TV Guide 365: Thursday, October 29th, 1964

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.

Thursday, October 29th, 1964

[NOTE: Both ABC affiliates in the Philadelphia market–WFIL-TV (Channel 6 in Philadelphia) and WTPA (Channel 27 in Harrisburg)–were either off-the-air or pre-empted My Three Sons from 8:30-9PM ET and Bewitched from 9-9:30PM ET.]

“The Choosing.” Daniel intends their trip into the wilderness to be a pleasant jaunt for Jemima, but he wounds himself with an axe and his daughter is kidnaped [sic] by a band of Indians. (60 min.)

[COLOR] “A Haunted House Is Not a Home.” Fred will inherit his rich uncle’s estate if he’ll spend one night in the gentleman’s spooky mansion.

“Low-Cal Munster.” Herman’s old Army uniform no longer fits, and Lily announces the plan of action: a visit to Dr. Dudley for a diet.

8:00 DONNA REED–Comedy (ABC)
The childless Kelseys acquire an “Instant Family” when they care for Jeff and Trisha while Donna and Alex are out of town.

“The Case of the Nautical Knot.” Retired Harvey Scott resumed control of the family mining company after his nephew Rick was sent to Mexico to recuperate from injuries. Now Rick’s feeling fit, but Harvey urges nurse Joanna Monford to keep him south of the border. (60 min.)

8:30 DR. KILDARE–Drama (NBC)
“The Sound of a Faraway Hill.” Baseball star Buddy Bishop, though hospitalized with a serious heart ailment, is still full of life. And he’s having trouble understanding the attitude of a young cystic-fibrosis victim who is resigned to death. (60 min.)

[Not listed in this issue.]

9:00 PASSWORD–Game (CBS)
Singer Eydie Gorme and actor Tony Randall are tonight’s word wizards.

[Not listed in this issue.]

9:30 HAZEL (NBC)
[COLOR] “Mind Your Own Business.” One of George’s clients needs Hazel’s advice on a new kitchen product, but Hazel has previously agreed to stop interfering in George’s business.

Betty and Rodney seek an answer to their problem.

Sen. Barry M. Goldwater, Republican Presidential candidate, is the speaker.
“Baileys of Balboa” is pre-empted.

10:00 PERRY COMO–Variety (NBC)
[SPECIAL] Guests include Anne Bancroft, Victor Borge and Stanley Holloway. For details, see the Close[-up] below. (Live; 60 min.)
“Kraft Suspense Theatre” is pre-empted.

Singer-humorist Grandpa Jones, pop singer Johnny Tillotson and comedian Don Adams join Jimmy, Molly Bee and Rowlf the Muppet. Doerr-Hutchinson dancers, Chuck Cassey singers. Peter Matz conducts the orchestra. (55 min.)

Mercedes McCambridge and Patrick O’Neal in “The Man Who.” For details, see the Close-up opposite. (60 min.)



TV Guide, October 24, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 43, Issue #604) [Philadelphia Edition]

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3 Replies to “TV Guide 365: Thursday, October 29th, 1964”

  1. President Johnson Was Doing a Campaign Speech from old Convention Hall on 0n 10/29/64 That WFIL (WPVI now) Shown & Paul Roberts Choir Sang Some Tunes in WFIL Studios. Is Reason Bewitched & My Three Sons were pre empted on that particular Thursday of October 29,1964

    1. First of all, why did you delete my comment? Secondly, I knew about the choir special from Year In TV Guide! Finally, Convention Hall used to be a major venue, they even hosted a Beatles concert!

      1. Sorry, my first comment was on the Wednesday page and you answered it on Thursday! My apologies!

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