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, November 18th, 1964
7:30 CBS NEWS SPECIAL (CBS)
[SPECIAL] “The Burden and the Glory of John F. Kennedy” focuses on the late President’s efforts in [sic] behalf of peace. Details are on page A-57. (60 min.)
“CBS Reports” will not be seen tonight.
[TV Guide Close-Up] CBS NEWS SPECIAL–Documentary
[SPECIAL] Although he served as President for less than three years, John F. Kennedy carried no a relentless quest for peace. Tonight’s program chronicles those efforts through film clips and off-camera narration by Cabinet members, advisors and legislators who worked intimately with the late President.
[COLOR] “Return a Stranger.” Fresh out of college with an engineering degree, young Craig Ryan returns home to Medicine Bow determined to make his father’s old silver mine pay off. (90 min.)
OZZIE AND HARRIET–Comedy (ABC)
A quiz on marital happiness triggers Ozzie and Harriet into examining their marriage more closely.
8:00 PATTY DUKE (ABC)
“How to Succeed in Romance.” Patty decides to help Cathy out when Cathy meets a guy she’s too shy to speak to.
8:30 BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (CBS)
A former backwoods neighbor wants Jed to look out for her son when he comes West, but what Jed doesn’t know is that young Johnny Poke is now a teen-age singing idol.
Paul Peterson of “The Donna Reed Show” is a guest, singing “My Dad” and “She Can’t Find Her Keys.” Also scheduled: the Supremes (“Baby Love,” “Come See About Me”); the Righteous Brothers (“Little Latin Lupe Lou”); Donna Loren (“African Waltz”); Jackie and Gayle (“You Should Have Seen the Way He Looked at Me”); Bobby Doqui and Arnold Rollins (“Round About the Mountain”); The Blossoms (“Needle in the Haystack”); and Leon Russell (“Roll Over Beethoven”). Jimmy O’Neill hosts. Shindig dancers. Ray Pohlman conducts.
9:00 DICK VAN DYKE (CBS)
“Three Letters from One Wife.” Rob decides to use a little reverse psychology to get his boss, comic Alan Brady, to appear on a cultural TV show. Series producer Carl Reiner portrays Brady.
[COLOR] Wednesday Night at the Movies: “The Hanged Man,” another “Project 120” TV-premiere motion picture. In New Orleans during the Mardi gras, a young man seeks revenge for the murder of a friend. In one sequence, musician Stan Gets and singer Astrud Gilberto do their “Girl from Ipanema” hit. Directed by Don Siegel. (Two hours)
MICKEY ROONEY–Comedy (ABC)
Mickey takes Buddy and some fellow cub scouts on an overnight camping trip. Nora: Emmaline Henry. Buddy: Brian Nash. Sammy: Sammee Tong. Sheriff: Parley Baer. Farmer: Charles Thompson.
9:30 CARA WILLIAMS (CBS)
Fenwick Industries has developed a new miracle fabric tfor the special suits worn by astronauts, but Cara thinks the company could make a fortune turning out ladies’ dresses made of the material. Frank: Frank Aletter. Burkhardt: Paul Reed. Mary: Jeanne Arnold. Fletcher: Jack Sheldon.
DINAH SHORE (ABC)
[SPECIAL] Dinah and guests Buddy Ebsen, Polly Bergen and Hugh O’Brian parody problems found in the average American home. Sketches focus on an overworked housewife, a husband trying to sneak out for a night of bowling and the problem of too much “togetherness.” Choreographer: Matt Mattox. (60 min.)
10:00 DANNY KAYE–Variety (CBS)
Comedian Don Knotts; singer Diahann Carroll; and the Clinger Sisters, vocal group; are Danny’s guests. In a sketch, Danny is aviation pioneer Dr. Rheinmedler and a quaking Knotts is test pilot Harry Fogel. In another sketch, Danny is a timid Army reservist with Don Knotts as his buddy and Harvey Korman as a bullying sergeant. Paul Weston orchestra, Tony Charmoli dancers, Earl Brown singers. (60 min.)
10:30 ABC SCOPE (ABC)
TV Guide, November 14, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 46, Issue #607) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*