Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 106
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 106

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 29, 1975
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MUNTINGTON WOWK-TV ABC OAK HILL WOAV-TV , ABC BLUEFIELI WH1S-TV NBC CLARKSBURG WBOV-TV NBC WTAP-TV NBC HUNTINGTON WMUL-TV PBS-EEN GRANDVIEW. WSWP-TV PBS-EEN Morning 6:30 51 Today on the Farm (B Arthur Smith · Bible Answers CD Town Crier '""· Patterns For Living 6:45 © Morning Report 7:00 O CB (S) © © Today ' K* ; O CD Network News 0 (B A.M. America 8:00 O CD Capt. Kangaroo a Sesame Street 8:30 (I) Sesame Street 9:00 11A.M. (B Coffee Break ®© Phil Donahue 0 Lucy . CB © New Zoo CD Artie Levin ·; 0 D.J. . ,r a TEA d) A.M. America 9:30 O Barbara Walters (B Romper Room O Cartoons. O Galloping Gourmet CD Musical Chairs 0New Zoo (B Sacred Heart d Yoga 10:00 B ( B O O © Celebrity Sweepstakes ~ O CD Spin Off O Dinah CS Barbara Walters 9 Yoga (!) Pottery ' 10:30 0 (B ®© © Wheel of Fortune · CD Gambit (B Calvin Evans 18 Frying Pans West - d) Bridge , 11:00 O (B ® © © High Rollers 0 CD Tattletales (B Friends Neighbors , STBA d) Folk Guitar 11:30 0 (B 89 © © Hollywood Squares O CD Love of Life · (B Brady Bunch d) Mister Rogers Afternoon 12:00 0 CB ® © Jackpot O © Local News CD Young Restless »® Show Off s ' S Mister Rogers 3D Hodgepodge Lodge 12:30 6 (B © © Blank Check ® Local "News O CD Search for Tomorrow %:\ s 0CB All My Children - - a d) Electric Co. c» ~ 1:00 O ® Local news . ® Somerset © Jackpot © Barbara Walters O Phil Donahue CD Panorama a Zoom CD Book Beat .,1:30 0 (B ® © ©Days of Our Lives 0 CD As the -World Turns 0 CB Letts-Deal'- * » * - - * a Episode CD Special 2:00 0 CD Guiding Light 0 3) $10,000 Pyramid a Family at War 2:30 0 CD Edge of Night O CB (SB © © Doctors 0 (D Rhyme and Reason 3:00 O (B US © © Another World 0 CD New Price Is Right 0 CB General Hospital a Chess CB Pottery 3:300 CD Match Game 0 CB One Life to Live a Guitar CD Bridge Channel 12 THURSDAY Morning 9:00 "Daisey Kenyon" 10:30 Bingo 11:30 Yoga .Noon 12:00 Elmer's Tune - i 12:15 Presentation 2:00 "Claudia" 3:30 "Appointment With Murder" 5:00 Spruce Family 5:30 "Black Whip" Evening 7:00 State Scope 4:00 CB ©© Somerset 0 Mr. Cartoon ffll Gilligan's Island O Musical Chairs CD Bonanza 0 Mike Douglas CB Money Maze a (!) Sesame Street 4:300 Bewitched (B Corner Pyle © Andy Griffith © Bonanza 0 Mickey Mouse Club © Family Affair (B Movie 5:00 O CD FBI CB Bonanza O Andy Griffith © Batman · © 0 Ironside a CD Mister Rogers 5:30 © Get Smart 0 Beverly Hillbillies ® Family Affair a Electric Co. 3D Hodgepodge Lodge Evening 6:OOOCB © ©©0 CD 0® Local news; weather, sports a One of a Kind CD Electric Co. 6:30 O CB O©©O CD0(B Network News a TEA . d) Folk Guitar 7:00 O © Consequences CB Arthur Smith 09 Ironside © Jimmy Dean O What's My Line 0 CD Let's Make a Deal (B Morris Brothers a Nova d) Black Experience 7:30 0 CB H'wood Squares 0 To Tell the Truth © Friends of Man © Outdoorsman O Price Is Right CD Nashville Music CB Police Surgeon d) Consumer Survival 8:00 O CB (0!) © © Stars and Stripes 0 CD Waltons 0 (B Barney Miller d) Drink, Drank, Drunk a Evening At the Symphony 8:301 I Texas Wheelers THURSDAY Morning: 9:00 "It Takes All Kinds" 11:00 Spotlight Noon: 12:00 "Intrigue" . 2:00 "The Lady Says No" 4:30 "The Angry Breed" Evening: 6:30 Spotlight 7:30 Canadian Travel Film 8:00 "Intrigue" J.O:30;'FJight from Singpore" 9:00 ©"Duel In the Sun" CD Movie 0CB Streets of San Francisco 8 d) Hollywood Theater ~ O (BO© ©"Defiant Ones" 10:00 0 CB Harry 0 a Woman 10:30 a Horace Marshall 11:000CB®) ©©0(2)0® Local news,; weather, ". " :-1 ." sports;:::/ -: ; .':'.