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    The Dudley Do-Right Show

    The Dudley Do-Right Show

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    ABC (ended 1970)
    Dudley Do-Right the bumbling hero of the Canadian Mounties made his first appearance on Rocky and Bullwinkle in the early 1960's ... now he has his own show and is still facing his nemesis the dastardly Snidely Whiplash.moreless
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    The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Show

    The Roy Rogers-Dale Evans Show

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    ABC (ended 1962)
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    The Beatles

    The Beatles

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    On Saturday September 25, 1965 at 10:30 a.m. (EST) on ABC, America was introduced to the Beatles Cartoons. The first cartoon series to ever feature a rock and roll group, it immediately became a hit with a 13 score and a 52 per cent share in ratings. Based loosely on the characters of the Beatles as portrayed in their film, A Hard Day's Night, each half hour program consisted of two cartoons (each approximately 8-10 minutes long) and two singalong segments stuck in-between the two episodes. Though the Beatles never took part in the creation and production of the show, save for the fact that their original music was used, the series still remains a favorite among fans who can remember getting up and eating a bowl of cereal while watching it. And thanks to MTV, Disney (who both aired the show sometime around the late 80's early 90's) and bootlegged copies, the show is continuing to enjoy an ever growing number of fans. A King Features Production. Color. 39 Half-hour episodes. Syndicated. Original ABC Schedule: Season 1: 10:30 a.m. EST Saturdays - 26 new episodes Season 2: 10:30 a.m. EST Saturdays - Only 7 new episodes, remainder were reruns Season 3: 12:00 p.m. EST Saturdays - Only 6 new episodes, remainder were reruns Season 4: 9:30 a.m. EST Sundays - No new episodes - reruns only Original Sponsors: A.C. Gilbert Company Quaker Oats Company Mars Candy Company Original Licensed Merchandise: The Beatles Cartoon Kit- Colorforms Candy Sticks- World Candies, Inc. Inflatable Dolls- manufacturer unknown Songs From A Music Adventure Cartoon Series- Hansen Publications, Inc. Original Premium Giveaways: Nestle's Quik- inflatable dolls Lux Soap- inflatable dolls Theme Song You tell me that you've got everything you want And your bird can sing But you don't get me, you don't get me You say you've seen seven wonders and your bird is green But you can't see me, you can't see me When your prized possessions start to wear you down Look in my direction, I'll be round, I'll be round When your bird is broken will it bring you down You may be awoken, I'll be round, I'll be round You tell me that you've heard every sound there is And your bird can swing But you can't hear me, you can't hear memoreless
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    Happening '68

    Happening '68

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    Happening '68 was a rock music series on the ABC network. It aired Saturday afternoons following American Bandstand.
    Happening '68 was produced by Dick Clark Productions. Mark Lindsay and Paul Revere (both of Paul Revere and the Raiders) co-hosted the series.
    Happening '68 premiered on January 6, 1968. It featured guest performers (usually) lip-synching their latest hits. Series regulars Paul Revere and the Raiders often performed. One feature of the series was a band contest complete with celebrity judges. This series also featured interviews and other topics of interest to teenagers.
    Happening '68 was so popular that ABC added a spin-off to its weekday schedule. The spin-off, titled It's Happening, aired Mondays through Fridays from 15-Jul-68 through 25-Oct-68.moreless
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    The Porky Pig Show

    The Porky Pig Show

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    ABC (ended 1965)
    The Porky Pig show began on September 20, 1964 and ended on March 14, 1965. It had 26 Episodes. It began and ended with a song. Here is the opening song. THEME SONG Who's our favorite TV star? Who comes on with a wham? Who's got the laughiest show by far? P-P-P-Porky Pig, our favorite ham! Ooh, that Porky, Porky Pig! He's the barnyard's Mr. Big! When the music starts, you wanna tap your toes. You feel like dancin' a jig! Swing around in a circle, and doesy-do! Time to watch Porky Pig. CLOSING SONG Sadly now we sing again, to each and every one. Gladly we'll come back,and then, we'll all have more fun! Watching Porky and his friends, wish it never had to end. Don't forget next time we meet, we're planin' something big. Just be sure to join us then for Porky Pig!" The show went like this. Porky Pig Short. Random Short Random Shortmoreless
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    The Rebel

