Thursday, April 30, 2015

A Kiss Before Dying Ad

Here's an ad for the movie A Kiss Before Dying, which aired on WGN(9). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WFLD Channel 32 TV Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 1966

Evening
========
6:00 pm                      Breakthru   "Talking Hands"
6:30 pm                      Charlie Chaplin Theater
7:00 pm                      Richard Boone   "A Tough Man to Kill"
8:00 pm                      Film Feature   "Ink On Paper"
9:00 pm                      National Trivia Test with Henry Morgan (special)
10:00 pm                    News, Weather, Sports
10:10 pm                    International Showcase with Buddy Davis (featured:
                                                                                        Canada)
11:10 pm                    News, Weather, Sports

Garden of Evil Ad

Here's an ad for the movie Garden of Evil, which aired on WGN(9). From the Chicago, IL edition of the TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WCIU Channel 26 TV Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 1966

Afternoon
===========
1:00 pm                        God Is the Answer
2:00 pm                        Oral Roberts   "My Joy In Praying for the Sick"
2:30 pm                        Le Fevres (gospel music program)
3:00 pm                        Grecian Panorama
3:45 pm                        Varieta Italiana with Capizzano
4:30 pm                        Film Feature (no title listed)
5:00 pm                       Bob Lewandowski
5:30 pm                       Tales of Travel



Evening
========
6:00 pm                       Gospel Jubilee
7:00 pm                       Manion Forum
7:15 pm                       Hot Line with Wesley South

Up Front Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the Best of CBS presentation of the movie "Up Front" which was also the Chicago TV debut of the film & aired on WBBM(2). From the Chicago, IL edition of the TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WGN Channel 9 TV Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 1966

Morning
========
6:30 am                       Best of Groucho
6:55 am                       Side Show (cartoons)
7:15 am                       Passing Parade
7:30 am                       News, Weather, Sports
7:45 am                       Hymns of Faith
8:00 am                       Outlook
8:15 am                       Mass for Shut-Ins
9:00 am                       Mr. Piper
9:30 am                       Rocky & His Friends
10:00 am                     Superman
10:30 am                     Bat Masterson
11:00 am                     Maverick   "The Misfortune Teller"



Afternoon
==========
12 noon                    Rebel   "The Legacy"
12:30 pm                 Honeymooners  "The Deciding Vote"
1:00 pm                   Lead-Off Man
1:15 pm                   Baseball with Jack Brickhouse & Lloyd Pettit: Cincinnati
                                                  Reds at Chicago Cubs
4:15 pm                   Tenth Inning
4:30 pm                   Movie   "All My Sons"



Evening
=======
6:00 pm                   Movie   "The Oklahoman"
7:00 pm                   Repertory Theater, U.S.A.   "Irish Triple Bill" (special)
8:00 pm                   Outdoors with Thomas
8:30 pm                    True Adventure with Bill Burrud   "Underwater Safari"
9:00 pm                    Checkmate   "Nice Guys Finish Last"
10:00 pm                  News, Weather, Sports
10:15 pm                  Movie   "A Kiss Before Dying"


Early Monday, May 16, 1966
=========================
12:10 am                News with Carl Greyson
12:30 am                Movie   "The World of Apu"
2:35 am                  Outlook

The Final War Ad

Here's an ad for the movie The Final War, which aired on WBKB(7). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WBKB Channel 7 TV Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 1966

Morning
=======
7:30 am                       Chicagoland's Faith
8:00 am                       Sergeant Preston   "Tobacco Smugglers"
8:30 am                       Jubilee Showcase
9:00 am                       Beany & Cecil
9:30 am                       Peter Potamus
10:00 am                     Bullwinkle
10:30 am                     Discovery '66   "Discovery Goes to Alaska" (rerun)
11:00 am                     Kumzitz
11:30 am                     Persons, Places, & Things with Father Banahan



Afternoon
========
12 noon                      Directions '66
12:30 pm                    Issues & Answers
1:00 pm                      Press Internationale   "Europe: Aid or Obstacle In the
                                                                        Search for World Peace?"
1:30 pm                      Forum
2:00 pm                      Metro-Talk
2:30 pm                      Harry S. Truman   "City Under Siege"
3:00 pm                      77 Sunset Strip   "Open & Close In One"
4:00 pm                      Movie   "King Kong" (1933 film)



Evening
========
6:00 pm                    Voyage   "Dead Man's Doubloons" (rerun)
7:00 pm                    FBI   "The Problem of the Honorable Wife" (rerun)
8:00 pm                    Sunday Night Movie   "The Inn of the Sixth Happiness"
                                                                           (rerun)
11:00 pm                  News, Sports
11:15 pm                  Movie   "Please Turn Over"



Early Monday, May 16, 1966
=====================
12:30 am                 News
12:35 am                 Off the Cuff   "Big Game"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Frank Sinatra Close Up

Here's a vintage Close Up of the Frank Sinatra special, "A Man & His Music", which aired on WMAQ(5). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WMAQ Channel 5 TV Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 1966

