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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
52 Years Ago Today

Here's an edition of The Dorsey Connors Show on WNBQ Channel 5 (which, like most shows of this period, is only available via 16mm kinescope film). Ms. Connors, who died on September 5th 2007, was a fixture on Chicago radio and television in the early years of the latter medium, with a daytime program that was along the lines of shows such as that of Lee Phillip on WBBM Channel 2. But whereas Ms. Phillip continually remade herself (and in the process, remained a Chicago TV presence well into the mid-1980's), Ms. Connors' program left the air in 1964 (the same year WNBQ changed its call letters to the current WMAQ-TV) after a 13-year run and she became a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for the next 35 years.

Dorsey previews her upcoming guest, Mrs. Miriam Cohen, who specializes in games for children such as "Smarty" and "The Winning Touch!" - but first, some household tips (using a feather with some wood alcohol applied to it to clean glass on a table, shown in an illustration)

Next, a live commercial for Teem (a lemon and lime soft drink that had just been introduced by Pepsi-Cola), with Dorsey extolling the virtues of the product - comes in half-quart bottles, with three full glasses to a single bottle, packaged in a six-pack - "Go, Teem, Go"

Promo for Bronco, starring Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne - syndicated repeats air weekdays at 4 PM, followed by Bachelor Father at 5pm (main voiceover by Hank Simms, the future "Voice of Quinn Martin Productions") (ending voiceover by Jim Hill?)

This aired the week of January 28, 1963.

WNBQ Channel 5 - The Dorsey Connors Show (Part 1, 1963)

Here's Part 1 of an edition of The Dorsey Connors Show on WNBQ Channel 5 (which, like most shows of this period, is only available via 16mm kinescope film). Ms. Connors, who died on September 5th 2007, was a fixture on Chicago radio and television in the early years of the latter medium, with a daytime program that was along the lines of shows such as that of Lee Phillip on WBBM Channel 2. But whereas Ms. Phillip continually remade herself (and in the process, remained a Chicago TV presence well into the mid-1980's), Ms. Connors' program left the air in 1964 (the same year WNBQ changed its call letters to the current WMAQ-TV) after a 13-year run and she became a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for the next 35 years.

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Opening title card for The Dorsey Connors Show - "Fifteen minutes of the latest in food, fashion and fun" (voiceover by Jim Hill?)

Dorsey opens this show with mention of Arlene Dahl's appearance the previous week, and mentions that one of Chicago's top stores reported a steep increase in sales of certain cosmetics that Ms. Dahl had plugged on the program; she also mentions having seen the play Ms. Dahl was currently in at the Drury Lane Theatre, "The Camel Bell," calls it "delightful" and advises her viewers to get tickets to see it

Dorsey then previews her upcoming guest, Mrs. Miriam Cohen, who specializes in games for children such as "Smarty" and "The Winning Touch!" - but first, some household tips (using a feather with some wood alcohol applied to it to clean glass on a table, shown in an illustration)

Next, a live commercial for Teem (a lemon and lime soft drink that had just been introduced by Pepsi-Cola), with Dorsey extolling the virtues of the product - comes in half-quart bottles, with three full glasses to a single bottle, packaged in a six-pack - "Go, Teem, Go"

Promo for Bronco, starring Ty Hardin as Bronco Layne - syndicated repeats air weekdays at 4pm, followed by Bachelor Father at 5pm (main voiceover by Hank Simms, the future "Voice of Quinn Martin Productions") (ending voiceover by Jim Hill?)

This aired on local Chicago TV at 12:15pm the week of January 28th 1963 (had to be either Monday the 28th, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday)

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Viewer Comments

That promo for BRONCO is actually the one used during the network run. The local announcer takes over where Hank Sims said "Every week, on
ABC"

Comment posted by TomServo56954 on Tuesday, October 9th 2012 at 5:42pm.

Teem was Pepsi's answer to Sprite, which itself was an answer to 7 Up. I remember it, but I can't remember ever having it...
Comment posted by HUdson 3-2700 on Tuesday, October 9th 2012 at 8:37pm.

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