Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ernie's Place

TV Guide Ad for KYW-TV 3..Heralding its new on air logo look beginning in January 1961. They would stay with this logo till early 1963 when they would begin using the famous Group W "3" which would be used for over 40 years at Channel 3 in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

TV Guide Ad on the occasion of the premiere of "Ernie's Place" Monday, July 17, 1961.

Another TV Guide Ad for "Ernie Anderson:A Man of Distinction"(?)

Today I'd like to look at one of Cleveland's Television icons of the 1960's..Ernie Anderson..More specifically, "Ernie's Place, a morning movie show hosted by Anderson in 1961 on WJW-TV 8.

Anderson had been a disc jockey in his native New England and Albany, New York before moving to Cleveland around 1958 to work at, and get fired from, WHK-AM 1420..After which he did freelance radio work before being hired by KYW-3 in 1960. While there he met up with a young writer-comic named Tom Conway. The two hit it off quite well and they worked together on commercials, as well as Conway doing skits on KYW's "Big Wilson" Movie show.
After they were let go by channel 3, Anderson moved over to WJW-TV 8 in 1961 as an announcer, bringing Conway with hin as a "director". Though Conway was never a director in his life..

Ernie's Place began July 17, 1961 as an outgrowth of WJW-TV's "Morning Movie" which had aired 9:30-11AM..The first movie shown was "Henry Aldrich Swings It" from 1943.

After it became obvious Conway wasnt a director, Chuck Schodowski was brought in to help smooth things out..Ernie and Chuck became lifelong friends. Ernie's Place was supposed to have guests but they couldnt get any, so Anderson and Conway did comedy skits in between movie breaks..

The show's time was moved up a half hour from 9-11AM September 4, 1961, replacing the Ed Allen exercise Show at 9.

Ernie's Place was actually gaining popularity somewhat..But, by the end of 1961, Tom Conway had gotten offers from Hollywood and was gone much of the time..Ernie felt he couldnt carry on by himself..Eventually the show suffered and was cancelled Friday, January 5, 1962. Tom (Now known as Tim) was preparing for his big break in "McHale's Navy" which would make him a star..Anderson, under contract to Channel 8, continued to be a booth announcer and doing other freelance announcing work until "Ghoulardi" began January 18, 1963.

Ernie's Place was replaced Monday, January 8, 1962 by Kids host Bwana Don at 9, Jack LaLanne at 9:30, One day delay of As The World Turns at 10 and I Love Lucy reruns at 10:30.

I am not absolutely sure, but I think this may have been the last scheduled early-mid morning movie series on any of Cleveland's 3 major tv stations..

Video of the first part of "End of an Era"..with mention of "Ernie's Place" and a small bit of Ernie's Place with Ernie Anderson and Tim Conway..

TV Guide Schedule
Cleveland Edition
Friday, July 21, 1961




3 News

3 Farm Fare

3 Business Guidelines

3-21 Today-John Chancellor (Concluding his first week as permanent host)
8 Home Economics

8 Rex Humbard

8 Clutch Cargo

8 Captain Kangaroo

5 News

3 Funsville-Josie Carey
5 Morning Melodies
8 Ed Allen-Exercises
21 Susie-Ann Sothern
27 CBS News-Charles Kuralt

5 Cartoon Time
27 Captain Kangaroo

3 Truth Or Consequences
5 Romper Room
8 Ernie's Place Movie-Down The Stretch 1936
21 Halls Of Ivy

21 News

3 Give N Take-Tom Haley
5 Paige Palmer
21 Say When-Art James
27 I Love Lucy

3-21 Play Your Hunch-COLOR-Merv Griffin
27 Video Village-Monty Hall

3-21 Price Is Right-COLOR-Bill Cullen
5-33-49 Gale Storm Show
8-27 Double Exposure

3-21 Concentration-Hugh Downs
5-33-49 Love That Bob!
8-27 Your Surprise Package-George Fenneman

3 News
5 News
8-27 Love Of Life
21 Truth Or Consequences
33-49 Camouflage

5 Noon Show-Captain Penny

3-21 It Could Be You-COLOR
8 Search For Tomorrow
27 News-Dick Minton
33-49 Number Please

27 Movie-Dulcy-1940

8 Guiding Light

3-21 NBC News-Ray Scherer

3 Movie-Summer Film Festival-I Live My Life-1935
5 One O Clock Club-Dorothy Fuldheim, Bill Gordon
8 Dr. Hudson
21 News
33 Ladies Day
49 Code Three

