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"qllb / Programs By JOE M. BAISCH WREXoTV General Manager A bright, exciting fall season ot television will be presented to WREX-TV viewers~ for the new season. We are in the midst of intro- ducing the-sparkling new-line- up of top network offerings from the ABC and ~ television net- works~ It is significant that 12 of the 13 most popular programs in the spring of 1961 will return in the new schedule. Of them, "Gun- smoke" becomes a full one-hour show on Saturdays at 9 p.m. Rob- ert Dix, who recently appeared in person in this area will ap- pear in two earlS, season hour- long "Gunsmoke" episodes, "In- Chimps"; and "The Corrupters"! from 9 to 10. SATURDAY "Leave It To Beaver" returns from 6:30 to 7 p.m.; and "The New Breed" Will be seen from 7- 8 o'clock. Local Front THE OBSERVER PAGE 2B FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 1961 gram patterns for viewer balance. Others: "Dispossessed", 9:00-10:00 p.m. October 24 "Power & The Glory", 8-10 On the local front, Wally Scott !p.m. October 29. will continue to deliver the nightly Illinois at Wisconsin football newscasts Sundays and through game, 1 p.m. kickoff November the week. Rollie Spongberg willI18" present his noon-time and nightly: Ernie Kovacs 7:30 p.m Nov- weather show, with Betty Ander-]ember 24, and others I Bing Crosby Special, 8-9 p m, son filling in the Sunday 10 p.m. December 11. Weather Report, and Bob Gregory! The Orange Bowl, and perhaps han~lling weatheron Saturday the Cotton Bowl on New Year's night Day. John Drummond, sports direc- tor, presents his nightly wrapup[ "Thanksgiving Day Parade" fol- ,*lowed by Green Bay Packers vs. of the World of Sports ann aP-iDetroit Lions traditional game pears in the anchor position on And starting Jan. 6 a series 0f Sunday's 12:30 p.m. "Sports Slot."lBig Ten Basketball game~ with John's guests each week are Monte Helme, sports editor of thetat least a 10-game televised sched- ule. Rockford Register-Republic, andi New Transmitter Rockford Morning Star sports ed- i itor Bill Walsh, Register sports- The enjoyment of the returning writers Rick Talley and Chucklpopular shows and the new pro- dian Ford" and "The Long Long Keeferand Star sportswriters lgrams will be enhanced because TIail" 'of the addition of the new ha s Bob Van Scotter and. Jack Yaggy . . " ! " Among other top favorites re- will rotate from week to week. mltter which was installed during turning are: JOE M. BAISCH Outstandin~ Snecials !the summer. , , v ' Under me directionof Dick " " I " " ~' " " Che enne Monuay 6 30- Some outstanding specmls h ~ Y -- -- " ,team, heads the news denartment laugh-a-minute animated half i Peck chief engineer t e t: "~et ?:30 p.m. ~,activities. " hour willagain replace regularly sched-ldate 'for comple~ion was met, ~l~e Rifleman' -- Monday -- 7:30-I Some of your favorite programs " ,~,n,=~.v uled programs Irom time to time. Inew equipment was commissioned $ p.m. (a new day--moved fromlhave moved to new locations ,~=,~,o~. ^ On Thursday, November,6, 'An!into operation on Thursday, Sept. ~wargtetrom u ~o m ~ p m Hour wire vann ~a e is set i m a wide Tuesday). - The" ar^" : " "; Y Y' 21 Early reports f'o " "Danny Thomas" -- Monday--,~ ', and "Alcoa Premiere," 9 to 10, for 8-9 p.m.; Thursday October area of cities indicates that 'riave t~un wm 1ravel" now . 1^ 7 30 8 30 m "Fea'h To' o-o:ou p m. la" 10"20 "m Saturda" "Ozzie with occasional alternating pre-J v, : - : . p. ~ er P !WREX-TV's signal has markedly "Red Skelton" -- Tuesday --! ~ ~' "-- J I will be seen. !im,~roved & Harriet" -- 5:30 p.m. -- ~un- senlauons or ~lose-up, aocu-, ~: . . , p.m. tone natt hour earimr man "A~- --" :- P----'i--" ~ ~ ~ I Several westinghouse one nora" The combination oi an ou~stanu- uay uv=lture~ in arau ~ memar S[~UUieS 0I Erie vl[ai issues I, last year). ' Y ~' specmls will be seen over ,he mg program schedule w~th ~the "Gar Moore Show Tues 10 30 p m tuesaay, uome of our hme ry " "-- - : ' " --,I winter and spring season as will new transmission equipment day- 9-10 p.m. Gillis" -- 6:30 p.m. -- Friday, FRIDAY Ithe Bell & Howell "Close-Up." should -assure the viewers of "Dehnis the Menace" -- 6:30 p.m. You'll see "The Hathaways," From time to time "Play of the WREX-TV happy viewing in the "Donna Reed" -- Thursday -- -- Thursday, "Bugs Bunny" -- 6 7- 7:30 p.m featuring"The Week" will replace normal pro- new season. 7-7:30 p.m. "Real McCoys" .-- Thursday-- p.m.