Morning
========
7:30 am                      Astroboy   "The Return of Cleopatra"
8:00 am                      By Gemini
8:30 am                      Join In with Bob Hale
9:00 am                      Conversations (guests: Professor William Limmeman, Dr.
                                                              Theodore Sands, Dr. James Fisher & Dr.
                                                                 Francis Belshe)
9:30 am                      Everyman   "Protestant Manifesto"
10:00 am                    Eternal Quest with Herb Graham
10:30 am                    Space Theater
11:30 am                    Lone Ranger   "Slim's Boy"



Afternoon
========
12 noon                   Meet the Press (guest: Sen. Frank Church [D-ID])
12:30 pm                Catholic Hour   "After the Reformation"
1:00 pm                  City Desk
1:30 pm                  Desilu Playhouse   "The Hanging Judge"
2:30 pm                  Have Gun, Will Travel
3:00 pm                  NBC Sports In Action
4:00 pm                  Vietnam Review
4:30 pm                  G.E. College Bowl with Robert Earle: Florence State
                                                                  College vs. last week's winner
5:00 pm                  Frank McGee
5:30 pm                  NBC News Special   "An Austrian Affair"



Evening
========
6:30 pm                 Walt Disney's World   "Return of True Son" (rerun)
7:30 pm                 Branded   "The Bar Sinister" (rerun)
8:00 pm                 Bonanza   "A Dollar's Worth of Trouble"
9:00 pm                 Frank Sinatra: A Man & His Music (special; rerun: notes that
                                                            Wackiest Ship is preempted)
10:00 pm               News, Weather
10:30 pm               News Documentary with Bill Lindsay (featured: Dr. George J.
                                                                                              Stigler)
11:00 pm               Dick Powell Theater   "Good-Bye, Hannah"



Early Monday, May 16, 1966
=========================
12 midnight          Beachcomber   "Home to Roost"

An Evening with Billy Daniels Ad

Here's an ad for the special "An Evening with Billy Daniels", which aired on WGN(9). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WBBM Channel 2 TV Schedule for Sunday, May 15, 1966

Morning
========
7:25 am                       News
7:30 am                       Pretendo
8:00 am                       Here Comes Freckles
8:30 am                       Magic Door
9:00 am                       Lamp Unto My Feet   "Environment, Structure, & Man"
9:30 am                       Look Up & Live   "Self-Impressions"
10:00 am                     Camera Three with James Macandrew   "Sophocles,
                                                               Shakespeare, or Shaw"
10:30 am                     Take One (guest: Sister Mary Augusta)
11:00 am                     Vistas with John Coughlin
11:30 am                     Face the Nation (guest: Barry M. Goldwater)



Afternoon
========
12 noon                    News with Walter Jacobson
12:10 pm                  Press Review with Davidson
12:15 pm                 Movie   "Cry of the Hunted"
1:30 pm                   CBS Sports Spectacular (rerun)
3:00 pm                   U.S.A.: Land of Color with Will Holt  "Where the West
                                                                      Began" (special)
4:00 pm                   Mister Ed (rerun)
4:30 pm                   Amateur Hour with Ted Mack
5:00 pm                   Twentieth Century (rerun)
5:30 pm                   Lee Phillip's Chicago



Evening
========
6:00 pm                   Lassie (rerun)
6:30 pm                   My Favorite Martian (rerun)
7:00 pm                   Ed Sullivan (guests: Alan King, Kate Smith, D'Aldo Romano
                                                                Peter Gennaro, & the Bachelors)
8:00 pm                   Perry Mason   "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper"
9:00 pm                   Candid Camera with Allen Funt & Durward Kirby
9:30 pm                   What's My Line? with John Daly
10:00 pm                 News, Weather, Sports
10:20 pm                 Movie   "Unconquered"



Early Monday, May 16, 1966
======================
1:05 am                  John Justin Smith
1:10 am                  Movie   "The Night My Number Came Up"
3:00 am                  News

Holiday On Ice Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the special Holiday On Ice, hosted by Milton Berle & airing on WBKB(7). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WFLD Channel 32 TV Schedule for Saturday, May 14, 1966

Afternoon
========
5:00 pm                        Kaleidoscope
5:15 pm                        Art In Chicago
5:30 pm                        Davey & Goliath   "Not for Sale"
5:45 pm                        News, Weather, Sports



Evening
=======
6:00 pm                      Navy Film   "Man & the FBM(Fleet Ballistic Missile)"
6:30 pm                      Fractured Flickers   "The Big Contest"
7:00 pm                      Bill Anderson
7:30 pm                      Stoneman's 
8:00 pm                      College Football: Northwestern's Intra-Squad Game
10:00 pm                    News, Weather, Sports
10:15 pm                    Firing Line with William Buckley (guest: John Henry
                                                                                                Faulk)

WCIU Channel 26 TV Schedule for Saturday, May 14, 1966

Afternoon
=========
4:30 pm                             Faith for Today with Pastor William A. Fagel
5:00 pm                             Up Tempo with Jan Gabriel



Evening
========
6:00 pm                         Alma de Mi Alma
8:00 pm                         Bullfights with Gus Chan
10:00 pm                       Hot Line with Wesley South

