Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on November 14, 1973 · 62
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Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · 62

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, November 14, 1973
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-w w t w ml " U '"— '' i U2— INDtPENDENMAM) ' Vi uJmwi v i ’ i ' anny Villanueva not kicking about collapse of news channel Tne Country Parson X ""IIIy J s Mr' i By JERRY BUCK Associated Press Writer Television’s first allnews channel — News Television 34 — collapsed under the weight of its financial burdens But Danny Villanueva who directed the 8 -hour daily news series said he feels he and his col-t leagues dared greatly and eventually will be proven as harbingers of a new kind of television He said he sees all-news television as a viable alternative to the diet of soap operas game shows and reruns “We still feel we were right” said Villanueva general manager of News Channel 34 and KMEX-TV and one-time kicker for the Los AngeleseRams “Another broadcaster said he was shocked that we did it He said he couldn’t believe we’d take on this monster” The four-month-old allnews show died Oct 26 when its owner the Spanish International Network could not obtain addition al bank financing due to the tight money market Once in operation the series exceeded its budget by 100 percent and Villanueva placed the net loss at $300000 ' ft ’ Villanueva discussed the venture as he sat at his desk at KMEX the Spanish-language news show A plaque over his desk quotes Mexican leader Emiliano Zapata: “It’s better to die on your feet than to live on your knees” KMEX discontinued daytime programming and at present has only its night Spanish operation Beginning at 6:30 am the series presented current news throughout the FM Stations day mixed with five-minute segments on such regular features as business finance consumer- ism entertainment agriculture politics real es tate travel and leisure Hampered by financial limitations it operated with only four writers two cameramen one reporter and 8 to 10 on-cam-era commentators It reached only a small audience in Los Angeles and was further stymied by the fact that it was on a UHF channel In addition as soon as it reached the air the operation began to wayer in its concept and targeted audience It was originally called “NFB” - for new finance and busipess — and was to be dirdbted toward the financial community Much of its news was to be on ticker tapes across the bottom of the screen Villaneuva said “We felt that we needed to address ourselves to a broader audience We didn’t feel they’d just sit there and read it We had to address ourselves to the concept that the viewers wanted to be informed about a borad range of things” The lack of resources prevented the station from offering the kind of news programming that would have attracte more viewers It had only one camera crew and that covered mainly news conferences It did not have film crews covering the big stories helicopters to fly in film to get it on the air quickly or remote units for live coverage of major news events That kind'tof a news operation is standard at the more affluent stations — and in turn contributes to the station’s income The Federal Communications