21 Kitchen Corner-Marjorie Mariner

8 As The World Turns
33 Ilka Chase Show
49 Cartoon Time

8 You Asked For It
21 Jan Muray-COLOR
27 Face The Facts-Red Rowe
33-49 Day In Court

3-21 Loretta Young
5-33-49 Seven Keys
8-27 House Party

3-21 Young Dr. Malone
5-33-49 Queen For a Day-From Minneapolis
8-27 Millionaire

3-21 From These Roots
5-33-49 Who Do You Trust-Johnny Carson
8-27 Verdict Is Yours

3-21 Make Room For Daddy
5-33-49 American Bandstand (5 and 49 carry 60 minutes-33 90 minutes)
8 Brighter Day
27 Club 27-David Allan

8-27 Secret Storm

3 Barnaby, Popeye and Friends
8 Edge Of Night
21 Here's Hollywood
27 Life Of Riley

5 Captain's Clubhouse-Captain Penny
8 Movie-A Child Is Born-1940
21 Capt. Sailorbird and Susie (Sidesaddle)
27 Three Stooges and Stanley
49 Movie-The Great Meadow-1931

3 Movie-Armored Attack-1943

5 Three Stooges-1. Scheming Schemers 2. Blunder Boys
21 Bozo The Clown-Russell
33 Rin Tin Tin-ABC

27 Sergeant Preston

33 Barney Bean
45 Harness Highlights

45 Club Calendar

45 Pezzenti Show

27 Supper Time-Rex Humbard
45 Baby Showcase

45 Weather

3 News-Bill Jorgensen
5 Dorothy Fuldheim
8 Cannonball
21-27 News
45 Channel 45 Hop-Boots Bell
49 Akron Baptist Temple

3 Weather-Dick Goddard

3-21 Huntley Brinkley
5 News-Tom Field
27 CBS News-Douglas Edwards
33-49 ABC News-John Daly

5 Weather-Carolyn Johnson
8 Weather-Howard Hoffman

3 Quick Draw McGraw
5 Assignment:Underwater
8 City Camera-Doug Adair
21 Highway Patrol
27 Silent Service
33 Tightrope!
49 News-Jack Fitzgibbons

8 Sports-John Fitzgerald

8 CBS News-Douglas Edwards
49 Little League Baseball

3 Give N Take-Tom Haley-Special Nighttime Edition-Possibly for the summer
5 Sherriff Of Cochise-Syndicated
8-27 Rawhide
21 Happy-NBC-With Ronnie Burns-George Burns' Son
33-49 Matty's Funday Funnies
45 Movie-Trouble In The Glen-English 1954-45 was already repeating the same movie 2-3 times a week..This had been shown the previous Sunday and Wednesday

3-21 One Happy Family
5-33-49 Harrigan and Son

3 Dimensions 3-Ronnie Barrett
5-33 Flintstones-Classic Episode "The Hot Piano"
8-27 Route 66
21 Tallahassee 7000
49 Movie-Night Must Fall-1937

3-21 Lawless Years
5-33 77 Sunset Strip
45 Movie-Destination Big House-1950

3-21 Preview Theater-Harry's Business-Ray Walston, Elena Verdugo in a Series Pilot that was never picked up
8-27 Adventure Theater-Anthology Reruns-RETURN

3-21 Michael Shayne
5-33 Detectives-Robert Taylor
8-27 Twilight Zone

45 Movie-Bal Tabarin-1952

5 Third Man
8 Dick Powell Theater
27 Person To Person
33 Law and Mr. Jones-ABC
49 Movie-Good News-1947

3 News-Bill Jorgensen
5 News-Tom Field
8-27 News-Warren Guthrie
21 News
33 Weather

33 Movie-The Loves Of Carmen-1948

3 Weather-Jim Gerard
8 City Report-Doug Adair
27 News

3 PM East/PM West
5 Jack Paar-COLOR
8 Sports-John Fitzgerald

8 Movie-Love Letters-1945
21 Jack Paar-COLOR

27 Movie-They Were Expendable-1945

49 Passport To Danger

3 Movie-Barbary Coast Gent-1944

5 News

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Classic Local Commercials..The Selling of Cleveland.