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Illinois Derby Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the coverage of the Illinois Derby (which interrupted an edition of ABC's Wide World of Sports) on WBKB(7). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WGN Channel 9 TV Schedule for Saturday, May 14, 1966

Morning
=========
6:20 am                       Side Show (cartoons)
6:45 am                       Passing Parade
7:00 am                       News, Weather, Sports
7:15 am                       Ray Rayner
8:00 am                       Gene Autry   "Lost Chance"
8:30 am                       Three Stooges (shorts)
9:00 am                       Superman
9:30 am                       Cartoons
10:00 am                     Movie   "Dodge City"



Afternoon
==========
12 noon                      Your Senator Reports with Sen. Everett M. Dirksen (R-IL)
12:15 pm                    Your Income Tax with Guy de Filippis
12:30 pm                    Wanted: Dead or Alive   "The Twain Shall Meet"
1:00 pm                      Lead-Off Man
1:15 pm                      Baseball: Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs
3:45 pm                      Tenth Inning
4:00 pm                      Adventures In Paradise
5:00 pm                      Adventure with Dr. Frank Baxter   "Gypsy Caravan
                                                                 Through Ireland"
5:30 pm                     Science Fiction Theater   "Signals from the Moon"


Evening
========
6:00 pm                    Horse Race from Aqueduct
6:30 pm                    Death Valley Days  "The Fight San Francisco Never Forgot"
7:00 pm                    Maverick   "Iron Hand"
8:00 pm                    Hawaiian Eye   "A Likely Story"
9:00 pm                    Naked City
9:30 pm                    An Evening with Billy Daniels (special)
10:00 pm                  News, Weather
10:15 pm                  Movie   "Garden of Evil"



Early Sunday, May 15, 1966
========================
12:10 am                 All-Night Features: "The Plunderers", "The Rebel Set",
                                     "Public Enemy's Wife", & "Two Guys from Texas"

WBKB Channel 7 TV Schedule for Saturday, May 14, 1966

Morning
========
7:00 am                        Texan   "Return to Friendly"
7:30 am                        Courageous Cat
8:30 am                        Mulqueens
9:00 am                        Porky Pig
9:30 am                        Beatles (cartoons; rerun)
10:00 am                      Casper
10:30 am                      Magilla Gorilla
11:00 am                      Bugs Bunny
11:30 am                      Milton the Monster



Afternoon
========
12 noon                    Hoppity Hooper
12:30 pm                  American Bandstand with Dick Clark (guests: Brian
                                                                      Hyland & Just Us)
1:30 pm                    Ensign O'Toole
2:00 pm                    Car 54, Where Are You?    "Occupancy, August 1"
2:30 pm                    Movie   "The Dark Past"
4:00 pm                    Wide World of Sports (notes an interruption in the show)
5:00 pm                    Illinois Derby (interrupts the Wide World of Sports, which
                                                           will resume after the derby)
5:30 pm                    Wide World of Sports (resumes)



Evening
========
6:00 pm                     News, Weather, & Sports
6:30 pm                     Ozzie & Harriet (rerun)
7:00 pm                     Donna Reed (rerun)
7:30 pm                     Lawrence Welk (guest: Sunni Walton)
8:30 pm                     Holiday On Ice with Milton Berle (special; Hollywood
                                                               Palace is preempted)
9:30 pm                     American Swingaround (guests: Jean Shepard, Ray Pillow,
                                           Waylon Jennings, & Tompall & the Glaser Brothers)
10:00 pm                  News, Weather, Sports
10:15 pm                  Movie   "The Final War" (notes the Chicago TV debut for
                                                                               this film)
11:55 pm                  Irv Kupcinet (guests: Madame Chiang Kai-shek, E.A.
                                                           Hoetchner, & Fred Cook)

KIng Kong Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the 1933 film King Kong, which aired on WBKB(7). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966.

WMAQ Channel 5 TV Schedule for Saturday, May 14, 1966

Morning
========
7:30 am                      Space Patrol
8:00 am                      Jetsons
8:30 am                      Atom Ant
9:00 am                      Secret Squirrel
9:30 am                      Underdog
10:00 am                    Top Cat
10:30 am                    Fury
11:00 am                    Lloyd Thaxton



Afternoon
=========
1:00 pm                          Baseball: Los Angeles Dodgers at Pittsburgh Pirates
4:00 pm                          Capture
4:30 pm                          Sam Snead (golf program)
5:00 pm                          News
5:30 pm                          News with Ray Scherer & Robert MacNeil


Evening
==========
6:00 pm                          It's Academic with Ed Grennan (High schools: Lockport                                                               Central, St. Patrick, & Antioch)
6:30 pm                          Flipper (rerun)
7:00 pm                          I Dream of Jeannie (rerun)
7:30 pm                          Get Smart (rerun)
8:00 pm                         Saturday Night at the Movies   "Gunfight at the O.K.
                                                                                          Corral" (rerun)
10:30 pm                       News, Weather
11:00 pm                       Johnny Carson (rerun)



