Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 17, 1975 · Page 98
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 98

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, August 17, 1975
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August 23 ^CHARLESTON WCHS-TV CBS HUNTINGTON WSA2-TV NBC HUNTINGTON WOWK-TV ABC OAK HILL WOAY-TV ABC , BLUEFIELD WHIS-TV NBC ROANOKE WDJB-TV CBS CLARKSBURG W BOY-TV NBC PARKERSBURG WTAP-TV NBC L HUNTINGTON WMUL-TV PBS-EEN GRANDVIEW WSWP-TV PBS-EEN Morning 6:30 © N o w O Classroom (B Almanac 7:00 ®) Insight O Saturday Report O Treehouse Club ID Kentucky Afield ' 7:30 O Jabberwocky ® Uncle Hank O) Va. Tech © RFD 12 O Abbott and Costello CD Flintstones QD Korg 8:00 O ® © © © Addams Family O (D My Favorite Martian (B ® Yogi's Gang """S^O O ® ®) © © Chopper Bunch O CD Speed Buggy QD ® Bugs Bunny CB Mister Rogers 9:00 O ® O) SI © Emergency Plus Four O CD Jeannie (B CD Kong Phooey 9:30 OS)®)®®) Run, Joe, Run O CD Pebbles and Bam Bam (DtDGilliean CB Sesame Street 10:00 O ® ® © © Land of Lost O CD Scooby Do ·$ (D® Devlin 10:30 O ® ® © © Sigmund O CD Shazam ffi® Lassie's Rescue Rangers CD Electric Co. 11:00 O CB © (3T© Pink Panther O CD Valley of Dinosaurs (BCD Super Friends , (E Sesame Street 11:300®®)®® Star ' Trek OCD Hudson Brothers Afternoon 12:00 O ® (31 © © Jetsons O CD Glo"betrotters QD® The Days CD Unto the Hills 12:30 O CD Fat Albert O Soul Train ® ®) © © Go! . D ® Bandstand ® Boarding House 1:00 O CD Film Festival 13 The Commanders ® Soul Train ®) Wrestling (3) Speaking With Your Hands © Good News (B Black Perspective 1:30 (DOther People ® Movie OCar and Track ©Workshop © TEA ® Caught In the Act - 2:00 O ® ®) © © Baseball O Viewpoint CD Survival B Outdoors 18 Valiant Years CB Man Builds, Man Destroys 2:30 O Arthur Smith CD Other People. Other Places (B Sebring (9 Family At War QD Nova 3:00 O Ebony Affair Last Race CD Movie 3:30 O Celebrity Tennis Kanawba Cable Channel SATURDAY Noon 2:OOS A Council 3:15 Nitro Council 5:00 BLT Surprise 5:30 "Moonrise" (B Fryingpans West 9 ® Golf O Space Story 4:00 O Making Things Grow O Sports Spectacular (B Sesame Street 4:30 O Let's Garden GD Sports Spectacular O Golf O Green Acres 5:00 O Bonanza ® Tennis © Wilburn Brothers © (B ® World of Sports (3) Wrestling (B Food Preserving 9 Romagnolis' Table 5:30 ® Friends of Man ® Porter Wagoner (B Jean Shepherd Evening 6:00 O ® (BB CD Local News O Lawrence Welk (B Family At War IB Catch 33 .© God Has the Answer 6:30 O ® f f l ) © © C D B ® Network News '· Q Yoga 7 : 00 8 Tony Lena ® © O CD Hee Haw © Lawrence Welk ® Death Valley (D Newsmaker ® Pop Goes Country 9 (B Firing Line 7:30© Pop Goes Country CD (D Bowling Capitol Cable Channel 10 8:00 O ® m © © Emergency OCD All. In the Family (B ® Kolchak ® ® Folk Festival 8:30 O CD Big Eddie n.TM,TM,,, SATURDAY Morning 10:00 "Thundering Jets" 11:30 "Sunday Dinner for a Soldier" Noon », o., 1:30 "The Shocking Miss Pil- n nn ,, I" 1 " ,, n .. ,, 3:00 "King Country ·· 4:30 "Jackpot" Movies Saturday 9:00 O CD Mary Tyler Moore ©No, /Honestly . : CB Silent Years O ® ( S ) © © N F L ' B®SWAT 9:30OCD Bob Newhart 10:00 O (BDick Cavett · CD ® Adams of Eagle Lake ® Handful of .Ashes 10:30® Monty Python 11:00 CD CD Local, news. ® Wrestling ©Janaki "IT HAPPENED TO JANE," (1959) **%, 11:30 p.m., O with Doris Day and Jack Lemmon. Silly, but pleasant comedy about a New England business woman dealing in lobsters who manages to throw a wrench into the big-time operations of a railroad. Ernie Kovacs all but steals the show as the cigar-chewing, bald-pated railroad tycoon. 11:30® Chiller . O CD Movie 12:00 (3D Network News O ® © © Local news © Rock Concert 12:15 ® Rock Concert 12:30 O "Chalk Garden" ® Wrestling ® Movie © 700 Club 'Gunsmoke 9 reruns will pre-empt new fall series By Jay Fredericks Not content with bumping the CBS Thursday night movie to show its own, lesser, film because it can make more money out of the commercials, WCHS : TV has another nasty surprise up its sleeve this fall for its viewers. WCHS isn't going to show "Phyllis,"- the new Cloris Leachman comedy that is a spin-off from the "Mary Tyler wopre Show." In the Monday night time slot that the network will use for "Phyllis" and another new halt hour called "Three For The Road," WCHS will show reruns of "Gunsmoke." There are no plans, at the moment, to show "Phyllis" at all although doubtless, if it becomes a-hit, WCHS will try to work it in somewhere, perhaps on Saturday afternoons. I think if I were CBS and WCHS came "whining to me, asking if it could show "Phyllis" at another time than the network offers it I would tell WCHS to go to. That's the reason, by the way, whenever promotions for "Phyllis" appear WCHS. scrambles to cut them off the air. They don't want you to know what you're going to be missing. Let me say that "Gunsmoke" was a fine series while it lasted and if WCHS wants to buy the syndicated reruns and program them in local time I would say they made a fine decision. But to chop off a couple of news shows in favor of repeats is a cheap shot, obviously reflecting WCHS's opinion of its audience. Sunday Solo While I'm on : the subject of WCHS and its shortcomings-a subject I sometimes I think I never seem to get off of--let me report that I am baffled by a feature it has added to its news program. The feature is called "Flashback" and it consists of film shot of events. that happened during the 1950's: Now it is entirely pbssime mat this could be a nice, nostalgic little feature--if anyone ever bothered to tell you just what it is you're looking at. But what happens: is that film of totally unidentified people doing completely forgotten things flashes across the screen to the loud accompaniment of some 1950's musical number There is absolutely no explanation of what is going on. It's like watching old home movies without being told what they're about. (I .am happy to report that I'm notalone in this regard. I just took a quick, unofficial poll of 10 people who said they watched WCHS news and, to a man, they confessed they were totally confused by "Flashback." "I remember some of those people like Mayor John Copenhaver and Gov. Underwood," said one of my polices, "but I can't figure out what in the world they're supposed ; to be doing. I think I might enjoy it if the station would add some narration to tell me what it's all about.") *· Continuing my sampling of summer variety programs, I turned on "The Manhattan Transfer" last Sunday and there, fans, is musical nostalgia compleat. What Manhattan Transfer is a quartet-two men and two women--who sing songs of the 1920's, 30's, 40's and 50's using the original arrangements. The group did an old Glenn Miller number and I could have closed my eyes and sworn it was 1942 and they were the Modernaires or somebody. WOWK will attempt to hypo its viewership beginning next Sunday by cutting all network summer rerun programming and showing instead for two weeks two movies a night. The movie lineup for -the 15 nights is pretty good and includes such, films as'"Stalag.l7." "Bullitt." "Firecreek." "On The .Waterfront,"."It Happened One Night," "Fail Safe." "Good Neighbor . Sam." "Born Yesterday," "All The King's Men." "Bonnie and Clyde," "Giant," "The Wild One," "Is Paris Burning?" "Hombre,"' "A Star Is Born." "The Agony And The Ecstacy." "Von. Ryan's Ex^press." "Days Of Wine and Roses," "CatBallou." "From Here To Eternity," "The King and I," "The . Harder They Fall," "Samson and Delilah." "Cool Hand Luke," "The Green Berets," "The Hustler," " "The Music Man,'" "The Last Hurrah," "The Caine Mutiny," and . "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington,": There are a couple of dogs in there but, by and large, it's a good package. Watch f or - BIG EDDIE. (Premiere). To gain custody of his beloved orphaned granddaughter, Eddie decides to marry an extdancer. Sheldon Leonard and Sheree North star. 8:30 p.m. CBS. O(D: SWAT. (Repeat). "Jungle War." When Sgt. Kay is wounded, Hondo agrees to temporarily replace him with veteran Bo Pritchard, with whom Hondo served in Vietnam, but Pritchard's deep-seated hostilities begin to emerge, placing the team in jeopardy. 9 p.m. ABC. CD ffl MARY TYLER MOORE. (Re peat). Ted envisions, fame and fortune when .a.smooth-talking con; artist convinces him to lend his name to the "Ted Baxter Famous Broadcasters School." 9 p.m. CBS. OCD : ' . · . BOB NEWHART. (Repeat). Emily's plans for a warm and wonderful turkey dinner go progressively downhill when Bob's mother and Emily's father begin insulting each other. 9:30 p.m. CBS. O CD ; ^.flj/n. CHARLESTON, ·V^-VA. .. August 17,1975, Sunday Gazette-Mail

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