Commission reports that the more money a station spends on news the more profit it will make “IT really amounted to radio news on television because they didn’t ha-vethe camera cres and film backing it up” said George Nicholaw general manager of all-news KNX radio “People tune in television to see the news and if you don’t have that attraction there’s no rea- money? ‘Sell somet you don’t use with a Cals-sifiedAd Dial HE2-595fL m " UK - m KFI - M0 KGH Ull - 1430 KKH - 1200 K0M KII6 - 740 K7WI - 000 MU MOO - 1500 KG0S - 1010 KUO KMT - 1500 K6H - 1300 KIIV HIT - 1100 Kfifj - 1230 KUC KFAC - 1330 1310 UNK - 710 KIU - 11M 000 RIIX - 1070 KtVM - 1400 030 KOGO - 400 KWU - 1400 1230 KOOl - 1540 MOM - 1300 070 KKl - 1370 WHO- 1400 570 Kill - 1150 005 - 1000 nu - 4 DOOLEY’S PRICES ARE LOWER! "One kind ot hero is a farmer who leaves a piece of ground more fertile and productive than he found it" Copyright 19? 1 by f rank A Clark son to watch” Nicholaw said all-news radio is the most expensive of all radio formats The costs of translating that to television — with film cress and remote units — would be staggering Another veteran newsman said “This is a good town for radio because xso many people are in their cars so much But most people are working during the day and can’t stay home and watch TV And you can’t toss a TV set into the car” Nicholaw said “It was an admirable try but whether there’s any future for all-news television is going to depend on the costs You’ve got to have the camera crews Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis will be special guest on the third one-hour television special of the Bill Daily and His Hocus Pocus Gang series Daily is a regular on The Bob Newhart Show Series filmed at major amusement parks countrywide is syndicated in- Barnaby Jones Meredity Baxter will protray a schizophrenic murderess in “The Deadly Jinx” episode of Barna-by Jones and the remote cameras out to make it work People won’t sit still now for ‘rip-jnd-read’ news” Villanueva said however that if the money was available he’d try again tomorrow “I think we were on the right track” he said “If we’d just had more time and if the financial backing had just been there I think we’d have been a tremendous success” special guest more than 150 markets with Ideal Toys sponsor- ing TV ROT W0RKMS? Try Jm’s TY N vrs' cKptrimn Mtf wart 4m in torn 3009 GwMor 429-6979 itmrtnrt belmont hardware co PLUMBING CENTER Quality Merchandise Superior Personal Service Competitive Prices MIRIM VARIETY MENU FOR CATS The 95 Cal food featuring TUNA KIDNEY and other choice varieties PURINA CAT CHOW Assorted Flavors v 22-oz PACKAGE In Pet Supplies (Garden Shop) DOOLEY'S HARDWARE MART 5075 LONG BEACH BtVO NORTH LONG BEACH OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK THINK THINS THINK SIUTA THINS 100’S X ' s ' $:$$$ i ViWtWiv 'AWrW AMS mWMW JivXvlvlvl MENTHOL TOO LESS' TAR’ THAN MOST KINGS 100’S MENTHOLS NON-FILTERS: BUGGED by HAVE A DUG Before You Start That Trip Before You Spend for Repair Before Warranty Expire Before You Buy the Used Car Before Warranty Expiree WATCH SCNTC tests IfNG MADE AT OAD SPEEDS PfffOMO ENTHflY INDOORS row ah omn a werfw woer o n cars common as kncatio at Call for Appointment THINS Warning: The Surgeon Genera! Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking Is Dangerous to Your Health r AcodrtRns to the latest US Government figures Filter and Menthol 11 mj "tar" U ms nicotine av per cigarette FTC Report Sept 1 KNXT Channel 2 KHJ Channel 9 KCET Channel 28 KNBC Channel 4 KTTV Channel 11 KMEX Channel 34 KTLA Channel 5 KCOP Channel 13 KLXA Channel 40 KABC Channel 7 KWHY Channel 22 KBSC Channel 52 An ‘indicates B-W Other shows in color WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14 1973 Pill UYEITISEMEIT 5:00 PM 4 News Jess Marlow 5 News George Putnam 9 ‘Leave it to Beaver 11 Flintstones 13 Gilligan’s Island 22 ‘Natacha 28 Mister Rogers (R) 34 E1 Amor Tiene Cara de Mujer 40 flffuggie Boy 50 Sesame Street 52 ‘Three Stooges I 5:30 5 ‘Twilight Zone 7 News SmithReasoner 9 Beverly Hillbillies 11 Bewitched 13 I Dream of Jeannie npany Livin 52 Speed Racer I 6:00 PM Big News J Dunphy News Tom Snyder Bonanza News Hambrick Morris 9 The Lucy Show 11 Flintstones 13 Star Trek 22 ‘Simplemente Maria 28 Hodgepodge Lodge 30 The Story 34 News Robert Cruz 40 ‘News Rene Irahola 50 Consumer Contest 52 Three Stooges II 6:30 —7 Movie: “Gambit” A glamorous Eurasian girl and an Englishman of dubious character plot to steSl an invaluable Diece of sculpture Shirley MacLaine Michael Caine (’66) 9 ‘Dick Van Dyke Show 11 ‘Andy Griffith Show 28 History of Art 30 Musicale 40 La Hora Familiar — Consuelo 50 History of Art 52 ‘Little Rascals 6:45 30 Pastor’s Desk 7:00 PM 2 News Walter Cronkite 4 News John Chancellor 5 Bowling for Dollars 9 What’s My Line? 11 1 Love Lucy 13 Mod Squad 22 ‘Esmeralda 28 French Chef: “Puff Pastry to Go” 30 Living Word 34 El Primer Amor 40 ‘Aaron Berger Show 46 Bible School 50 Consumer Contest 52 Speed Racer II 7:30 2 Tne New Dating Game 4 Inner Space The world-famous underwater diving team of Rpn and Valerie Taylor capture the remarkable lifestyle of the Grey Nurse shark Their search takes them to the waters around Montague Island off Narooma NSW Australia 5 Help Thy Neighbor 9 Concentration 11 Bewitched 28 Storefront 30 What in the World 46 Set My Spirit Free 50 Science and Art of Football “The Lombardi Method” 52 The Ghoul Gang 8:00 PM 2 Sonny & Cher Hour Guests: Douglas Fairbanks Jr Kris Kristofferson Rita Coolidge 4 Adam-12 Capturing a huge angry dog proves easier than trapping an elusive burglar for Malloy and Reed 5 Movie: “The Frozen Dead” Dana Andrews Anna Polk 7 IBC Mom of the Week it Speel Doable Festers "MUR’S SONT-dames Brofin in “TRAPPED” A true life drama about two members of the Chicago Bears football team one black and one white who met as rivals and grew to love each other as brothers James Caan Billy Dee William star 9 Movie: “The Ambushers” Dean Martin Santa Berger 11 Green Acres 13 Bold Ones 22 La Senora Joven 28 Bill Moyers’ Journal 30 Jimmy Swaggart Show 34 Wrestling 46 Rod Henke Hour 50 Masterpiece Theater: “Clouds of Witness” 52 Otoko No Tsugunai 8:30 4 Elvis: Aloha from Hawaii Elvis Presley performs some of his biggest hits when hp sings 18 songs arid two j medleys in this special concert taped in HdWdii 11 The Merv Griffin Show 28 Session: “Jake Jones J St Louis rock bank (R) 30 A Man and His Boys 40 ‘Una Vida para Amarte 52 Chushingura 9:00 PM 2 WM CONRA0-CAMON ITS Tlf PVT EYE Suspect in a counterfeit stock certificate ring escapes and leads to the suspension of