Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Journal TV Page – November 3, 1962

Today we have a myriad of choices when it comes to watching movies or shows in the comfort of your home (via all of the streaming services, cable, over the airwaves, etc.). But sixty years ago, it was very simple to decide what to watch: you had your choice of channels 3, 5 or 8. (No UHF channels like 43 or 61 yet).

And that's what we find on this TV page from the Lorain Journal of Saturday, November 3, 1962. (Click on it for a readable view.)

I always find it pretty interesting to peer at and peruse this programming pages.

Saturday night seems to include the same choices that were still on well into the late 60s: Lawrence Welk and Jackie Gleason. And Captain Penny was hosting his Clubhouse on Channel 5 on Saturday night as well. Man, the good Captain must have worked every day of the week.
Sunday morning has the well-known children's favorite Woodrow the Woodsman on Channel 3, followed by Popeye cartoons a little later. And hey, Channel 5 carried another Woodrow: namely, The Woody Hayes Show, and what I assume was a replay of the Ohio State - Iowa State game of the day before.
Of course the stars of the whole page were Lassie and Timmy. According to the photo caption, Lassie was in its ninth season at that point, and enjoying renewed popularity. 
I know we watched the show in the Brady household. I even had a stuffed Lassie (see below). I hate to post a second photo of myself in only a matter of days, but, oh well, it's all in the name of journalism blogfoolery.
I have custody of that afghan on the sofa
And by George, there's one of these Lassie dolls on eBay right now.


Mike M said...

With only the 3 channels, you always had conversations with your school friends the next day about a show you watched the previous night because everyone watched the same thing. Nowadays, there's so many choices I am sure that doesn't happen anymore.

Love the old photos Dan. Keep them coming.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Don Hilton said...

And there was Nothing Interesting on back then, either.
At least you weren't paying for nothing, back then.

Even though I grew up in Pennsyltucky, we watched 3, 5, & 8 out of Cleveland: Barnaby, Capt. Penney, Ghoulardi, Dorothy Fuldheim, Mr. Jing-a-ling, and all the rest.

Got 43 and 61, too, when they became available. How much fun it was to use the "other dial" on the TV set. We especially liked the Ghoul, of course, and what we (somewhat) affectionately called "Lanigan's Loser Movie."

Mike M, kids (and grown-ups) *still* do talk about what's on. Except, now, they binge-watch a whole season and then ask each other what episode they're on!

Mike M said...

Very true Don. However, there was nothing like talking about the big Happy Days episode when Fonzie jumped over the garbage cans on his motorcycle and landed in Arnold's chicken stand.

Anonymous said...

Or what about when The Fonz "jumped the shark"?Little did they know that having Fonzie doing something as ridiculous as this would inspire that famous catchphrase forever.

Dennis Thompson said...

What a cute picture! That nice smile - makes you want to give a hug! And you looked nice, too, Dan.

Ken said...

The mural

Anonymous said...

Everybody had that "afghan on the sofa", the wifes family, my family, i think even the Connors Tv show today has the "afghan on the sofa".

Anonymous said...

I've still got my afghan that my grandmother sewed for me.She sewed one for each of us grandchildren.I remember seeing her sew various afghans when I was little.I didn't know what they were or anything.I just thought it was cool that she could figure out how to make the thing at all.I was very impressed that she would take the time to do that for someone,anyone.Mine isn't on the sofa,as I don't want anything to happen to it.Since all of my grandparents are dead,it's one of my most cherished possessions.

Dan Brady said...

I agree. I've had that afghan for decades and was surprised to notice it in the black and white photo. It's very special to me, a link to happy times and I keep it in a safe place.