The sixth-season finale of AMC’s “Mad Men” aired Sunday, and the drama has now

The sixth-season finale of AMC’s “Mad Men” aired Sunday, and the drama has now moved forward to the fall of 1968. The fall of ’68 also saw the premieres of some of memorable TV shows.

v “Mayberry RFD”: When Andy Griffith left his show, CBS revamped it, keeping the comedy set in Mayberry (along with most of the supporting characters), but bringing in “F Troop’s” Ken Berry as the new lead.

v “The Mod Squad”: Three young misfits (Clarence Williams III, Michael Cole and Peggy Lipton) are recruited by the LAPD as undercover cops. One of the grooviest shows of all time aired on ABC.

v “Julia”: With this gentle sitcom on NBC, Diahann Carroll broke new TV ground: Playing a widowed nurse raising a young son, she was TV’s first African-American female lead character who was not portraying a domestic.

v “Hawaii Five-O”: The original on CBS, with Jack Lord as Det. Steve McGarrett and James MacArthur as his sidekick, Det. Danny (Dann-o) Williams.

v “60 Minutes”: The Sunday-night institution on CBS actually began life as a Tuesday night program that alternated with “The CBS News Hour.” Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner were co-hosts.

“Under the Dome” (9 p.m., CBS): Ever wonder what it would be like to live beneath a gigantic contact lens? This Stephen King adaptation will show you.

“Miss You Can Do It” (9 p.m., HBO): The documentary brings an admirable twist to the typical beauty pageant concept. It focuses on a competition that is open to young women and girls with special needs and challenges.

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All-acoustic concert set by Sprouse


Natalie Sprouse will present a new production, “In Concert … Unplugged,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St.

The all-acoustic evening of Americana music will include original compositions with Sprouse singing and playing acoustic guitar and dobro, backed by a four-piece band.

The band includes D.J. Depanicis on acoustic guitar, banjo and tuba; Dan Kalosky on upright bass and banjo; Ed Koran on fiddle, mandolin and pedal steel guitar; and Gary Kekel on piano and percussion, plus Cheryl Kekel on vocals and hand percussion.

Special guest artist will be Maureen Collins of Easy Street Productions.

Reserved seat tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Call 330-332-9688, or go to

Salem band opens summer season


Salem Quaker City Band opens its summer concert season at 7 p.m. Sunday with a patriotic-theme performance at Waterworth Memorial Park.

The concert is free.

The 70-member band has a diversity of players including professionals and amateurs of all ages.

The trombone section boasts the band’s youngest member, 13-year-old Tori Mollenkopf, and oldest member, Robert Schuck, 90.

Also playing in this weekend’s concert are Bill Schuller, his son and grandson, Andrew and Alex Schuller.

Benjamin Ammon is conductor.

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