Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music

Walter Cronkite    Max Baer jr     Stan Freberg    Beverly Hillbillies    Buddy Ebsen    Irene Ryan    Jed Clampett    UHF    Regis Philbin     Johnny Carson    Lucille Ball    Lucy Carmichael    The Jetsons    Hazel     The Virginian    McHale's Navy    Earnest Borgnine    Tim Conway    Bob Newhart    Vic Morrow    Combat!    

home arrow



TV & Television of...

left arrow

1962 history
1962 music
1962 movies &celebrities
1962 books & comedy
1962 cars & races
1962 sports
1962 gadgets & toys

  1950s 1960s 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970s 1980s

New TV Series 1962


Beverly Hillbillies first season Intro

The Beverly Hillbillies 1962The Beverly Hillbillies

(1962 - 1971)

The series starred Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr. and Nancy Kulp as Miss Hathaway. The Ballad of Jed Clampett was  performed by Flatt and Scruggs which hit #44 on the music charts and was a #1 country hit.   




The Tonight Show
Starring Johnny Carson (1962-1992)

Lucy on stilts

The Lucy Show (1962-1968)

Lucille Ball brought along Vivian Vance to a sitcom revolving around a zany single mother and the divorced friend she lives with. Most of the humor involved Lucy Carmichael going head to head with Mr. Mooney (Gale Gordon)


The Jetsons 1962
The Jetsons


A futuristic Flintstones with George Jetson, his wife Jane, kids Judy and Elroy and their sometimes talking dog Astro. The art was fashioned with the new Seattle Space Needle in mind.


The Virginian (1962-1971)

The first 90 minute Western starring James Drury and Doug McClure.  Acclaimed stars Lee J. Cobb and Stewart Granger did separate seasons as the ranch owner.


McHale's Navy Ou Mau Mau

McHale's Navy 1962McHale's Navy (1962- 1966)
The show was a modernized Sgt Bilko with Academy Award winner Earnest Borgnine playing straight man to Joe Flynn (Lt. Commander "Leadbottom" Binghamton) and Tim Conway (Ensign Parker). Much like Don Knotts in The Andy Griffith Show, Conway stole the show.


The Bob Newhart Variety Show (1962- 1962)

As Newhart so aptly put it, "We got an Emmy Award, a Peabody Award, and a pink slip all in the same year."


combat! 1962



Combat! (1962-


World War II action drama starring Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, and comedian Shecky Greene.





The Andy Williams Show
Brothers in Law
Frontier Circus
The Magic Door
Match Game
The Nurses
Rocketship 7
Room for One More
Saints and Sinners
Stoney Burke


More on each new show of 1962 at Wikipedia


Television News 1962


Stan Freberg 1962Well known humorist Stan Freberg who had been doing radio, comedy albums, and television guest appearances for many years, got his first primetime special, Stan Freberg Presents: The Chung King Chow Mein Hour.



Weird Al Yankovich 1962

For those who do not remember Freberg, he was the Weird Al Yankovich (who says Freberg was his idol as a kid) of his day.


The U.S. All-Channel Receiver Act requires UHF tuners to be on all consumer sets (channels 14 through 83), as well as VHF



Regis Philbin hosts The Tonight Show  until Johnny Carson took over later in the year.

Walter Cronkite  1962



Walter Cronkite succeeds Douglas Edwards as anchorman of the CBS Evening News.



The Emmy's
1962 - 1963


Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Drama - The Defenders (CBS)


Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actor in a Series (Lead) - E.G. Marshall, The Defenders

Outstanding Continued Performance By an Actress in a Series (Lead) - Shirley Booth, Hazel


Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role By an Actor - Don Knotts, The Andy Griffith Show


Outstanding Performance in a Supporting Role By an Actress - Glenda Farrell, Ben Casey


Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Humor - The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)


Outstanding Program Achievement in the Field of Variety - The Andy Williams Show (NBC)


Most Watched 1962 - 1963


1. The Beverly Hillbillies
2. Candid Camera
3. The Red Skelton Show
4. Bonanza
5. The Lucy Show
6. The Andy Griffith Show
7. Ben Casey
8. The Danny Thomas Show
9. The Dick Van Dyke Show
10. Gunsmoke
11. Dr. Kildare
12. The Jack Benny Show
13. What's My Line
14. The Ed Sullivan Show
15. Hazel
16. I've Got a Secret
17. The Jackie Gleason Show
18. The Defenders
19. The Garry Moore Show
20. To Tell the Truth



Series End 1962


Cheyenne (1955-1962).

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962).
The Huckleberry Hound Show (1958-1962)



TV Guide Schedule 1962



tv guide 1961


Take a trip back in time...
To the year you were born
The year you graduated
Memories are made of this...


Please help by Sharing



Sixties Pizzazz


The idea behind this project is to present the Sixties in an interesting manner with as much audio and visual content as we could manage without slowing things down too much.


Unlike most Sixties websites that are a hodgepodge of decade wide information, we approached this project year by year. WIth each year of the Sixties including categories in history, television, movies, music, sports, books, comedy, technology and toys.

Beyond the nostalgia and retro feel for those who lived through the time, it is also designed to attract the younger crowd.


We have enjoyed some success in that endeavor as this webiste has become quite popular with teachers who use Sixties Pizzazz to get their Middle and High school students interested in our historic and cultural past by assigning projects and papers to this and our other PIZZAZZ websites.


These websites are safe for Middle school and above.


Other Pizzazz Sites


Sixties Pizzazz is part of a larger procress still under construction. It includes Fifties Pizass, Seventies Pizzazz, and the still beta of Eighties Pizzazz. They all are similar in our effort to make recent history fun and intersting for the next generation.



Fifties Pizzazz


Sixties Pizzazz



Seventies Pizzazz



Eighties Pizzazz




Sixties Pizzazz
The Sixties through the years in pictures, videos, sound and music
The 1960s
(c) Copyright 2006 - 2013