    The Rebel

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Johnny Yuma was a former Confederate soldier. We follow his adventures in the Old West following the Civil War.
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    Bus Stop

    Bus Stop

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    ABC (ended 1962)
    Welcome to the Bus Stop guide at TV.com. The bus stop of this series was a dine in Sunrise, Colorado, a small town in Rocky Mountain country. The continuing characters included Grace Sherwood, the working owner of the diner, Elma Gahringer the waitress, Sheriff Will Mayberry and DA Glenn Wagner. The stories revolved around the people passing through Sunrise, and many an unusual character stepped off that interstate bus. The program earned national notoriety and probably early cancellation due to an episode titled "A Lion Walks Among Us", which was based on a Tom Wicker novel and starred rock singer Fabian Forte as a youthful psychopath bent on murder and mayhem. This segment was widely denounced for its explicit violence and sadism and was cited in Congressional hearings on violence in television. The president of ABC-TV when challenged by an angry senator as to whether he allowed his own children to watch such a series, stammered and admitted no he did not. Shortly thereafter the show ended permanently.moreless
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    Man with a Camera

    Man with a Camera

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    ABC (ended 1960)
    Mike Kovak is a New York photographer who helps the police and insurance companies solve crimes.
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    Our Man Higgins

    Our Man Higgins

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    ABC (ended 1963)
    As one of the many wacky sitcoms that would dominate the TV schedule in the 1960s, Our Man Higgins told not of a talking smartypants horse or matronly talking car but of middle class American Duncan MacRoberts. As the last of the MacRoberts line, he inherits the valuable family silver service, and the family butler, Higgins. The servant from the British Isles moves in and proceeds to run the household, which includes Duncan's wife Alice and their two boys. Produced by Screen Gems, the series had the misfortune of airing against The Perry Como Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show and survived but a season.moreless
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    N.Y.P.D.

    N.Y.P.D.

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    N.Y.P.D. plainclothes detectives Mike Haines, Johnny Corso and Jeff Ward track murderers, extortionists, drug pushers, bombers, rapists, and other thugs around the Big Apple.

    Filmed on actual New York locations which included the Bowery, Wall Street, the Empire State Building, Shubert Alley, Greenwich Village and Times Square, N.Y.P.D. was commended by real life mayor at the time John Lindsay, who allowed the filming of scenes at New York's City Hall. Several episodes were based on actual NYPD cases and the show had full permission from the police department to create them into episodes.

    N.Y.P.D. was a police series somewhat like Naked City with gritty action, personal drama and lots of New York City locations.

    The show was a landmark in television production, one of the first to use the hand-held of camera work later popularized by the reality show COPS and the drama series Law & Order.moreless
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    The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

    The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters

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    ABC (ended 1964)
    The Travels Of Jaimie McPheeters was a western which followed the life of Jaimie McPheeters and his father 'Doc' Sardius McPheeters. The show was unique as it was made from a thirteen year old boy's point of view.moreless
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    Garrison's Gorillas

    Garrison's Gorillas

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    In a scenario similar to that of the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, Lt. Garrison gets a group of convicts released from prison so that they can work for him on covert missions behind enemy lines during World War II. Actor was a smooth con artist, Casino a safecracker, Goniff a cat burglar, and Chief a street fighter of American Indian heritage.moreless
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    That's Life (1968)

    That's Life (1968)

