ABV-2 (non-commercial) 10:30AM - Test pattern, music 11:15AM - For Schools (with "For the Juniors" and "People Who Help Us") 11:35AM - Test pattern, music 2:00PM - Woman's World 2:30PM - For Schools ("For the Juniors" and "People who Help Us", not the same episodes as above) 2:50PM - Test pattern, music 4:15PM - Introduction to Music 4:45PM - Andy Pandy 5:00PM - Wonderbox (Australian children's series. Not on IMDb) 6:00PM - While We're Young (note: this was a Canadian series. There's no record of it on IMDb) 6:30PM - Sir Francis Drake 7:00PM - News 7:15PM - Newsreel 2:27PM - Weather 7:30PM - Brothers in Law 8:00PM - People 8:30PM - TV Play: The Giaconda Smile 9:45PM - Recital (music recital) 10:00PM - News 10:10PM - A Night at the Y.M.C.A. (live telecast, probably a one-off?) 11:00PM - Station close
WNDT - Channel 13: 8:55AM - Tri-State Dateline 9:00AM - Profile: New Jersey 9:30AM - Working with Science 9:50AM - Books that Live 10:10AM - Parlons Francais II 10:25AM - Planet Earth 10:45AM - Wonder of Words 11:05AM - Parlons Francais II 11:20AM - Books that Live 11:40AM - This is Connecticut 12:00PM - American Management 12:30PM - Joy of Antiques 12:45PM - Music Interlude 1:00PM - Exploring Nature 1:30PM - Art of Language 1:50PM - Parlons Francais II 2:05PM - Time for Science 2:25PM - Books that Live 2:45PM - Parlons Francais III 3:00PM - Music Interlude 3:30PM - Television for Teachers 4:00PM - Television for Teachers 4:30PM - American Economy 5:00PM - Once Upon a Day 5:30PM - What's New? 6:00PM - Operation Alphabet 6:30PM - Profile: New Jersey 7:00PM - The French Chef 7:30PM - Books for Our Time (the episode was about Lolita!) 8:30PM - Destruction of Indian 9:00PM - Composer's Workshop 10:00PM - News 10:30PM - Images 11:00PM - Reflections 11:10PM - American Management
WNYC - Channel 31 4:00PM - Television for Teachers 4:30PM - United Nations General Assembly 6:00PM - Operation Alphabet 6:30PM - Air Force Story 7:00PM - Your Right to Say It 7:30PM - Books for Our Time 8:00PM - Nutrition and You 8:30PM - Army Special 9:00PM - Clinical Science Seminars 10:15PM - Scope 10:30PM - Operation Alphabet
Thanks for posting. I remember those schedules well, They,--the thee major TV networks stations were similar, in many cases near identical--for many cities but for the local shows that were occasionally shoe-horned in.
That's a whole lotta television. I find it fascinating to see how many short shows there were,--15 minute soaps, even shorter news shows, many half-hour dramatic series, most of them westerns, but still.
For some reason some shows stand out in my memory much more than others: I remember the long afternoon runs of Loretta Young and The Millionaire, which seemed like they ran forever, and would be in those same time slots, give or take a half-hour, fifty years down the road.
There was something reassuring about television back then. The networks and local TV stations saw to that. It made one feel secure, sure of how the world was ordered, what show would be on when; and what was appropriate viewing for certain times of day. That's all gone now.
Nowadays television feels almost as chaotic as the real world!
ABC-3 10:30AM - Test card and music 11:15AM - For Schools: "Natural Science" and "Amphibians and Reptiles" 11:40AM - For Schools: "Mathematics for First Form" "Fractions III" 12:00PM - Test card and music 1:30PM - Matinee (segments include: "Keeping Fit with Regular Exercises", "Countries in the News", and "Discussion: Teenage Marriages" 2:00PM - For schools: "The Art of Music" and "Blending the Colours" 2:20PM - For Schools: "Natural Science" and "Amphibians and Reptiles" 2:40PM - For Schools: "She Stoops to Conquer" 3:10PM - Test card and music 4:45PM - Rag Tag and Bobtail 5:00PM - Wonderbox 6:00PM - Space Patrol 6:30PM - Mister Ed 6:55PM - Canberra News 7:00PM - News 7:15PM - Newsreel 7:25PM - Weather 7:30PM - Mr. Justice Duncannon 8:00PM - TV Ballroom 8:30PM - TV Play: The Four Poster 10:00PM - News 10:20PM - Celebrity Recital 11:10PM - Station close
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jun 6, 2017 17:05:04 GMT
I don't know if anyone finds these schedule threads to be interesting, but I'm extremely bored at the moment, and have nothing better to do than put them together. Maybe I could do a Scottish schedule next?