Early Sunday, May 15, 1966
12:30 am                   Double Feature: "The Giant Behemoth" & "The Gangster"

WBBM Channel 2 TV Schedule for Saturday, May 14, 1966

Morning
========
5:55 am                       News
6:00 am                       Sunrise Semester  "Age of Rubens: Heirs to the Tradition"
                                                (notes that this is the last show of the semester)
6:30 am                       Big Picture   "Your Army Reports" (number 3)
7:00 am                       Captain Kangaroo
8:00 am                       Heckle & Jeckle
8:30 am                       Tennessee Tuxedo
9:00 am                       Mighty Mouse
9:30 am                       Lassie
10:00 am                     Tom & Jerry
10:30 am                     Quick Draw McGraw
11:00 am                     Sky King
11:30 am                     Linus (cartoons)



Afternoon
========
12 noon                    News with Harry Porterfield
12:15 pm                 Lee Phillip (guests: Bobby Johnson & Cheryl Lee Sepser)
12:30 pm                 Wonderful World with Joe Pierce (guests: Carl Gannon  &
                                                                 Paul N. Zimmerer)
1:00 pm                   Your Dollar's Worth with Ruth Carroll
1:30 pm                   Conversations with Dr. Edward Stainbrook
2:00 pm                   Repertoire Workshop   "In Rehearsal: Suradzo"
2:30 pm                   Target: News with Madigan
3:00 pm                   Dial M for Music with Oscar Brand
3:30 pm                   Leave It to Beaver   "Tell It to Ella"
4:00 pm                   Movie   "Tarzan & the Slave Girl"
5:30 pm                   News with Roger Mudd



Evening
========
6:00 pm                  News, Weather
6:25 pm                  Sports with Bruce Roberts
6:30 pm                  Jackie Gleason (rerun)
7:30 pm                  Secret Agent   "A Room In the Basement" (rerun)
8:30 pm                  Face Is Familiar
9:00 pm                  Gunsmoke (rerun)
10:00 pm                News, Weather, Sports
10:20 pm                Movie   "Up Front" (notes that this is the Chicago TV debut
                                                                    of this film)



Early Sunday, May 15, 1966
========================
12:10 am               News with Joe Mathewson
12:15 am               Movie   "A Stolen Life"
2:30 am                 News

Monday, April 27, 2015

Cover of the TV Guide (Chicago, IL edition) May 14-20, 1966

Here's the cover for the Chicago, IL edition of the TV Guide, dated May 14-20, 1966. The following stations are in the guide:

2                        WBBM                                               CBS
5                        WMAQ                                              NBC
7                        WBKB (now WLS)                           ABC
9                        WGN                                                 Independent (now CW)
11                      WTTW                                              NET (now PBS)
20                      WXXW (now WYCC)                     NET (now PBS)
26                      WCIU                                                Independent
32                      WFLD                                               Independent (now Fox)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

1st TV Forecast Celebrity Golf Tournament

Here's a vintage ad for the 1st TV Forecast Celebrity Golf Tournament, with many Chicago TV personalities of the day, to be held August 27, 1951 at St. Andrew's Golf Club in West Chicago, IL. From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WGN Channel 9 TV Schedule for Friday, August 31, 1951

Morning
=======
10:00 am                       Your Figure, Ladies with P. Fogarty
10:30 am                       Chicago Cooks
11:30 am                       Hi Ladies with Tommy Bartlett



Afternoon
=========
12 noon                        Russ Davis Show
12:30 pm                     Magic Carpet
12:45 pm                     Spencer Allen & the News
1:00 pm                       Traveler's Sketchbook   "Dorian Leigh"
1:30 pm                        Showtime
2:00 pm                        Police Court (feature film)
3:00 pm                        Test Pattern until 4:15 pm.
4:15 pm                        Telephone Game with Harold Isbell
4:45 pm                        Raving Beauty with Lady Corine
5:00 pm                        Trail Blazer's Theater   "Range Busters"
5:45 pm                        Foto Test



Evening
========
6:00 pm                       Captain Video
6:30 pm                       First Edition with Frann Weigle
6:45 pm                       Chicagoland Newsreel
7:00 pm                       Twenty Questions with Bill Slater
7:30 pm                       You Asked for It with Art Baker
8:00 pm                       Public Prosecutor
8:30 pm                       Mal Bellairs Show
9:00 pm                       Cavalcade of Stars with Jackie Gleason
10:00 pm                      Feature Film (no title listed)
11:15 pm                      I'll Sell My Life (feature film)



Early Saturday, September 1, 1951
=============================
12:15 am                    Chicagoland Newsreel

Mollycues Page

Here's a vintage features page, called Mollycues, from the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WENR Channel 7 TV Schedule for Friday, August 31, 1951

Morning
=======
11:00 am                        Bob & Kay Show


Afternoon
========
1:00 pm                        Housewives' Holiday with Claude Kirchner
1:30 pm                        Barbara Moro
4:00 pm                        Sagebrush Theater   "Trail Riders"
5:00 pm                        Mary Hartline Show
5:15 pm                        Lois & Looie (cartoons)
5:30 pm                        Tom Corbett Space Cadet