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    Welcome to the That's Life (1968) guide at TV.com. That's Life was an attempt to blend situation and musical comedy into an hour long weekly format. The show followed the lives of a couple (Robert and Gloria) as they met, got married, bought a house, had a baby, etc. set in the mythical town of Ridgeville. Robert was played by Broadway and film star Robert Morse, and E.J. Peaker was chosen, out of 3000 actresses seen according to ABC, to play Gloria. Along the way were many guest stars, often in cameo appearances, and lots of song and dance. The music was a combination of new material (by Elliot Lawrence and Martin Charnin) and existing songs, often standards or show tunes. The show was well received, nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Musical or Variety series in fact, but was not a ratings hit and lasted only one season. Robert Morse remarked later, "I was hurt when it only lasted one season because I liked it and believed in it." Shelley Berman and Kay Medford appeared occasionally as Gloria's parents. Stan Harris was the program's director, Elliot Lawrence was the musical director and The Tony Mordente Dancers were the resident dance corps. The show was taped in New York City in front of a live audience. On June 18, 2010 The Paley Center for Media screened an episode from the series with Morse and Peaker in attendance along with producer Lee Miller, writer Bob Ellison and producer/director Stan Harris. A nice write-up about the event can be found here: http://www.filmmusicsociety.org/news_events/features/2010/062110.html In the event the link disappears, here is the text: EVERLY HILLS, Calif.-Actors Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker participated in a rare screening of, and Q&A about, the landmark musical TV series That's Life as a part of the Paley Center for Media's "Rewind" festival Friday night at the Paley Center. That's Life, which lasted just one season on ABC in 1968-69, was a daring attempt to create a Broadway-style musical comedy every week while also combining elements of situation comedy and the variety-show format. Morse and Peaker (who was simultaneously in production for her role as Minnie Fay in the film version of Hello, Dolly!) starred as a young couple who met, fell in love, married and had a baby over the course of 26 episodes. Fans were treated to the opening sequence of the first episode, which introduced the characters played by Morse and Peaker, along with guest star George Burns; and the entire second episode – complete with commercials for Kent cigarettes and Pontiac cars – in which happy-go-lucky bachelor Morse decides to propose to his immensely likable coworker Peaker. Guests in the second episode included singer Nancy Wilson and comedians Tim Conway and Jackie Vernon. It was a special treat because That's Life has apparently never been seen since its cancellation in spring 1969. The recent success of the weekly musical Glee – which has inevitably sparked discussion about such musical-series failures as Hull High, Cop Rock and Viva Laughlin – has only heightened the curiosity of fans about this ambitious but seemingly lost 1960s classic. "There was nothing like it at the time," recalled Morse (a Tony winner for both the play Tru and the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and currently starring on the AMC TV series Mad Men). "We wanted it to look like Broadway, not like television," added producer-director Stan Harris. "It's timeless," said Peaker. The show was staged before a studio audience (the first three episodes, in Hollywood; the rest in New York) and shot on videotape with four cameras. All of the singing was done live, with a 20-to-24 piece orchestra also playing live in a nearby studio. (As producer Lee Miller pointed out, the balance between voices and music was easier to achieve this way.) Among the collaborators, the panelists said, were creator Marvin Marx, who had been doing Honeymooners musicals with Jackie Gleason in Miami earlier in the 1960s; composer Elliot Lawrence (a Broadway veteran who had worked with Morse on How to Succeed in Business) and lyricist Martin Charnin (a later Tony winner for Annie); choreographer Tony Mordente (who had performed in West Side Story and would go on to direct many TV shows); and set designer Robert Randolph (whose Broadway credits included Bye Bye Birdie and How to Succeed...). Peaker said the show was sold without a pilot. Morse recalled a young Marvin Hamlisch working as a rehearsal pianist on the show and begging to write songs for it, which didn't happen ("he's never spoken to me since," quipped Morse). Each episode, writer Bob Ellison said, featured six songs, including three originals and three pre-existing tunes (often standards, such as the Gershwins' "Love Is Here to Stay," which Peaker sang in episode 2). All marveled at the list of top-name guest stars who appeared on the show, including Sid Caesar, Ethel Merman, Mahalia Jackson, Louis Armstrong, Alan King, Goldie Hawn, Liza Minnelli, Dick Shawn, Shelley Winters and even the Muppets. Reminiscing about Paul Lynde's appearance, Morse broke up the entire panel; Peaker regaled the crowd with anecdotes about guest star Chita Rivera and lunching with Shelley Berman at the famous Broadway hangout Sardi's. (Left to right) That's Life producer Lee Miller, writer Bob Ellison, stars Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker, and producer-director Stan Harris. (Photo courtesy of the Paley Center for Media.) (Left to right) That's Life producer Lee Miller, writer Bob Ellison, stars Robert Morse and E.J. Peaker, and producer-director Stan Harris. Photo courtesy of the Paley Center for Media. Miller described the production process as well-organized: Rehearsals on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; Thursday, blocking for cameras; Friday, run-through in the morning, dress rehearsal in the afternoon and performance before an audience in the evening. Songs, he said, would often not be chosen and arranged until Sunday, meaning the performers had very little time to learn them. But, Miller added, the entire production process was much simpler in 1968. "There was no interference from the network," he said, and song negotiations were fairly easy. "It was rare that anybody objected to our use of music," he said. Music rights in that pre-DVD era, however, would not cover use for a release today, and the costs of clearing the dozens of tunes used on That's Life may mean the series will never be available commercially. "Everybody in show business was rooting for the show," noted Ellison. But despite critical acclaim, the series – which aired Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. Eastern, opposite a movie on NBC and news programming (including a new magazine show called 60 Minutes) on CBS – was mired in 82nd place by March 1969 and cancelled by ABC. As the Chicago Tribune wrote at the time, "maybe it's ahead of it's time, and in 15 years will be considered a classic." Special thanks to Tom Alger for the bulk of the episode listings.moreless
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    Daniel Boone (1960)