Anyway, here is the Ottawa, Canada TV schedule for Saturday 21 November 1964.
CBOFT - Channel 9 (translation via Google Translate. Blame them, not me): 9:00AM - Aujourd but a CBOFT (translation: Today in CBOFT) 9:15AM - Cours Universitaires (translation: University Courses) 11:30AM - Tour de terre (translation: Earth Tower) 12:00PM - Défilé du Père Noël (translation: Parade of Santa Claus) 1:00PM - Football 3:30PM - Échos du sport (translation: Echoes of the sport) 4:00PM - Les uns les autres (translation: Each other) 4:30PM - Images en tête (translation: Top images) 6:00PM - Roman de la science (translation: Novel of Science) 6:30PM - Telejournal 6:45PM - Langue vivante (translation: Living language) 7:00PM - Champ libre (translation: Free field 8:00PM - Thierry la Fronde 8:30PM - Hockey 10:15PM - Votre choix (translate: Your choice) 10:45PM - Telejournal 10:55PM - Dernière édition (translation: Latest edition) 11:10PM - Nouvelles du sport (translation: Sport News) 11:15PM - Film: Le fils de Caroline chérie (1955)
CJOH - Channels 13 and 8: 9:00AM - Hop, Skip and Jump 10:00AM - Kiddo 10:30AM - Football Playback 12:30PM - Junior Auction 1:00PM - Football 3:30PM - Wrestling 4:30PM - Wide World of Sports 6:00PM - News and weather 6:10PM - Frank Clair 6:30PM - After Four 7:00PM - Saturday Date 8:00PM - Film: Désirée (1954) 10:00PM - Alfred Hitchcock Hour 11:00PM - New 11:15PM - Sports Final 11:25PM - Film: [listed as "Angel Babay", probably a misspelling]
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jun 10, 2017 12:22:38 GMT
A week's schedule for GLV-10 in Gippsland, Victoria, Australia. This was the only station in the area (a second station opened in 1963), but it includes a nice mix of top American imports, high-grade Melbourne/Sydney productions, classic feature films, and simple but well-meaning self-produced local shows. Honestly, they did pretty well for a regional station in an area without much population. Sunday 11 November 1962 4:00PM - Documentaries 5:30PM - Teen Time 6:00PM - The Adventures of Robin Hood 6:30PM - High Adventures (seems to have been a travel show with Lowell Thomas, presumably from the U.S.) 7:25PM - Gippsland's Path of Time 7:35PM - Whirlybirds 8:00PM - Film: Rose-Marie (1936) (shown under the title "Indian Love Call") 9:55PM - San Fransisco Beat 10:25PM - News, weather, epilogue
Monday 12 November 1962 5:30PM - Gippsland Teleclub (children's show featuring cartoons. Seems like everywhere had their own version of this concept) 6:15PM - Annie Oakley 6:40PM - News 7:00PM - Pick-a-Box 7:30PM - Maverick 8:30PM - The Untouchables 9:30PM - Farming Today 9:45PM - Panic! 10:15PM - News, weather, epilogue
Thursday 15 November 1962 5:30PM - Gippsland Teleclub 6:15PM - Cartoon Time 6:30PM - News, weather 6:45PM - This is Gippsland 7:00PM - Our Miss Brooks 7:30PM - The Mobil-Limb Show 8:00PM - Hawaiian Eye 9:00PM - Best of I.M.T. 10:00PM - News, weather, epilogue
very interesting. I was devoted to dr Who, would certainly have watched that, though November 1966 i was still traumatised by the loss of william hartnell. I was also keen on batman, but have no memory of it being on that late because i'm sure I always watched it, and I certainly wouldn't have been able to if it clashed with Dixon of Dock Green, we always watched that. It must have been on on a weekday on children's tv as well. or perhaps they'd moved it to saturday evenings instead of a weekday, in which case i would never have got to see it, because it wouldn't have stood a chance against dIxon of Dock gReen.
