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    The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show

    The Sammy Davis, Jr. Show

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    The Sammy Davis Jr. Show was hosted by song-and-dance man Sammy Davis Jr. showcased his talents in this Musical Variety series. At the series start however Sammy was under contract for a "Special" with ABC and the stipulation was that he not appear on television until three weeks preceding the airing of that special. So after the premiere episode Sammy had three guest hosts fill in for him, they were Johnny Carson, Sean Connery and Jerry Lewis. Produced by Joe Hamilton with Associate Producer Carol Kritz. Sammy enlisted marvelous George Rhodes to head the orchestra and the Lester Wilson Dancers. His autobiographical book which had just been published in 1965 called Yes, I Can! told exactly all the odds this multi-talented performer had to overcome. He was only the second Black to host his own show. Nat King Cole was the first in the late 50's. However, the world of music was changing and with the Beatles invasion and more modern shows cropping up his show lasted a scant 15 episodes.moreless
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    Kilroy

    Kilroy

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Welcome to the Kilroy guide at TV.com.
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    Eye Guess

    Eye Guess

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    It marked Bob Stewart's first independent game show after studying under the Goodson-Todman school known as Password. Game Show. Answers to 8 numbers are revealed to 2 contestants for 8 seconds and then they try to complete phrases (Example: "When his secretary was late for the 3rd consecutive day, what did her boss do?"). The contestant then picks a number from the Eye Guess board to complete the phrase. Each correct answer was worth 10 points with a 20 point board later. A special answer, not made visible to the contestants, was under the Eye Guess rebus. Each incorrect answer resulted in the turn going over to their opponent. The object of the game was to get 100 points to win the game and get a chance at winning prizes from the Eye Guess board. If a contestant guessed all seven numbers without hitting the stop number, the contestant won a new car! Early in the run Eye Guess has Categories and its items and worth $25 for finding a item to a category and win a New Car. When a "STOP" Sign appears he or she lose everything and 1 other way to "QUIT" the game and keeps the money he or she collected. The theme song for Eye Guess was "Sugar Lips" by Al Hirt. BROADCAST HISTORY of Eye Guess: January 3-December 30, 1966 Monday-Friday at 10:00-10:25am on NBC-TV January 2, 1967-September 26, 1969 Monday-Friday at 12:30-12:55pm on NBC-TV.moreless
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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1964)
    Sam the Snowman tells the story of Rudolph. A young reindeer who is unjustly truned into a pariah because of his red shiny nose. After being shunned by all who see him (Except for a doe named Clarice.), Rudolph decides to leave his home and family and try to find a place where he could be himself. He soon meets up with an elf named Hermie. Like RudoplhHermie is also an outcast due to his desire to leave his job of toymaking at Santa Claus' workshopand pursue a career as a dentist. They soon join up with prospector Yukon Cornelius and embark on an adventure that will change their lives and help them finally gain acceptance.moreless
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    You Don't Say!

    You Don't Say!

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    Two stars, each with a contestant, try to guess an answer (a person, place or thing)from the clue-giver who says a sentence with a missing word at the end,the clue word which the clue-giver does not say(thus the name of the show "You Don't Say!") a word that sounds like the answer or hints it. Not allowed is for the sentence to refer to the answer nor clues that directly point to the answer or part of the answer (upper case clues). However, there is some leniency. For example, if the answer is George C. Scott, one cannot say "Great....." because that is part of the answer. However "Getting off .... free" is legal because it is Scot, not Scott -- it doesn't point directly to the answer. (As Tom Kennedy says "Missing clue must not be a proper name.") Also illegal is the saying of the missing clue by the clue-giver. In each case, using proper names or clue-givers saying missing clues disqualifies the clue and forfeits the turn to the other team.> The object is to get three points to win $100 and then play the bonus board game, where an answer and three clues were sent in by a viewer. The winner then has these clues revealed to them and if the contestant says the correct answer they win $300/$200/$100/ and the viewer wins $150 merchandise from a major catalogue. If the contestant wins a 3-0 shutout(called a blitz game) and also guesses right on the first clue of the bonus board, that player also wins a new car! (Prior to 1968, players could win a trip to some destination via TWA airlines.) This NBC game show ran from 1963-69. The 1975 version (seen on ABC) used the same rules but a different format: four stars gave clues to two contestants. Names of places were added as well as famous names. Contestants in turn would choose a star for a clue. The first clue paid $200 & descended by $50 for each miss. Once a star was picked, that star couldn't play again until all four stars had a turn to give the clues. $500 or better won the game & a chance @ the Bonus round. The contestant gave the clues on the bonus round to the stars & had 6 chances to try to get each star to guess the name (or place). The contestant won $500 for one star, $1,000-2, $2,000-3 & $5,000 for all 4 stars. If the player got each star to guess correctly on one clue, the player won $10,000! In both the NBC & ABC versions, contestants stayed until they lost twice (or hit the $20,000 limit; ABC). Soap operas Bright Promise (NBC) & The Edge of Night (ABC) replaced You Don't Say!moreless
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    Michael Shayne

