Saturday, March 15, 2014

When TV Was Local

"Back when TV stations produced more local shows, one program in particular stood out — Bowling for Dollars," begins Alan Morrell's story from today's local paper, about a show I remember growing up in Buffalo (and never realizing it was from Rochester) — Whatever Happened To ... Bowling for Dollars?

We even had our own local kids' show, the Commander Tom Show. I guess those days are over.

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Blogger The young fogey said...

Philly had more than one kids'-show emcee showing cartoons: Sally Starr of "Popeye Theater" and Chief Halftown (a real Seneca Indian from New York state). For broadly Christian programming for kids, there were Captain Noah and his wife (he was a Lutheran minister). There was also "Al Alberts' Showcase," a talent show featuring kids. Hooray for localism.

March 19, 2014 at 9:14 AM  

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