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jun 20, 2017 2:58:44 GMT
Chicago TV schedule for Friday 2 December 1966.
Sadly, the game shows and soap operas on the schedule are mostly lost, and some of the kiddie shows are lost or partially lost too. It wouldn't surprise me if some of the educational shows are lost too.
All four networks are represented...yes, four! NET (National Educational Television) was around, and while most of their programming consists of dull educational series, there's also an excellent TV play, "An Enemy of the People", which I've seen via a DVD release.
Strictly speaking, WXXW (Channel 20) is a defunct station, going off the air in the 1974. The current Channel 20, WYCC, debuted in 1983.
WTTW, Channel 11 9:15AM - Math (Grade 5) 9:39AM - Children's Literature 9:58AM - Math (Grade 6) 10:22AM - Spanish 10:41AM - Art 11:05AM - Physical Science 12:05PM - Data Processing 1:00PM - Science 1:34PM - Elementary Music 1:53PM - Places in the News 2:17PM - Primary Music 2:36PM - Language Arts 3:00PM - Cost Workshop 4:00PM - The French Chef 4:30PM - Smart and Sewing 5:00PM - What's New 5:30PM - Social Science 6:30PM - Data Processing 7:15PM - Philosophy 8:00PM - TV Play: An Enemy of the People 9:50PM - Sibelius 10:00PM - Spectrum 10:30PM - Film: Ella Cinders (1926)
WXXW, Channel 20 9:12AM - Geography 9:36AM - Spanish 9:55AM - Language Arts 10:19AM - Primary Music 10:38AM - Land and Sea 10:57AM - Quest for the Best 11:30AM - Maternity Nursing 1:10PM - Gifted Math 1:44PM - Language Arts
WCIU, Channel 26 4:00PM - Kiddie A-Go-Go 5:00PM - Mr. Nice 5:45PM - Noticiero Latino 6:00PM - Spanish Serial 6:30PM - Spanish News 6:35PM - Spanish Novel 7:00PM - Senorita Television 7:15PM - TV Italiana 7:55PM - Headlines of Century 8:00PM - Lithuanian TV 8:30PM - Football Highlights 9:00PM - Wrestling 10:00PM - Empire Theater
WFLD, Channel 32 3:30PM - Kaleidoscope 3:45PM - Stock Market Report 4:00PM - Scarlett Hill (maybe this?) 4:30PM - Time for Children 5:00PM - Winchell-Mahoney Time 6:00PM - Newscope 6:30PM - Quest for Adventure 7:00PM - Bill Anderson 7:30PM - Panorama 7:55PM - Newscope 8:00PM - Boxing 9:30PM - Speedway International 10:00PM - Newscope 10:30PM - Bill Veeck 11:00PM - Modes and Music
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jun 26, 2017 7:15:17 GMT
Tucson, Arizona TV schedule for Wednesday 5 February 1964. Source is the Arizona Daily Star edition for that day.
I believe this is the first time I've posted a TV schedule from the southern US. Many cities in the south lacked an ABC affiliate, so Tucson was lucky to not only have an ABC affiliate, but a NET affiliate as well. They were also lucky to have all four networks on VHF. There is a varied range of programs on the schedule: comedies, dramas, soaps, game shows, a TV movie, variety/music, animation, educational shows, documentaries, heck there's even a proto-reality show on the schedule, and a little bit of local programming.
Note: During daytime various 5-minute news updates were broadcast. These are not listed in the newspaper I used as a source, but I know they aired following shows like "Love of Life" and "Match Game". That's why "Match Game" episodes of the 1960s are so damn short, because the final 5 minutes consisted of one of these news dates.
