK CAVETT
Time approximate. Guests: Sen. Barry Goldwater, Germaine Greer, Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert

    1:30
TARGET

Up until the mid-1970s, the NBA played its All-Star Game on Tuesday nights, before moving it to Sunday, where it remains to this day. Why Tuesday? Easy—the weekend was prime scheduling time as far as selling tickets was concerned, and at this point the league was still very much dependent on the revenue from ticket sales. By staging the All-Star Game on Tuesday, teams could play on Sunday, take off three days for the game, and come back on Thursday, without missing a weekend beat.


 7  WABC (NEW YORK) (ABC)

MORNING

    6:30
LISTEN AND LEARN—Psychiatry BW 

   7 AM
A.M. NEW YORK

   9 AM
MOVIE—Musical
“Call Me Madam” (1953)

  11:30
BEWITCHED

AFTERNOON

  Noon
PASSWORD
Elizabeth Montgomery, Bert Convy

  12:30
SPLIT SECOND—Game

   1 PM
ALL MY CHILDREN

    1:30
LET’S MAKE A DEAL

   2 PM
NEWLYWED GAME

    2:30
DATING GAME

   3 PM
GENERAL HOSPITAL

    3:30
ONE LIFE TO LIVE

   4 PM
LOVE, AMERICAN STYLE

    4:30
MOVIE—Comedy
“Hotel Paradiso” (English; 1966)

EVENING

   6 PM
NEWS

   7 PM
ABC NEWS—Smith/Reasoner

    7:30
SAFARI TO ADVENTURE

   8 PM
MARCUS WELBY, M.D.

   9 PM
NBA ALL-STAR GAME
Special: Live from Chicago

  11:30
NEWS

    Mid.
DICK CAVETT
Time approximate. Guests: Sen. Barry Goldwater, Germaine Greer, Lt. Col. Anthony B. Herbert

    1:30
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“The Other Woman” (1954)

Elizabeth Montgomery and Bert Convy seem to be an ideal matchup for Password, especially since Liz starred in one of ABC's biggest hits ever, and the network still airs reruns in daytime. Right before Password, in fact.  


 9  WOR (NEW YORK) (Ind.)

MORNING

    7:30
NEWS BW 

   8 AM
GARNER TED ARMSTRONG

    8:30
JOANNE CARSON’S VIPs
Guest: Sheila Macrae

   9 AM
JOE FRANKLIN

 10 AM
ROMPER ROOM

 11 AM
STRAIGHT TALK

AFTERNOON

  Noon
HERMANOS CORAJES—Novela BW 

  12:55
NOTICIAS

   1 PM
MOVIE—Western BW 
“Massacre at Sand Creek” (1956)

    2:30
JOURNEY TO ADVENTURE

   3 PM
MILLIONAIRE

    3:30
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“Pittsburgh” (1942)

    5:30
NEWS

EVENING

   6 PM
BEVERLY HILLBILLIES—Comedy BW 

    6:30
HAVE GUN—WILL TRAVEL—Western BW 

   7 PM
IT TAKES A THIEF—Adventure

   8 PM
ABA BASKETBALL
New York Nets vs. Indiana Pacers

  10:30
MILLIONAIRE

 11 PM
BORIS KARLOFF PRESENTS THRILLER—Drama BW 

    Mid.
MOVIE—Mystery BW 
“Mysterious Mr. Moto” (1938)

    1:25
JOE FRANKLIN

    2:25
NEWS

Oh yes, it's easy to forget that the NBA's not the only pro basketball game in town. Even while the All-Star Game is in progress, the rival ABA plays on tonight, and while the New York Nets were a very good team with Julius Erving, they don't have Dr. J yet, and so they're not a very good team. The Indiana Pacers, led by George McGinnis, are a very good team, and they're headed for the ABA title this year.


10 WCAU (PHILADELPHIA) (CBS)

MORNING

   6 AM
SUNRISE SEMESTER

    6:30
WHAT DO YOU KNOW?—Quiz

   7 AM
CBS NEWS—John Hart

   8 AM
CAPTAIN KANGAROO

   9 AM
BETTY HUGHES
Guest: Buckminster Fuller

    9:30
IT’S YOUR BET
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Flynn, Rhonda Fleming. Host: Lyle Waggoner