Evening
=======
6:00 pm                      Austin Kiplinger & the News
6:10 pm                      Top O' the Weather with Russ Reed
6:20 pm                      Flana-Grams (sports news)
6:30 pm                      Life with Art Linkletter
7:00 pm                      Comedy Circus Films
7:30 pm                      Ruggles
8:00 pm                      To be announced
8:30 pm                      Tales of Tomorrow   "Knock"
9:00 pm                      Becky Sharp (feature film)
10:00 pm                    Courtesy Hour with Jim Moran
11:00 pm                    Paul Harvey & the News
11:10 pm                    Flana-Grams (sports news) with Pat Flanagan

WNBQ(5) Ad

Here's a vintage ad for WNBQ(5), spotlighting the shows Martin Kane, Private Eye & the Wayne King Show. From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WNBQ Channel 5 TV Schedule for Friday, August 31, 1951

Morning
=======
11:30 am                         Norman Ross' Varieties


Afternoon
========
12 noon                          Meet Mintz
12:15 pm                        Newsroom
12:30 pm                        Your Luncheon Date with Hugh Downs
1:00 pm                           Little Pal (feature film)
2:00 pm                           Miss Susan with Susan Peters
2:15 pm                           Vacation Wonderlands
2:30 pm                           Bert Parks Show
3:00 pm                           Straw Hat Matinee with Mel Martin
4:00 pm                           Hawkins Falls, Pop. 6200
4:15 pm                           Gabby Hayes Show
4:30 pm                           Howdy Doody with Bob Smith
5:00 pm                           Cactus Jim
5:30 pm                           Visit with Cactus Jim
5:35 pm                           Weatherman with Clint Youle
5:45 pm                           Public Life of Cliff Norton
5:50 pm                           Bill Ray Reports the News



Evening
=======
6:00 pm                            Kukla, Fran, & Ollie
6:30 pm                            Song at Twilight with Johnny Andrews
6:45 pm                            News Caravan with John Swayze
7:00 pm                            Quiz Kids with Joe Kelly
7:30 pm                            Walt's Workshop with Walt Durbahn
8:00 pm                            Big Story
8:30 pm                            Battle Report with John Steelman
9:00 pm                            Sports Newsreel
9:30 pm                            Greatest Fights of the Century: Ray Miller vs. Justo
                                                                                                Suarez
9:45 pm                            Nature of Things with Dr. Roy K. Marshall   "Motion
                                                                                Pictures"
10:00 pm                         Weatherman with Clint Youle
10:10 pm                         Dorsey Connors
10:15 pm                         Len O' Connor & the News
10:30 pm                         Let's Look at Sports with Duggan
10:45 pm                         Herbie Mintz Show
11:00 pm                         Broadway Open House (variety show)

WBKB Channel 4 TV Schedule for Friday, August 31, 1951

Morning
========
9:00 am                      Fun & Features with G. Menard (guests: George & Pat
                                                                                            Tobin)
9:30 am                     Fun  & Figures
9:50 am                     Fun & Features
10:30 am                   Tel-A-Shopper with Betty Whitney
11:00 am                   Creative Cookery



Afternoon
=========
12 noon                     Garry Moore Show (guest: Pierpont Wiltsie III)
12:30 pm                   First Hundred Years
12:45 pm                   Garry Moore Show
1:00 pm                     Bill Evans Show
1:30 pm                     Multiscope News (ticker tape)
1:45 pm                     Vanity Fair
2:30 pm                     Fashion Magic with Arlene Francis
3:00 pm                     Homemakers' Exchange with Louise Leslie
3:30 pm                     Your Visiting Nurse
3:35 pm                     Multiscope News (ticker tape)
4:15 pm                     Breezy, Don, & Vera
4:30 pm                     Assembly (military program)
5:00 pm                     Kids Karnival Kwiz
5:30 pm                     Silhouettes of the West
5:45 pm                     Window Shopping (commercial program)



Evening
========
6:00 pm                     Music Bowl with Danny O'Neil
6:15 pm                     Ulmer Turner & the News
6:30 pm                     CBS News with Douglas Edwards
6:45 pm                     Perry Como Show
7:00 pm                     Ad-Libbers with Peter Donald
7:30 pm                     Man Against Crime
8:00 pm                     Wrecking Crew (feature film)
9:00 pm                     Live Like a Millionaire with John Nelson
9:30 pm                     Hit Spot (guests: Peggy Taylor, the TuTones, & the 4
                                                                                         Notes)
10:00 pm                    Curbstone Cut-Up with Ernie Simon
10:15 pm                    Ulmer Turner & the News
10:30 pm                    Film (no title listed)
10:45 pm                    Linger Awhile
11:00 pm                    Today In Sports with Joe Wilson
11:15 pm                    Wendell Hall
11:30 pm                    Murder Before Midnight



Early Saturday, September 1, 1951
=============================
12 midnight               Mr. Celebrity (feature film)
1:30 am                     Midnight Edition with Ulmer Turner

