ⓘ 1965 in television

                                     

ⓘ 1965 in television

  • August 1 – Cigarette adverts are banned from UK television, though pipe tobacco and cigar adverts continue until 1992.
  • March 24 – Live TV pictures from the US unmanned moon probe Ranger 9 are transmitted prior to its impact.
  • May 2 – The Rolling Stones make their second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • September 10 – The first National Geographic Special, a chronicle of a 1963 U.S. expedition to Mount Everest, airs on CBS.
  • April 5 – TEN10 opens in Sydney, Australia, with the highlight of the opening night being the variety special TV Spells Magic.
  • September 12
  • August 6 – BBC withdraws a planned airing of The War Game on BBC1s Wednesday Play anthology series; the network, officially, deems the films depiction of a fictional nuclear attack on the United Kingdom and its aftermath as "too horrifying" to air on television, though it was widely believed that government pressure led to the banning. The film would win the 1966 Academy Award for Documentary Feature, and BBC would not screen the film on-air until 1985.
  • January 1 - Comedian Soupy Sales, who hosted the "Lunch With Soupy Sales" childrens program on New York Citys WNEW-TV, encourages his young viewers to send him money "those funny little green pieces of paper with pictures of U.S. presidents" from their parents pants and pocketbooks and send them to him, and in return he would "send you a postcard from Puerto Rico!" Days later, when he actually got response, he declared that he was joking and that cash contributions would be donated to charity, but WNEW suspended Sales for two weeks over the incident.
  • April 21 – The Beach Boys appear on Shindig! performing their most recent hit, "Do You Wanna Dance?"
  • April 26 - Brazils largest TV network, Rede Globo, begins broadcasting.
  • NBC takes over telecasts of the American Football League with most of the games being broadcast in color.
  • June 4 – The launch of the Gemini 4 space mission is broadcast in color by NBC. All three networks would carry the launch of Gemini 5 in color that August and all subsequent manned space launches.
  • April 15 – Paul Bryan Ben Gazzara gets bad news from his doctor and sets out to do all the things he never had time for, in the Kraft Suspense Theatre episode entitled "Rapture at Two-Forty." This will serve as the pilot for the series Run for Your Life, which will premiere on September 13 and run until 1968.
  • April 28 – My Name Is Barbra, Barbra Streisands first TV special, airs on CBS.
  • February 22 – A new, videotaped production of the 1957 special Cinderella, by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, airs on CBS with young Lesley Ann Warren in the title role starring alongside Ginger Rogers, Walter Pidgeon, and Celeste Holm.
  • The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, for the fourth & final time, performing songs from their new album Help!. This appearance was videotaped on August 14 before the group launched their U.S. tour the following night at Shea Stadium.
  • November 25 – CBS airs the first color broadcast of an NFL football game, a Thanksgiving Day matchup between the Baltimore Colts and Detroit Lions.
  • October 17 – WBMG-TV in Birmingham, Alabama launches on channel 42, sharing dual CBS/NBC affiliation with crosstown WAPI-TV - and allowing viewers in the Birmingham market to watch more programming from those networks that WAPI did not have room for. The setup lasts until 1970, when WAPI takes sole affiliation with NBC and WBMG does the same with CBS. At the same time, WCFT-33 in Tuscaloosa and WHMA-40 in Anniston become exclusive affiliates of CBS. Like WBMG, Channels 33 and 40 were dual affiliates of NBC and CBS.
  • September 13 – Today on NBC goes color.
  • December 9 – A Charlie Brown Christmas premieres on CBS.
  • November 5 – Katie Holstrum Inger Stevens and Congressman Glen Morley William Windom are married in The Farmers Daughter episode entitled "To Have and To Hold".
  • December 21 – A production of The Nutcracker by the New York City Ballet airs on CBS.
  • December 4 – TV Guide launches its Montana edition and now covers all of the contiguous U.S. A Hawaii edition will be launched in 1968.
  • October 4 – Pope Paul VIs visit to New York receives saturation television coverage on all 3 American networks. The Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium is broadcast in color.
  • November 28 – Julie Andrews first TV special airs on NBC.
  • November 15 – The Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC goes color on a regular basis, the first network evening newscast to be colorcast nightly.
Also in 1965
  • Three independently-affiliated stations in the Philadelphia market - The "Other Big 3 in Philly" - start operations: WIBF channel 29 opens on May 16; WKBS-TV channel 48 opens on September 1 and operates until 1983; and WPHL-TV channel 17 opens on September 17.
  • Motorola introduces the first successful rectangular tube color TV to the mass market.
  • First television broadcasts in Paraguay.
  • Jeopardy! moves to 12:00 noon on NBC, which would make the show a hit on the network for many years.
                                     

