By 1980, I think I must have been a CBS watcher. I don't know what we watched before 9 AM (New Brunswick is one hour later than Eastern Time), but the programming starts with Mighty Mouse (superhero goodness) and Heckle and Jeckle (whom I always thought of as Woody Woodpecker wannabes), and then Bugs Bunny and friends (classic). Fun stuff, and then it gets progressively more "boys' adventure".
Popeye is still cartoon comedy, but with punching. A whole HOUR of punching. Fat Albert was always a strange one. Didn't get the humor or the point, very often, but I suppose it was 12:30 and we were having lunch, getting ready for... Jason of Star Command! I don't remember all that much about this live action sci-fi show, but I have very specific memories of it - I think it was the first time I ever saw people opening doors by waving their hand in front of a light panel, for example. And finally, the big one, Tarzan and the Super 7 - Tarzan, Batman (this is the show with the oddly-colored Bat-Mite, isn't it?), Freedom Force (feat. Isis), and other superhero features like Manta and Moray, Superstretch and Microwoman, and Web Woman. Jason counted as the 7th, I think. The "Super Seven" even became my go-to name for superhero teams when we played at such in the school yard. And course, "In the News" was a segment during commercials or in between shows that taught kids about current events in the world. I don't specifically remember a segment - it was no Schoolhouse Rock - but the spinning globe, newsy music and narrator's voice come to mind easily by force of repetition. I don't however remember watching the kids version of 60 Minutes, "30 Minutes", which must have spun out of In the News.
Anyone else have memories of this Saturday Morning line-up?