I thought we'd take the blog in a different direction tonight..remembering some of the vintage local television commercials of days gone by..from those salesmen that told you "I REALLY wanna sell YOU a car NOW!"..and the like..Local commercials, in some instances became as popular as the shows they were advertising on..Some done in various forms for years and years...Some commercials were good, some bad but all memorable..Lets take a look at a few..

Roll On, Big O..For Lawson's Orange Juice..Fromn the early 1970's..Very memorable jingle here..The Lawson's name is used in Japan, Of all Places...

If you havent seen Higbee's...This is supposedly from 1967 but I dont recall this commercial airing that far back..

1971 Commercial for Red Barn's "Barnbuster"..While this wasnt Cleveland centered, Red Barns were all over Northeast Ohio until the 1980's..

1971 Burger King..Where Kids are King..

About 1970..The classic WEWS-TV 5 Eyewitness News Promo..

Uncle Bills Department Store..Looks to be the early 1980's..Voiceover is by the "Real" Bob James, WGAR-1220 DJ

From the Late 1970's...The late Ted Knight did a series of memorable commercials for Southgate USA, a then-new Shopping Mall in the Cleveland suburbs using his "Ted Baxter" persona..two short commercials here.

"Sohio Teperature Forecast"..1988 Radio spot from WNCI-FM Columbus with slides of classic Sohio pictures, signs, etc..Before its purchase by BP in 1991, Sohio had been involved in broadcasting in Ohio since the 1940's and its "Sohio Reporter" Radio program..migrating to TV from 1951-63...This radio commercial was the standard ad throughout the state from the 60's to the 90's..Notice the gas prices..around a dollar a gallon!!

Thanks a lot to ColumbusMediaTalk, ClevelandMemoryGrenade, Videoholic50's/70's, and others.. for uploiading these clips..If anyone finds any other classic Cleveland area commercials out there, we could do something like this again at some point

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Channel 3 in Cleveland-60 years old in 2008.

On October 31, 2008 WKYC-TV Channel 3 will celebrate their 60th anniversary on the air. While I would hope personally that Gannett would be planning an appropriate celebration, I'd like to begin the celebration a bit early..

In learning how to use YouTube, I have tried different software to edit videos..Been using Windows Movie Maker to make most of the things I have on YouTube..Thought Once again I would try something different..A Slideshow History of WKYC-TV..

Using the 35th Anniversary Video I featured awhile back with the 50's-60's vintage Audio clips from Jerry Immel, I have created a 5-minute slideshow featuring Faces, logos and ID's Through the History of TV 3 up to 1983..One problem..There is only between 3-4 minutes of slides and 5 minutes of audio..

Featured either in audio or video/slide form:

Linn Sheldon
Clay Conroy
Bud Dancy
Jim Graner
Wally Kinnan
Virgil Dominic
Doug Adair
Pete French
Jay Miltner
David Hawthorne
Gordon Ward
Tom Field
Mile Douglas
Jerry G. Bishop
Del Donahoo
Mona Scott
Dave Patterson
Judd Hambrick

Monday, July 7, 2008

October 1965-Changes on the Horizon..

Here is a listing for a somewhat unusual special..A chance for Ernie to shine outside the "Ghoulardi" persona..The Skits on this special have been shown for years on the Hoolihan and Big Chuck/Big Chuck and Lil John Show..

Ad for the Locally programmed "Friday Night Movie" on WEWS Channel 5

Ad for an early evening showing of the syndicated "Sea Hunt" on WAKR-TV 49

Ad for "3 On The Town"..In its first incarnation..As we mentioned in a series last year on this program, This show lasted 3 years and went through so many changes it seemingly couldnt build an audience..

There was a Monday Night Movie on Channel 8..What was unusual about it was the movie would run an hour, then break for 20 minutes of news at 11, then continue the movie to its conclusion

October 1965 ad for Wally Kinnan, newly arrived from Philadelphia to become TV 3's main weather forecaster..Recently I did a profile on Kinnan here on the blog..

Today we'll take an in depth look at October, 1965..specifically the 23rd-29th of October..The major News Story was the Gemini 6 Manned spaceflight..All the networks covered the event thouroughly on their news programs..

Other Highights of the week:

Saturday, October 23..

