June 21, 2021

What's on TV? Monday, June 21, 1954




I usually introduce these listings with some trite phrase like, "Find your favorites!" but the challenge with any random day in the early 1950s is finding shows that any of us, even me, have heard of. In choosing Monday, I've tried to provide a few you've heard of, and a few more that deserve recognition as part of the Golden Age: I Love Lucy, Voice of Firestone (which appears here as "Concert"), Burns and Allen, Robert Montgomery Presents (one of the best of the anthologies), Death Valley Days, Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts, Bob and Ray, and prime-time boxing. And of course, The Today Show is still on the air, 67 years later, even if you don't live in the Chicagoland area. Find your favorites!
 
 WBBM (CBS)
 
MORNING
 
     7:00
The Morning Show—Variety
 
     9:00
Godfrey And Friends
 
   10:30
Strike It Rich—Quiz
Guest: Brenda Lewis
 
   11:00
Vallant Lady—Serial
 
   11:15
Love Of Life—Serial
       
   11:30
Search For Tomorrow
 
   11:45
Guiding Light—Serial
 
AFTERNOON
 
   12:00
Brighter Day—Serial
 
   12:15
Portia Faces Life—Serial
 
   12:30
Garry Moore—Variety
Guest: Martha Davis
 
     1:00
Double Or Nothing—Quiz
Emcee: Bert Parks
 
     1:30
Linkletter’s House Party
 
     2:00
Big Payoff—Quiz
Emcees: Randy Merriman and Bess Myerson
 
     2:30
Bob Crosby—Musical
 
     3:00
     3:15
Woman With A Past—Serial
Secret Storm—Serial
 
     3:30
Film Feature—Drama
“My Rival’s A Fiddle”
 
     4:00
Shopping With Miss Lee
 
     4:20
Buster Crabbe—Western
 
     5:00
Range Riders—Adventures
 
     5:30
Gene Autry Time—Film
 
EVENING
 
     6:00
Sports—Bob Elson
 
     6:15
News—Julian Bentley
 
     6:30
News—Douglas Edwards
 
     6:45
Perry Como Show—Music
 
     7:00
BURNS & ALLEN—Comedy
 
     7:30
TALENT SCOUNTS—Variety
 
     8:00
I LOVE LUCY—Comedy
 
     8:30
MAQUERADE PARTY
Emcee: Peter Donald. Panelists: Ilka Chase, Buff Cobb, Ogden Nash
 
     9:00
SUMMER THEATER
“Fandango At War Bonnet”
 
   10:00
NEWS—Fahey Flynn
 
   10:15
IN TOWN TONIGHT—Variety
 
   10:30
WEATHER—John Harrington
 
   10:45
IRV KUPCINET—Comments
 
   11:00
Playhouse—Film Drama
“The Other Jessie Grant
 
   11:30
Late News
 
   11:35
MOVIE—Mystery
“Tangled Evidence”
 
 
 
.4. WTMJ (Milwaukee) (NBC)
 
MORNING
 
     7:00
Today—News, Interviews
 
     9:00
Ding Dong School
 
     9:30
One Man’s Family—Serial
 
     9:45
Three Steps to Heaven
 
   10:00
Home—Women’s News
 
   11:00
Gordon Thomas—Variety
 
AFTERNOON
 
   12:00
What’s New In The Kitchen
 
   12:45
News
 
     1:00
Grenadiers—Musical
 
     1:30
Bob Heiss—Interviews
 
     1:55
Weather—Bill Carlsen
 
     2:00
Mrs. U.S.A.   RETURN 
Guest: Dorothy Brandon. Host: Arthur Gary
 
     2:30
Ask Washington   RETURN 
Moderator: Holly Wright
 
     3:00
Welcome Travelers
 
     3:30
On Your Account
Host: Win Elliot
 
     4:00
Beulah Donohue-Women
 
     4:30
Howdy Doody—Puppets
 
     5:00
Superman—Adventure
 
     5:30
Foreman TomWestern
 
EVENING
 
     6:00
Hot Shot Revue—Musical
 
     6:15
News
 
     6:25
Tony Weitzel—Comments
 
     6:30
Sports Picture
 
     6:45
News—John C. Swayze
 
     7:00
NAME’S THE SAME—Panel
Emcee: Clifton Fadiman. Panel: Joan Alexander, Gene Rayburn, Roger Price, Bess Myerson
 
     7:30
THE GOLDBERGS—Comedy
 
     8:00
DENNIS DAY—Comedy
 
     8:30
ROBERT MONTGOMERY
“Great Expectations” part 2
 
     9:30
WHO SAID THAT?
Panelists: J.P. McEvoy, Bob Considine, June Lockhart, H.V. Kaltenborn. Moderator: Walter Kiernan
 
   10:00
INDUSTRY ON PARADE
 
   10:15
NEWS—Paul Skinner
 
   10:25
WEATHER—Bill Carlsen
 
   10:30
BIG STORY—Drama
 
   11:00
Big Town—Drama
 
   11:30
MOVIE—Mystery
“Pearl of Death”
 
     1:00
News—Tom Mercein
 
 
 
 WNBQ (NBC)
 
