April 12, 2021

What's on TV? Tuesday, April 15, 1958




I always find it interesting looking at daytime programs from this era, especially compared to the mid-60s, the time in which I grew up. I remember Art Linkletter’s House Party, for example, but in 1958 there are also variety shows from Garry Moore and Arthur Godfrey (all on CBS); NBC has Matinee Theater, an attempt at a more mainstream, primetime type of drama (as opposed to the serials), and there are daily shows for the younger set like American Bandstand and the Mickey Mouse Club on ABC. Among the long-running soaps like Search for Tomorrow, The Edge of Night and Love of Life, there’s also Kitty Foyle, based on the novel by Christopher Morley, the movie version of which won an Oscar for Ginger Rogers. And while there are game shows, you don’t see the celebrity-driven shows that became so prominent in the 60s. Of course, nowadays daytime TV has been mostly Oprahfied, the most perfectly defined version of the “vast wasteland” that one could ask for. Still, I think you’ll find shows you recognize among these Oregon stations.

 
 2  KOTI (Klamath Falls) (CBS)
 
    MORNING   
 
  11:45
CARTOONS—Kids
 
  11:55
NEWS
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
BIG PAYOFF—Quiz
 
  12:30
VERDICT IS YOURS
 
    1:00
BRIGHTER DAY—Serial
 
    1:15
SECRET STORM
 
    1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial
 
    2:00
GARRY MOORE
Guest: Ivan Sanderson
 
    2:30
HOW DO YOU RATE?
 
    3:00
ARTHUR GODFREY
 
    3:30
DOTTO—Quiz
 
    4:00
FEMININE FANCIES
 
    4:30
UNCLE BILL—Kids
 
    4:45
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
 
    5:00
SPORTS CLUB—Hirsch
 
    5:30
TECH TALKS—Education
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NEWS
 
    6:15
NEWS—Edwards
 
    6:30
NAME THAT TUNE
 
    7:00
MR. ADAMS AND EVE
 
    7:30
WHIRLYBIRDS—Adventure
 
    8:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH
 
    8:30
RED SKELTON
Guest: Charlie Ruggles
 
    9:00
$64,000 QUESTION
 
    9:30
TRACKDOWN—Western
 
  10:00
I SPY—Adventure
 
  10:30
NEWS
 
  10:35
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING
 
 
 
 4  KPIC (Roseburg) (NBC)
 
    MORNING   
 
  11:00
PRICE IS RIGHT
 
  11:30
KITTY FOYLE—Serial
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
MATINEE THEATER
“The Canterville Ghost”
 
    1:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY
 
    1:45
MODERN ROMANCES
 
    2:00
CHARLES FARRELL
Last show of the series. Tomorrow at this time “Blondie” returns.
 
    2:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts
 
    3:00
BEV’S COFFEE BREAK
 
    3:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Black Rider”
 
    4:45
BIG ROUNDUP—Reynolds
 
    5:30
CARTOON FESTIVAL
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NEWS
 
    6:15
NEWS—Chet Huntley
 
    6:30
ANNIE OAKLEY—Western
 
    7:00
MEN OF ANNAPOLIS
 
    7:30
SILENT SERVICE—Drama
 
    8:00
EDDIE FISHER   COLOR 
 
    9:00
JERRY LEWIS—Comedy   SPECIAL    COLOR 
Guests: Helen Traubel, Everett Sloane
 
  10:00
TELEVISION “EMMY” AWARDS   SPECIAL   
 
  11:30
JACK PAAR—Variety
 
 
 
 5  KBES (Medford) (CBS)
 
    MORNING   
 
  11:50
CARTOONS—Kids
 
  11:55
NEWS
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
BIG PAYOFF—Quiz
 
  12:30
VERDICT IS YOURS
 
    1:00
BRIGHTER DAY—Serial
 
    1:15
SECRET STORM
 
    1:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial
 
    2:00
GARRY MOORE
Guest: Ivan Sanderson
 
    2:30
HOW DO YOU RATE?
 
