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.
Friday, November 6th, 1964
7:30 YOUNG PEOPLE’S CONCERT–Leonard Bernstein (CBS)
[SPECIAL] Leonard Bernstein begins his eighth season of “Young People’s Concerts” with a lesson in form. He shows his young audience the basic three-part “shape” of the sonata, and explains that it is the structure used for many kinds of music, even the Beatles’ songs–which he proves by singing part of “And I Love Her.” Taped at Lincoln Center’s Philharmonic Hall, The [sic] concert features the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. (60 min.)
“Rawhide” is pre-empted.
INTERNATIONAL SHOWTIME–Circus (NBC)
“Circus of the Norsemen,” taped in Norway, includes the Tonga aerialists; Pierre Chambre’s trained dogs; clown Ferson Robles on his trick bicycle; Les Garchy jugglers; magician Jack Iverson; Johnny and Ursula’s trained elephants; and Chief Grey Arrow’s “William Tell” act. Don Ameche is the host. (60 min.)
JONNY QUEST (ABC)
[COLOR] “The Robot Spy” is a creation of the devil Dr. Zin, and with it he hopes to obtain information about Dr. Quest’s new ray gun.
8:00 FARMER’S DAUGHTER–Comedy (ABC)
“Help–Not Wanted.” Katy hires her old friend Emily as housekeeper, not knowing that Emily’s goal is to trap Glen for herself.
8:30 ENTERTAINERS (CBS)
Musical-comedy star Gwen Verdon is the guest. Art Buchwald comments on the political scene. Bob Newhart, Caterina Valente, John Davidson, Don Crichton, Ernie Flatt dancers. (60 min.)
BOB HOPE (NBC)
[COLOR] Anne Bancroft and Jack Warden in “Out on the Outskirts of Town,” by William Inge. ” For details, see the Close-up below. (60 min.)
ADDAMS FAMILY–Comedy (ABC)
Jealous Gomez wonders why Morticia is primping so for an expected visitor if he’s just the “childhood friend” she claims he is.
9:00 VALENTINE’S DAY–Comedy (ABC)
“The Old School Tie.” Val returns home to celebrate his former schoolteacher’s retirement, and discovers that the old gal is in anything but a festive mood. She’s being forced to retire. Val: Tony Franciosa. Rocky: Jack Soo. Bessie: Meg Wyllie. Kit McKay: Barbara Bain.
9:30 GOMER PYLE, USMC (CBS)
Sergeant Carter thinks he’s losing his touch: No matter how difficult he makes life for Gomer, the easygoing recruit seems to like him.
JACK BENNY–Comedy (NBC)
Jack’s guest is Abbe Lane, who sings “I Believe in You.” In a sketch, Jack plays a scientist in the jungle who’s trying to invent a non-slip banana peel. His wife (Abbe) becomes bored and casts her eye toward Lawrence of Africa (Dennis Day).
12 O’CLOCK HIGH–Drama (ABC)
“Decision.” The German radio announces that captured fliers are being imprisoned in what was their target area–just in case Savage intends to bomb it again. Script by Clair Huffaker and Jack Turley. (60 min.)
“The Man Behind the Story.” Danny’s very interested in the story of a World War II naval hero who’s now head of a hate organization called Americans for America. Danny: Harry Guardino. Lou: Gary Merrill. Ike: Remo Pisani. Artie: George O’Hanlan. (60 min.)
Jay Jay Jordan …………… Franchot Tone
Maggie Grant …………… Constance Bennett
Bomber Benson …………… Dan Fraser
10:00 JACK PAAR (NBC)
[COLOR] Jack’s guests are madcap Jonathan Winters; comic Jerry Vernon, who’s making his TV debut; Gordon and Sheila MacRae, husband-and-wife singing team; and author Alexander King. Jose Melis orchestra. (60 min.)
TV Guide, October 31, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 44, Issue #605) [Western New England Edition]