    Michael Shayne

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    NBC (ended 1961)
    Michael Shayne was a one season series about a Miami private detective starring Richard Denning, best known for his role as Governor Paul Jameson on the original long running series Hawaii Five-O.moreless
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    Wichita Town

    Wichita Town

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    NBC (ended 1960)
    Welcome to the Wichita Town guide at TV.com. Premise: The exploits of Marshal Mike Dunbar as he attempts to maintain law and order in Wichita Town, Kansas, during the 1870's. NBC Broadcasting History: September 1959 - April 1960 - Wednesdays 10:30pm (Original Run) June 1960 - September 1960 - Fridays 8:30pm (Summer Reruns) Episodes: 26 Aired Black & White Mirisch-McCrea Productions Theme: by Wayne P. Walkermoreless
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    The Bill Cosby Show

    The Bill Cosby Show

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    NBC (ended 1971)
    The Bill Cosby Show aired for two seasons on NBC, 1969-70 and 1970-71. There were 52 episodes made in the series. In this lighthearted comedy, Bill Cosby played the role of Chet Kincaid, physical education teacher at a Los Angeles high school. The Chet Kincaid character was a bachelor, an average cool guy trying to earn a living, and help people out along the way. Many of the episodes involved Chet in various situations at the high school with his students and fellow teachers. In some episodes, Chet was asked to substitute, and fill in as algebra or english teacher. In one hilarious episode, Chet was the drivers ed instructor trying to teach a nervous student how to drive. Other episodes involved younger children, and some episodes involved family and adult characters. Different guest stars also appeared in various episodes thruout the series. The shows theme song- "Hikky Burr" was written by Bill Cosby and Quincy Jones with Cosby providing the vocals. The lyrics were hard to comprehend, but the song had a groovy tune and funky beat. For the second season, a more uptempo and jazzy version of the song was used. The show was entertaining, and did not use a laugh track, which is unique. The Bill Cosby Show was not your average, laugh-out-loud type of sitcom. The episodes were humorous, but the show emphasized warmth, intelligent character studies and plausible, real life situations. The plot of many episodes centered around a lesson in life learned, which was explained in the classic Cosby style.moreless
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    Shannon (1961)

    Shannon (1961)

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    NBC (ended 1962)
    Before James Bond there was Shannon. Portrayed by George Nader, Shannon was an investigator of fraud, murder and espionage in the world of corporate America.
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    Roland Garros

    Roland Garros

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    NBC
    With over 80 years of history, Roland Garros has become the most famous and acclaimed tennis tournament to be played on clay in the world. Played and televised in mid-May until early June this French tournament is one of the premier events on the tennis calendar. The second Grand Slam of the annual tennis season and the first Grand Slam tournament to join the Open era in 1968, it keeps attracting the elite of the tennis world to its orange courts in Paris every year.moreless
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    Mr. Novak

    Mr. Novak

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Mr. Novak was a dramatic series about the accomplishments and frustrations of a young high school English teacher who has just taken his first job. James Franciscus portrays John Novak, a teacher at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles who is a dedicated educator.moreless
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    Kraft Suspense Theatre

    Kraft Suspense Theatre

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Welcome to the Kraft Suspense Theatre guide at tv.com. Kraft Suspense Theatre was filmed in Hollywood and once a month was preempted to allow a special appearance by Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall. The plots revolved around murder, intrigue, terror, and danger. There was also Kraft Mystery Theatre which ran from June 14, 1961 until September 25, 1963 and this is sometimes confused with the Kraft Suspense Theatre. The shows are totally distinct, however. KST gave birth to two more shows (or spin-offs): The initial two-parter, "The Case Against Paul Ryker", served as the pilot for the short-lived show, 'Court-Martial', in 1965. And "Rapture at Two Forty" presented in April 1965 was the pilot for the later series 'Run For Your Life' that ran for three seasons.moreless
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    Maya (1967)

    Maya (1967)

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    NBC (ended 1968)
    Maya was a short series about a boy named Terry Bowen, who joins forces with an Indian boy named Raji to find Terry's father, who is presumed dead. The show was named after Maya, Raji's pet elephant, which Indian police believed he stole.moreless
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    Hank (1966)

    Hank (1966)

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    Hank and his sister are orphans. They don't wish to be put in an orphanage, so Hank uses make-up and disguises to fool the authorities into believing that they are being cared for by an adult. Hank's scheme snow balls as he is forced to lie and pretend to be all sorts of people in order to keep the charade going without being caught. All the while, Hank is trying to get himself a good education (pretending to be someone he's not) so that he can better support his sister and remain independent. The final episode had him impersonating another student who was supposed to be under quarantine. He is finally caught after all his close calls during the run of the show. But, in his disguise, he had taken a standard exam and had scored the highest score ever recorded. He is assured of a scholarship and all his hard work is rewarded. The show ends with his future at the college assured.moreless
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    The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo

    The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    Mr. Magoo was a snooty, incredibly near-sighted character who was constantly getting himself into comedic trouble due to his intense myopia and chronic stubbornness. Despite his lack of vision, Magoo had been entrusted as the caretaker of his little nephew Waldo, who was always drawn in to his uncle's mishaps.