    3:00
ARTHUR GODFREY
 
    3:30
DOTTO—Quiz
 
    4:00
FEMININE FANCIES
 
    4:30
DEVOTIONS—Religion
 
    4:45
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
 
    5:00
SPORTS CLUB—Hirsch
 
    5:30
CARTOONS—Kids
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NEWS
 
    6:15
NEWS—Edwards
 
    6:30
NAME THAT TUNE
 
    7:00
MR. ADAMS AND EVE
 
    7:30
WHIRLYBIRDS—Adventure
 
    8:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH
 
    8:30
RED SKELTON
Guest: Charlie Ruggles
 
    9:00
$64,000 QUESTION
 
    9:30
TRACKDOWN—Western
 
  10:00
I SPY—Adventure
 
  10:30
NEWS
 
  10:35
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING
 
 
 
-6- KOIN (Portland) (CBS)
 
    MORNING   
 
    7:00
CAPT. KANGAROO—Kids
 
    7:45
NEWS—Holcomb
 
    8:00
LADIES FAIR—Variety
 
    8:30
CARTOON TIME—Kids
 
    9:00
LOVE OF LIFE—Serial
 
    9:30
SEARCH FOR TOMORROW
 
    9:45
GUIDING LIGHT—Serial
 
  10:00
NEWS—Cronkite
 
  10:05
HI NEIGHBOR—Variety
 
  10:30
AS THE WORLD TURNS
 
  11:00
BEAT THE CLOCK—Games
 
  11:30
HOUSE PARTY—Linkletter
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
BIG PAYOFF—Quiz
 
  12:30
VERDICT IS YOURS
 
    1:00
BRIGHTER DAY—Serial
 
    1:15
SECRET STORM
 
    1:30
KOIN KITCHEN—Betty Davis
 
    2:00
GARRY MOORE
Guest: Ivan Sanderson
 
    2:30
HOW DO YOU RATE?
 
    3:00
ARTHUR GODFREY
 
    3:30
EDGE OF NIGHT—Serial
 
    4:00
DOTTO—Quiz
 
    4:30
MR. MOON—Kids
 
    4:45
RED DUNNING—Western
 
    5:00
CARTOON TIME—Kids
 
    5:30
ARMCHAIR THEATER—Drama
“This Plane for Hire”
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NEWS
 
    6:15
NEWS—Edwards
 
    6:30
NAME THAT TUNE
 
    7:00
MR. ADAMS AND EVE
 
    7:30
WINGO—Quiz
 
    8:00
TO TELL THE TRUTH
 
    8:30
RED SKELTON
Guest: Charlie Ruggles
 
    9:00
$64,000 QUESTION
 
    9:30
IF YOU HAD A MILLION
 
  10:00
TARGET—Adolphe Menjou
 
  10:30
NEWS
 
  10:35
NEWS
 
  11:30
MOVIE—Police
Showtime on Six “G-Men” (1935)
 
 
 
 7  KOAC (Corvallis) (Educ.)
 
    MORNING   
 
    9:00
PSYCHOLOGY—Education
 
    9:50
VARIETY—Education
 
  10:00
ESPECIALLY FOR WOMEN
 
  10:45
TALES OF POINDEXTER
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
    5:00
FRIENDLY GIANT—Kids
 
    5:15
TALES OF POINDEXTER
 
    5:30
MATHEMATICS—Education
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NO LICENSE TO KILL
 
    6:15
SYMPTOMS OF OUR TIME
 
    6:30
VISIT WITH A SCULPTOR
 
    7:00
NATURAL RESOURCES
 
    7:15
HERITAGE—Education
 
    7:45
TALKING TAXES
 
 
 
-8- KGW (Portland) (ABC)
 
    MORNING   
 
    8:00
CARTOONERS’ CLUB—Kids
 
    9:00
TELESCOPE—Variety
 
  10:00
MOVIE—To Be Announced
 
  11:30
WORKSHOP—Wells
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
TOWN AND COUNTRY
 
  12:15
NOON CARTOON—Kids
 
  12:30
WUNDA WUNDA—Kids
 
    1:00
MOVIE—To Be Announced
 
    2:30
FAVORITE STORY—Drama
 
    3:00
SUSIE—Comedy
 
    3:30
DO YOU TRUST YOUR WIFE?
 