detective Lt Fafragut 13 ‘Untouchables 22 ‘Papa Corazon 28 The Mild Bunch Satiric western drama 30 Challenge of Truth 46 Willie Murphy 50 Bill Moyers’ Jpurnai 8:30 7 Movie: “Trapped” $ James Brolin Susan Clark 28 Woman 30 Blue Ridge Quartet 34 La Hiena 40 E1 Cafe Deportivo 46 P T L Club 50 As Man Behaves 10:00 PM 2 Kojak A ring worn by a murder victim turns a homicide probe into an investigation of a million-dollar bank robbery 4 The Blue Knight Episode 2 of Joseph Wambaugh’s novel 5 News George Putnam 9 News BurrellBrown 11 News JonesFortner 13 News Hugh Williams 22 Escenario 28 Wm Crutchfield: The Sage of Machine Wit 30 Billy James Hargis 10:30 5 Talkback 13 Bill Cosby -28 Yoga for Health (R) 34 Walter Mercado 40 ‘News Rene Irahola If :00 PM 2 Newsroom Joe Benti 4 News Paul Moyer 5 Twilight Zone 7 News Hambyick Schubeck 9 Phil Donahue Show 11 To Tell the Truth 13 Get Smart 22 ‘Reporte 22 34 News Jesus Mares 11:15 34 Cinema 34 11:30 2 CBS Special: A Roval Wedding 4 Tonight Johnny Carson 5 Mevie: “Monkey Business” Marx Brothers Comedv ’31' 7 ABC Wide World “Jack Paar Tonite” 11 ‘Alfred Hitchcock 13 Movie: “Gold for the Caesars” Jeffrey Hunter (Adventure ’64) MIDNIGHT 2 Movies: “Please Don’t Eat the’Daisies” “’Two Way Stretch” f2:15) ‘“Showdown” (3:40) 9 ‘Boris Karloff Thriller 11 Movies: “Port Afrique” ‘“Duke of West Point” (2:00) “‘Captain Fury” (4:00) 12:55 13 News 1:00 AM 4 Tomorrow Tom Snyder 7 Eyewitness News 9 Wanted: Dead or Alive Steve McQueen 1:30 5 ‘Highway Patrol 2:00 AM 4 Newservice 5 News George Putnam THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15 5:55 4 Knowledge Unemployment 6:00 AM 2 The World of Islam 11 ‘University of Air 6:25 4 Not for Women Only 6:30 2 New Perspectives on Alcoholism 11 The New Zoo Revue 6:45 7 22 ‘Commodity Report 4 KNBC Newservice 7:00 AM 2 News RuddQuinn 4 Today 7 Next Billion Years 9 Garner Ted Armstrong 11 Bugs & His Buddies 13 Bozo’s Big Top 22 ‘Market Opening 28 Sesame Street 7:30 5 The Gallery 7 News Larry Carroll 9 Youth & the Issues 11 Batman Superman 13 Skip ’n’ Woofer 22 American Exchange 8:00 AM 2 Captain Kangaroo 5 Jack LaLanne 7 Ralph Story’s AM 9 Community Feedback 11 ‘Dennis the Menace 22 New York Exchange 28 City watchers Country v Motion Picture Home4-8:30 5 ‘Broken Arrow 9 News Ted Meyers 11 Yogi and Friends 13 Gumby 22 Commbdity Line 28 Yoga for Health i:00 AM ' J 2 Joker’s Wild J Barry 4 Dinah’s Place Guest: Ricardo Montalban 5 ‘Gene Autry 9 Bruce Brown Talks To 11 ‘I Love Lucy 13 Tennessee Tuxedo 22 New York Exchange 28 Sesame Street (R) rf:15 22 Yale Farar Show a: 30 2 $10000 Pyramid 4 All Star Baffle 7 ‘Movie: “Father of the Bride” Spencer Tracy Elizabeth Taylor (Comedy ’50) 11 Green Acres 13 Romper Room 10:00 AM 2 Gambit W Martindale 4 Wizard of Odds 5 ‘Movie: “Fly by Night” Richard Carlson Nancy Kelly (Mystery ’42) 11 ‘Andy Griffith Show 13 City Kids 22 New York Exchange 28 Educational Program 10:30 2 Love of Life 4 Hollywood Squares 9 Philpin & Co 11 That Girl 13 Blair’s Better World 22 American Exchange 11:00 AM 2 Young & the Restless 4 Jeopardy Art Fleming 11 Flying Nun S Field 13 Reconciliation 22 New York Exchange 28 Electric Company ?R 11:30 2 Search for Tomorrow 4 Who What or Where 5 ‘Gene Autry Film 7 Brady Bunch 11 Let’s Rap 13 Wanderlust 22 American Exchange 28 Mister