    Jim Backus, perhaps best known as millionaire Thurston Howell III from Gilligan's Island, provided the ornery voice for Magoo before, during, and after the actor's island stay.

    In this NBC nighttime incarnation of the popular character, Magoo was the host, narrator, and star of tales taken from both history and literature. As with the 1963 TV special, Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol, in which the cranky character played Scrooge, Magoo would take on such actors' dream parts as Don Quixote, Cyrano DeBergerac, William Tell, and many more. The show even took on such weighty material as Ulysses and Moby Dick. Unfortunately, the program left the air after only one season, and Magoo had to wait until 1977 to get another series, What's New, Mr. Magoo?moreless
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    The Rogues

    The Rogues

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    NBC (ended 1965)
    This was a series about a family of confidence tricksters whose main purpose was to take things from the extremely wealthy, mostly the ones who stopped at nothing in making their fortunes. The main members of the family were all cousins and included an Englishman (David Niven), a Frenchman (Charles Boyer) and an American (Gig Young). They would each generally take the lead role in an episode and occasionally the others would have small parts to add to the other's story. Assisting the lead actor each week was Robert Coote's character, the only real constant throughout the series. The music was done by Nelson Riddle who also did the music for Batman. This is only noted because many musical cues seem similar between the two series. Near the end of the series, a new American cousin was introduced and was played by Larry Hagman. Since the series wasn't picked up for another season, Larry was free to move onto I Dream of Jeannie, which started the following season.
    First air date: September 13, 1964 Last air date: April 18, 1965 Original air time: Sunday 10:00:00 pm (Eastern)moreless
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    Squiddly Diddly

    Squiddly Diddly

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    NBC (ended 1966)
    First appearing as part of the Secret Squirrel Show in 1965, this series focused on the misadventures of a squid who no longer wanted to be caged in his theme park home, Bubbleland. Always being watched closely by Chief Winchly, Squiddly would have to create imaginative methods of escaping his incarceration, so that he could see what lies beyond the walls of the park.

    Of course, in his adventures, most of the people that he came in contact with were not always ready for him, causing him to flee back to the safe & confining walls of Bubbleland.moreless
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    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1948)
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event featuring imaginative floats and spectacular pageantry making it one of America's favorite holiday extravaganzas.
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    Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

    Birdman and the Galaxy Trio

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    NBC (ended 1969)
    Like many superheroes at the time, Birdman was created by Hanna-Barbara's Alex Toth. Along side were the three playmates in the second half. The Galaxy Trio. The Galaxy Trio were three superheroes who fought crime. They were quite similar to the Fantastic Four. People seem to mistake Birdman for another great superheroe of the time, Space Ghost. Birdmans only weaknesses include 1;He is solar powered if there is no sun he has no power. and 2;The crest on top of his head is another scource of his power. Birdman episodes are treated as season 1, Galaxy Trio episodes are treated as season 2.moreless
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    King Leonardo & His Short Subjects

    King Leonardo & His Short Subjects

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    NBC (ended 1963)
    This show (renamed in syndication as The King And Odie) tells the story of King Leonardo (a lion) and his loyal prime-minister, Odie Colognie (a skunk), must often protect the kingdom from Biggy Rat and Itchy Brother. King Leonardo: he's the good king and he always count on his prime-minister to do the best for the people. Odie Colognie: the ever-loyal Prime-Minister, Odie is the big thinker of the duo and most times the one who thinks on a way to foil the plans of Biggy Rat and Itchy Brother. Itchy Brother: the King's disloyal brother, Itchy justifies his name by itching his face and he's not so bright. Biggy Rat: Biggy Rat is the brains behind all the evil duo's plans to take over the throne from King Leonardo. His patience is tested every time he has to explain complicated plans to Itchy Brother. Additional features to the show: Tooter Turtle, a young, naive turtle who got his wish to fulfill his dreams of being something he's not cut out to be. Mr. Wizard the Lizard fulfills Tooter's weekly wishes. The Hunter was a dimwitted canine detective (voiced by radio's Kenny Delmar) who always stumbled into a successful conclusion to crimes committed by his nemesis the Fox.moreless
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