Chicago Playhouse Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the show Chicago Playhouse, seen on WBNQ(5). From the Chicago, IL edition of the TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WGN Channel 9 TV Schedule for Thursday, August 30, 1951

Morning
========
10:00 am                        Your Figure, Ladies
10:30 am                        Chicago Cooks
11:30 am                        Hi Ladies



Afternoon
==========
12 noon                        Russ Davis Show
12:30 pm                      Interior Decoration with Paul McAlister
12:45 pm                      Spencer Allen & the News
1:00 pm                        Travelers' Sketchbook   "Tampico Tarpon"
1:30 pm                        Showtime
2:00 pm                        Jungle Bride (feature film)
3:00 pm                        Test pattern until 4:30 pm
4:30 pm                        Telephone Game with Harold Isbell
5:00 pm                        Trail Blazer's Theater  "Hurricane Horsemen"
5:45 pm                        Foto Test with Frank Sweeney



Evening
========
6:00 pm                      Captain Video
6:30 pm                      First Edition with Frann Weigle
6:45 pm                      Chicagoland Newsreel
7:00 pm                      Our World   "This Land Is Ours
7:30 pm                      Club House with Jack Brickhouse
8:00 pm                      Down You Go with Dr. Bergen Evans
8:30 pm                      Beauty Contest with Bill O'Connor
9:00 pm                      Silver Screen Theater
10:00 pm                    Wrestling from Chicago (no contenders listed)
11:00 pm                    Danger On the Air (feature film)



Early Friday, August 31, 1951
======================
12:15 am                   Chicagoland Newsreel

Super Circus Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the show Super Circus, which aired on WENR(7). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WENR Channel 7 TV Schedule for Thursday, August 30, 1951

Morning
=======
11:00 am                       Bob & Kay Show



Afternoon
=========
1:00 pm                       Beulah Karney Show (cooking program)
1:45 pm                       Barbara Moro
4:00 pm                       Sagebrush Theater   "Adventures of the Masked Phantom"
5:00 pm                       Mary Hartline Show
5:15 pm                       Lois & Looie (cartoons)
5:30 pm                       Paddy the Pelican (cartoons)



Evening
========
6:00 pm                     Austin Kiplinger & the News
6:10 pm                     Top O' the Weather with Russ Reed
6:20 pm                     Flana-Grams (sports news)
6:30 pm                     Lone Ranger
7:00 pm                     Stop the Music with Bert Parks
8:00 pm                     Don Ameche Show
8:30 pm                     Blind Date with Binnie Barnes
9:00 pm                     Jerry Colonna Show (guests: Barbara Ruick & Gordon
                                                                         Polk)
9:30 pm                     At Home Show (guest: Earl Wrightson)
10:00 pm                   Hollywood Theater Time
10:30 pm                   Dr. Fixum
11:00 pm                   Paul Harvey & the News
11:10 pm                   Flana-Grams (sports news)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Amateur Hour Article

Here's a vintage article on the "Amateur Hour" program hosted by Morris B. Sachs & seen on WENR(7). From the Chicago, IL edition of the TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WNBQ Channel 5 TV Schedule for Thursday, August 30, 1951

Morning
=========
11:30 am                      Norman Ross' Varieties


Afternoon
==========
12 noon                        Great Mike Wins (film)
12:30 pm                      Your Luncheon Date
1:00 pm                        Missing Corpse (feature film)
2:00 pm                        Miss Susan with Susan Peters
2:15 pm                        Vacation Wonderland
2:30 pm                        To be announced
3:00 pm                        Straw Hat Matinee
4:00 pm                        Hawkins Falls, Pop. 6200
4:15 pm                        To be announced
4:30 pm                        Howdy Doody Show
5:00 pm                        Cactus Jim
5:30 pm                        Visit with Cactus Jim
5:35 pm                        Weatherman with Clint Youle
5:45 pm                        Public Life of Cliff Norton
5:50 pm                        Bill Ray Reports the News



Evening
========
6:00 pm                       Kukla, Fran, & Ollie
6:30 pm                       John Conte's Little Show
6:45 pm                       News Caravan with John Swayze
7:00 pm                       It Pays to Be Ignorant
7:30 pm                      Treasury Men In Action
8:00 pm                      Ford Festival with James Melton
9:00 pm                      Martin Kane, Private Eye
9:30 pm                      Wayne King Show
10:00 pm                    Weatherman with Clint Youle
10:10 pm                    Dorsey Connors
10:15 pm                    Len O'Connor & the News
10:30 pm                    Let's Look at Sports with T. Duggan
10:45 pm                    Herbie Mintz Show
11:00 pm                    Broadway Open House with Donald Richards

Central Television Exchange Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the Central Television Exchange, featuring the character "Topper". From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WBKB Channel 4 TV Schedule for Thursday, August 30, 1951

Morning
========
9:00 am                          Fun & Features with G. Menard
9:30 am                          Fun & Figures
9:50 am                          Fun & Features
10:30 am                        Tel-A-Shopper with Betty Whitney
11:00 am                        Creative Cookery