 10 AM
JOKER’S WILD—Game

  10:30
PRICE IS RIGHT

 11 AM
GAMBIT—Game

  11:30
LOVE OF LIFE

AFTERNOON

  Noon
WHERE THE HEART IS

  12:25
CBS NEWS—Edwards

  12:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW

   1 PM
WHAT’S HAPPENING

    1:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS

   2 PM
GUIDING LIGHT

    2:30
EDGE OF NIGHT

   3 PM
LOVE IS A MANY SPLENDORED THING

    3:30
SECRET STORM

   4 PM
VIN SCULLY—Variety
Jack Carter, Anna Chakrin

    4:30
MOVIE—Musical
“The Opposite Sex” (1956)

EVENING

   6 PM
NEWS

   7 PM
CBS NEWS—Walter Cronkite

    7:30
JOHNNY MANN’S STAND UP AND CHEER
Hugh O’Brian

   8 PM
MAUDE—Comedy

    8:30
HAWAII FIVE-O

    9:30
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Special: Host Ed Sullivan

 11 PM
NEWS

  11:30
MOVIE—Crime Drama
“The Trygon Factor” (1967)

    1:20
MOVIE—Western
“Calamity Jane and Sam Bass” (1949)

    3:05
GIVE US THIS DAY

    3:10
MOVIE—Comedy
“The Lady Takes a Flyer” (1957)

Why did I not know that Vin Scully used to have an afternoon variety show on CBS? (Checks date.) Oh yes, it's because I was living in the World's Worst Town™ at the time; I had virtually no idea what was on any network other than NBC. That's two snide references to the World's Worst Town™ in the same article; is that some kind of a record? It's understandable; the memories remain in the system and flare up, like a malaria attack.



11 WPIX (NEW YORK) (Ind.)

MORNING

   7 AM
POPEYE

    8:30
NEW ZOO REVUE

   9 AM
BACHELOR FATHER—Comedy BW 

    9:30
LUCILLE RIVERS—Sewing

    9:40
JACK LaLANNE—Exercise

  10:10
NEWS

  10:30
PUERTO RICAN NEW YORKER

 11 AM
FOCUS: NEW JERSEY

  11:30
ROCKY AND FRIENDS

AFTERNOON

  Noon
FELIX THE CAT

  12:30
GALLOPING GOURMET

   1 PM
MOVIE—Western BW 
“California Passage” (1950)

    2:30
LUCILLE RIVERS—Sewing

    2:40
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO—Comedy BW 

   3 PM
POPEYE AND FRIENDS

    3:30
MAGILLA GORILLA

   4 PM
SPIDERMAN

    4:30
MUNSTERS—Comedy BW 

   5 PM
SUPERMAN—Adventure BW 

    5:30
BATMAN—Adventure
Guest villain: Julie Newmar (Catwoman)

EVENING

   6 PM
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND—Comedy

    6:30
BEAT THE CLOCK
Gene Rayburn

   7 PM
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

    7:30
COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER—Comedy-Drama

   8 PM
NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR—Comedy

    8:30
GET SMART—Comedy

   9 PM
DRAGNET

    9:30
DRAGNET

 10 PM
NEWS

 11 PM
PERRY MASON BW 

    Mid.
BURNS AND ALLEN

  12:30
NEWS—Roy Whitfield

WPIX makes a pretty good retro station, doesn't it? Of course, back in 1973 most of these shows were fairly contemporary; Nanny and the Professor, for example, didn't leave the network until the end of 1971.


12 WHYY (PHILADELPHIA) (PBS)

MORNING

   9 AM
SESAME STREET

AFTERNOON

    1:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

   4 PM
SESAME STREET

   5 PM
MISTER ROGERS
Guest: John Reardon

    5:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

EVENING

   6 PM
HODGEPODGE LODGE

    6:30
EYE ON DELAWARE BW 

   7 PM
HATHAYOGA—Exercise

    7:30
ON TOP OF IT

   8 PM
RELIDADES

    8:30
BILL MOYERS’ JOURNAL

   9 PM
BEHIND THE LINES—Analysis

    9:30
BLACK JOURNAL

 10 PM
FIRING LINE

 11 PM
EYE ON DELAWARE BW 

John Reardon, who was a semi-regular on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood (as "Reardon") was a singer with the New York City and Metropolitan Operas between 1954 and 1977; he also performed on Broadway with Phil Silvers.