1. Programs/programmes

  • Ben Casey 1961–1966
  • The Wednesday Play UK 1964–1970
  • Jonny Quest 1964–1965
  • The Today Show 1952–present
  • Jeopardy! 1964–1975, 1984–present
  • The Secret Storm 1954–1974
  • The Sky at Night UK 1957–present
  • Run for Your Life 1965-1968
  • My Three Sons 1960–1972
  • Whats My Line 1950–1967
  • Days of Our Lives soap opera 1965–present
  • The Beverly Hillbillies 1962–1971
  • Meet the Press 1947–present
  • The Addams Family 1964–1966
  • Combat! 1962–1967
  • The Late Show Ireland 1962–present
  • Bozo the Clown 1949–present
  • The Dean Martin Show 1965-1974
  • Gidget 1965–1966
  • What the Papers Say UK 1956–2008
  • The Hollywood Palace 1964–1970
  • The Andy Griffith Show 1960–1968
  • Captain Kangaroo 1955–1984
  • Match Game 1962–1969, 1973–1984, 1990–1991, 1998–1999
  • Bonanza 1959–1973
  • I Dream Of Jeannie 1965–1970
  • Z-Cars UK 1962–1978
  • The Lucy Show 1962–1968
  • The Edge of Night 1956–1984
  • Juke Box Jury 1959–1967, 1979, 1989–1990
  • Shindig! 1964–1966
  • Gilligans Island 1964–1967
  • The Saint UK 1962–1969
  • Crossroads UK 1964–1988, 2001–2003
  • Blue Peter UK 1958–present
  • Face the Nation 1954–present
  • The Donna Reed Show 1958–1966
  • The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1964–1968
  • Come Dancing UK 1949–1995
  • Another World 1964–1999
  • Top of the Pops UK 1964–2006
  • The Fugitive 1963–67
  • American Bandstand 1952–1989
  • Mister Ed 1961–1966
  • Hogans Heroes 1965-1971
  • Love of Life 1951–1980
  • Panorama UK 1953–present
  • Truth or Consequences 1950–1988
  • The Guiding Light 1952–2009
  • The Avengers UK 1961–1969
  • The Fulton Sheen Program 1961–1968
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show 1961–1966
  • Hallmark Hall of Fame 1951–present
  • Four Corners Australia 1961–present
  • The Mike Douglas Show 1961–1981
  • Its Academic 1961–present
  • Candid Camera 1948–present
  • This Hour Has Seven Days 1964–1966
  • Gunsmoke 1955–1975
  • Opportunity Knocks UK 1956–1978
  • The Mavis Bramston Show Australia 1964–1968
  • Ready Steady Go! 1963–1966
  • Armchair Theatre UK 1956–1968
  • Walt Disneys Wonderful World of Color 1961–1969
  • The Patty Duke Show 1963–1966
  • Petticoat Junction 1963–1970
  • Bewitched 1964–1972
  • Search for Tomorrow 1951–1986
  • The Good Old Days UK 1953–1983
  • Danger Man UK 1960–1961, 1964–1966
  • General Hospital 1963–present
  • The Ed Sullivan Show 1948–1971
  • As the World Turns 1956–2010
  • The Flintstones 1960–1966
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1962–1992
  • Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. 1964–1970
  • The Bell Telephone Hour 1959–1968
  • This Is Your Life UK 1955–2003
  • Flipper 1964–1967
  • Tom and Jerry 1965–1972, 1975–1977, 1980–1982
  • The Doctors 1963–1982
  • The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet 1952–1966
  • Grandstand UK 1958–2007
  • Doctor Who UK 1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present
  • I Spy 1965-1968
  • Dixon of Dock Green UK 1955–1976
  • Daniel Boone 1964–1970
  • The Lawrence Welk Show 1955–1982
  • The Munsters 1964–1966
  • Get Smart 1965–1970
  • Peyton Place 1964–1969
  • Coronation Street UK 1960–present
                                     