Afternoon
==========
12 noon                          Garry Moore Show (guests: Jim Kirkwood & Lee
                                                                             Goodman)
12:30 pm                        First Hundred Years
12:45 pm                       Garry Moore Show
1:00 pm                         Bill Evans Show
1:30 pm                         Multiscope News (ticker tape)
1:45 pm                         Vanity Fair
2:15 pm                         Bride & Groom with John Nelson
2:30 pm                         Multiscope News (ticker tape)
3:00 pm                         Homemakers' Echange
3:30 pm                         Your Visiting Nurse
3:35 pm                         Multiscope News (ticker tape)
4:00 pm                         Steve Allen Show
4:15 pm                         Breezy, Don, & Vera
4:30 pm                         Assembly (military program)
5:00 pm                         Kids Karnival Kwiz
5:30 pm                         Silhouettes of the West with Roy Starkey
5:45 pm                         Window Shopping (commercial program)



Evening
========
6:00 pm                        Danny O'Neil at Home Show
6:15 pm                        Ulmer Turner & the News
6:30 pm                        CBS News with Douglas Edwards
6:45 pm                        Stork Club
7:00 pm                        Burns & Allen Show   "Buying Wholesale"
7:30 pm                        Amos n' Andy Show   "Call Lehigh 4-9900"
8:00 pm                        Meet Corliss Archer  
8:30 pm                        Big Town
9:00 pm                        Racket Squad   "Perpetual Pellet"
9:30 pm                        400 House Party with Toni Gilman & Ken Nordine
10:00 pm                      Curbstone Cut-Up with Ernie Simon
10:15 pm                      News with Ulmer Turner
10:30 pm                      What's Wrong With This Picture?
10:45 pm                      Linger Awhile
11:00 pm                      Today In Sports with Joe Wilson
11:15 pm                      Wendell Hall
11:30 pm                      I Take This Oath (film)



Early Friday, August 31, 1951
=======================
12 midnight                  South of Panama (feature film)
1:30 am                         Midnight Edition with Ulmer Turner

National Television Review Board

Here's a vintage page about the National Television Review Board, its members, & what shows they have approved for various types of audiences. From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WGN Channel 9 TV Schedule for Wednesday, August 29, 1951

Morning
==========
10:00 am                      Your Figure, Ladies
10:30 am                      Chicago Cooks
11:30 am                      Hi Ladies with Tommy Bartlett



Afternoon
========
12 noon                         Russ Davis Show
12:30 pm                       Magic Carpet   "Golf Beaches"
12:45 pm                       Spencer Allen & the News
12:55 pm                       Batting Practice with Vince Lloyd
1:10 pm                         Lead-Off Man with Harry Creighton (notes that an
                                                                  autographed baseball will be presented
                                                                    to Marc Rosen)
1:25 pm                         Baseball:Washington Senators at Chicago White Sox
                                                              with Jack Brickhouse
3:45 pm                         Tenth Inning with Harry Creighton (guest: Mrs.
                                                              Clarence Johnson)
4:30 pm                         Telephone Game with Harold Isbell
5:00 pm                         Trail Blazer's Theater   "Roll Wagons Roll"
5:45 pm                         Foto Test with Frank Sweeney



Evening
========
6:00 pm                       Captain Video
6:30 pm                       First Edition with Frann Weigle
6:45 pm                       Chicagoland Newsreel
7:00 pm                       Club House with Jack Brickhouse & Marty Hogan
7:30 pm                       Sailor Be Good (feature film)
8:00 pm                       What's the Story
8:30 pm                        Shadow of the Cloak   "Consignment to Oblivion"
9:00 pm                        Press Conferences with Lee Schooler
9:30 pm                        Camera Caravan   "On Stage"
10:00 pm                      The Brothers (feature film)
11:30 pm                      Business Opportunities On TV
11:45 pm                      Chicagoland Newsreel

Toni Gilman Article

Here's a vintage article featuring Toni Gilman, hostess of the Foxhead 400 House Party on WBKB(4) & panelist on Down You Go on WGN(9). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WENR Channel 7 TV Schedule for Wednesday, August 29, 1951

Morning
========
11:00 am                        Bob & Kay Show


Afternoon
========
1:00 pm                          Kay Morrow Show
1:30 pm                          Barbara Moro
4:00 pm                          Sagebrush Theater   "Song of the Trail"
5:00 pm                          Mary Hartline Show
5:15 pm                          Lois & Looie (cartoons)
5:30 pm                          Tom Corbett Space Cadet
5:45 pm                          Uncle Mistletoe



Evening
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6:00 pm                        Austin Kiplinger & the News
6:10 pm                        Top O' the Weather with Russ Reed
6:20 pm                        Flan-A-Grams (sports news)
6:30 pm                        Chance of a Lifetime with John Reed King
7:00 pm                        Paul Dixon Show
8:00 pm                        Bill Gwinn Show
8:30 pm                        Wrestling from Rainbo Arena with Wayne Griffin (no
                                                                    contenders listed)
11:00 pm                      Paul Harvey & the News
11:10 pm                      Flan-A-Grams (sports news)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

