TV Guide 365: 1964-1965 explores the 1964-1965 television season through listings published in TV Guide. Each day I’ll post listings for the corresponding day from the 1964-1965 season, with complete cast and guest cast details for obscure, short-lived shows.
Wednesday, September 30th, 1964
7:30 FACE THE NATION (CBS)
[SPECIAL] Rep. William E. Miller, the GOP Vice Presidential candidate, is interviewed by CBS newsmen Paul Niven and Charles von Fremd. (Live)
[COLOR] Randy finds “The Black Stallion,” a wild, dangerous thoroughbred that’s escaped from its brutal owner, a man named Slaughter. (90 min.)
OZZIE AND HARRIET–Comedy (ABC)
To raise the fraternity’s scholastic average, the boys concentrate on their number one problem, Wally.
8:00 PATTY DUKE (ABC)
Cathy and her friends follow the advice offered in the high school newspaper’s lovelorn column, and they start losing their boy friends. They don’t know that the anonymous “Miss Lonelyhearts” is Patty.
8:30 BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (CBS)
Drysdale wants to turn the movie studio he bought for Jed into a vast real estate development called Clampett City.
Jimmy O’Neill welcomes the Newbeats (“Bread and Butter”), Jackie and Gayle (“Summer song” [sic]), the Walker Brothers (“Slowdown”), the Blossoms (“Tell Him”), and John Bill ([“]House of the Rising Sun”). Alan Sues, Donna Loren.
9:00 DICK VAN DYKE (CBS)
“The Ghost of A. Chantz.” Mel Cooley invites the gang to a fishing lodge for a weekend, but neglects to make reservations. He bribes the desk clerk into giving them a vacant cabin by the lake, a cabin that has one tiny defect–it’s haunted.
Wednesday Night at the Movies: “Green Mansions.” (1959) W. H. Hudson’s romantic classic about a Venezuelan gold-seeker who falls in love with Rima, the elusive “bird girl” living in the jungles of South America. Audrey Hepburn was directed in this film by her husband Mel Ferrer. Music by Villalobos. Choreography by Katherine Dunham. (Two hours)
Mickey’s overjoyed when steel magnate Phineas T. Slipsy rents all the hotel’s vacant rooms, but what Mickey doesn’t know is that Slipsy is a kleptomaniac. Nora: Emmaline Henry.
Phineas T. Slipsy ………….. Frank DeVol
Admiral Worthington ………….. Patric Knowles
9:30 CARA WILLIAMS (CBS)
Cara and Frank expect to spend a quiet evening at home celebrating their wedding anniversary, but the office gang is planning a surprise party to celebrate what they mistakenly believe to be Frank’s birthday. Cara: Car Williams. Frank: Frank Aletter. Vicki: Jacqueline Loughery. Fletcher: Jack Sheldon. Mary: Jeanne Arnold. Burkhardt: Paul Reed.
BURKE’S LAW–Mystery (ABC)
When society leader Cassandra Cass is murdered, Burke’s suspects are the four people Cassandra was blackmailing.
10:00 DANNY KAYE–Variety (CBS)
Guests are “Top Banana” Phil Silvers and songstress Barbara McNair. In a sketch, Danny and Phil recall the days of the old-time family burlesque theater. Harvey Korman plays the baggypants comic. Joyce Van Patten, Tony Charmoli dancers, Earl Brown singers. (60 min.)
10:30 POLITICS ’64 (ABC)
“GOP–New Party in the South,” an examination of the growing strength of the Republican Party in the traditionally Democratic South. Scheduled guests: John Grenier, executive director of the Republican National Committee and Alabama state Republican chairman; Wert Werger, Mississippe [sic] GOP chairman; and ABC’s political analyst Oliver Quayle.
TV Guide, September 26, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 39, Issue #600) [Western New England Edition]