Rogers NOON 2 Noontime Machado 4 Three on a Match 5 ‘Movie: “Walk into Hell” Chips Rafferty Francoise Christophe 7 Password A Ludaen 9 The Real McCoys 11 News MayoChu Lin 13 News Hugh Williams 22 Commodity Exchange 28 French Chef “Puff Paltry to Go” (R) 12:30 As the World Turns Days of Our Lives Split Second Make Room for Daddy 11 ‘Movie: “Silk Stockings” Fred Astaire Cyd Charisse (Musical-Comedy ’57) 13 Dialing for Dollars 22 Market Closing 28 Chan-Ese Way 1:00 PM 2 Guiding Light 4 The Doctors (ser’l) 7 All My Children 9 Movie: “That Touch of Mink” Cary Grant Doris Day (Comedy ’62) 22 Charting the Market 28 Educational Program 1:30 2 Edge of Night 4 Another World (serial) 7 Let’s Make a Deal t 13 Galloping Gourmet 22 ‘Commodity Report 145 5 ‘Movie: ‘‘Waco” Wild Bill Elliott Pamela Blake (Western ’52) 2:00 PM 2 New Price is Right 4 Return Peyton Place 7 The Newlywed Game 13 Petticoat Junction 28 Carrascolendas 2:30 2 Match Game ’73 4 Somerset (serial) 7 The Girl in My Life 13 Gentle Ben 2:40 11 Ben Hunter Interviews 3:00 PM 2 The Secret Storm 4 Truth or Consequences 5 ‘Highway Patrol 7 General Hospital 9 Pixanne 11 Bullwinkle 13 Uncle Waldo 34 Sube Pelayo 50 As Man Behaves 3:30 2 The Dating Game 4 Mike Douglas Show Robert Klein cohosts Guests: Spanky McFarland 3c Darla Hood of “Our Gang” comedies Yoko Ono and her Plastic Ono Band Eric Von Daniken Dave Bitner and birds of prey 5 ‘Ozzie and Harriet 7 One Life to Live 9 Banana Splits 41 Quick Draw McGraw 13 Porky Pig 28 A Time To Build Up 30 Living Word 50 French Chef: “Flaky Pastry” 52 Felix the Cat 4:00 PM 2 Movie: “David and Bathsheba” Gregory Peck Susan Hayward (Biblical ’52) 5 ‘Rifleman C Connors 7 Love American Style 9 Grab Bag Game 11 Bugs 3c His Friends 13 Johnny Quest 22 ‘Los Torres 28 Sesame Street (R) 30 News Grant McClung 34 Mi Rival 50 Making Things Grow 52 Underaog 4:15 22 ‘Titanes en Accion 4:30 5 ‘Father Knows Best 7 News Schubeck Morris 9 Flipper 11 Yogi and Friends 13 Batman 30 Buffalo’s Pow Wow 50 Electric Company 52 Kimba At 100 — first birthday as citizen GRAND RAPIDS Mich (UPI) — Clara Bartels who has lived in the United States since she was U will be 100 years old next Tuesday It will be her first birthday as a US citizen Trash Masher Whirlpool COMPACTOR Smashes trash to ’ of its original size into a treated bag Pull OGt Drawer Drop Trash in e Close Drawer " Push Button Problem's Solved Jieou u"w" IDO PRBI DIUVIRY SERVICI DOOLEY’S 5075 LONG BEACH BLVD NO LONG BEACH I It takes more than love UNITED CRUSADE w at DOOLETS BILLFOLD RADIO 8-TRANSISTOR Plays open or shut on two penlight cells iatfkom htk Q))) V QUALITY 8-TRACK Blank CARTRIDGES Stereo — 80 Minute DOOLETS LOW PRICE IN MR RECORD ! RADIO DEPT PORTABLE PHONO Here's a monaural phono that plow 33V or 45 RPM records Has on off volume control separate tone control switch for battery or AC operation Cabinet in choice of colors Operates on 4-D cell batteries (Not Included) Dooley's u Voir LOW BANKAMItICAID or MASTH CHAROC PWCI In Our Record & Radio Dept Pr Gen 3-381-3 Helping one out of every three people in this community 18 D00LET HARDWARE MART son LONG BEACH BLVD NO LONG BEACH MONDAY & FRIDAY 9-9 TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY & SATURDAY 9-4 SUNDAYS 10-5

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