Rochester TV, 1953 – Mon. evening

On 20 April 1953 there is still only one TV station in Rochester; WHAM, channel 6. There will be another station on channel 10 by the end of the year but there is only one choice of what to watch at the time. The date is notable. Lucy has returned to TV from her real …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Fri. evening

Friday nights on WHAM, channel 6 in 1953 had a mixed line up of comedies, dramas and sports. Here is what was on Friday 17 April 1953: 7:00 – 7:15 – Herman Hickman. Herman was a former football player and did a sports talk show. 7:15 – 7:30 – Your Money. 7:30 – 7:45 – …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – Tues. evening

Continuing on with programs that were on TV in Rochester in 1953, we turn to the prime time schedule. The Tuesday evening schedule includes one of the most popular shows of the early days of TV; Texaco Star Theater You may not recognize the title but you will know the star; Milton Berle. It is …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – afternoon

Programs during the afternoon on WHAM, channel 6 in 1953 were not the same every day.The soap operas were on every weekday but then some entertainment programs were on only once or twice a week. Here is the programs that were on in the afternoon of Friday 10 April 1953: 12:00 – 12:15 – Bride …

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Rochester TV, 1953 – mornings

I own a few TV program guides from 1953 that were published in Rochester. At that time there was one TV station in Buffalo, 2 in Syracuse and just one TV station in Rochester. The Rochester station was WHAM on channel 6 which later changed call letters to WROC and moved to channel 8. Let’s …

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Generations Project – Season 2, ep. 1

The genealogy series, The Generations Project has started it’s second season. It runs on the BYUTV channel, which is on a few cable systems and also on Dish Network. BYUTV isn’t on our local Time-Warner cable. In the first episode of this season, Xander and Carrie have two sons that have a rare genetic blood …

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WDYTYA? – Friday 4/8

The celebrity that is profiled this week on Who Do You Think You Are? is Ashley Judd, actress, and also known for her support of philanthropic causes. She knew a lot about her mother’s side of her family but very little about her father’s family because her parents were divorced when she was very young. …

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WDYTYA? – Friday March 25

After two weeks of repeats we are getting a new episode of Who Do You Think You Are? this week. The celebrity they are profiling is Steve Buscemi who is noted for playing unsavory characters in some sort of trouble. Steve ends up finding out about his great-great-grandfather, Ralph B. Montgomery, a Civil War soldier …

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WDYTYA? – Friday, March 4

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? the celebrity finding his roots is Lionel Richie, musician, songwriter and record producer. He travels to Chattanooga, TN to the grave of his great-grandfather, Lewis Brown, a pharmacy worker and cemetery caretaker who died in 1931. Richie’s grandfather worked with famous educator and political leader Booker …

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