- . ' a Captionecl News 11:30 O (B 35) © ©Tonight 0CD Movie 0 CD Wide World Special a Janaki 1M 0 O © iTcanorrpw, -* ' I:*,AJ WOWKowhers devoting time, money to news By Jay Fredericks I think everyone would agree with me that local news'coverage on WOWK-TV is a 100 or 200 or 300 or higher)" per cent improvement over the situation that prevailed when the station was known as WHTN-TV and was. under another management. ' Obviously, the new owners have put a great deal of time--and money--into the news operation at WOWK. But the question is how long are they going to maintain that large staff in both Huntington and Charleston and cohtinue to pour out funds with a- lavish hand if-their news show rating doesn't improve? So far, ratings still show WOWK- TV occupying third and last place in the hearts and minds of area news vfewers--the old WHTN spot. Second thoughts may be occurring to executives in the money shelling out rooms at WOWK. I think television news-Mewing is, to a large extent, a matter of habit. That, and the fact that in Charleston, WCHS is considered the "home town" station while WSAZ and WOWK are.looked^n as Huntington interlopers. This is in spite of the best efforts'of WSAZ and~WOWK to promote themselves as "area" news stations rather than being tied.,to any one city-particularly .Huntington. (The situation also causes occasional smiles of pain and irony to flit across the features of WSAZ News Director Bos Johnson who, as it happens, is the only native Charlestonian among the three television anchormen.) So the fact that WHTN simply .gave up and didn't even have a six o'clock weekday news show for nearly five years means that news viewers aren't in the habit of looking at Channel 13 at that time. And it's going to take a while--three or four years or more--for a 13 habit to develop. Will WOWK put out the money to keep up its standards that long? We can only watch and wait. Correspondent says he's read my various sallies against the networks for programs dropped and programs renewed and he'd like to know just what I'd do in the field of scheduling if I was in charge. All right--if I was king of television (CBS, NBC and ABC), I'll tell you what I'd do. $£ First, I'd cancel as hopeless cases "Mannix," "Cannon," "The Jeffersons," "The Six-sMillion Dollar Man.," "SWAT.gSCaribe," "Barnaby Jones," l *Tdhy Orlando and Dawn," "Get Christie Love," "Bob Crane," and "Chico And The Man." I'd drop a word of warning about tightening up scripts and giving more attention to plotting to "Petrocelli," and "Police Woman" I'd teir"Lucas Tanner" to cut down on the goody-goody bits. I'd warn Carol Burnett that the next time she put on that charwoman costume, or went out and chatted with the audience before the show began- she was 0-U-T. I'd tell "Maude" to stop yelling so much. I'd pass the word to "Little House on The Prairie" and "The Waltons" that the next time treacle dripped out of my television set and onto the rug they could start looking for other employment. I'd give a pat on the back to "Harry 0," "The Rockford Files," "The Streets of San Francisco" and "Baretta." I'd shake hands enthusiastically andrburble about keeping up the good, work with "The Mary Tyler -Moore Show," "Rhoda," "The pob lt Newhart Show," "Police Story," "MASH," and "Barney Miller." And I'd rescue from the scrap heap, dust off and start again with "The Texas Wh'eelers," "The Odd Couple," "Sunshine," "We'll Get By," "The Night Stalker" and, going way back, "My World And Welcome To It" and "The Senator." That's what I'd do if I had my way with television programming. At least, that's what I'd do today. By next season I may have changed my mind. Why should I be any different than the networks? 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