MORNING
 
     6:45
Everett Mitchell—Talks
 
     7:00
Today—News, Interviews
 
     9:00
Ding Dong School
 
     9:30
One Man’s Family—Serial
 
     9:45
Three Steps to Heaven
 
   10:00
Home—Women’s News
 
   11:00
Bride and Groom—Wedding
 
   11:15
Hawkins Falls—Serial
       
   11:30
Betty White Show
 
AFTERNOON
 
   12:00
Noontime Comics
 
   12:30
Bob And Kay—Chatter
 
     1:00
Creative Cookery—Recipes
 
     2:00
Mrs. U.S.A.   RETURN 
Guest: Dorothy Brandon. Host: Arthur Gary
 
     2:30
Ask Washington   RETURN 
Moderator: Holly Wright
 
     3:00
Welcome Travelers
 
     3:30
On Your Account
Host: Win Elliot
 
     4:00
Pinky Lee—Comedy, Games
 
     4:30
Howdy Doody—Puppets
 
     5:00
Elmer, The Elephant—Kids
 
     5:30
Close-Up—Musical
Hosts: Howard Miller, June Valli. Guest: Guy Cherney
 
EVENING
 
     6:00
Weather—Clint Youle
 
     6:05
News—Jack Angell
 
     6:10
Sports—Joe Wilson
 
     6:15
Dorsey Connors—Travel
 
     6:25
Alex Dreier—Features
 
     6:30
Tony Martin—Music
 
     6:45
News—John C. Swayze
 
     7:00
CITY DESK—Panel
Moderator: Len O’Connor
 
     7:30
COMMENT—Documentary
 
     8:00
DENNIS DAY—Comedy
 
     8:30
ROBERT MONTGOMERY
“Great Expectations” part 2
 
     9:30
TV PLAYHOUSE—Film
“The Last Kiss”
 
   10:00
WEATHER—Clint Youle
 
   10:10
DORSEY CONNORS—Variety
 
   10:15
NEWS—Jack Angell
 
   10:30
SPORTS—Norman Barry
 
   10:45
HERBIE MINTZ—Musical
 
   11:00
Now For Nordine
 
 
 
 WBKB (ABC)
 
MORNING
 
     7:00
Chicago Parade-_Variety
 
     8:00
Breakfast Club—Don McNeill
 
     9:00
Cookery Magic—Recipes
 
     9:30
Pied Piper Show—Kids
 
   10:00
Play House—Kiddies
 
   10:30
Studio B For Bartlett
 
   10:55
News—Ulmer Turner
 
   11:00
Danny O’Neil Show
 
   11:55
News—Ulmer Turner
 
AFTERNOON
 
   12:00
Happy Pirates—Variety
 
   12:55
News—Ulmer Turner
 
     1:00
Ruth Crowley—Baby Care
 
     1:15
The Doctor Answers—Talk
 
     1:30
Claude Kirchner—Variety
 
     2:00
Stuart Brent—Discussion
 
     2:15
Swingalong—Musical
 
     3:00
Home Theater—Film Feature
“Eleventh Hour”
 
     3:30
Time For Uncle Win—Kids
 
     4:00
Jungle Adventure—Film
 
     4:30
Garfield Goose and Friend
 
     5:00
Jolly Seven Gang—Kids
 
     5:30
Sports—Tom Duggan
 
     5:45
Bob And Ray—Satires
 
EVENING
 
     6:00
News—Austin Kiplinger
 
     6:05
Sports—Jack Drees
 
     6:10
Weather—Wayne Griffin
 
     6:15
News—John Daly
 
     6:30
Flight No. 7—Travel
 
     7:00
SKY KINGTHEATER
 
     7:30
CONCERT—Howard Barlow
Guest: Brian Sullivan
 
     8:00
TV GOLF CLINIC—Tips
 
     8:30
BOXING—Eastern Parkway
Billy Graham vs. Chris Christensen
 
     9:45
NEUTRAL CORNER
 
   10:00
DEATH VALLEY DAYS
 
   10:30
CANDID CAMERA
 
   11:00
Tom Duggan—Comments
 
   11:10
News—Ulmer Turner
 
   11:15
Tom Duggan—Comments
 
   11:30
Danny O’Neil—Musical
 
   12:00
MOVIE—Adventure
“Luck Of A Soldier”
 
 
 
 WGN (DuMont)
 
MORNING
 
     9:00
Paul Fogarty—Exercises
 
     9:30
Time For Stories
 
   10:00
A To Z Of Cookery—Tips
 
   10:55
News—Steve Fentress
 
   11:00
King’s Crossroads—Film
       
   11:30
Earl Nightingale—Chats
 
   11:55
News—Steve Fentress
 
AFTERNOON
 
   12:00
Hi Ladies—Interviews
 
   12:45
Charm Salon—Beauty
 
   12:55
News—Steve Fentress
 
     1:00
MOVIE—Drama
“Taming Of The Wild”
 
     2:00
Paul Dixon Show—Music
 
     3:00
MOVIE—Western
“Outlaws Of The Rio Grande”
 
     4:00
Bandstand Matinee—Music
 
     4:55
News—Les Nichols
 
     5:00
Bob Atcher Show—Kids
 
     5:30
News—Leslie Monypenny
 
     5:45
Curbstone Cut-up—Chats
 
EVENING
 
     6:00
Captain Video—Adventures
 
     6:15
Sports Final—Vince Lloyd
 
     6:30
News—Spencer Allen
 
     6:45
Chicagoland Newsreel
 
     7:00
TV SHOWCASE—Film
 
     7:30
BIG PICTURE—Film
 
     8:00
BEHOLD THY MOTHER
 
     8:30
SPORTSMAN’S CLUB
 
     9:00
BOXING—New York City
Italo Scortichini vs. Pedro Gonzales
 
     9:45
SPORTS—Arch Ward
 
   10:00
MOVIE—Adventure
“Three Pirates”
 
   11:30
News—Les Nichols
 
   11:45
Weather—Carl Greyson

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4 comments:

  1. Ain't no party like an Art Linkletter House Party!

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  2. I think "Secret Storm" is missing @ 3:15 on WBBM.

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  3. Don McNeill's "Breakfast Club" ran on radio for 35 years and was briefly simulcast on the ABC-TV network.

    Wasn't there a longer period in the 1950's when the show was simulcast only on ABC's Chicago TV station?

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