13 WNET (NEW YORK) (PBS)

MORNING

   7 AM
MAGGIE AND THE BEAUTIFUL MACHINE

    7:30
51ST STATE—Patrick Watson

   9 AM
SESAME STREET

AFTERNOON

    1:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

   3 PM
SHADINGS

    3:30
MAGGIE AND THE BEAUTIFUL MACHINE

   4 PM
SESAME STREET

   5 PM
MISTER ROGERS
Guest: John Reardon

    5:30
ELECTRIC COMPANY

EVENING

   6 PM
HODGEPODGE LODGE

    6:30
YOUR FUTURE IS NOW

   7 PM
ERICA

    7:15
THEONIE

    7:30
51ST STATE—Patrick Watson

   8 PM
RELIDADES

    8:30
BILL MOYERS’ JOURNAL

   9 PM
BEHIND THE LINES—Analysis

    9:30
BLACK JOURNAL

 10 PM
CORONATION STREET

  10:30
51ST STATE—Patrick Watson

 11 PM
MOVIE—Drama

The 51st State, WNET's nighttime news program (the "51st state" was New York City itself) was one of the station's landmark programs; when it debuted in 1972, it was as an open-ended program in which the content would drive the running time. Later this year, it will be cut back from daily to weekly status, but still still continued on to 1976.


17 WPHL (PHILADELPHIA) (Ind.)

AFTERNOON

  12:45
BULLETIN BOARD

   1 PM
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“Illicit” (1931)

    2:30
GALLOPING GOURMET

   3 PM
WEE WILLIE WEBBER

    3:30
ASTRO BOY

   4 PM
MARINE BOY

    4:30
GEORGE OF THE JUNGLE

   5 PM
SPIDERMAN

    5:30
ULTRA MAN

EVENING

   6 PM
PATTY DUKE—Comedy BW 

    6:30
GOMER PYLE, USMC

   7 PM
HIGH CHAPARRAL—Western

   8 PM
OF LANDS AND SEAS—Travel

   9 PM
MOVIE—Western
“This Savage Land” (1968)

 11 PM
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“World for Ransom” (1954)

   1 AM
BULLETIN BOARD

The Wee Willie Webber Colorful Cartoon Club ran on WPHL from 1965 to 1975, hosted by Philadelphia television personality Bill Webber. The cartoons listed after Wee Willie Webber, such as Astro Boy and Marine Boy, are actually part of the cartoon club; the show generally ran at least three hours.


29 WTAP (PHILADELPHIA) (Ind.)

MORNING

   9 AM
JACK LaLANNE—Exercise

    9:30
LUCILLE RIVERS—Sewing

    9:40
ALL ABOUT CRAFTS

    9:55
COVERUP WITH ADELE

 10 AM
PARSLEY, SAGE, JANI AND LOVE

  10:30
ROMPER ROOM

 11 AM
DENNIS THE MENACE—Comedy BW 

  11:30
MOTHERS-IN-LAW—Comedy

AFTERNOON

  Noon
HAZEL—Comedy

  12:30
WHO, WHAT OR WHERE—Game

  12:55
NBC NEWS—Floyd Kalber

   1 PM
JOANNE CARSON’S VIPs

    1:30
NOT FOR WOMEN ONLY

   2 PM
MAYBERRY R.F.D.—Comedy

    2:30
GREEN ACRES—Comedy

   3 PM
PETTICOAT JUNCTION—Comedy

    3:30
THREE STOOGES AND CARTOONS

    4:30
SUPERMAN

   5 PM
PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES—Comedy

    5:30
NANNY AND THE PROFESSOR—Comedy

EVENING

   6 PM
I DREAM OF JEANNIE—Comedy

    6:30
COURTSHIP OF EDDIE’S FATHER—Comedy-Drama

   7 PM
THAT GIRL

    7:30
DRAGNET—Crime Drama

   8 PM
HOGAN’S HEROES—Comedy

    8:30
SAFARI—Travel

    9:30
PASSPORT TO ADVENTURE

 10 PM
NEWSPROBE

 11 PM
BOWLING FOR DOLLARS

  11:30
N.Y.P.D.—Crime Drama

    Mid.
BOWLING

   1 AM
COVERUP WITH ADELE

Joanne Carson, hostess of Joanne Carson's VIPs, was, as you might expect, once married to Johnny Carson; and while that doesn't exactly make her unique, it was good enough, along with her own experience in early 1960s television, to help land her this fitness and interview show. Fun fact: she's interred next to her very good friend Truman Capote.


