Many things have changed in television over the last half century. There are no longer shows like the Bell Telephone Hour
broadcasting classical music performances into households. Everything is now color. Cowboys have given way to superheroes. DVRs have replaced V-Holds. And no network promotes its lineup with beautiful comic art like the spread from TV Guide
The special Fall Preview issue of TV Guide hit homes and newsstands in early September 1965. Jack Davis, who helped pioneer the style of Mad magazine upon its launch in 1952, created a seven page ad showing off NBC's fall lineup — and what a lineup it was. The week is loaded with MeTV classics like Bonanza, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Daniel Boone and Get Smart!
Check out the pages below. Keep your eyes peeled for Napoleon Solo holding his trademark gun and a scuba diver sneaking up behind 99.