Thursday, June 26, 2008

Morning Exchange:December 17, 1997

February 1949 WEWS-TV Ad from TeleVue-An early TV listings Magazine.

TV Guide for "The Big 5" Show with Don Webster in September 1965, a year before the name change to "Upbeat" and syndication


First off, I have added a permanent link to my YouTube Channel in the links at the left...
Second, I am in the process of adding to YouTube much of the content of "The Morning Exchange" from December 17, 1997..Channel 5's 50th Birthday..While many of the vintage TV 5 clips are repeated in the Anniversary Special that night, There are some classic Morning Exchange Clips as well. Joining Hosts Fred Griffith and Connie Deiken are many current (1997) and former Channel 5 employees such as: (Either on stage or in the audience)

John Hambrick

Ted Henry

Barbara Plummer (Miss Barbara from Romper Room)

Jim Breslin (Retired Director)

Bill Weidemann (Director)

Albert Herrick (Retired Director)

Don Webster

Bill Gordon

Marge Banks

Linn Sheldon

Joel Rose

Don Perris (Former GM)

John Lansing (Then-Current GM)

Gary Robinson (Former GM)

Paige Palmer

There will be a total of 13 segments in all ranging from 3 to nearly 11 minutes. There are currently 5 segments up at the moment..I will add the rest in the next few days. Many wonderful stories about the old days at TV 5...

Here are vintage TV Schedules for December 14-15, 1949 courtesy the Cleveland Press..


Wednesday, December 14, 1949
6PM Western Serial
6:30 Bob Reed
6:52 News
7PM Kukla, Fran and Ollie
7:30 Showroom
7:45 NBC News
8PM Crisis
8:30 The Clock
9PM Tv Theater
10PM Break The Bank

Thursday, December 15, 1949
1:50 Ed Wallace
2PM Kitchen Window
4:45 Santa Claus
5:15 Judy Splinters
5:30 Howdy Doody


Wednesday, December 14, 1949
6PM Dinner Platter-Bob Dale
6:45 News
7PM Melody Manor-Charlotte Marsh, Randy Culver
7:15 Dorothy Fuldheim
7:30 CBS News
7:45 Linn Sheldon
8PM Arthur Godfrey
9PM Paul Winchell
9:30 Touchdown (Football Highlight Show?)
10PM New York Boxing-CBS
11PM Chicago Wrestling-ABC
Midnight News

Thursday, December 15, 1949
2PM Alice Weston
2:30 Hobby Show
2:45 Know Meats
3PM Arnold Davis
3:15 Kitchen Clinic
3:30 Bob's Inn-Bob Dale?
4PM Homemakers
4:30 Santa Claus
5PM Uncle Jake-Gene Carroll
5:30 Western Serial
5:45 Rising Stars

WXEL-9 DuMont (Still not "officially" on the air till Monday, December 19, 1949)

Wedensday, December 14, 1949
6PM Small Fry
6:30 Magic Cottage
7PM Captain Video (All DuMont)
7:30 At Your Service-Betty Craig

Thursday, December 15, 1949

2PM Shopper's Matinee

All Morning Exchange content @1997 Scripps-Howard Television/E. W. Scripps Company


  1. Hi Tim,

    Thanks for posting the WEWS reunion special! I really enjoyed seeing it.

    Bill "Smoochie" Gordon is still around. I'm honored to count him as a friend of mine, and I've just sent him a link to his segments on your Youtube site. I'm sure he'll get a kick out of seeing it again also.

  2. Enjoyed looking at your site. It brought back some wonderful memories of my days in Cleveland at WHK 1959-1964, along with doing a variety show on Sunday mornings on WEWS.
    All the best

    Johnny Holliday