Friday, October 30, 2020

What's On TV Today (1974)?

 I think I'm going to try to post a lot more at the HP. It's fun.

I did about a half hour of deep dive into the name and address listed on the cover of this TV Guide. I found the house in Rockland, Maine, where it was delivered. I found a preacher/author/publisher in Rockland with the same last name, who may or may not, of course, have been connected to the people. This fella has written a good bit about Universalists in Maine, and, indeed, the house where this TV Guide was delivered is just up Broadway/U.S. 1-A from a Universalist church. In its Google Maps picture, you can see several hand-printed signs in front of the church, along the street:


Rise Up in spite of the Ache

We Work For Justice

Rise UP

Don't Agonize/ORGANIZE

Well, whoever it was who lived in this house and paid for this TV Guide that my wife purchased for me off eBay, thank you. And thank you, Wife, for I sure enjoy flipping through it.

Here's what was on TV this Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1974, in Rockland, Maine.

Man, The Waltons sure was a big deal. My mom loved it.

Comments flow ...


  1. If you click on the pictures, it pops out the JPEGs to be big enough to read the little show descriptions.

  2. Here's Hazel Shermet, talking acting choices in her voicing of Henrietta Hippo for New Zoo Revue.

    I'm sure I've mentioned this 10 times at the HP, but I go to church with a woman in Madisonville who worked in youth ministry at a Las Vegas church with some of the people who created New Zoo Revue.

  3. For my money, the Name That Tune "Golden Medley" segment is the most exciting segment of game-show history. There's something about the offset of easy-listening sendups of popular hits and the urgency of the clock and the terrific graphics. Plus, Tom Kennedy of Louisville, Kentucky, is always, ALWAYS pitch perfect and authentic in his excitement with the moment--never fake cool, never fake hot. I love him.

  4. YouTube's Tattletales inventory is impressive.

  5. But from among the plethora of available episodes, here's one from at least the same week of this one shown in Maine on Oct. 30. It's ridiculous how happy this discovery has made me.

  6. I'm going to take a short break, and then I'm coming back to lay down some high-tech, B2B-comms love to a half-hour of Bert Convy and friends to close out this week

  7. I am, in fact, a bit of an Aqua Velva man myself.

  8. Jimmy the Greek is one of the guests on Mike Douglas this afternoon. Here’s some of his syndicated “King of Odds” column in the Oct. 1, 1974, Tampa Times:

    The name of the game, halfway through the National Football Conference season, is “wild card.” Each of the three divisional racs has the appearance of a lock. You could parlay St. Louis, Minnesota and Los Angeles as No. 1’s and get no better than 1 to 2. But what a scramble for the open playoff berth!

    There are six teams from the East and Central divisions with 4-3 or 3-4 records who like their chances to dip into the post-season gravy. But on all counts, including schedule and momentum, the raace shapes up as a stretch duel favoring Dallas, with Philadelphia and Detroit the co-second choices.

    … If this were a horse race for a wild card, I’d make it Dallas 5-2, Detroit 7-2, Philadelphia 7-2, Washington 5-1, Green Bay 6-1, Chicago 8-1.