8AM WJW-8-Franz the Toymaker was doing a Saturday Hour-Long version of his daily 9AM program

5PM WJW-8-Ghoulardi-The Fury of Hercules (Italian-French 1961)

6PM WKYC-3 Debut of Montage, Emmy-winning profile series

7PM WKYC-3 Jerry G (Bishop) and Company-Jerry Van Dyke, Singer Barbara Lewis, the Barbarians and Cannibal and the Headhunters

7PM WJW-8-Ernie Anderson Special-Described above

11:45 WEWS-5 Johnny Carson Rerun-Don Rickles, Godfrey Cambridge, Marie Wilson and Frankie Randall..

Sunday, October 24..Weekend News Crews:

WKYC-3 (Color) Carl Stern Saturday, Bud Dancy Sunday..Weather Ken Goodman Sports Gib Shanley

WEWS-5 Ted Wygant, Weather Court Stanton Sports Don Calo and Gordon Cobbledick

WJW-8-(Color) Martin Ross Saturday Frank Leslie Sunday Weather-Saturday Howard Hoffman/Sunday Hoolihan Sports John Fitzgerald

Monday October 25

11AM-WEWS-5 Alan Douglas

Noon-WJW 8 News Martin Ross, Harry Jones, Hoolihan

Tuesday, October 26
6:30 WEWS-5 High School Football Highlights

9PM WVIZ-25 Big Picture-Army program that had been shown as filler on many a tv schedule over the years

9:30- WJW-8 Conversation-Martin Ross-Public Affairs Show in Prime Time-Discussion of the Mayor's Race with Incumbent Ralph Locher, Carl Stokes, Ralph Perk and Ralph McAllister.

Wednesday, October 27

4:30-WKYC-3 Woodrow-With the recent Ownership Change to NBC, Linn Sheldon cut back "Barnaby" to weekends, leaving the 4:30 spot weekdays for Clay Conroy's Woodrow the Woodsman.

Thursday, October 28

4PM WKYC-3 Match Game-Gene Rayburn welcomes Edgar Bergen and a young Candace Bergen as panelists..

Friday, October 29

1:30 WJW-8 PDQ-Game Show-would move to Channel 3 at 4:30 PM later in the Fall/Winter

7:30 WEWS-5 Flintstones-"Fred and Barney stumble upon a Time Capsule occupied by a tiny green man"..Possibly the first appearance of the "Great Gazoo"..Voiced by Harvey Korman

10:30 WAKR-49 High School Football-Akron Buchtel/Barberton

Weeknight News Crews-

WKYC-3 News-Pat Murray Weather Wally Kinnan Sports Jim Graner
WEWS-5 7PM Bill Jorgensen and Dorothy Fuldheim

11PM News Tom Field Sports Paul Wilcox Dorothy Fuldheim commentary

WJW-8 News Doug Adair, Joel Daly Weather Hoolihan Sports Ken Coleman (6) John Fitzgerald (11)

TV Guide Listings

Sunday, October 24, 1965


6:55 News
7AM Let's Discuss It
7:30 Farm Front-COLOR
8AM Home And Garden
8:30 First Look-COLOR
9AM All God's Children
9:30 Barnwood Playhouse-Barnaby/Woodrow
11AM Whirlybirds
11:30 Report To The People
Noon The Catholic Hour
12:30 Dialogues Of Faith
1PM Mett The Press
1:30 Open Circuit-COLOR
2PM AFL Football-Denver at Buffalo-COLOR
5PM Wild Kingdom-COLOR-Marlin Perkins
5:30 College Bowl-Robert Earle-COLOR
6PM Frank McGee Report-COLOR
6:30 Bell Telephone Hour-COLOR
7:30 Disney's World-COLOR
8:30 Branded-COLOR
9PM Bonanza-COLOR
10PM Wackiest Ship In The Army-COLOR
11PM News-Bud Dancy-COLOR
11:10 Weather-Ken Goodman-COLOR
11:15 Sports-Gib Shanley-COLOR
11:20 Movie-One Desire-1955-COLOR
1:25 Educational Exchange
1:55 News


