TV Yesterdays: Saturday, September 24, 1955
Times are Eastern/Central. Based on contemporary TV schedules.
CBS – Gene Autry
Ransom Cross: Gene becomes involved in an archaeological discovery of an ancient Spanish cross, which causes a battle with crooks. With Pat Buttram (repeat from 1953).
ABC – Ozark Jubilee
Starring Red Foley, live from the Jewell Theatre, 216 S. Jefferson Avenue, Springfield, Missouri
CBS – Beat the Clock
Quiz and stunt program with Bud Collyer
NBC – The Swift Show Wagon with Horace Heidt and the American Way
Bandleader Horace Heidt visits a different state in each show, featuring performers from that state.
CBS – America’s Greatest Bands
Paul Whiteman hosts this summer series, greeting guests Harry James, Eddy Howard, Machito and Hal McIntyre.
NBC – Perry Como
Guests: Boxer Archie Moore, Patti Page, Peter Lawford and the wives of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball players.
CBS – Two For the Money
Quiz show. Contestant pairs win money by giving alternating answers to questions, and chat with host Herb Shriner.
NBC – People Are Funny
Audience participation with Art Linkletter.
CBS – Ford Star Jubilee
The Judy Garland Special. The debut of CBS’s first color series is a 90 minute musical revue with Judy Garland, produced by Judy’s husband Sid Luft. In Judy’s TV debut, she sings a medley of “Carolina In Tne Morning”, The Trolley Song” and “Get Happy”. With guests David Wayne she duets on “A Couple of Swells” from her film Easter Parade, debuts a new song, “This is the Time of the Evening,” sings “Swanee” and “For Me and My Gal,” and ends with a tearful rendition of “Over the Rainbow.”
NBC – Texaco Star Theatre
With sponsorship of Tuesday night’s Milton Berle program taken over by Buick, Texaco sponsored this half-hour series, with Jimmy Durante hosting in rotation with Donald O’Connor. From “Club Durant,” Jimmy greets singer Toni Arden and boxer Max Baer.
ABC – The Stork Club
Sherman Billingsly hosts talk and music from his legendary New York City nightclub.
NBC – And Here’s the Show
This summer replacement for The George Gobel Show. Ransom Sherman and Jonathan Winters, with guest Sue Carson.
WBKB – Tom Duggan Show
A nightly talk show from Chicago’s local ABC affiliate (now WLS). Tom Casey, Judy Jones, Betty Bryan and Buddy Charles visit.
NBC – Your Hit Parade
Snooky Lanson, with singers Dorothy Collins, Giselle MacKenzie and Russell Arms.