48 WKBS (PHILADELPHIA) (Ind.)

MORNING

  11:15
NEWS—Marty Jacobs

  11:30
DELAWARE VALLEY TODAY

AFTERNOON

  Noon
NEW ZOO REVUE

  12:30
PAUL DIXON SHOW

   1 PM
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“A Woman Rebels” (1936)

   3 PM
UNDERDOG

    3:30
YOGI BEAR

   4 PM
SPEED RACER

    4:30
MUNSTERS—Comedy BW 

   5 PM
FLINTSTONES

EVENING

   6 PM
GILLIGAN’S ISLAND—Comedy BW 

    6:30
STAR TREK—Drama

    7:30
DICK VAN DYKE—Comedy BW 

   8 PM
McHALE’S NAVY—Comedy BW 

    8:30
MERV GRIFFIN
Jean Nidetch, Adelle Davis, Vincent Price, Rhonda Fleming

 10 PM
PERRY MASON BW 

 11 PM
MOVIE—Drama BW 
“Dr. Socrates” (1935)

Who, you might ask, was Jean Nidetch? None other than the founder of Weight Watchers. That probably explains why she's appearing just after the first of the year. Vincent Price and Rhonda Fleming are described as "health buffs" rather than actors; Adelle Davis was a famed author and nutritionist. TV  

12 comments:

  1. GILLIGAN'S ISLAND actually competes with itself at 6 PM on WPIX 11 and Ch. 48

    Speaking of WPIX, they aired F TROOP for well over a decade. While they were apparently giving the 65 episodes a breather here, they do have one of Forrest Tucker's best films as a lead, CALIFORNIA PASSAGE, at 1 PM (with Jim Davis and Adele Mara).

    All of the Independents have great retro lineups; Ch. 29 has several that have become very hard to find (i.e. DAISIES, NANNY, NYPD) in addition to Mrs. Carson's show. WNEW offers strong competition by going 24 hours though, a rarity in 1973.

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    1. You're right - I wouldn't have even thought of a 24-hour station back then, unless it was Labor Day weekend.

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  2. Though I can't find anything to confirm this, I'm pretty sure that Anna Chakrin, a guest on Vin Scully's show w/ Jack Carter, was Carter's mother, as his actual name was Jack Chakrin. I looked up her name, and her lifespan was from 1896 to 1994. She was 98 years old at her passing, and that may explain a lot of why her son lived to be 93. I happened to see Jack Carter on yesterday's MeTV LOVE BOAT rerun.

    It's nice to see that THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW was being rerun in both NYC & Philadelphia. It probably wasn't seen in syndication much outside of larger cities & very small markets. I'm glad MeTV gave it some exposure a few years ago.

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    1. Yes - it's amazing how many shows (Daisies, Nanny, etc.) were standard fare back then, and we never see them anymore. At least MIL came out on DVD.

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  3. Mitchell, quick question. As a TV addicted adolescent (as was I), did you ever write letters to the station manager of "The World's Worst Station (TM) complaining about the programming? I self-righteously wrote to the station manager of WSYR (NBC) in Syracuse annually each fall for preempting the 2nd half of the AFL doubleheader each Sunday for B(and sometimes C) rated 1940's movies that were hand picked by the station owner's daughter. We did not see ANY of the Heidi game!

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    1. You know, I never, did, and I should have. I think we've discussed before that KCMT didn't do the second half of doubleheaders either, and that would have been the beginning of my complaints! It probably wouldn't have accomplished anything, but it would have made me feel better. And who knows - they might have given me my own show...

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  4. If KC wins, I would hope someone can dig up a post game clip of the "Sperry Rand AFL Report." I searched for one with no luck, But here's a faded clip of SB IV post game with Hank Stram and Lamar Hunt being interviewed by Frank Gifford..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANGtrH8UGuM&list=PLA5007B1387CC548A&index=25&t=0s

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  5. And speaking of the AFL, check this site out for a treasure trove of gems, posted by the son of the KC Chiefs team physician from 1963-1982. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA5007B1387CC548A

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  6. One of the channels ran NANNY a couple of years ago. Cozi? Antenna? Can't recall. The same station also ran GHOST AND MRS. MUIR and ENSIGN O'TOOLE, both uncut.

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  7. Joanne Carson took the last picture of Capote, the day before he died at her.Los Angeles home
    (he knew her when she and Johnny lived in the same apartment building in New York. Although he told her not to give up on the marriage with Johnny, he stood by her after she did--and she returned the favor when so many abandoned him after he told all in the excerts of UNANSWERED PRAYERS that were published)

    Paul Duca

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  8. I would think more people would watch inauguration coverage as it happened on a Saturday...they didn't skip work or school for it on a weekday.

    Paul Duca

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  9. In the listings for Channel 29 Philadelphia, It is listed as WTAP. It was WTAF, which is now WTXF.

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