    Daniel Boone (1960)

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Long before the West was won, Daniel Boone (Dewey Martin), the most famous frontiersman of them all, had a powerful itch to see Kentucky, the unexplored wilderness on the other side of the Cumberland Mountains. You won't want to miss a single episode of his action-packed, suspense-filled journeys into uncharted territory.moreless
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    Harrigan and Son

    Harrigan and Son

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    Situation comedy about an older criminal attorney and his fresh out of Harvard Law School son. Dad liked to cut corners, while Junior wanted to do things by the book.
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    The New Casper Cartoon Show

    The New Casper Cartoon Show

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    ABC (ended 1969)
    The New Casper Cartoon Show was a Saturday morning cartoon show that ran on ABC from 1963 to 1969. It starred the famous friendly ghost Casper. Casper first appeared in his own cartoon shorts made for theaters in the 40's and 50's by Famous Studios. Many of these theater shorts later appeared on TV from 1959 to 1961 as part of the Sunday cartoon series "Matty's Funday Funnies" on ABC. On "The New Casper Cartoon Show", Casper appeared in newly made-for-TV cartoon shorts. Appearing in the Casper shorts were his supporting cast members: Wendy the Good Little Witch; Spooky, Casper's ghostly practical joking cousin; Nightmare the Galloping Ghost Horse; and The Ghostly Trio, Casper's fiesty ghostly roommates who constantly critized Casper for being friendly and not scary.

    Other shorts on the show were films that were originally made for theaters by Paramount Cartoon Studios. These shorts were called "Modern Madcaps". Casper had 2 shorts per show and one "Modern Madcap" in-between along with bumpers between each short and a next week's promo segment. In the Fall of 1969, the show was retitled, "The New Adventures Of Casper", but then the show was cancelled in December of that year. On the TV show, Casper's voice was provided by veteran cartoon voice actor Norma McMillan. Animator Seymour Knietel, who directed most of Casper's theater shorts, also directed this TV series.moreless
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    Wide World of Sports