- Saturday, 'Twentieth Cen, 7:30-8 p.m. "My Three Sons" -- Thursday ---8-8:30 p.m. 6' Untouchables" -- Thursday 10:30-11:30 p.m. "Flintstones" -- Friday -- ?:30. $ p.m. "77 Sunset strip', -- Friday -- 8-9 p.m. "Lawrence Welk" -- Saturday ---8-9 p.m. "Ozzie and Harriet" -- Sunday-- 5:~b-6 p.m. "Lassie" -- Sunday -- 6-6:30 p.m. "Lawman"--Sunday --- 7:30.8 p.m. "G.E. Theatre" -- Sunday -- 8-8:30 p.m. "What's My Line" -- Sunday-- 9:30-10 p.m. "Paladin" Moves "Have Gun Will Travel" will be seen on Saturdays at 10:20 p.m. following 10 o'clock local news and information segment, relo- cated because of the expansion of "Gunsmoke" to one hour. The most sweeping change in WREX-TV's program structure will be in its remarkable expan- sion in news and public affairs areas A special ABC-TV network news feed featuring John Cameron Swayze, is now seen Monday through Friday at 5:30 p.m. It is followed by a local five-minute weather show with Ron Voig~ which leads into a cartoon strip of the popular "Mister Magoo" series. A full summary of local and regional news highlights will be featured daily on week days at 6 p.m. Three full time WREX-TV staff news cameramen will pro- vide comprehensive film and still picture reports on area news and regional activities. Roy Starks; a new addition to the WREX-TV tury" --- 5 p.m. -- Sundayi~"Rifle- man" --- 7:30 p.m. -- Monday. A five-minute sports summary at 6:10 p.m. with Nick Lauri, wilt precede the CBS-TV network news presentation of "Douglas Edwards and the News " Addi- !tional CBS daytime news feeds are: CBS News -- Monday thru Fri- day -- 10:55 a.m. SUnday News -- Sunday -- 11:45 a.m, Teen News Aimed at the teen set, a special exclusive news originated by ABC-TV network will follow Dick Clark daily at 4:50 p.m. in a ten. minute presentation of "Young Peoples News." This unique news and in]~ormation report brings events of interest to yotmg peo- ple vividly to life. New Programs Among the new season's pro- grams which will add variety and balauce to Chaflnel 13 viewers are: SUNDAY "Follow the Sun" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and "Bus Stop' from 8:30 to 9:30. -, MONDAY Andy Griffith, 8:30,9 p.m one of last year's greatest comedy shows; and Ben Casey, 9-10, one of this year's most promising new entries. TUESDAY You'll see "Father of the Bride" from 6:30 to T p.m "Bachelor Father" from 7 to 7:30, "Calvin & the Colonel" from 7:30 to 8 and "Window on Main Street" from 8:30 to 9 o'clock. WEDNESDAY You'll see Steve Allen, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m in a sparkling new variety show featuring guest stars; and "Top Cat," 7:30-8, a The lure of strange secrets takes two free-lance writers and their alert "leg man" to the very edge of tropical terrorl Stsrrinl: erett Halsey, Barry and Gigi Parreau. , SUNDAY 6:30 P.M. FOLLOW THE SUN WREX-TV 13 i JOHN DRUMMOND Brings Sports News i "Live" coverage of the fourth Fifteen Sports Show. On Sunday annual Cosmopolitan Women's Golf Tournament at Macktown hilighted Channel 13's sports pro- gramming during the-past year. WREX-TV carried the final two hours of the tournament that saw defending champion Betsy Rawls of Spartanburg, S.C repeat as champion. Officials of the Ladies Profes- sional Golf Association said the WREX-TV remote was the first time a LGPA sanctioned event nights -- The Smith Oil Co. pre- sents a sports roundup at ten twenty -- while on Saturday eve- nings ~ The Sinclair Oil Co. spon- i sors a sports program during the local segment which starts at ten. Channel 13's Iocal sports shows report the latest baseball, basket- ball and football scores, show filled hi-lights of area sporting events and interview national and area personalities. THE OBSERVER FRIDAY, OCT. 13, 1961 PAGE 71 as an auxiliary salesman for all the products advertised an Chart- JSpeaker Tooi nel He cal on retailers, wholesalers; jobbers and brokers in WREX-TV land to help them Most" folks know Rollie Spong-promote the products you see [berg as "The Weathelznan" be-advertised. cause they have been watching You are apt to see Rollie in any him for the past eight Years night- city in WREX-TV land checking ly. in various stores to see "how Yes it's been eiglR years; five things are going". Then too, be's nights a week, 52 weeks a year in great demand as a "speaker" (except for vacations) that Rollie and "magician" for various has been on Channel 13. groups in the area. But, just as long, he's been WREX-TV's merchandising man- The ]Eries were the only tribe of Indians in Ohio when the white man ager and in that capacity he acts i 'irst came to the region. 