1.1. Programs/programmes Debuts

  • Please Dont Eat the Daisies 1965–1967 on NBC
  • January 2 – World of Sport on ITV in the UK with Eamonn Andrews as its first host 1965–1985
  • January 2- Vecernicek Czechoslovakia
  • My Mother the Car 1965–1966 on NBC
  • September 14
  • June 28 – Dick Clarks Where the Action Is 1965-1967 on ABC daytime
  • September 13 – Run for Your Life 1965-1968 on NBC
  • I Spy 1965–1968 on NBC
  • Green Acres 1965–1971 on CBS
  • The Big Valley 1965–1969 on ABC
  • Gidget 1965–1966 on ABC
  • Lost in Space 1965–1968 on CBS
  • September 15
  • September 27
  • Morning Star 1965-1966 on NBC
  • September 18 – I Dream of Jeannie and Get Smart on NBC both 1965–1970
  • September 17 – The Wild West 1965–1969 and Hogans Heroes 1965–1971 on CBS
  • September 16 – The Dean Martin Show 1965–1974 on NBC
  • Paradise Bay 1965-1966 on NBC
  • September 19 – The F.B.I. 1965–1974 on ABC
  • Quentin Durgens, M.P. 1965–1969
  • December 20 – game shows Supermarket Sweep 1965–1967 and The Dating Game 1965–1973 on ABC daytime
  • November 8 – The soap opera Days of Our Lives on NBC 1965–present
  • The White Horses as Pocitnice v Lipici on RTV Ljubljana in Yugoslavia and as Ferien in Lipizza on Sudwestfunk in West Germany c.1965–1967
  • United! on BBC1 in the UK 1965–1967
  • September 30 – Thunderbirds on the ITV channel 1965–1966
                                     
  • following season. This was the television schedule on all three networks for the fall season beginning in September 1965 All times are Eastern and Pacific
  • This is a list of events in Scottish television from 1965 Unknown - Final broadcast of Free Radio Scotland on BBC television after closedown. Unknown
  • a list of British television related events from 1965 January The BBC collaborates with Ireland s RTE on an historic television broadcast as Irish
  • Events in 1965 in Japanese television Mighty Atom, anime 1963 - 1966 Tetsujin 28 - go, anime 1963 - 1966 Phantom Agents, anime 1964 - 1966 Hyokkori Hyō
  • a list of events relating to television in Ireland from 1965 January RTE and BBC collaborate on an historic television broadcast as Taoiseach Sean Lemass
  • a list of Dutch television related events from 1965 13 February - Conny Vandenbos is selected to represent Netherlands at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest
  • following is a list of events affecting Canadian television in 1965 Events listed include television show debuts, finales, cancellations, and channel
  • is a list of Spanish television related events from 1965 7 February - Conchita Bautista is selected to represent Spain at the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest
  • This is a list of Belgian television related events from 1965 16 August - Viv Van Dingenen, actress
  • This is a list of Danish television related events from 1965 1 June - Camilla Miehe - Renard, TV host 6 September - Peter Hansen, TV host producer 23