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 25th, 1964
7:30 CBS NEWS SPECIAL (CBS)
[COLOR] “All Nice and Legal.” Medicine Bow’s new lady lawyer wants to rent some office space from Garth, but the Virginian’s highly dubious about her chances for professional success. (90 min.)
OZZIE AND HARRIET–Comedy (ABC)
Kris tries to help Ginger and Wally straighten out their lovers’ quarrel.
8:00 PATTY DUKE (ABC)
“Block That Statue.” The school’s star football player develops a crush on Cathy–who at first couldn’t care less.
8:30 BEVERLY HILLBILLIES (CBS)
Granny wants to marry Jed off to the Widow Poke, a former backwoods neighbor who’s the mother of a teen-age singing idol.
Scheduled songs and singers: the Everly Brothers (“Bye Bye Love,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream”); Manfred Mann (“Sha La La”); Bobby Sherman (“Sea Cruise”); Carolyn Daye (“See See Rider”); the Blossoms (“Needle in a Haystack”); and Bessie Griffin and her Gospel Pearls (“Dry Bones,” “Come on Children”).
9:00 DICK VAN DYKE (CBS)
“Pink Pills and Purple Parents.” Sally’s about to take some of buddy’s medicine for her headache, but Rob advises against it–he recalls the time some medicine nearly wrecked his marriage.
[COLOR] Wednesday Night at the Movies: “The Rack.” (1956) A war hero returns from Korea after years in a Red prison camp–and is charged with collaborating with the enemy. Stewart Stern adapted Rod Serling’s TV drama. (Two hours)
MICKEY ROONEY–Comedy (ABC)
Mickey’s hotel is invaded by Indians–who set up teepees and claim that a treaty signed by President Andrew Jackson makes the land theirs. Nora: Emmaline Henry. Sammy: Sammee Tong. Tim: Timmy Rooney. Buddy: Brian Nash.
Chief …………… Joseph Ruskin
Medicine Man ………. Robert Carricart
Sergeant Klauber ………. Dort Clark
9:30 CARA WILLIAMS (CBS)
With a top-secret business meeting scheduled, an unsuspecting Burkhardt is really bugged–industrial spies have hidden a miniature microphone in his glasses. Frank: Frank Aletter. Burkhardt: Paul Reed. Mary: Jeanne Arnold.
Miss Hartley …………… Barbara Stuart
Alec ………. Norman Alden
Office Boy ………. Del Erickson
BURKE’S LAW (ABC)
The DeArmand Sisters, a singing trio, are suddenly a duet–someone slipped Alicia DeArmand some poison. (60 min.)
10:00 DANNY KAYE–Variety (CBS)
Dancer Gwen Verdon is Danny’s guest. In a sketch, Danny and Gwen are a husband and wife battling at breakfast. In “The Elopement,” Gwen, Danny and Harvey Korman parody silent, realistic and musical movie styles. Tony Charmoli dancers, Earl Brown singers, Paul Weston orchestra. (60 min.)
10:30 ABC SCOPE (ABC)
Nov. 30 marks Sir Winston Churchill’s 50th birthday, and tonight Richard Burton is host of this program saluting the former British Prime Minister. Burton reads from Churchill’s lesser-known writings and reminisces about his encounters with the statesman.
TV Guide, November 21, 1964 (Volume 12, Number 47, Issue #608) [Western New England Edition] *Read my review of this issue*
One Reply to “TV Guide 365: Wednesday, November 25th, 1964”
I remember seeing this day’s PATTY DUKE SHOW (in reruns), as it features an early tv appearance by Daniel J. Travanti (then known as Dan Travanty) as the football player w/ a crush on Cathy Lane.
BURKE’S LAW: Did TV GUIDE refer to the trio becoming a “duet”? 2 people singing together are a “duo”. A “duet” is a song sung be 2 people together.
ABC SCOPE: Winston Churchill was born in 1874, so he was turning 90, not 50, in 1964.