Unfortunately, many of the game shows, local shows, soap operas and newscasts on the schedule are lost. For example, the 1960s version of "Match Game" (with very different rules to the well-preserved 1970s version) aired for hundreds of episodes, of which less than 20 survive. It would not surprise me if some of the educational telecasts are lost too.
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jun 28, 2017 5:39:52 GMT
Thursday 11 February 1965 schedule for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. All four networks are represented (NBC, CBS, ABC, NET), but sadly no independent stations. Fortunately though, all of them are on VHF. That's good because UHF stations rarely got viewers (I heard of one UHF station during the 50s/60s, I forget which, where a host offered money to the first person who called in. Nobody called in, meaning NOBODY was watching!!).
It's a fun schedule, mostly fluff, but it's highly enjoyable fluff. Any schedule with "Bewitched" is a great schedule if you ask me.
Unfortunately, many of the daytime shows on the schedule are lost.
I notice that many of NET's shows aren't on IMDb. Someone should correct this.
Amazing how long lived some of these series were, in fact a few of them are still running today.
WHYY, Channel 12 9:30AM - Classroom Instruction 1:00PM - The Darkness Into Light 1:30PM - Classroom Instruction 3:00PM - American Art 3:30PM - Chess Lesson (they should repeat this. I've always wanted to learn chess, and what better way than though a classic B&W TV show?) 4:00PM - American Economy 4:30PM - Bridge Lesson 5:00PM - Davey and Goliath 5:15PM - Just Imagine (imagine what?) 5:30PM - The Friendly Giant (was this the Canadian series?) 6:00PM - What's New? (a children's show...NET was already starting to get a bit like PBS) 6:30PM - American Art 7:00PM - Pleasures of Literature 7:30PM - News Magazine 8:00PM - The Comers 8:30PM - World of Music 9:00PM - Open End 10:45PM - British Calendar (I wonder what this was) 11:00PM - Delaware Tonight
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jul 7, 2017 18:38:41 GMT
Friday 15 December 1967 TV schedule for New York City.
Not mentioned in the schedule: The 5-minute news updates that aired throughout the day. That's why old kinescopes and tapes of the daytime version of "To Tell the Truth" are so short, because it was aired in a 25-minute slot (of course, surviving daytime episodes of that show are as rare as hen's teeth...Goodson-Todman were constantly re-using those tapes! Fortunately the prime-time episodes have a better survival rate)
The schedules by this point were starting to get more modern, particularly that of NET (predecessor of PBS). NET by this point was increasingly PBS-like: Their schedule for the day includes a British show, a TV play, and even "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" (IMDb says the series debuted 1968. While this is true nationally, the series was already airing on a regional basis in a number of cities starting in 1966).
As with all of the 1960s schedules, many daytime shows are largely lost. That includes "Winchell-Mahoney Time", for which the host managed to successfully sue the production company for erasing the tapes.
Source: the 14 and 15 December 1967 editions of "The Journal News" of White Plains, New York.
WNDT, Channel 13, an affiliate of NET 9:00AM - Charity Bailey 9:30AM - Exploring Our Language 9:50AM - Hablo Espanol 10:05AM - Science Room 10:25AM - People and Their World 10:45AM - Project History 11:05AM - Parlons Francais III 11:20AM - Exploring Mathematics 11:40AM - World of Change 12:00PM - Magic Lantern 12:30PM - History of American Civilization 1:00PM - Exploring Nature 1:50PM - Parlons Francais III 2:05PM - Exploring Mathematics 2:25PM - World of Change 2:45PM - Hablo Espanol 3:00PM - Magic Latern 3:30PM - Signs of the Times 4:30PM - Teacher Preview - Roundabout 5:00PM - Noggin the Nog 5:15PM - The Friendly Giant 5:30PM - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 6:00PM - What's New 6:30PM - TV High School 7:00PM - University Forum 7:30PM - Conversations with Arnold Toynbee 8:00PM - Week in Review 8:30PM - NET Playhouse 9:40PM - Congress '67
BBC-2 11:00AM - Play School 11:20AM - close 1:15PM - Medicine Today 1:45PM - close 7:00PM - Frontiers of Science 8:00PM - Floodlit Rugby 8:50PM - Colourful Cookery 9:05PM - The Jazz Age 9:55PM - Europa 10:35PM - A Question of Taste 11:25PM - News 11:30PM - Late Night Line-Up
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jul 19, 2017 7:48:27 GMT
Monday 15 November 1965 TV schedule for Sydney, Australia.