7:45 Christopher Program
8AM Cartoon Fun
8:30 Vital Faith
9AM TV Gospel Time
9:30 Bullwinkle
10AM Astroboy
10:30 Beany and Cecil-COLOR
11AM Movie-Nighttime in Nevada-1948
Noon Gene Carroll
1PM Polka Varities
2PM Championship Bowling
3PM Wide World Of Sports
4:30 Jimmy Dean(ABC Thursday 10PM)
5:30 Dobie Gillis
6PM Cheyenne
7PM Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea-COLOR
9PM ABC Sunday Night Movie-A Farewell To Arms-1958 COLOR
11:45 News-Ted Wygant
11:50 Weather-Court Stanton
11:55 Sports-Don Calo
Midnight Gordon Cobbledick-Probably Sports Commentary-Cobbledick was the recently retired Cleveland Plain Dealer Sports Editor..
12:05 TV Bowl Tournament
1:05 News


7AM This Is The Life
7:30 Faith For Today
8AM Mass for Shut-Ins
8:30 Moral View
9AM Rex Humbard
10AM Lamp Unto My Feet
10:30 Cleveland Caucus
11AM Laurel and Hardy
11:30 Movie-Apache Woman-1955
1PM Best Of The Browns
1:15 NFL Football-Cleveland Browns at New York Giants
4:30 Movie-Siren Of Bagdad-1953-COLOR
5:55 City Camera News-COLOR
6PM Twentieth Century-Walter Cronkite
6:30 Stingray-COLOR
7PM Lassie-COLOR
7:30 My Favorite Martian-COLOR
8PM Ed Sullivan-COLOR
9PM Perry Mason
10PM Candid Camera
10:30 What's My Line?
11PM News-Frank Leslie
11:10 Sports-John Fitzgerald
11:15 Weather-Bob Wells (Hoolihan)-COLOR
11:20 Movie-The Great Lover-1949
1AM Movie-The Way Of All Flesh 1940


6PM What's New
6:30 Classical Civilization
7PM Intertel-SPECIAL
8PM Creative Person-Rudolf Bing
8:30 Dateline-United Nations-Jim Fleming
9PM Festival Orchestra
10PM Sign-Off

WAKR-49 ABC Akron

9:44 News
9:45 Council Of Churches
10:15 Univ. Of Akron
10:30 Beany and Cecil-COLOR
11AM Bullwinkle-COLOR
11:30 Discovery '65
Noon Championship Bowling
1PM TV Bowl Tournament
2PM Gospel Singers
2:30 Range Rider
3PM Wide World Of Sports
4:30 Cartoon Fun-COLOR
5PM Annie Oakley
5:30 Amateur Hour-Ted Mack-CBS (unusual, as Channel 49 rearely carried another network's shows)
6PM Civic Forum
6:30 Meet The Candidates
7PM Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea-COLOR
9PM ABC Sunday Night Movie-A Farewell To Arms-1958 COLOR
11:45 ABC News
Midnight Local News
12:05 Great Moments in Music
12:20 Rev. Elvin Brown
1AM Living Word

Thursday, October 28, 1965


6:20 News
6:25 Farm Fare
6:30 Educational Exchange
7:25 What's Doing-Linn Sheldon
7:30 Today Continues
9AM Mike Douglas
10AM Fractured Phrases-COLOR
10:30 Concentration
11AM Morning Star-COLOR
11:30 Paradise Bay-COLOR
Noon Jeopardy-Art Fleming-COLOR
12:30 Let's Play Post Office-COLOR
1PM Three On The Town-COLOR
1:30 Let's Make a Deal-Monty Hall-COLOR
2PM Moment Of Truth
2:30 Doctors
3PM Another World
3:30 You Don't Say-Tom Kennedy-COLOR
4PM Match Game-Gene Rayburn-COLOR
4:30 Woodrow-COLOR
5PM Movie-The Girl Most Likely-1957-COLOR
6:30 Huntley Brinkley
7:30 Daniel Boone-COLOR
8:30 Laredo-COLOR
9:30 Mona McCluskey-COLOR
10PM Dean Martin-COLOR
11PM News-Pat Murray-COLOR
11:15 Weather-Wally Kinnan-COLOR
11:20 Sports-Jim Graner-COLOR
11:30 Movie-Backfire-1950
1:20 Playhouse-Drama Anthology Reruns
1:50 Educational Exchange
2:20 News