9i'r , naments (like the Illinois Wom- "en's Championships at the Rock- ford Country Club and the pro t exhibition at Freeport), the Beloit Soap Box Derby, the Central States AAU Swimming and Diving Championships and many others were covered on film by Channel , 13. Viewers can expect more of the same during the fall and winter. The latest in sports results, inter- views with sports perSonalities, and filmed reports on area events will again get top priority on Channel 13. ROBERT YOUNG GUNS "MAIN STREET." Stars Appeal" had ever been carried "live." ~ucn lnUlVl(1UalS as [aaseoali'sl Star Studded " Bill V eeck, football's Red Grange, J Bin s Channel 13 has presented a boxing's Primo Carnera, basket-I star-studded array of sports pro- bali's Jim Pollard, golf's Barbara l . "Window ou Main Street" stars Majestic Hotel where Cameron grams the past ten months. B~g Romack, wrestling's Argentina t popular actor Robert Young as a !Brooks is living, the Courier-News StateTen basketballHigh Schooland theBasketballIllinois I man-R cCa'otherstenniS'SwereD riSseenHarton andthe forty-seven-year-old novelist, a i Office, the Courthouse, etc. . i Y widower who has returned to hisI Continuing Characters champmnsh~ps were seen dmmg " !Ten Fifteen Sport Show the past home town after an absence oft Amon-~ the continuin" charac- the winter months. !year. many years to write a book about . r f'~ ~ Two major league baseball In addition, area high school the people he thinks he- knows ,~e s re mcteu m winnow un ~via]n . i~ree~ are me m~lowlng: games on weekends dmmg the nand colle e h " I g coac es, conservation best the people who live there Ford Raine as Llo d Ramse summer months and m the fall--l agents' and those active in ath- '" ~ " I Y' Y Y' NCAA football on Saturday --[letics make periodic appearances "Winnow On Mare Street" ~s on,publisher of the thrice-weekly featuring many Bfg Ten teams--Ibefore WREX TV cameras WREX-TV, Chanel 13 (CBS), =Courier-News and longtime friend and major league football on Sun-[ Channel 13 phoiographers Tuesdays 8:30 to 9 p.m. :of the novelist. Setting for series is the fictitiousI Constance Moore portraying day. Ibrought- WREX-TV land filmed ROLLIE SPONGBERG town ofiMillsb.urg, .a m!ddle-sizeichris Logan, a 38-year-old widow The pro games on Sunday find ihi-lights of such events as the Weatherman commun ty whmh is neither too jwho is Ramsey's chief assistant many Green Bay aud Chicago]Rockford Ski Club jump in Janu- -- rural nor too cosmopol!tan. [and Cameroq's close friend. Bear contests on the magic]ary, the regional Golden Glove WINDMILLS . Not Provincial I Warner Jones, as Harry McGill, lantern. N h" j bouts in February, High School The first detailed description ~]sbm s e e g 2 ew S ows I District and Sectional basketball from which a windmill could be1~ M'I. i .'~ i'. rlara" nou rovmh to desk clerkunmarriedOt the rootlessMajestic some-H tel In addition two new shows on[tourneys in March, and interviews built was published in France in avo d being mg own and p " 1 Channel 13 -- The Summer Sports[with major leaguers at their train- 1702. First satisfactory working [cial -yet small enough for a writer iwhat bored with his job. I ' . Spectacular and ABC's Wide ing camps in April. drawings were published in the lt know intimately 13-year-old Brad Berw~ckas ] r reel f lAwny Logan Chris s son World of sports -- also seen on The same type of coverage con- Netherlands 25 years later ac- The story "s a ch o " e o the "," ' weekends -- received wide view-! tinued during the summer. The cording to the Encyclopedia' Bri- lives of the people who walk along Window on Main Street will al- er reaction. The weekend specials State Water Ski championships tannica, l the Main Street of Millsburg, told ways be told from the viewpoint m candid portraits which the nov- of Cameron Brooks, and stories --ranged from features on big lthe State Archery Meet, racing at l elist, whose name is Cameron will revolve around the people car and sports car racing to sky- the Rockford Speedway and Wind- : , Q--Do salmon die after spawn-'Brooks, ferrets out and writes in- who live in Millsburg. diving, women's softball and deep!sor Raceway, important golf tour- ing? to the pages of his book. sea fishing. Eugene B. Rodney is producer. WREX-TV has two sports pro- A--Of the several types of sal- Much of the activity of the new Roswell Rogers is the principal grams of local origin daily, The m0n, only one type, the Pacific series Will take place in familiar writer, and Robert Young is the. Six Ten Sports Show and the Ten Loud salmon, dies. ]spots along Main Street . . . the star. and clear come a city's cries for help and the Metre Squad swings into actionl 6PM Greg Roman p|ay$ Mon. thru Fri. Officer Pete Garcla, i;:::::ii~::ii~::~i~i~/:~::i::ii~::i::~::i::i!i::!iii~::i:~:~::. :~ iiii iiii ii!i With Roy iiiiiiili ,i ,ii!',i ;:: i' iiiii',iii',iii',iiii ,s Presented~" ~ ~iiiii~i!i~ii!ii~!i~i~:: ':ii;i]ii!~i~ ": '"::::!~i::; i !~ ~ ~i::: :i!~" Sy THE NEW BREED KELLY WILLIAMSON SATURDAY, 7 P.M. OIL COMPANY