    4:00
AMERICAN BANDSTAND
Guests: The James Brothers
 
    4:30
HECK HARPER—Kids
 
    5:00
SIR LANCELOT—Adventure
 
    5:30
MICKEY MOUSE CLUB—Kids
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
HAWKEYE—Adventure
 
    6:30
NEWS—Richard Roos
 
    7:00
STATE TROOPER—Police
 
    7:30
SUGARFOOT—Western
 
    8:30
WYATT EARP—Western
 
    9:00
BROKEN ARROW—Western
 
    9:30
PANTOMIME QUIZ
Panelists: Hans Conried, Dorothy Hart, Howard Morris, Carol Burnett, Milt Kamen, Stubby Kaye, Tom Poston. Mike Stokey is host.
 
  10:00
WEST POINT—Drama
 
  10:30
NEWS
 
  10:40
POLITICAL TALK
 
  10:48
MOVIE—Comedy
Ch. 8 Playhouse: “The Whole Town’s Talking” (1935)
 
 
 
12 KPTV (Portland) (NBC)
 
    MORNING   
 
    7:30
OMSI PRESENTS
 
    8:00
TODAY—Dave Garroway
 
    9:00
TIC TAC DOUGH—Quiz
 
    9:30
IT COULD BE YOU—Leyden
 
  10:00
STAGE 12—Drama
“Come-on Red”
 
  10:30
TREASURE HUNT—Quiz
 
  11:00
PRICE IS RIGHT
 
  11:30
KITTY FOYLE—Serial
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
MATINEE THEATER
“The Canterville Ghost”
 
    1:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY
 
    1:45
MODERN ROMANCES
 
    2:00
CHARLES FARRELL
Last show of the series. Tomorrow at this time “Blondie” returns.
 
    2:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts
 
    3:00
MOVIE—Mystery
“Silk Express”
 
    4:15
HOW TO ARRANGE FLOWERS
 
    4:30
HIGH TIME—Music
 
    5:30
SUSPENSE UNLIMITED
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NEWS
 
    6:15
NEWS—Chet Huntley
 
    6:30
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
 
    7:00
MEDIC—Drama
 
    7:30
TREASURE HUNT—Quiz
 
    8:00
EDDIE FISHER   COLOR 
 
    9:00
JERRY LEWIS—Comedy   SPECIAL    COLOR 
Guests: Helen Traubel, Everett Sloane
 
  10:00
TELEVISION “EMMY” AWARDS   SPECIAL   
 
  11:30
CHAMPIONSHIP BOWLING
 
 
 
13 KVAL (Eugene) (NBC)
 
    MORNING   
 
  11:00
PRICE IS RIGHT
 
  11:30
KITTY FOYLE—Serial
 
  AFTERNOON 
 
  12:00
MATINEE THEATER
“The Canterville Ghost”
 
    1:00
QUEEN FOR A DAY
 
    1:45
MODERN ROMANCES
 
    2:00
CHARLES FARRELL
Last show of the series. Tomorrow at this time “Blondie” returns.
 
    2:30
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES—Stunts
 
    3:00
BEV’S COFFEE BREAK
 
    3:30
MOVIE—Drama
“Black Rider”
 
    4:45
BIG ROUNDUP—Reynolds
 
    5:30
CARTOON FESTIVAL
 
     EVENING    
 
    6:00
NEWS
 
    6:15
NEWS—Chet Huntley
 
    6:30
ANNIE OAKLEY—Western
 
    7:00
MEN OF ANNAPOLIS
 
    7:30
SILENT SERVICE—Drama
 
    8:00
EDDIE FISHER   COLOR 
 
    9:00
JERRY LEWIS—Comedy   SPECIAL    COLOR 
Guests: Helen Traubel, Everett Sloane
 
  10:00
TELEVISION “EMMY” AWARDS   SPECIAL   
 
  11:30
JACK PAAR—Variety

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2 comments:

  1. That should be Richard Ross on KGW doing the news. Was one of the original newscasters when KGW went on the air in 1956. Was on the air at KGW until 1975 then was at KATU until 1986. KATU didn’t come on the air until 1962.

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  2. It’s interesting that some of the local network affiliates evidently do not go on the air until 11:00am or after. Therefore, except for the Portland CBS station - The Guiding Light, Love of Life, and As the World Turns among other shows are not seen at all.

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