8:40 News
8:45 Telecourse
9:15 Board Of Education
9:30 Romper Room-Miss Barbara
10AM Paige Palmer
10:30 Junior Clubhouse
11AM Alan Douglas
11:30 Young Marrieds
Noon News
12:15 Noon Show-Captain Penny (Ron Penfound)
1PM Ben Casey
2PM Nurses
2:30 A Time For Us
2:55 ABC News-Marlene Sanders
3PM General Hospital
3:30 Merv Griffin
4:30 Where The Action Is
5PM Comedy Clubhouse-Captain Penny-COLOR
6:15 ABC News-Peter Jennings
6:30 Huckleberry Hound-COLOR
7PM News-Bill Jorgensen
7:15 Dorothy Fuldheim
7:30 Shindig
8PM Donna Reed
8:30 OK Crackerby-COLOR
9PM Bewitched
9:30 Peyton Place
10PM Long Hot Summer
11PM News-Tom Field
11:10 Sports-Paul Wilcox
11;20 Dorothy Fuldheim
11:30 Johnny Carson-COLOR
1AM News


6:40 News
6:45 Sunrise Semester
7:15 Rex Humbard
7:30 CBS News-Mike Wallace
8AM Captain Kangaroo
9AM Franz The Toymaker-COLOR
9:55 News-Howard Hoffman
10AM As The World Turns
10:30 McCoys
11AM Andy Griffith
11:30 Dick Van Dyke
Noon News-Martin Ross, Harry Jones, Hoolihan
12:30 Search For Tomorrow
12:45 Guiding Light
1PM Love Of Life
1:25 CBS News-Mike Wallace
1:30 PDQ-Dennis James-COLOR
2PM Password
2:30 House Party
3PM To Tell The Truth
3:25 City Camera News-COLOR
3:30 Edge Of Night
4PM Secret Storm
4:30 Leave It To Beaver
5PM Adventure Road-Jim Doney-COLOR
6PM City Camera News-Doug Adair, Joel Daly, Ken Coleman, Hoolihan
6:30 CBS News-Walter Cronkite
7PM Zorro
7:30 Munsters
8PM Gilligan's Island-COLOR
8:30 My Three Sons-COLOR
9PM CBS Thursday Night Movie-Mary, Mary-1963-COLOR
11:15 News-Adair, Daly
11:25 Sports-John Fitzgerald
11:30 Weather-Hoolihan-COLOR
11:35 Movie-Sealed Verdict-1948
1:05 Movie-Valiant is the Word for Carrie-1936 Trivia-The Three Stooges played on this movie title in "Violent Is the Word for Curly" a 1938 Columbia Short..


9:15 Social Studies 3-4
9:35 Literature 4-5
10:35 Social Studies 5-6
11AM Music 4-6

12:30 Previews for Teachers-Science 3-4
12:45 Previews for Teachers Language Arts 3-4

1:50 Music K-2
2:10 Science 3-4
2:50 Math 6-7

6PM What's New
6:30 Classical Civilization
7PM Managers in Action
7:30 Nasa
8PM Conversations
8:30 Legacy-DEBUT
9PM French Chef
9:30 Heritage
10PM Sign-Off

All Channel 25 programs were Black and White-Gaps in the programming seem to indicate the station was off the air between classroom shows

WAKR-49 ABC Akron

10:20 News
10:30 Ed Allen
11AM Young Set
Noon Donna Reed
12:30 Father Knows Best
1PM Ben Casey
2PM Nurses
2:30 A Time For Us
2:55 ABC News-Marlene Sanders
3PM General Hospital
3:30 Young Marrieds
4PM Never Too Young
4:30 Where The Action Is
5PM Cisco Kid
5:30 Professor Jack
6PM ABC News-Peter Jennings
6:15 Sea Hunt
6:45 High School Preview
6:55 Sports, News, Weather
7:15 Women's Page-Ann Thomas-Moore
7:30 Shindig
8PM Donna Reed
8:30 OK Crackerby-COLOR
9PM Bewitched
9:30 Peyton Place
10PM Long Hot Summer
11PM News
11:20 Nightlife-Les Crane
1AM News

Commentary:TV as always was changing..WKYC was setling into its NBC ownership..Virgil Dominic would become main News Anchor in a few weeks..Channel 5, outside of Dorothy Fuldheim, seemed to not fully commit to news, although they had some good personnel..City Camera was in full swing at Channel 8..Color TV was making inroads locally as evidenced by the amount of hours of Color by each station in the 2 days indicated...

Channel 3-25 hrs. 50 min.

Channel 5-8hrs. 45 min.

Channel 8-11 hrs. 55 min.

Channel 25-None

Channel 49-6 hrs. 15 min.