More Ads

Here are more vintage ads from the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WNBQ Channel 5 TV Schedule for Wednesday, August 29, 1951

Morning
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11:30 am                     Norman Ross' Varieties


Afternoon
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12 noon                      Meet Mintz with Herbie Mintz
12:15 pm                    Newsroom
12:30 pm                    Your Luncheon Date with Hugh Downs, Nancy Wright, &
                                                                        the Art Van Damme Quintet
1:00 pm                      Club Havana (feature film)
2:00 pm                      Miss Susan with Susan Peters
2:15 pm                      Vacation Wonderland (film of Curaco)
2:30 pm                      Bert Parks Show (guests: Betty Ann Grove, the
                                                                   Heatherstones, & Bobby Sherman)
3:00 pm                      Straw Hat Matinee with Mel Martin (guest: Ernie Lee)
4:00 pm                      Hawkins Falls, Pop. 6200
4:15 pm                      Gabby Hayes Show
4:30 pm                      Howdy Doody with Bob Smith
5:00 pm                      Cactus Jim
5:30 pm                      Visit with Cactus Jim
5:35 pm                      Weatherman with Clint Youle
5:45 pm                      Public Life of Cliff Norton
5:50 pm                      Bill Ray Reports the News



Evening
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6:00 pm                   Kukla, Fran, & Ollie
6:30 pm                   Song at Twilight (guest: Johnny Andrews)
6:45 pm                   News Caravan with John Swayze
7:00 pm                   Heritage (music & art program)
8:00 pm                   Kraft Theater   "The Ashes In the Wind"
9:00 pm                   Break the Bank with Bert Parks
9:30 pm                   Stars Over Hollywood   "Strange Encounter"
10:00 pm                 Weatherman with Clint Youle
10:10 pm                 Dorsey Connors
10:15 pm                 Len O'Connor & the News
10:30 pm                 Let's Look at Sports with T. Duggan
10:45 pm                 Herbie Mintz Show
11:00 pm                 Camel Movie Hour (title not listed)

Kukla, Fran, & Ollie Ad

Here's a vintage ad for the return of Kukla, Fran, & Ollie- this time, to WNBQ(5). From the Chicago, IL edition of TV Forecast, dated August 25-31, 1951.

WBKB Channel 4 TV Schedule for Wednesday, August 29, 1951

Morning
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9:00 am                        Fun & Features
9:30 am                        Fun & Figures with Ed Allen
9:50 am                        Fun & Features
10:30 am                      Tel-A-Shopper with Betty Whitney
11:00 am                      Chicago Cooks


Afternoon
==========
12 noon                       Garry Moore Show (guest: Phil Foster)
12:30 pm                    First Hundred Years
12:45 pm                    Garry Moore Show
1:00 pm                      Bill Evans Show
1:30 pm                      Multiscope News (ticker tape)
1:45 pm                      Vanity Fair
2:30 pm                      All Around the Town with Mike Wallace
3:00 pm                      Homemakers' Exchange with Louise Leslie
3:30 pm                      Your Visiting Nurse
3:35 pm                      Pin-Up Wife (commercial program)
4:05 pm                     Multiscope News (ticker tape)
4:15 pm                     Breezy, Don, & Vera
4:30 pm                     Assembly (military program)
5:00 pm                     Kids Karnival Kwiz with Art Hern
5:30 pm                     Silhouettes of the West with Roy Starkey
5:45 pm                     Window Shopping (commercial program)



Evening
=======
6:00 pm                   Music Bowl with Danny O'Neil
6:15 pm                   Ulmer Turner & the News
6:30 pm                   CBS News with Douglas Edwards
6:45 pm                   Perry Como Show
7:00 pm                   Arthur Godfrey's Friends with Frank Parker (guests: Marion
                                                             Marlowe, Janette Davis, the Chordettes, &
                                                                  the Mariners)
8:00 pm                  Strike It Rich with Warren Hull
8:30 pm                  The Web   "Too Late to Run"
9:00 pm                  Blue Ribbon Bouts (boxing program): Kid Galivan vs. Billy
                                                                                              Graham
9:45 pm                  Sports Quiz
10:00 pm                Curbstone Cut-Up with Ernie Simon
10:15 pm                News with Ulmer Turner
10:30 pm                What's Wrong With This Picture? with Hank Grant
10:45 pm                Linger Awhile with Marty Hogan
11:00 pm               Today In Sports with Joe Wilson
11:15 pm               Wendell Hall
11:30 pm                Murder Before Midnight



Early Thursday, August 30, 1951
===========================
12 midnight          Misbehaving Husbands (feature film)
1:30 am                Midnight Edition with Ulmer Turner

Sunday, April 19, 2015

TV Forecast Cartoon

Here's a vintage cartoon from the TV Forecast. The struggle was real in 1951: TV reception was often fouled up by running electrical appliances, such as vacuum cleaners & hand mixers. From the Chicago, IL edition of the TV Forecast. dated August 25-31, 1951.