Normally, I choose a schedule because it includes a show I like, or because it includes a show I want to see. In this case, I chose this schedule because it features two series that were notorious at the time but are now long forgotten. Both "TV Bingo" and "Seven's Bigger Bingo" were controversial because they were blamed for causing a decline in takings at charity bingo games, and additionally it was felt that they violated gambling laws. Within a few days of this schedule, both shows were taken off the air.
The schedule is heavily dominated by American shows. There's also some British series, a Canadian series, and not much Australian content. This 1965 schedule actually has a lot less prime-time Australian content than many 1957 schedules! Which is worrying....
Sydney had four stations to choose from. Three commercial stations, and one non-commercial station (ABN-2)
ABN-2 9:10AM - First Form Maths 10:15AM - Making Puppets 11:20AM - Art - 3D 1:00PM - Weekend Magazine 2:35PM - Puppet Making 4:45PM - Kindergarten Playtime 5:00PM - Roundabout 5:30PM - The Shari Lewis Show 5:50PM - UPA Cartoon: Trail of Zelda belle 6:00PM - The Forest Rangers 6:25PM - Hugh and I 7:00PM - News 7:30PM - Z Cars 8:20PM - Patrick O'Hagan Sings 8;50PM - News 8:52PM - Background 9:00PM - Forum 9:30PM - Sports Cavalcade 10:00PM - News 10:10PM - CBS Reports 11:05PM - close
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jul 20, 2017 23:53:31 GMT
Monday 10 November 1969 TV schedule for Baltimore, Maryland.
All four networks are represented: NBC, CBS, ABC and NET (soon to become PBS). One important series on the schedule is NET's "Sesame Street", which is still running. Other series on the schedule that are still running include "Days of Our Lives" and "General Hospital". "Jeopardy!" is on the schedule but the current version of that show began in the 1980s.
WMPB, Channel 67 8:30AM - Developing Communications Skills 9:00AM - News lab 9:20AM - Roundabout It 9:35AM - For the Love of Art 10:00AM - Sesame Street 11:00AM - Health: Your Decision 11:20AM - African Anthology 11:40AM - Let's Investigate 12:00PM - Great Composers 12:30PM - Classroom Television 12:40PM - News Lab 1:00PM - Exploring the World of Science I 1:20PM - Magic of Words 1:35PM - Guessing Patterns 1:55PM - Geography 2:15PM - Sing Along with Me 2:30PM - Meet the Arts 3:00PM - Put It in Writing 3:30PM - English: Fact and Fancy 4:00PM - Sesame Street 5:00PM - Mister Rogers' Neighborhood 5:30PM - What's New? 6:00PM - Skiing 6:30PM - Spectrum 7:00PM - Teacher Training 7:30PM - U.S.A.; Photography 8:00PM - World Press 9:00PM - N.E.T. Journal 10:00PM - Urban 30 10:30PM - Koltanowski on Chess 11:00PM - News
Post by Matthew the Swordsman on Jul 23, 2017 10:12:52 GMT
Nashville, Tennessee TV schedule for Monday 5 February 1962.
Three stations to choose from, which means no NET, no indie station, just the big three networks. CBS had a fabulous line-up for that night, including "To Tell the Truth", "The Danny Thomas Show", "The Andy Griffith Show", "I've Got a Secret" and other popular shows.
Note: The following programs were rated "suitable for adults only": "The Untouchables", "Thriller" and "Medic". The following were programs were rated unsuitable for young children: Las Vegas Story, "Whirlybirds", "Riverboat", "Hawaiian Eye", "Hotel De Paree", "World Film Playhouse" and "Sugarfoot".