Monday, September 14, 2015

What's On TV This Season (1969)?

I'm back from vacation 1969. Rich Hoptown 1969 me did go up to Dayton to watch the PGA Championship. So did Dan Jenkins. I didn’t know about Woodstock (which didn’t turn up in the Kentucky New Era in the days before the event, Aug. 15-18, 1969), but I did make it to “the tournament that let golf in on what’s going on out there in the real world,” as Jenkins put it in the Aug. 25, 1969, Sports Illustrated

From Dayton, I caught Bob Griese's exhibition at Cincinnati, and then I went down to Miami for a week of Dolphins training camp and another exhibition, against the Colts. Anyway, now I'm back, just in time for this week's start of the new TV season

New NBC series that seem promising to me include My World and Welcome to It, The Debby Reynolds Show, The Bill Cosby Show and Then Came Bronson.

Among ABC's offerings, I have very high hopes for Music Scene; The New People; Love, American Style; The Courtship of Eddie's Father; Room 222, and, of course, The Brady Bunch.

Also, "the action and pageantry of the 100th season of college football" sounds exciting!


  1. I guess Michael Strahan is kind of the modern-day Joe Garagiola.

  2. "I don't know who that motorcycle belongs to, but that girl has a husband!"


  3. ABC is really whipping up the college-football frenzy this year. On Saturday night, they showed a "special celebrating the glory and tradition of the sport" hosted by Chris Schenkel, What the Cheering Was All About--College Football's First 100 Years

  4. Warning to Hoptown viewers: Ray Glenn of the Kentucky New Era writes, "What has been read of 'Harold Robbins' The Survivors' (8, ABC) does little to recommend it to audiences in this area, and it probably will find tough sledding against the CBS' 'Mayberry RFD.'"

  5. The Debbie Reynolds Show is done, pretty much. The first episode aired this week 1969, and Debbie Reynolds quit because NBC aired cigarette commercials during it. Per the AP, "The actress said she discovered it Tuesday night, the first commercial in the premiere of her 'Debbie Reynolds Show,' and, 'I was shocked.' At noon Wednesday, she quit." NBC still planned to show the 10 episodes that were already made. Cynthia Lowry wasn't too keen on the show, anyway--said it was an I Love Lucy knockoff.