TV Listings Flashback #2: July 3, 1970

Here are the evening/prime time network TV listings for the Newburgh, NY market on Friday, July 3, 1970, as published by the The Evening News. As you might expect, the schedule was full of reruns on the eve of the July 4th holiday.

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Channel 2 (CBS)

  • 7:30 Get Smart – Smart and 99 mistaken for doctor and his nurse by hoodlums. (R)
  • 8:00 He & She – Hollisters celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary by being remarried in gala fashion. (R)
  • 8:30 Hogan’s Heroes – Hogan and cronies staggered by urgent order from London. (R)
  • 9:00 Ten Little Indians, Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton (1964), suspense thriller

Channel 4 (NBC)

  • 7:30 The High Chaparral – Buck and Manolito leave to operate the own recently purchased spread. (R)
  • 8:30 The Name of the Game – Dan Farrell tries to help young Mexican-American boxer. (R)
  • 10:00 Bracken’s World – Starlet Rachel Holt and new black trainee at Century Studio begin dating. (R)

Channel 5

  • 7:00 I Love Lucy
  • 7:30 Truth or Consequences
  • 8:00 To Tell the Truth
  • 8:30 David Frost

Channel 7 (ABC)

  • 7:30 The Flying Nun – Sister Bertrille becomes writer of Advice to the Lovelorn newspaper column. (R)
  • 8:00 The Brady Bunch – Cindy’s favorite doll is missing and she accuses Bobby of taking it. (R)
  • 8:30 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir – Joe Flynn guest stars as Mr. Turner, devil who makes a deal for Claymore’s soul. (R)
  • 9:00 Here Come the Brides – Jeremy and Joshua play roulette wheel and win a Tacoma saloon. (R)
  • 10:00 Love, American Style – Contemporary tales of love. (R)

Channel 9

Channel 11 (WPIX)

Channel 13 (PBS)

  • 7:00 Man Against His Environment – “Operation Reentry” (R)
  • 7:30 New Jersey Speaks for Itself – “I Quit: Personal Protests Against the War” (R)
  • 8:00 Book Beat – Leonard Slater, author of The Pledge interviewed.
  • 8:30 NET Playhouse – “The Seagull” (R)

Show Notes

  • Channel 5 (WNEW) was one of the strongest and most popular independent stations in America in the 1970s. The station became the New York FOX affiliate in 1986 and changed to WNYW.
  • Some of the shows airing on this day had already ended their original network runs. Many years ago the summer really was a time for networks to air just about anything they wanted, usually old reruns.
  • The Mets beat the Phillies, 4-3.
  • The Senators beat the Yankees, 4-3.