Week of July 8, 1959
President Eisenhower vetoes the housing bill as “so excessive in the spending it
proposes and so defective in other respects, that it would do far more damage
The United States says it will pull its nine jet fighter-
bomber squadrons out of France “without further delay”
in a nuclear argument with French President de Gaulle.
The U.S. argument was that the planes must have
nuclear weapons available close at hand. But France
has refused to allow stockpiling of such weapons on its
Steel industry negotiations collapse with only 48 hours
remaining before a threatened industry strike.
Senate rackets probers hear that James Hoffa plotted to
spend $105 thousand of teamster union money to clinch control over the
monitors named to check him. One was offered a payoff to “leave.”
A fire near Hollywood at Laurel Canyon raises 48 homes.
smacks a grand slam home run in
the final of the 10
inning to give the Boston Red Sox their
third straight win over the deflated world champs - the
- Divorce - Deborah Kerr from
Anthony Bartley. He’s a London radio executive.
Television news -
James Arness signs a new and better contract for
“Gunsmoke.” Under the terms, Arness will have his own
producing company which will produce Gunsmoke in association with CBS and
he will continue to star.
Phil Silvers will star in four one-hour shows next season over CBS-TV.
New summer replacement series on CBS-TV - The Andy Williams Show.
Week of July 8, 1959
who just left as a regular on the “Perry
Presents” Saturday night NBC show, appears on Ed Sullivan’s
show as a guest.
Tuesday night television -
CBS - Douglas Edwards with the news, George and Gracie,
Mackenzie’s Raiders, To Tell the Truth, Peck’s Bad Girl,
Spotlight Playhouse, Andy Williams Show
NBC - Huntley-Brinkley news, Northwest Passage, Steve
Canyon, Jimmie Rodgers, Fanfare, Bob Cummings, David Niven Show, Mike
Hammer, Jack Paar
ABC - John Daley news, Cheyenne, Wyatt Earp, The Rifleman, Naked City,
Alcoa Presents, U.S. Border Patrol
Peck’s Bad Girl
- Torey creates family woes
when she decides her father loves her little
brother more than her.
Jimmie Rodgers Show - Guests Jill Corey
and the Kingston Trio.
The Rifleman - Lucas gets a visit from a
family black sheep.
(Debut) Andy Williams - The Harmonica
Rascals and impressionist Frank Gorhsin are
among the guests.
Mike Hammer - Mike gets involved with
mystery and a beatnik crowd.