Louise Bland had her own daily talk show, "Spotlight",
on KTUL and later produced a weekly show on KOTV. Stills from "Spotlight"
may be seen at her web site, Art of
Louise co-hosted the "Treasure Hunt" on Channel 8's Lookout Mountain in the
early 60s. Nick Adams of ABC's show, "The Rebel", was a special guest.
(from Guestbook 5) Hurst Swiggart said:
"Channel 8 was owned by John Griffin of Griffin Grocery and Jimmy Leake,
so the grocery put prize certificates in Griffin Coffee cans and buried hundreds
of them all over Lookout Mountain...the people came in droves to seek their
Louise met and interviewed many national celebrities on
her show. Read about them and see them on the
Louise Bland page.
Betty Boyd (nee Carman) made her first live television appearance
on KOTV, December 1, 1955. She is a familiar face and personality to
a full generation of Tulsa TV viewers.
Some of the shows she hosted: "Woman's Page", "Hi Neighbor", "Boyd's
Eye View", Plan For Action", "Oklahoma Sunrise", "AM Oklahoma" and
"Good Morning Oklahoma".
From the 9/17/1968 "6 Photo News", courtesy of Chris Sloan
(from Guestbook 3) Mike Bruchas said:
I worked at 6 from mid '76-Fall '77 as a director. "Cooking with Donnell
Green" was sponsored by ONG forever at 10:55 weekday mornings on 6 - they
pre-empted Douglas Edwards with the news, stole any new network video for
the KOTV Midday Report. I think Donnell's assistant was named Gladys - we
often wondered if she did the cooking. Donnell could never say torillas as
tor-TEE-yas, always called them tor-TILL-yas. We ate very very well once
a week when she taped at KOTV...
(via email, 4/17/2005) Louise Bland said:
I also produced a cooking show for ONG in Oklahoma City. It ran for years;
called "Foods 'N Focus" - the home economist for ONG was the personality.
KOTV's "Coffee Break" with Peggy Shaber of ONG
(from Guestbook 47) Rusty Clifton said:
When I was a kid in the sixties my mom used to watch a cooking show. My mom
would get a note pad, write down the recipes and try to cook it for supper.
Mom has been deceased for years, funny the things you remember growing up.
(from Guestbook 83) Roy Byram said:
Buddy (Allison) was always first in line
for the food off the ONG Coffee Break show, but was always the pro.
(from Guestbook 74) Mike Bruchas said:
We are installing gear here in DC in our Master Control room and airing now
is "Cookin' Cheap" - a show done by Blue Ridge Public TV. One of the co-hosts
- Laban Johnson - died last year so this is a re-run today with him on it.
Buddy Allison would have chuckled at Laban's patter.
Watching this show so reminds of the Coffee Break show on 6 that aired at
10:55am for so many years. With Donnell Green for ONG. Also of the
good times of working with Leon Meier
and Buddy Allison. We had fun. You need to have fun in TV work. Can't
ever see another small market cookin' show and not think of Buddy making
wise-cracks on headset during all those shows I did at 6.
Boing, Jack LaLanne on the secret of happiness.
In 1961, my mom ordered a LaLanne "Glamour Stretcher", a strong rubber cord
with a loop on each end. Like most exercise gadgets, it worked IF you used
it. Ours hung on the closet doorknob for decades.
I imagine you can guess why the dietetic candy,
"Ayds", isn't around any more. It certainly
didn't taste that good.
Debbie Drake was Jack's opposite number on TV. She undoubtedly got
more than a few guys involved in exercise, at least of their extraocular
muscles. Her leotard had a little collar, which made her lightly-clad visits
to your living room seem a bit more formal.
The song, "Chicken Fat", recorded by Robert Preston in "Music Man"-style,
was commissioned by President Kennedy for his Youth Fitness Program. We pupils
of Mitchell Elementary School were given an option to purchase the single,
which I duly exercised.