    Wide World of Sports

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    ABC (ended 1997)
    One of the most important shows in American television, Wide World of Sports (or ABC's Wide World of Sports) was a long-running sports anthology program that established the then third-place network as the leader in U.S. sports programming, and made its producer, Roone Arledge, a major figure in American television. WWOS was a ninety-minute affair every Saturday afternoon that presented filmed highlights from various sporting competitions. The opening narration told viewers it would be "spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of sport", and it delivered on that promise by presenting such events as Irish Hurling, Surfing from Hawaii, cliff diving from Acapulco, and fishing tournaments from South America. The show occasionally featured offbeat sports like barrel jumping and arm wrestling, which with the correct editing, made for compelling viewing. In addition to covering the event, the show would do a background feature on one of the main competitors, a concept that was a forerunner of the "up close and personal" stories Arledge made famous on ABC's Olympic coverage. WWOS's bread and butter were auto racing (particularly NASCAR events and the Grand Prix of Monaco); U.S. and world championships in gymnastics, track and field, and ice skating; and boxing. WWOS would show the tape of a major bout (usually the first free TV airing), with the winner being interviewed by the network's boxing commentator, Howard Cosell. Cosell's frequent interviews with heavyweight champion Muhammed Ali became both famous and controversial (because Cosell defended Ali's right to express himself, even if he sometimes disagreed with what Ali said). Ali made over 60 appearances on the show, the most for any athlete. As satelite broadcasting became commonplace, and cable channels proliferated, the concept of an anthology show presenting taped highlights of sporting events (no matter how well-presented) became obsolete. Nowadays the term "Wide World of Sports" is used by ABC announcers to describe their weekend sports programming (such as the 2006 World Cup), but the show itself, with its famous promise to show viewers "the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat" is no longer a part of Saturday afternoon television.moreless
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    The Hardy Boys (1969)

    The Hardy Boys (1969)

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    ABC (ended 1971)
    The Hardy Boys (1969) was a Saturday morning cartoon show that ran on ABC from 1969 to 1971. The cartoon was made by Filmation Studios. The Hardy Boys originally came from mystery books written by Franklin W. Dixon (real name, Edward L. Stratemeyer). In this cartoon series, The Hardy Boys were a bubblegum rock group who got involved in many adventures solving different mysteries that came their way. The show evolved around teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy and also their friends Pete Jones (the first black character on a Saturday morning cartoon show), Wanda Kay Breckenridge, and Chubby Morton. As the musical group, The Hardy Boys Plus Three, the group performed a musical number each week. The live-action group, who sang the songs (and who also performed the opening and closing themes as a live-action group), had minor success as a rock group recording 2 albums. The cast of the cartoon series also did a 30 second Public Service Announcement at the end of the show (the first Saturday morning cartoon show in which the actual cast members from the show did the Public Service Announcements on their own show). In the late 70's, The Hardy Boys become a live-action TV series called "The Hardy Boys Mysteries" with Shawn Cassidy and Parker Stevenson.moreless
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    The Iron Horse

    The Iron Horse

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    ABC (ended 1968)
    It's the 1880's and Ben Calhoun is a poker playing, hard driving, ladies man who had a good night at poker and won a railroad. Too bad the railroad isn't finished yet. Between the Indians, the crookers bankers and assorted other bad guys, he has his hands full trying to complete the railroad. According to Red Steagall's "Cowboy Corner Conversations," (c) 2004, Dale Robertson states "Then I did another series called 'The Iron Horse' that lasted 47 episodes." Therefore, the television show ran for longer than one broadcast season.moreless
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    Hong Kong

    Hong Kong

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    ABC (ended 1961)
    The British Crown Colony of Hong Kong was the locale for the adventures of Glenn Evans, an American Journalist living and working amid the intrigue of that exotic city. Evans' search for stories led him into encounters with smugglers, murderers, dope peddlers, and mysterious women who disappear behind beaded curtains.moreless
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